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A destructive ransomware program deletes files from web servers and asks administrators for money to return them, though it's not clear if attackers can actually deliver on this promise.
Would you like to use a Raspberry Pi as a topflight security tool? Here’s how to install BlackArch Linux on a Pi to get you on your way.
Copyright is a really complicated topic, and when it comes to online use of creative works, accidentally crossing the line between fair use and a copyright violation is easy. How do you know what is copyrighted? Recently Frederico Morando (Creative Commons, Italy) and I presented a training session on understanding copyright policies at Wikimania 2016.read more
Most of the time, having a password protected user is all you need to keep your files private and protected from prying eyes. There are those few times when you need to allow access to your account to another person, sometimes there are folders or files you would like to keep away from being accessed. Now we can password protect folder with several handy tools. In the Windows world, these tools are quite easily available for Windows but today we will look at a few options available for the Linux user.
Ruby on Rails is a full stack web application framework which provides default structures for databases, web services and web pages. It is used by many developers since it makes the application development very simple. In this tutorial we will show you how to install Ruby on Rails on a Linux VPS running Ubuntu 16.04 as an operating system.
Years ago, we put out a request for articles on home automation. Aboutthe time Eureka came out on TV, people wanted to have their very ownSARAH (Self Actuated Residential Automated Habitat), and it seemed likethe perfect time for nerds everywhere to make their houses smart.
This tutorial explains how to setup and use an SFTP server on CentOS. Before I start, let me explain what actually SFTP represents and what it is used for. SFTP stands for SSH File Transfer Protocol or Secure File Transfer Protocol. It uses a separate protocol packaged with SSH to provide a secure connection.
In June when I discussed basic network configuration, one thing I did not talk about then is routing. This article provides a very brief introduction to routing for Linux computers, designed for understanding simple environments.read more
Linus Torvalds created Linux, but many others, both developers and executives, helped make it the world[he]#039[/he]s most successful operating system. Here[he]#039[/he]s how they became involved with Linux.
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A new maintenance update of the lightweight Enlightenment open-source desktop environment has been released recently for Linux kernel-based operating systems, version 0.21.2.
In 2013, a document leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden illustrated how a specially modified USB device allowed spies to surreptitiously siphon data out of targeted computers, even when they were physically severed from the Internet or other networks.
Feh and the identify command are two of the tools I use for viewing and managing images on Linux. They are fast, flexible, and can be stuffed into scripts for automating operations, which is especially valuable when you work with artists or marketing people who have large image galleries to maintain.
After being in development for the past three months, the Salix 14.2 Xfce Edition operating system has finally hit the stable channels and it is now available for download.
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.
The New Stack then summarized all of the weekend discussions going on in a new blog post and discussed that a fork of Docker may arise. Is a fork really the best answer? Let’s take a look.
The Fedora Project was pleased to announce the immediate availability for download and public testing of the Alpha pre-release build of the upcoming Fedora 25 operating system.
Red Hat Virtualization 4 launched as the open-source vendor works to remain relevant in a world that VMware dominates.
One of the key accomplishments of Linux over the past 25 years has been the “professionalization” of open source. What started as a small passion project for creator Linus Torvalds in 1991, now runs most of modern society -- creating billions of dollars in economic value and bringing companies from diverse industries across the world to work on the technology together.
If you are on Ubuntu Linux and use the Unity desktop (which is the default desktop environment for the Linux distribution for quite some time now), you'd agree that launching an application through Unity's launcher bar is only convenient as long as the app icon is there right in front of your eyes. However sadly, that's not usually the case when you use your Ubuntu box for more than one purposes, as most of the times, because of the sheer number of apps, icon corresponding the one you want to launch is buried somewhere at the bottom of the launcher.