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New del.icio.us Links

I’ve added a couple new links to my del.icio.us bookmarks. Most notably, I’ve added an entry for a recent article on ONLamp.com, a site hosted by the O’Reilly Network, on mod_security.

The article, Securing Web Services with mod_security, is a great introduction to an Apache module that I’ve known about and used for a while now. Similar to URLScan for IIS 5.0, mod_security serves to block malicious URLs and invalid requests, even within encrypted HTTPS sessions. As such, it acts as the perfect complement to firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention systems (both network-based and host-based), which typically operate at lower layers of the networking stack.

If you use Apache, I urge you to evaluate and deploy mod_security to enhance your web server’s security.

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