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Crazy hackers… (mod_security is great!)

October 26th, 2006 No comments

Well… sorry hackers, but I’m getting fed up with your little games. I’ve found what appears to be a great module that works with apache to help monitor/block your hacking attempts. I’m impressed by what I’ve seen so far.

I’ve gone ahead and implemented a mod_security service to logwatch as well, to aid in parsing through the audit_log that mod_security spits out as it does its work. I couldn’t find a decent one out there already written, so decided to write my own. It’s nothing fancy, but gets the job done. I figured I’d post it here in case someone else might find it useful.

Just place each file in the appropriate place… for my fedora core install, that happens to be in /etc/logwatch/* — exact locations for each file are then (click to download):




Use at your own risk… :)

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