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How To Tell If Your Linux Server Has Been Compromised

posted onDecember 20, 2017
by l33tdawg

A server being compromised or hacked for the purpose of this guide is an unauthorized person or bot logging into the server in order to use it for their own, usually negative ends.

Disclaimer: If your server has been compromised by a state organization like the NSA or a serious criminal group then you will not notice any problems and the following techniques will not register their presence.

Ubuntu 17.10 Temporarily Pulled Due To A BIOS Corrupting Problem

posted onDecember 20, 2017
by l33tdawg

Canonical has temporarily pulled the download links for Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" from the Ubuntu website due to ongoing reports of some laptops finding their BIOS corrupted after installing this latest Ubuntu release. The issue is appearing most frequently with Lenovo laptops but there are also reports of issues with other laptop vendors as well.

Cronopete – An Apple’s Time Machine Clone For Linux

posted onJuly 20, 2017
by l33tdawg

If you use Mac OS, you certainly have known about or used Time machine. It is a backup software application distributed with the Apple’s Mac OS X. It is used to backup your data to an external drive, so that you can restore them later from the backup. If you are a fan boy/girl of Time Machine, you need to check out “Cronopete”. It is the clone of Time Machine for Linux operating systems. Using Cronopete, we can easily create periodic backups of a Linux system. It supports popular Linux distributions, including Arch Linux, Debian, Fedora, and Ubuntu.

Canonical releases Ubuntu 16.10

posted onOctober 13, 2016
by l33tdawg

Ubuntu, the platform used in the majority of cloud deployments worldwide, today released version 16.10 with hybrid cloud operations, bare-metal cloud performance, the ability to lift-and-shift 80% of Linux VMs to machine containers, Kubernetes for world-leading process-container coordination, full container support in OpenStack, and telco-grade networking latency enhancements.

Fedora 24 review: The year’s best Linux distro is puzzlingly hard to recommend

posted onAugust 30, 2016
by l33tdawg

Fedora 24 is very near the best Linux distro release I've used, and certainly the best release I have tested this year. Considering 2016 has welcomed new offerings like Mint 18 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, that says a great deal about the Fedora project's latest work. But like many Fedora releases before it, even Fedora 24 got off to a rocky start.

Linux bug leaves 1.4 billion Android users vulnerable to hijacking attacks

posted onAugust 15, 2016
by l33tdawg

An estimated 80 percent of Android phones contain a recently discovered vulnerability that allows attackers to terminate connections and, if the connections aren't encrypted, inject malicious code or content into the parties' communications, researchers from mobile security firm Lookout said Monday.

How To Remain (Mostly) Anonymous Online Using Linux

posted onAugust 8, 2016
by l33tdawg

Living in the Age of Information that we live in today brings great convenience and benefit along with great risks. On the one hand, humanity has access to basically the entirety of information and knowledge known in existence at the mere few clicks of a button; but on the other hand, this great power in the hands of a nefarious few can cause great destruction and misery if taken too far. In this article, I'll guide you through the possible steps to secure your private information online.

An Insider Scoop on Ubuntu 16.10 – Major Expectations

posted onJune 14, 2016
by l33tdawg

The Ubuntu Online Summit which went underway during the first week of May saw a lot of discussions and planning for Ubuntu 16.10. The three-day long event showed us some glimpses on what to expect from “Yakkety Yak“.

So to all those who missed out the event or eager to know more about the Ubuntu 16.10, here’s some sneak peek on the major expectations that is bound to come bundles with Ubuntu 16.10.