Update your NGINX Config to fix POODLE Vulnerability

I spent quite a while Googling around looking for a good, quick guide to check for and sort the POODLE bug on my client VPS. I found bits and pieces on multiple sites, but no one single post.
Hopefully, this sorts that. This will provide no background into the issue, just how to fix if you run NGINX on Ubuntu. This should also get you to A+ on the SSL Test.

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Website Uptime Monitoring – UptimeRobot.com

When it comes to building and hosting websites, you need to know they are not online. Every minute a client site is offline could mean lost sales, users going back to Google for the competitor or general frustration. To mitigate this, I use UptimeRobot.com to notify me when things start to go wrong. I like it so much, I built my own public facing status page which you can also download and host yourself (See below).

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NCA’s ‘Two-Week Opportunity’ – What you can do now

This is not like my ‘usual’ posts, but something that I think is very important and not overly obvious to your usual computer user. I issued similar guidelines like these to all staff at at my employer today, feel free to use this for yours if you are in a similar boat.

As part of the NCA efforts to combat some pretty nasty ransomware being distributed I have some quick things you can do to help secure your computer(s).

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Install BitTorrent Sync on Debian (Raspbian)

BitTorrent Sync

BitTorrent Sync was released last month and I’ve been playing around with it for the last couple of days. I currently have it syncing data between OwnCloud and my personal machine, effectively creating my own fully fledged DropBox replacement (more on that in another post!).

Today I am going to cover installing BitTorrent Sync into your copy of Debian (I am using Raspbian on my RasPi), so that when you restart the machine, it starts up with you. Hit the jump for the detailed instructions!

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