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A Unix Utility You Should Know About: lsof

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catonmat.net: In this post I will take you through the useful lsof tool. If netcat was called the Swiss Army Knife of Network Connections, then I’d call lsof the Swiss Army Knife of Unix debugging.

VLC Are Going To Release A Video Editor

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learningubuntu.com: I don't normally get excited for a new release of a video editor program on Linux. There are many already there already and they mostly don't work so well.

MySQL 6 Features Roll Into MySQL 5.5

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  • MySQL 6 Features Roll Into MySQL 5.5 Milestone
  • Sun Reductions Will Hit Open Source Efforts

Open Source Downloads: the Monster List

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earthweb.com: Open source software has benefited from an explosion of creativity in the last several years. Indeed, the first decade of the 21st century could be called “the Decade of Open Source.”

Opera 10.50 Pre-Alpha Beats Firefox, Chrome

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ghacks.net: The Opera developer’s told us recently that they would release a pre-alpha of Opera 10.50 on December 22 and that this release would all be about speed. No one but the inner circle of developers knew what they meant at that time but speculations centered around Opera’s new JavaScript engine Carakan.

10 best free applications

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mybroadband.co.za: Software can cost you a fortune but there are also hundreds of applications that are essential to have on your desktop and are free. We look at ten of the best free applications.

12 Days of Xmas

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  • 12 Days of Xmas: Day Five - ViewNior
  • 12 Days of Xmas: Day Four - Shutter

Inkscape 0.47 Totally Solid with Lots of New Tools

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blog.worldlabel.com: The free open source vector graphics editor Inkscape has released an update packing several new features, new tools, effects, and improved SVG compliance.

Banshee Control, Zeitgeist & Pidgin Support Come to Docky

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Over the last few days Docky has gained some new features and additions. Notably a 3-D mode and Extensions support. In this post we'll be taking a peek at Dockys' "new" extensions.

NVIDIA Linux 2009 Year In Review

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phoronix.com: Another annual tradition of ours besides running a Linux Graphics Survey is to provide a "year in review" analysis of the ATI and NVIDIA Linux drivers with their respective graphics driver releases from the past year in terms of both feature improvements and how their quantitative performance has changed. We are beginning with our NVIDIA Linux 2009 Year In Review.

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LMMS Guide Part 1: Creating Simple Melodies Using Sounds And Instruments

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How To Create Shell Scripts

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Security Leftovers

  • Thousands of FedEx customers' private info exposed in legacy server data breach

    Uncovered by Kromtech Security Center, the parent company of MacKeeper Security, the breach exposed data such as passport information, driver's licenses and other high profile security IDs, all of which were hosted on a password-less Amazon S3 storage server.

  • Correlated Cryptojacking

    they include The City University of New York (cuny.edu), Uncle Sam's court information portal (uscourts.gov), Lund University (lu.se), the UK's Student Loans Company (slc.co.uk), privacy watchdog The Information Commissioner's Office (ico.org.uk) and the Financial Ombudsman Service (financial-ombudsman.org.uk), plus a shedload of other .gov.uk and .gov.au sites, UK NHS services, and other organizations across the globe.

    Manchester.gov.uk, NHSinform.scot, agriculture.gov.ie, Croydon.gov.uk, ouh.nhs.uk, legislation.qld.gov.au, the list goes on.

  • Facebook using 2FA cell numbers for spam, replies get posted to the platform

    Replies ending up as comments appears to be a bizarre bug, but the spamming seems intentional.

  • Swedish Police website hacked [sic] to mine cryptocurrency

    Remember now, it is a Police Force that allowed their website to be hijacked by this simple attack vector. The authority assigned to serve and protect. More specifically, the authority that argues that wiretapping is totally safe because the Police is competent in IT security matters, so there’s no risk whatsoever your data will leak or be mishandled.

    This is one of the websites that were trivially hacked [sic].

    It gives pause for thought.

    It also tells you what you already knew: authorities can’t even keep their own dirtiest laundry under wraps, so the notion that they’re capable or even willing to protect your sensitive data is hogwash of the highest order.

  • New EU Privacy Law May Weaken Security

    In a bid to help domain registrars comply with the GDPR regulations, ICANN has floated several proposals, all of which would redact some of the registrant data from WHOIS records. Its mildest proposal would remove the registrant’s name, email, and phone number, while allowing self-certified 3rd parties to request access to said data at the approval of a higher authority — such as the registrar used to register the domain name.

    The most restrictive proposal would remove all registrant data from public WHOIS records, and would require legal due process (such as a subpoena or court order) to reveal any information supplied by the domain registrant.

  • Intel hit with 32 lawsuits over security flaws

    Intel Corp said on Friday shareholders and customers had filed 32 class action lawsuits against the company in connection with recently-disclosed security flaws in its microchips.

  • The Risks of "Responsible Encryption"

    Federal law enforcement officials in the United States have recently renewed their periodic demands for legislation to regulate encryption. While they offer few technical specifics, their general proposal—that vendors must retain the ability to decrypt for law enforcement the devices they manufacture or communications their services transmit—presents intractable problems that would-be regulators must not ignore.

  • Reviewing SSH Mastery 2nd Ed

    It’s finally out ! Michael W Lucas is one of the best authors of technical books out there. I was curious about this new edition. It is not a reference book, but covers the practical aspects of SSH that I wish everybody knew. Rather than aggregating different articles/blogs on SSH, this book covers 90% of the common use cases for SSH that you will ever encounter.