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FOSS Software Alternatives to Popular Proprietary Software

Thu, 2018-08-16 11:36
A list of FOSS alternatives to popular proprietary software was compiled in to what is now a popular infographic by anonymiss@despora.de. We've contributed by making a text list of the infographic. Now it's your turn-- tell us what FOSS alternatives you recommend in each category and we'll add them to this master list.

How to Create a Dummy Zombie Process in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Thu, 2018-08-16 10:39
As software testers, we sometimes need to know how a zombie process looks like on our system. If there is no zombie process running on your system, you can create a dummy for testing purposes as described in this article.

Embedded Linux Conference Europe tackles techs diversity problem

Thu, 2018-08-16 09:41
The Linux Foundation has posted session descriptions for the Embedded Linux Conference Europe and OpenIoT Summit Europe, to be held Oct. 22-24, in Edinburgh, with topics ranging from RISC-V to deep learning to workplace diversity.

Google bod want cookies to crumble and be remade into something more secure

Thu, 2018-08-16 07:47
Shifting session identifiers into HTTP works, but Facebook and others won't be happy. A key member of the Google Chrome security team has proposed the death of cookies to be replaced with secure HTTP tokens.…

.snap Vs ,deb Package

Thu, 2018-08-16 06:50
With the growth of Linux applications in quantity and quality also comes the concern of security. Even with few cases of Linux attack known cases available it is possible to be attacked by virus or hackers or malware.

Railway computer runs Linux on Kaby Lake

Thu, 2018-08-16 05:53
Lanner’s rugged, Linux-friendly “R6S” railway computer runs on an Intel 7th Gen Core i7-7600U chip and offers 10x M12 PoE ports, 3x mini-PCIe slots, and EN 50155 and EN 45545 certification. The R6S uses the same dual-core, Kaby Lake Core i7-7600U CPU as Lanner’s recent V6S vehicle surveillance NVR computer and similarly offers 10x GbE […]

How to navigate your GNOME Linux desktop with only a keyboard

Thu, 2018-08-16 04:55
Almost ever since I first started using Linux, I've been on a mission to find the perfect window manager.My first experience with Linux was in the late 90s, and I first tried installing it on my own in the early 2000s. Like many converts, my previous experience was largely with Windows, and so my early mission was to find an experience that closely replicated Windows, or at least let me interact with it in a familiar way.read more

From the Vault: Quick and Dirty SSH Tunneling

Thu, 2018-08-16 03:58
Shawn shows us how to set up a quick SSH tunnel for accessing a computer behind a remote firewall. He demonstrates this from his hotel room 400 miles away from his home network!

Valve may be adding support for using compatibility tools for playing games on different operating systems

Thu, 2018-08-16 03:01
Reddit seems to be buzzing with information from SteamDB showing indications that Valve might be adding support for compatibility tools to enable you to play games on operating systems they weren't designed for, like Wine

How to Back Up Your PostgreSQL Database

Thu, 2018-08-16 02:04
Database backups are extremely important and absolutely necessary for protection against data loss. The lack of database backups can totally mess up business operations and can be devastating for a business. In this tutorial below we will teach you how to backup a PostreSQL database. PostgreSQL is an object-relational database management system used by many developers to store and manipulate data for their applications and websites.

How software users are like kittens

Thu, 2018-08-16 01:07
It's summer,1 it's hot, nobody wants to work. What we all want to do is look at pictures of cute kittens and go "ahhh." So I'm going to exploit you all with an article about kittens and (vaguely about) security. It's light-hearted, it's fluffy, and it has a picture of two of our cats at the top of it. What's not to like?read more

Install and Use The Signal Encrypted Messenger App

Thu, 2018-08-16 00:10
Do you wish there was a more secure option for sending text messages and even making calls from your phone? Wouldn't it be great if that option utilized end-to-end encryption to ensure that your communications were entirely protected? Well, that option exists in the form of Signal.

How to Schedule Tasks on Ubuntu 18.04 Using Crontab

Wed, 2018-08-15 23:12
This tutorial shows you how to run programs at a specific time or in a given interval on Ubuntu by using the crontab. In this example, we will set up a backup job with the tar command to run once a week.

Shuffling Letters and Words

Wed, 2018-08-15 22:15
My last few articles have described building a pretty sophisticated passwordgenerator, except for one thing: I never quite got to the point ofscrambling the end result to add a second level of randomness. I sidesteppedthe issue by saying it was an exercise for the reader, but in fact, it'sa pretty interesting problem, so let's look at it here.

Troubleshooting PMF for more secure WiFi on Fedora 28

Wed, 2018-08-15 21:18
The latest wpa_supplicant package for Fedora 28 includes compile-time support for PMF (Protected Management Frames). This is a good thing, as it protects against a set of WiFi replay attacks. However, a small number of users reported WiFi connectivity problems after an upgrade to Fedora 28.

How to Install LimeSurvey on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Wed, 2018-08-15 20:21
LimeSurvey is a free and an open source online survey application written in PHP and uses a MySQL or PostgreSQL database. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install LimeSurvey on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) server.

How to Find Your IP Address in Linux

Wed, 2018-08-15 19:24
Many times it happens that you feel the need of knowing the IP address of your device. Following are the four methods through which you can find the IP address of your device.

Best Free Linux Password Managers

Wed, 2018-08-15 18:26
To provide an insight into the quality of software available for Linux, we have compiled a list of 8 best free password managers. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone wanting to automate the process of entering passwords and other data, and save the hassle of remembering multiple passwords.

How the L1 Terminal Fault vulnerability affects Linux systems

Wed, 2018-08-15 17:29
The L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) affects Intel processors and thereby Linux systems. Learn what this vulnerability is all about and what Linux users should do about it.