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How to block a referer spam traffic with Apache webserver

Tuesday 10th of March 2015 12:04:29 PM
In this config you will learn what is a referer spam traffic, how it is generated and most importantly how to block referer spam on the Linux apache webserver. A referer spam is yet another nuisance invented by spammers causing unaware system admins, marketers or site owners to inadvertently visit or link back to the spammer's site via publicly published access or referer logs on a victim's website. This may consequently lead to a lower search engine ranking, as well as to drain your server's resources.

Tuning Docker with the newest security enhancements

Tuesday 10th of March 2015 11:07:18 AM
It has been a while since I wrote the first two articles in my series on Docker security. This article will give an update on what has been added to Docker since then and cover new functionality that is going through the merge process with upstream more

Linux adopts conflict resolution code

Tuesday 10th of March 2015 10:10:07 AM
The Linux development community now has an organized way to deal with the eternal problem of developer conflict.

Escuelas Linux 3.0.23 Out Now with LibreOffice 4.4, Firefox 36, and the Latest Adobe Flash Player

Tuesday 10th of March 2015 09:12:56 AM
Alejandro Di­az had the pleasure of announcing Softpedia a couple of days ago about the immediate availability for download and upgrade of Escuelas Linux 3.0.23, an open-source computer operating system that is currently still based on the Bodhi Linux 2.3 distribution and uses the software repositories from the upstream Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) distro, built around the Enlightenment E17 desktop environment.

How to integrate Prey into the security posture of your Linux PC

Tuesday 10th of March 2015 08:15:45 AM
The other option is to install Prey and still encrypt the disk, so that in the unlikely event the disk is decrypted without the configured passphrase, Prey will be able to call home and hopefully, help you recover the unit. If you go this route, remember to also have a backup system in place. You can’t lose your data by backing it up.

Android Notifications for GNOME Desktops Could Get More Features

Tuesday 10th of March 2015 07:18:34 AM
GNOME developers are pretty serious about their new toy called Nuntius, which will help them provide notifications from Android phones to the GNOME desktop.

IoT's dark side: Hundreds of unsecured devices open to attack

Tuesday 10th of March 2015 06:21:23 AM
A self-described security "amateur" discovered hundreds of Internet-connected devices ranging from cameras to industrial control systems that were connected to the Internet without even basic password protection -- meaning they could be easily turned on and off or otherwise manipulated with a single click of a mouse.

Vuze (Azureus) BitTorrent Client Reaches Version 5.6 with Support for Play-to DLNA Enabled Devices

Tuesday 10th of March 2015 05:24:12 AM
The Vuze (formerly Azureus) BitTorrent client has been updated to version 5.6, a major release that includes numerous improvements to the graphical user interface, new and updated plugins, as well as a number of improvements and bug fixes over the previous version. Vuze 5.6 is now available for download for Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows computer operating systems.

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Vivid Vervet Beta 1 : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Tuesday 10th of March 2015 04:27:01 AM
Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Vivid Vervet Beta 1 is now available to download and install for testing. based on mate desktop environment 1.8.1 and added new features, Ubuntu MATE becomes an official of ubuntu flavors.

Valve launches Steam Machine hardware store

Tuesday 10th of March 2015 03:29:50 AM
In today's open source roundup: Check out the Steam Machines in Valve's hardware store. Plus: A review of Bodhi Linux 3.0, and Linux on a new Macbook?

Red Hat Unveils Atomic Host Platform for Docker Containers

Tuesday 10th of March 2015 02:32:39 AM
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host has been released as the open source company's main platform for running Linux containers via Docker.

Unix best practices: Remember, what you're protecting is not systems but productivity

Tuesday 10th of March 2015 01:35:28 AM
A waterproof safe dropped into the deepest part of the ocean is not as 'secure' as it is useless. It's possible to overdo security and end up damaging productivity.

Firefox 37 Feature to Improve SSL/TLS Certificate Security

Tuesday 10th of March 2015 12:38:17 AM
Mozilla will include a new SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)/TLS (Transport Layer Security) certificate checking mechanism in the upcoming Firefox 37 browser release, which is scheduled to become generally available on March 31.

