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The importance of a strong password

We have noticed an increase in the number of attempts from different IPs to get access to some of our email clients. The malicious activity is not targeting specific accounts but any email account which has a “week” password!

While we do have implemented a softlayer in the firewall that attempts to ban these IPs, it is critical that all the emails avoid simple passwords like “123456” or “testtest” and similar cases. The firewall will ban the malicious IP within 5 wrong attempts but we cannot avoid the guessing of the very simple passwords.

Time: Thu Apr 17 06:29:37 2014 +0200
IP: 90.188.39.165 (RU/Russian Federation/90.188.39.165.stbur.ru)
Failures: 5 (smtpauth)
Interval: 3600 seconds
Blocked: Permanent Block

Log entries:

2014-04-17 06:09:08 dovecot_plain authenticator failed for (AVN1) [90.188.39.165]:62001: 535 Incorrect authentication data (set_id=admin@XXXXXX.net)
2014-04-17 06:09:14 dovecot_login authenticator failed for (AVN1) [90.188.39.165]:62001: 535 Incorrect authentication data (set_id=admin@XXXXX.net)

2014-04-17 06:29:35 dovecot_plain authenticator failed for (AVN1) [90.188.39.165]:62079: 535 Incorrect authentication data (set_id=info@XXXX.net)

If you want to have a strong password, there are different websites which provide a password generator (we can recommend this one: http://shqiperia.com/webmaster/gjenerofjalekalim/). Change your weak password today to avoid your headache of tomorrow. And if you have a large number of passwords, there are some applications like LastPass which can help you in dealing with the problem.

How to link your .al domain with Blogger.com

If you have registered your own custom domain name but would rather use a free blog hosting service, then you can link your .al domain registered at Host.al with Google’s free Blogger service. By linking your domain name to your Blogger account, visitors can read your blog by typing your domain name rather than (account name).blogger.com. This is not only convenient, but it also adds a touch of professionalism to your free blog.

First of all you will have to benefit from Host.al Free DNS Management for your domain. Your .al domain should point to our Nameservers (set by default most of the time on registration of your page).

In this case we are modifying the domain “animator.al”

1) Login to the client’s panel and Click on “Manage Domain”

modifydomain

2) Next selection is “Manage DNS” from the “Management Tools” menu

managedns2

Please note that not all clients have “Free DNS Management Activated”. If you cannot find the “Manage DNS” selection, please open a Trouble Ticket

3) Point Records to Blogger.com

Now it’s time to enter the CNAMEs. Where it says hostname simply enter “www.animator.al (replace with your own domain name)” and list ghs.google.com as the Address to.

After completing Step 2, enter your domain name in the format example.AL, and list the I.P. addresses shown below in the “A” section. You’ll need to create four separate A-records which point to four different Google IPs.

216.239.32.21
216.239.34.21
216.239.36.21
216.239.38.21

managedns3

This is all needed on the DNS level for your domain.

Next, Login to Blogger and go to Settings Tab

Go To Publishing Settings


Click the Button Switch to: Custom Domain


Input the domain information (in our case animator.al


  • Save Settings and you are done

 

Sit back and enjoy your new blogging space!

 

 

Second part of this tutorial is borrowed by WikiHow

WordPress dhe Qindra Aplikime te tjera qe instalohen me nje klick

Nese jeni nje webmaster i ri, nese deshironi te instaloni nje Blog apo nje CMS per pak sekonda, nese deshironi te testoni nje aplikim te ri apo te shikoni mundesite qe ju ofrohen nga qindra aplikime ne PHP, tani keni mundesi ta beni me nje klik direkt nga Paneli i Hostimit i Host.al. Kemi perfshire ne CPanel nje “auto-installer” (Softaculous) me mbi 320 scripte e me shume parashikojme te shtojme ne muajt ne vazhdim. Auto-Installeri është ideal per cdo webmaster qe deshiron te kete shpejt dhe pa lodhje nje sistem te gatshem ne web.

10 Scriptet me te instaluar nepermjet Softaculous i ofruar dhe nga Host.al

10 Scriptet me te instaluar nepermjet Softaculous i ofruar dhe nga Host.al

Instaluesi perfshin nje game te gjere scriptesh duke perfshire Bloge, Dyqane, CMS, Forume e te tjere. Nje liste e disa nga keto produkte ndodhet me poshte (por lista nuk perfshin dhe shume e shume scripte te tjere).

 

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