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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.
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 Docker.read more
The Linux development community now has an organized way to deal with the eternal problem of developer conflict.
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.
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.
GNOME developers are pretty serious about their new toy called Nuntius, which will help them provide notifications from Android phones to the GNOME desktop.
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.
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 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.
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 Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host has been released as the open source company's main platform for running Linux containers via Docker.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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, email@example.com -- she operated a computer email server on an Internet connection that has been traced back to her family's hometown in New York.
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.