Protect your web sites against stupid sociopaths by identifying and blocking brute-force attacks. Use passwords over 12 characters – it doesn’t matter *which* characters. A for-pay password manager such as LastPass greatly enables your security. Avoid user ids of common names like Bob or Admin. “The Bald Wookie” or “Raving Parted Hare” might work.
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SSL for free forever
Over this weekend I installed the FleetSSL product on one of my customer’s servers: it worked immediately and has been reliable (so far anyway). There are however constraints which make it unavailable to “shared hosting” arrangements, in particular you must have root access to add the FleetSSL package to your package manager and install the FleetSSL package. The letsencrypt package repository is downloaded with wget and installed with yum.