Seeking Ubuntu teacher
I'm looking for somebody to teach me Linux / Ubuntu system administration and help me migrate likely infected Wordpress installations from my current Linode to a new one. I've already tried doing the migration myself once, but the new server soon started sending out Spam again. I'm planning to create another server from scratch again. And this time do it right.
I will pay $40 per hour. It would be great if you could be available for these sessions some time during 9 AM and 7 PM ET on weekdays (I'm flexible). If we could on occasion add an hour or two during weekends, that would be great. Initially, I'm envisioning 5-10 hours for our initial work together. But I'm sure there'd be on-going opportunities.
I have intermediate skills in Linux system admin. I'm looking for somebody with good command of the English. I am eager to learn, so I envision us using Teamviewer to share an SSH screen and Skype (to hear one another's voices) to work on the box together.
If you are interested, please send me some information about your experience in Linux, and in dealing with bot-infected boxes, and a bit about your professional background. You can contact me directly at
There is some information about me at
I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
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FOSSETCON South Dade LUG Configserver Exploit Scanner (CXS)
If you do decide on getting CXS (it's $60/IP/lifetime) I can explain to you how to set it up, though you'll have to do the actual cleaning yourself
Also, with the above scanner, you'll get an e-mail notification whenever new malware is detected. When that happens, search through the webserver logs for a POST request happening around the time the malware is placed. It will help you out to determine how they're actually placing the malware on the server. Usually by abusing out-of-date plugins.
@nuvini, thanks so much for your advice as well. I'd definitely be willing to pay the $60 for CSX. Thanks for your offer to help me set it up. I would want to pay you for that help, of course. Might we be able to talk on the phone, briefly?
Again, thanks a lot for your responses, guys.
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