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Make SSH Hang Higher

Several of the scripts used by the script kiddie varity of crackers assume a large amount about the system(s) they're attacking. Some simple changes to the configuration of SSH make sure that other machines are an easier target, thus making their fruit hang lower than yours. All that needs done is to change the port you use for SSH, so follow these steps to make SSH listen on another port, simply replace <PORT> with whatever number you want to use, for extra piece of mind keep it above 1024. It looks like there's a lot of steps but it can be done in under 2 minutes.

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Google is your Friend

A quick tip and a geeky thing, this contines the content in a previous post Google is your Friend.

  • It's easy to serach for pages conting two words using the AND option, however if you use AROUND(n) instead it will give you pages where the two words are separated by no more than n words. E.g. [Bill AROUND(1) Ben]
  • Search for recursion, can you see the geek joke - [Recusrion].

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Google is your Friend

So I've often joked to people that "Google is your Friend" well in this post I'm going to pass on some tips which show how powerful Google really is. These are things I've come accross in podcasts, web pages and by accident. Anything between a [ and a ] is something to type into Google's search box. Play with these to try them out and see how far you push them.

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