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Disable WordPress RSS Feed.

A feed is a function of special software that allows feedreaders to access a site, automatically looking for new content and then posting the information about new content and updates to another site. This provides a way for users to keep up with the latest and hottest information posted on different blogging sites.

There are several different kinds of feeds, read by different feedreaders. Some feeds include RSS (alternately defined as “Rich Site Summary” or “Really Simple Syndication”), Atom or RDF files.

Source: WordPress Codex

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WordPress Embedded video with Image Overlay.

After spending a good time searching on how to place an image over a video in wordpress, i know i know, its not really that hard of a task but due to a couple of other tasks on at the same time i proved annoying during the spare 10 minutes i had between tasks.

Multiple google searches flagged up multiple HTMl / CSS implementations that yes they did work and after some testing they were semi suitable for the application.

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Network Security Assessment Methodology

The best practice assessment methodology is used by determined attackers and network security consultants involves four distinct high-levels components:

  • Network reconnaissance to identify IP networks and hosts of interest
  • Bulk network scanning and probing to identify potential vulnerable hosts
  • Investigation of vulnerabilities and further network probing by hand
  • Exploitation of vulnerabilities and circumvention of security mechanisms

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JavaScript: Leave a Message for Code Viewing Developers

Fancy leaving a little message for anyone snooping around viewing your source code of the your well developed app or website, that you have spent hours developing, This handly little snippet of javascript code will let you leave a message however long or short for developers using the developer console to inspect your site in Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox including other browsers that support console.log.

 

AppleWebKit browsers (Chrome, Safari, Opera etc) have a more advanced console than other browsers so you can style your messages using CSS, supporting a number of properties including

color, font-size, font-family, font-weight, text-transform and more.

To view the message simply check out the console log within developer tools on this page.

Better site performance through Apache .htaccess

Web performance is becoming a large factor on many web applications currently developed, and is a large topic within web development, and has became a factor in google search since the back end of 2014.

Compress content

Compression reduces the response time by reducing the size the HTTP request.

its a worthwhile to implement gzip your HTML documents, scripts & css.

images and downloadable files should be compressed via other means, using image compression.

To compress your web documents with apache  use of mod_deflate

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Operating System Hardening – Working with Services

Services are programs that run when the operating system boots, and they are often are running in the background without the users interacting directly with them. Many services are quite important -even critical. However a service can provide an attack vector that someone could exploit against your system, so be sure to enable only those services that are absolutely required. Part of operating system hardening is disabling unnecessary service on your windows computer (any version – from XP to windows 8 or windows server 2012), you first select the control panel and then select Administrative Tools.

The remote registry service is shown. This service is used to allow technical support personnel to access that systems registry remotely. The service can be quite usefully in some situations, but it can also function as a means for an attacker to get into your system. If you don’t need it, turn it off. The issue is not that a given service is “bad”; it is more of an issue of ensuring that you know what services to run (or not). Windows also provides a brief summary of what the service does and any services that depend on that service. If you don’t know what a service does, then you should probably leave its default setting.
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Monitoring Networks

It is important to monitor the network and make sure that the traffic on it belongs then. In this section, we will explore basic network monitors

Network Monitors

Network monitors, also called sniffers, were originally introduced to hep troubleshoot network problems. Simple network configuration programs like Ipconfig don’t get down on the wire and physically happening on a network. Instead, examining the signalling traffic that occurs on a network requires a network monitor.
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