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How to create FTP user with specific directory access in 7 easy steps

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 07:50:14 PM
This post describes How we can create FTP user with specific directory access. This enables us to restrict the user to only be able to do anything within that folder.

How to replace Faulty Linux RAID disk

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 07:50:14 PM
This post will demonstrate how we can replace Faulty Linux RAID disk.

SSH Password Testing With Hydra on Kali Linux

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 06:41:37 PM
Hail Hydra! Okay, so we're not talking about the Marvel villains here, but we are talking about a tool that can definitely do some damage. Hydra is a popular tool for launching brute force attacks on login credentials.

Quantum computing for everyone, a programmer's perspective

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 05:33:00 PM
About a week ago, IBM launched Quantum Experience. The cornerstone of this initiative is to make a real, working quantum computer available for anyone. This blog discusses Quantum Experience, gives the basics while trying to dwell as little as possible on Algebra or Physics and, at the end, we’ll build a simple algorithm and discuss the results.

Best practices for guiding new coders

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 04:24:23 PM
As the new year progresses, many free and open source projects are turning their attention to various formalized mentoring programs, such as Mozilla's Winter of Security, Outreachy, and (the program with my favorite name) the X.Org Endless Vacation of Code.read more

Microsoft issues critical security patches, but leaves zero-day flaws at risk

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 03:15:46 PM
Windows users will have to wait another three weeks to patch two serious vulnerabilities with exploit code when Microsoft's regular patching schedule resumes.

SteamVR for Linux is now officially in Beta

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 02:07:09 PM
Valve have put up SteamVR for Linux officially in Beta form and they are keen to stress that this is a development release. Great to finally see VR on Linux!

Tips for tpp and patat

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:58:32 PM
You might be surprised to learn that there are programs for running presentations in a terminal.No, I don't mean opening PowerPoint or Impress slides one after the other, as images in a frame-buffered console. I mean presenting slides coded for the terminal, in a terminal. Interesting idea? It seems to be, because there are (at least) 8 terminal presentation programs for Linux. [..] I haven't tried them all, but I've found tpp and patat to be fairly easy to use. Below are a few tips on working with these two programs.

RPi-friendly home automation kit adds voice recognition support

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 11:49:55 AM
Matrix Labs launched an Indiegogo campaign for “Matrix Voice,” a voice input board that works standalone, or in conjunction with a Raspberry Pi or UP SBC. Matrix IoT hub Following its successful Kickstarter campaign for a standalone Matrix home automation and surveillance hub, and subsequent release of an FPGA-driven Matrix Creator daughter board for use […]

Kaspersky: No whiff of Linux in our OS because we need new start to secure IoT

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 10:41:18 AM
Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab, says its new KasperskyOS for securing industrial IoT devices does not contain "even the slightest smell of Linux", differentiating it from many other IoT products that have the open-source OS at the core.

Meet Flint OS, a Chromium OS Fork for Raspberry Pi & PCs That Runs Android Apps

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 09:32:41 AM
Will Smith from Flint Innovations Limited announced their up and coming Linux-based operating system for PCs and Raspberry Pi devices, Flint OS, based on the open-source Chromium OS project.

Kubernetes is now generally available on Azure Container Service

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 08:24:03 AM
Microsoft and Google don’t get along all that often, but they do agree on using Kubernetes for cloud container orchestration.

Do we really need swap on modern systems?

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 07:15:26 AM
Swap space is a method by which an operating system can move information out of memory and store it elsewhere until it is needed again. Swap space can generally be thought of an extension of the computer's memory which lives on the hard drive. In the past, having swap space was important as computers had relatively little memory and could quickly run out of available RAM. Unused data could be punted to swap while more urgent tasks were handled in memory. These days though computers tend to have a lot of memory and it raises the question of whether there is any point in having swap space anymore and, if so, how much?

GnuPG – An Easy Way To Encrypt/Decrypt Files From Command Line in Linux

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 06:06:49 AM
We all have some secrets which we can’t share with anyone. In the similar kind of way, we all have some personal documents which we don’t want to show to anyone. How can protect those from others when multiple users accessing the same system. GnuPG is a Free & open source utility based on OpenPGP standard which used to Encrypt & Decrypt files from command line in Linux.

Linux Lite To Have These New Features In The Next Release Linux Lite 3.4

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 04:58:12 AM
Linux Lite is loved by many Linux geeks, beginners and professionals. Lightweight, stable, regular updates, active support are some of the features in the long list of Linux Lite features that makes it awesome. Our members, regular readers have shown us a keen interest in Linux Lite.

