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Why are there so many failed login attempts since the last successful login?

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Why does it happen? There are millions of infected computers in the world constantly scanning the internet for open services, which try to brute force their way into your servers. New computers are infected each day, so banning them becomes a futile exercise. This is the reason we see so many failed login attempts when we login to our servers and this happens to any ssh server which runs on the...

Wireguard for vps

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WireGuard is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPsec, while avoiding the massive headache. It intends to be considerably more performant than OpenVPN. We have been big fans of WireGuard here at MVPS and we have been using it for a long time. So, we have decided to build a small...

How to use netboot.xyz.iso to install other operating systems on your vps

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We, at MVPS, provide access to our ISO image library, which allows our customer to install operating systems which are not supported by our automated installs. However, there are much more operating systems out there which are not part of our library and for them, we have added the netboox.xyz solution. The developers of netboot.xyz have created a very nice pxe boot system which allows you to...

How to save the xrdp login details for passwordless authentication

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XRDP brings the Remote Desktop protocol (RDP) to linux machines. One of the main drawbacks is that it does not support network layer authentication (NLA), therefore Windows won’t allow you to save the password and it does not allow you to copy and paste the password in the login screen. Thankfully, there is a solution which implies the creation of a .rdp file with the login credentials. It...

New VPS Location – Ireland

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MVPS is happy to announce the expansion to a new server location, in Ireland. Located in Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, our services are dedicated to all the customers interested in a reliable VPS with a fast network connection. With an excellent internet infrastructure and exceptionally fast connection, the Irish VPS servers are available for immediate use. Choosing a cheap Irish VPS...

How to automatically update the Qubes OS and templates

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Qubes OS is an operating system designed for security and nothing breaks the security faster than an unpatched system. Qubes notifies you when there are updates and you can do them on your own terms. But for the lazy and forgetful people like myself, we prefer the updates to be added automatically. Both in the templates and in the dom0. This is very easily achieved by using cron. Simply run the...

USB access in qubes OS

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By default, accessing USB devices is disabled. Enabling USB access comes with specific security risks, but for most of us, it’s a necessity. For example, I need access to my YubiKey in a specific domain. Qubes uses a sys-vm called sys-usb to proxy the USB devices. Normally, this is created during the installation process (you are asked at the end). But if you do not have it, you can create...

Screenshot tool for Qubes OS

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Making and sharing screenshots in Qubes OS is one of the main hurdles in migrating from a traditional operating system. There are few tools made by different contributors for this but none were working in the simple way I was used to (upload to specific image host and copy to clipboard). The following script is designed to allow for the capturing of a screenshot by selecting a region with your...

What is QUBES OS

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Qubes OS is an open-source Linux Desktop operating system designed for security. Its main premise is that you can always be compromised and the only real solution is isolation. To achieve this, the Operating System consists of multiple virtual machines under Xen, called Qubes, each of them completely isolated one from another. The Qubes are based on secured templates, which are read-only. Only...

How to setup the rDNS on MVPS

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In order to setup the rDNS (PTR Record) for the main IP of your VPS, you need to have your own domain name. If the domain is pointed towards the VPS IP (for example, if you are using our nameservers ), you can directly use the domain name as the rDNS. Otherwise, you will need to create an A record, for example mail.mydomain.tld and point it towards the VPS IP. This is done on the service where...

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