[SOLVED] Too many authentication failures using Transmit and SFTP

Yesterday and today, I was trying to connect to a new clients server using SFTP with my mac FTP software Transmit on my mac book pro which is running Mountain Lion. I opened Transmit, entered my new sftp details given to me by the server manager, and received the error below, which I have never ever seen before. So I checked with the clients server manager and he confirmed he was able to connect from his pc to the server with my credentials no problems....

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Seriously Sick Spammer Using Kids Cancer as a Guise

Well just when I thought spammers could not get any lower on the scum ladder, I have received an email to my inbox just now titled “Children’s Cancer Institute Australia – Privacy Policy”. I have donated to some Cancer charities in the past whilst trying to do my “bit” so thought it was in relation to that, so my heart fluttered for a moment and decided to read it to see what it says. However on closer reading,...

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Remove Basic Auth from Subdirectory

Sometimes its essential to lock down your site or a directory using Basic Auth. Basic Auth is a nice simple method of password protecting directories using .htacces files. But what if you need to make a sub directory of the parent directory that you have password protected, available to the public? For example, if you have locked down a directory called /private_stuff but you want people to still access /private_stuff/public_stuff without a username...

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Restrict Access to WHM by IP

Hackers are getting smarter and sneakier and with the internet just getting more and more popular this means that the software that web hosts use are going to be more and more targeted. So today, I have decided that prevention is better than cure, and proceeded to lock down the WHM login page on all my servers and surprisingly could not find accurate information on how to do it, however, after some extensive research I have found that it is very...

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Spanish Company Fined 200K EUR For Sending Out SMS Spam

Spain has made it clear that it will not tolerate breaches in user privacy by slapping a publicity company called Ocio Factory Time with €200,000 due to a large-scale campaign it ran on behalf of a game show. So massive was the scope that almost 36 million SMS spam were sent to mobile phone users despite the lack of consent by the majority. The message contained a plug for Rico al Instante which airs on the Antena 3 network. The recipients quickly...

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