Some Linux User and SSH Tips and Tricks

User Management

SSH Login With Keys

From Your Computer

Make sure you have created a private/public key pair.  There are tons of articles online about how to use openSSH (for real operating systems) or some convoluted third-party app like Pagent or Putty to generate an SSH key.
Copy the contents of your id_rsa.pub file (you can use this public key on multiple services, BTW, they do not need to be unique per service.

On The Server

Login with your user account using an old-fashioned username/password.
Now let’s setup a way to login from your computer without typing passwords:


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Firefox / Edge Media Vulnerability

The short version:

Make sure your Firefox and Edge browsers are on the latest release.

Sites can gather sensitive data if a prior site served up video or audio files.

Full article:

thehackernews.com/2018/06/browser-cross-origin-vulnerability.html

Vue Datatable Example

An article about building a JavaScript JSON server and front-end Vue interface to display it.

A great simple example for those interested in building pure JS web services.

appdividend.com/2018/06/07/vue-datatable-component-example/

Best WordPress Hosting Companies, Honestly

Far too often people do NOT ask me, or my colleagues in the industry, whom they should use as a web hosting company.   Most business owners figure they are smart enough to at least select a host — especially when it comes to hosting a WordPress site.

And they Google it.

From the instant they made that decision they are screwed.   Web hosting is an insanely profitable business and as such it has attracted tech titans; companies with a couple zeros in the “millions column” on their revenue sheets.    They earn millions every month in hosting fees and pay a LOT of money to be the “first recommended” by Google or others.

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Geocoding With US Census Bureau

Google dropped a bombshell on most maps users, including many of the people using the Store Locator Plus WordPress plugin — they now require ALL SITES to register for an API key.    The bigger part of the announcement was that ALL registered API keys must now be attached to a Google Billing Account.  That’s right, Google now wants your credit card information on file and ready-to-bill at a moments notice if you garner any traffic on your displayed maps.

You will see a lot of map plugins and services changing over the coming months because of this.    The WordPress plugin version of Store Locator Plus is one of them.   Thankfully those clients that opted to use the fully-managed My Store Locator Plus service won’t need to deal with Google — but there will be “in the background” changes made to that service as well.

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