Day: July 26, 2020
On this here blog I use a few things to help secure everything down and avoid issues, namely, nginx location blocks disallowing access to resources, fail2ban tracking nginx logs to prevent people hammering server or trying to do improper things, and the “Limit Login Attempts” WP plugin.
A combination of all these broke access with the wordpress mobile app. Ended up having to disable the wordpress fail2ban jail and altering some of the nginx directives.
This is going to be a pain in the ass to debug cos the wordpress app doesn’t have any kind of proper error messaging, urgh.
I remember the first mp3 I ever downloaded off Napster! It is also where I learned how to interact with people online before I went on to IRC and Usenet.
At the end of the post the author does say:
I’m giving Huawei the benefit of doubt on this one. As a commenter suggested, it is probably a hack to run the GUI as root.
But we still have a problem with hardware manufactures thinking “oh we can just use root for everything and it’ll turn out alright!”, because they’re not familiar with the platform.
This is one instance where Microsoft was able to impose order and open source desktop environments need to start thinking about doing so, too.