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4 Tools for Network Snooping on Linux

1 hour 9 min ago
Carla Schroder looks at how to use whois, dig, nmcli, and nmap to investigate networks.

NHS: Thanks for all the free work, Linux nerds, now face our trademark cops

2 hours 24 min ago
Dev team quits, suggests NHS used them to get better deal with MicrosoftThe small team behind an ambitious NHoS Linux project are calling it a day, citing receipt of a trademark infringement warning from the Department of Health's (DoH) "brand police" as the "final straw".…

How to create outlines in Linux with TreeLine

3 hours 38 min ago
As someone who's been known to string a few words together, I know that a well-crafted outline can be a key part of any writing project. Why? A good outline helps you organize your work. It provides a structure for what you're writing as well as a roadmap from beginning to end.Outlines aren't just for writing, either. They can be a great tool for organizing just about any kind of project.read more

Microsoft, Masking/Hiding Itself Behind Patent Trolls, is Still Engaging in Patent Extortion

4 hours 52 min ago
A review of Microsoft's ugly tactics, which involve coercion and extortion (for businesses to move to Azure and/or for OEMs to preload Microsoft software) while Microsoft-connected patent trolls help hide the "enforcement" element in this whole racket

Hehe, still writing code for a living? It's 2018. You could be earning x3 as a bug bounty hunter

6 hours 44 min ago
Oh, yeah, and learning new tricks and protecting stuff, sureEthical hacking to find security flaws appears to pay better, albeit less regularly, than general software engineering.…

Firefox locks down its future with HTTPS 'secure contexts'

7 hours 58 min ago
Mozilla's embrace of HTTPS, the secure form of HTTP, has ratcheted up a notch with the news that Firefox developers must start using a web security design called 'secure contexts' "effective immediately."

Four Malicious Google Chrome Extensions Affect 500K Users

9 hours 13 min ago
The ICEBRG Security Research team discovered four malicious Google Chrome extensions during a routine investigation of anomalous traffic. More than 500,000 users, including workstations in major businesses around the world, have been affected.

Behind the scenes with Pop!_OS Linux

10 hours 27 min ago
In October, Linux PC maker System76 released its homegrown version of Linux, Pop!_OS, giving users the choice between its legacy Ubuntu operating system or the new Pop!_OS flavor of Linux.read more

Purism Releases Meltdown and Spectre Patches for Its Librem Linux Laptops

11 hours 41 min ago
Purism, the computer technology company behind the privacy-focused, Linux-based Librem laptops and the upcoming smartphone, released patches for the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities.

The first lawsuits to save net neutrality have been filed

12 hours 56 min ago
The first lawsuits to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of Obama-era net neutrality rules have been filed. Attorneys general from 22 states filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to block the repeal of the rules. Mozilla, maker of the Firefox browser, also said it has filed a suit against the FCC, and several public interest groups have filed petitions in court.

How To Install Windows 10 In Virtualbox On Linux

14 hours 10 min ago
You might be a developer and just want to try out your application in a Windows environment, or just want the thrill of doing something in Windows 10. Well, the solution might be as easy as using Virtualbox to install windows 10 unlike installing it on your machine, which may bring may problems to your Linux installation such as grub being overwritten.

RF-enabled Raspberry Pi add-on brings Google Assistant to gizmos, speakers, and robots

15 hours 24 min ago
JOY-iT and Elector have launched a $42 “Talking Pi” RPi add-on that enables Google Home/AIY compatible voice activation of home automation devices linked to the Pi’s GPIO, and includes a mic board, PWM servo controls, and support for a 433MHz SRD radio.

What Is cURL?

16 hours 39 min ago
We’ll show you, What is cURL? and why would you use cURL? cURL is a computer software project providing a library and command-line tool for transferring data using various protocols.

New Kernel Releases, Net Neutrality, Thunderbird Survey and More

17 hours 53 min ago
Hot off the presses and just released: the 4.14.14 [stable], 4.9.77 [longterm], 4.4.112 [longterm] and 3.18.92 [longterm] kernels. More information is available from The Linux Kernel Archives. In an effort to protect Net Neutrality (and the internet), Mozilla filed a petition in federal court yesterday against the FCC.News roundup for January 17, 2018.

Linux Lite Developer Creates Automated Spectre/Meltdown Checker for Linux OSes

19 hours 7 min ago
The developer of the Ubuntu-based Linux Lite distribution has created a script that makes it easier for Linux users to check if their systems are vulnerable to the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws.

How To Migrate ISPConfig 2, ISPConfig 3.x, Confixx or Plesk to ISPConfig 3.1 (single server)

Wed, 2018-01-17 22:47
In this howto, we'll show how to use the ISPConfig Migration Tool 2.0 to migrate a single server to a new ISPConfig 3.1 server. The Migration tool is part of the ISPConfig Migration toolkit. The Migration Tool supports ISPConfig 2 and 3 – 3.1, Plesk 10 – 12.5, Plesk Onyx and Confixx 3 as source servers and ISPConfig 3.1 as target server.

Purism Says Its Privacy-Focused Linux Phone Will Use Wayland and i.MX8 ARM CPU

Wed, 2018-01-17 21:32
Two and a half months after it successfully crowdfunded its Librem 5 privacy-focused, end-to-end encrypted Linux smartphone, Purism released today the first update on the development progress.

Avoiding Server Disaster

Wed, 2018-01-17 20:18
Worried that your server will go down? You should be. Here are somedisaster-planning tips for server owners.

How to get into DevOps

Wed, 2018-01-17 19:04
I've observed a sharp uptick of developers and systems administrators interested in "getting into DevOps" within the past year or so. This pattern makes sense: In an age in which a single developer can spin up a globally distributed infrastructure for an application with a few dollars and a few API calls, the gap between development and systems administration is closer than ever. Although I've seen plenty of blog posts and articles about cool DevOps tools and thoughts to think about, I've seen fewer content on pointers and suggestions for people looking to get into this work.read more

Linux tee Command Explained for Beginners (6 Examples)

Wed, 2018-01-17 17:49
There are times when you want to manually track output of a command and also simultaneously make sure the output is being written to a file so that you can refer to it later. If you are looking for a Linux tool which can do this for you, you'll be glad to know there exists a command tee that's built for this purpose.

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