Mesos Is to the Datacenter as the Kernel Is to Linux

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 03:49:35 AM
Necessity is the mother of invention. We needed our datacenters to be more automated, so we invented tools like Puppet and Chef. We needed easier application deployment, so we invented Docker. Of course it didn[he]#039[/he]t stop there. Ben Hindman, the founder and chief architect of Mesosphere, co-created Apache Mesos. In his keynote at MesosCon Asia 2016, Hindman relates how failures and elasticity led to the development of Mesos.

Java and Python FTP attacks can punch holes through firewalls

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 02:40:58 AM
Hackers can trick Java and Python applications to execute rogue FTP commands that would open ports in firewalls

How to access shell or run external commands from within Vim

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 01:32:20 AM
Vim, as you might already know, is a feature-packed and powerful editor. In this tutorial, we will focus on how you can execute external commands as well as access the command line shell from within the editor window.

The Changing Face of Open Source Licensing

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:23:43 AM
The GPL is the grandaddy of open source licenses, and is not only the license used by Linux, but is the license that gave birth to the open source movement. It was designed with the purpose of giving computer users control of their machines, guaranteeing that software would be freely available and modifiable by users. It has served that purpose well.

NMAP Common Scans - Part Two

Tuesday 21st of February 2017 11:15:06 PM
In a previous article, ‘NMAP Installation’, a listing of ten different ZeNMAP Profiles were listed. Most of the Profiles used various parameters. Most of the parameters represented different scans which can be performed. This article will cover the last two remaining of the common four scan types.

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Latvian Ventspils controls costs with open source

The administration of Ventspils, Latvia’s sixth largest city, is an avid user of free and open source software. The main benefits: cost and resource optimisation. Read more

Ubuntu Touch finds a home on a conflict-free, fair-trade, user-maintainable handset

Handset maker Fairphone is teaming up with the community project UBports, which seeks to get Ubuntu Touch on mobile devices. They will be showing off Ubuntu Touch running on the Fairphone 2 during Mobile World Congress, which starts February 27 in Barcelona. While Ubuntu is probably not the first name that comes to mind when you think of mobile devices, the phone in question offers some compelling features. “UBports Foundation will be showcasing its work at the Canonical booth, the company behind Ubuntu. Canonical is planning to tell about the latest developments around the convergence of its devices and UBports Foundation will share its mission ‘Ubuntu On Every Device’ with the visitors,” UBports said in a February 8 press release. Currently, UBports’ website lists three devices as “fully working as daily drivers:” The OnePlus One, Nexus 5, and the Fairphone 2, with the latter showing all parts as functioning with Ubuntu Touch, save the GPS radio. (Interestingly, the UBports project website for the Fairphone 2 still lists the GSM radio [in addition to the GPS] as a work in progress. However there is a video of two people talking with the handset, so it’s likely the Fairphone 2 project website is out of date.) The website also has instructions for flashing Ubuntu to the Fairphone 2. Read more

BSD Leftovers

  • LLVM/Clang 4.0 Is Running Late Due To Seven Blocker Bugs
    LLVM 4.0 was supposed to have been released by now, but it's running late due to open blocker bugs. Hans Wennborg commented on the mailing list that while the release should have happened on 21 February, serving as release manager, he hasn't tagged the release yet due to open blocker bugs.
  • FreeBSD-Based pfSense 2.3.3 Open-Source Firewall Released with over 100 Changes
    Rubicon Communications' Jim Pingle announced the availability of a new point release to the pfSense 2.3 stable series, which adds over 100 improvements and a bunch of new features. Updated to FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p16, the pfSense 2.3.3 maintenance release is here more than seven months after the 2.3.2 update and introduces several new packages, including TFTP Server, LCDproc, cellular, and tinc, a lot of improvements for the OpenVPN and IPsec implementations, as well as numerous stability and security fixes from FreeBSD. Dozens of bug fixes are included in pfSense 2.3.3 for WebGUI, graphs and monitoring, gateways and routing, notifications, Dynamic DNS, captive portal, NTP and GPS, DNS, resolver and forwarder, DHCP and DHCPv6 servers, router advertisements, HA and CARP, traffic shaping, firewall, rules, NAT, aliases, states, users, authentication, and privileges.
  • “Hi, I’m jkh and I’m a d**k”
    Yesterday, I was privy to a private email message discussing a topic I care deeply about. I contacted the author and said “You really need to make this public and give this a wider audience.” His response boiled down to “if I wanted it to get a wider audience, I was welcome to do so myself.” So here’s my first ever guest post, from Jordan K Hubbard, one of the founders of the FreeBSD Project. While this discussion focuses on FreeBSD, it’s applicable to any large open source project.

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