Turn Linux into Fort Knox: 10 Tools for a Safer Web Server

“Prevention is better than cure. Strong passwords are the first
step in securing your web server. Many web servers get exploited
just because of weak passwords. John the Ripper is a password
auditing tool that can be used to detect weak passwords on web
servers. It checks the passwords against a list of words commonly
used and their variants. If the passwords on your web server get
cracked by this tool, you have a red alert.”


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