Install mkpasswd Ubuntu

Hola, I ran into the below issue while trying to install mkpasswd sudo apt install mkpasswd Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done E: Unable to locate package mkpasswd Turns out that mkpasswd is a utility part of the whois package. So, in order to get mkpasswd you have to: sudo […]

How to install Google Analytics code using the functions.php in WordPress

Using the WordPress functions file I was able to add the tracking code. It will then make the tracking code available to every page on your WordPress site. You will need to add this code to your theme’s functions.php usually located at: /wp-content/themes/<yourTheme> You will need to add this code at the bottom of your […]

Enable Password Authentication on your droplet Digital Ocean

This one is quite simple. You will need to modify the ssh config file which is located at /etc/ssh/sshd_config. Open the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file with your favorite editor. Find or add the line PasswordAuthentication Enter the value ‘yes’ next to PasswordAuthentication It should look like: PasswordAuthentication yes Save and exit the file. The restart the ssh […]

How to Recover from Lost SSH Keys Digital Ocean

Hola! This happen on a couple of occasions to me. First, you will need to force your droplet to generate a new root password. Select your droplet from the Droplets menu. You will be presented with the option to reset root password. Click on the ‘Reset Root Password’ button and a new root password will […]

Ways of Contributing to Open Source

Open source code or software is available, usually with a license, for anyone to use. It’s common to collaborate on open source projects and use the material to build creative and exciting projects. I compiled a list of sites you can use to contribute and gain experience: Google Summer of Code: Through their program, Google […]

Generate the DKIM domain key Google GSuite

Help prevent email spoofing for outgoing messages. DKIM adds an encrypted signature to the header of all outgoing messages. Email servers that get these messages use DKIM to decrypt the message header,  and verify the message was not changed after it was sent.    Use the Google G Suite support link below to learn more: https://support.google.com/a/answer/174126?hl=en&ref_topic=2752442

Authorize email senders with SPF GSuite

Set up SPF to prevent spammers from sending unauthorized emails from your domain. This type of spamming is called spoofing. Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is an email security method to prevent spoofing from your domain.  Spoofing is a common unauthorized use of email, so some email servers require SPF. If you don’t set up SPF for your domain, messages could bounce […]

Manage suspicious emails with DMARC G Suite

Set up Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) by adding policies to your domain’s DNS records. Policies define how your domain handles suspicious emails. Policies are defined in the form of a TXT record. There are three possible DMARC policies for how your domain responds to suspicious emails: Take no action on the message and log […]