A Developer’s Eye View of Bodhi 3.0.0

Monday 9th of March 2015 11:41:06 PM
Like many distros these days, Bodhi is built on top of a Ubuntu base, in this case using version 14.04 LTS as its core. However, Bodhi is anything but just another cookie cutter distro. From it’s inception back in 2012, the main purpose of the project has been to offer a Linux distribution that fully takes advantage of the lightweight but full featured and elegantly beautiful Enlightenment desktop environment.

diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Monday 9th of March 2015 10:43:55 PM
Nicolas Dichtel and Thierry Herbelot pointed out that the directoriesin the /proc filesystem used a linked list to identify their files.But, this would be slow when /proc directories started having lots offiles, which, for example, might happen when the system needed lots ofnetwork sockets.

HOWTO: Create a bootable Linux Media using the dd Command

Monday 9th of March 2015 09:46:44 PM
There are a lot of different tools such as Unetbootin and Image Writer that exist for creating bootable Linux media on a USB device. What many newer Linux users may not be aware of is that if they are creating their bootable Linux media from an existing Linux system their computer has a built in command for creating a bootable USB device.

COM Express module runs Linux on 3.6GHz Bald Eagle

Monday 9th of March 2015 08:49:33 PM
GE’s rugged, Linux-ready COM Express Type 6 Basic module integrates AMD’s dual- or quad-core R-Series SoCs at up to 3.6GHz, and offers -40 to 85?C support. GE Intelligent Platforms’s bCOM6-L1700 is the first Linux-friendly computer-on-module we’ve seen to run AMD’s latest “Bald Eagle” R-Series system-on-chips. You get a choice of dual- or quad-core models on […]

How to install LXDE desktop on Arch Linux

Monday 9th of March 2015 07:25:59 PM
The "Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment" is quite fast and energy saving desktop manager. It has a of of features beautiful interface, multi-language support, standard keyboard short cuts and additional features like tabbed file browsing. LXDE consumes the least resources when compared to other desktop managers. In this tutorial I will show you how to install LXDE on arch Linux and get started using it.

Clinton's Homebrew E-Mail Server: Risky or Genius?

Monday 9th of March 2015 06:28:48 PM
The personal email server used by Hillary Rodham Clinton during her time as secretary of state was probably about the size of your office desktop computer and could have been tucked quietly in a corner somewhere. She's come a long way since 1997, when Clinton's staff bought the then-first lady a copy of the book "E-Mail for Dummies." ... every time you write something online, a third party -- Yahoo or Google or your employer -- has a copy. This is what makes what Clinton did both sneaky and, some might say, genius: Instead of setting up an email account with the government -- for example, -- she operated a computer email server on an Internet connection that has been traced back to her family's hometown in New York.

Don't forget one of Linux's best features: How to use multiple workspaces

Monday 9th of March 2015 05:31:37 PM
Windows users have long been jealous of workspaces—also called virtual desktops or multiple desktops—on Linux. But many Linux desktops have hidden this feature by default in recent years. Soon, Windows users will have multiple desktop workspaces enabled by default—and many Linux users won’t. That’s crazy! Virtual desktops have long been one of the standout features of the Linux desktop, and it shouldn’t be lost. Here’s how you can get started with workspaces on Ubuntu’s Unity or another desktop environment today.

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Debian Will Continue to Provide Support for the MIPS Architecture

The Debian distribution provides support for numerous processor architectures and it's one of the most prolific in this area. It looks like MIPS support will continue to be offered by the Debian maintainers after the developers get their hand on some new MIPS-powered hardware. Read more

Linux Lite 2.4 Officially Released with Support for Microsoft’s exFAT File System - Screenshot Tour

Jerry Bezencon had the pleasure of announcing on March 31 the immediate availability for download and testing of the final release of his Linux Lite 2.4 computer operating system based on an LTS (Long Term Support) version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. The new Linux Lite 2.4 come with a great number of features that we’ve listed below for your viewing pleasure. Read more

How Moodle is driven by user and community feedback

Moodle is a well-established, highly flexible open source learning platform, having grown from small beginnings at the start of the century into the mainstream solution for millions of people worldwide. Its customizable and secure learning management features allow anyone to create a private website filled with dynamic courses in any subject that promote learning on a schedule that suits students. Read more

Blender 2.74 Out Now with New Tools, Add-Ons, and Dozens of Improvements

The Blender Foundation is proud to announce today, March 31, the immediate availability for download of the Blender 2.74 free, open-source 3D modelling software that is used by many professional designers to create stunning graphics and models for Hollywood movies. Read more