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Instant Debian – Build a Web Server by José Miguel Parrella

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Preparing for common security scenarios (Medium)

Running a web server poses very specific security risks. Attackers know that web applications are powered by databases potentially containing profitable information. They also know that nowadays lots of web applications are built on top of open source frameworks, libraries, and execution environments and there's both an open and a black market for knowledge on vulnerabilities and exploits for them.

Sometimes, attackers just use sheer computing and networking power to slow your application down to a crawl by exhausting all the system resources. This is called a Denial of Service (DoS) and can evolve into a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) where several computers in several different networks are ...

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