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Anonymizing Logs in NGINX and Apache

How to anonymize logs in NGINX and Apache

March 12, 2018 · 13 min · Matt Bagley · Updated Jan 26, 2021
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The Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Most every cpu made since 1995 is vulnerable to a set of vulnerabilities that could compromise secret data on computers, servers, and containers.

January 4, 2018 · 3 min · Matt Bagley
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Using OAuth2 with Thunderbird and Gmail

To use Thunderbird with your Gmail account, Google tells you to allow “Insecure apps”. However, Thunderbird supports Oauth2 with Gmail. Here’s how to set it up.

January 26, 2017 · 3 min · Matt Bagley · Updated Jun 29, 2019
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Wireshark Capure as Regular User

Instead of having to run it as root, do this trick to run it as a normal user.

March 29, 2016 · 1 min · Matt Bagley
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Caching with DNSMasq and optionally with DNSSEC

DNS lookups can slow down any system they aren’t quick enough. Here’s a way to speed things up.

March 18, 2016 · 2 min · Matt Bagley
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Block others from Overwriting your WordPress

If your WordPress’s database gets dropped or corrupted, an anonymous user can reinstall your WordPress however they want to. Here’s how to stop that from ever happening.

July 16, 2015 · 3 min · Matt Bagley

.htaccess rules for security, caching, and redirection

Here’s some .htaccess rules you can add to your site

July 14, 2015 · 5 min · Matt Bagley
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How to Deny Access to Dokuwiki Login Page via a Cookie

Do you ever have bots or hackers try to log into your dokuwiki login page? Here’s a way to block them with a simple cookie.

April 2, 2015 · 7 min · Matt Bagley