The default logins are noted in the pfSense documentation as well as numerous locations on the pfSense website however I am noting here for our own benefit. We try to remember so many default logins that we sometimes forget the easiest ones including the fact that pfSense uses a different username as default for SSH and for the pfSense admin GUI. So to make it easiest to find I have noted them below.
While trying to disable Skype from starting up automatically because of Skype 5.X’s horrible user interface I ran across some settings that I was previously not aware of on Mac OSX Lion. Specifically I found the location where all of the applications that automatically start at login are listed. I was really happy to find this setting as there were a bunch of applications that I had previously uninstalled and there were still traces of those applications in places such as the Login Items list that had not been removed with the applications.
Recently I have been doing a lot of testing on a couple of my web sites that run WordPress and realized that securing your site takes a bit of effort. There are some plugins that do a great job at certain things however I wasn’t able to find any that did a great job of securing everything that I would prefer be secured. Below I describe a multi-pronged approach to securing your WordPress site from hacking attempts using multiple WordPress plugins as well as performing a couple manual steps that ensure the WordPress details exposed to the world are minimal.
Earlier this week I was asked by someone at work if there was a way to have Redmine email them when a file was uploaded to the Files section of a specific Redmine project. At first I wasn’t sure if it was possible but after digging around the Redmine interface I was able to find an easy solution. Follow the directions below to have Redmine send a email notification every time a file is uploaded to a specific project.
I set up Litespeed on a development box a long time ago and forgot what the Litespeed admin password was so I needed to reset it. Luckily there is a handy command line script that will allow you to reset the password with ease. Follow the directions below to reset the Litespeed Web Administration Console username and password.