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How to back your open source projects stack

Thursday 20th of January 2022 11:59:37 PM
Identify your open source project's dependencies through the Back Your Stack initiative and consider one of the many creative ways to show support.

Lots of new toys, caps lock still stuck on: ONLYOFFICE hits version 7

Thursday 20th of January 2022 10:45:17 PM
LibreOffice alternative unfurls latest productivity software update. Another contender in the productivity stakes, ONLYOFFICE Docs, has hit version 7, introducing fillable forms as well as multiple tweaks for its web and desktop applications.

How to Upgrade MySQL on Ubuntu

Thursday 20th of January 2022 09:30:57 PM
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to upgrade/update MySQL to a newer version. This tutorial was written and tested for Ubuntu.

How to Install ModSecurity 3 & OWASP Core Rule Set with Nginx on Fedora 35

Thursday 20th of January 2022 08:17:28 PM
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install ModSecurity with Nginx on Fedora 35 Workstation or Server.

How To Mount Google Drive Locally Using Rclone In Linux

Thursday 20th of January 2022 07:03:08 PM
This guide walks you through the steps to mount Google drive locally using Rclone and then backup files to google drive using Rclone in Linux operating systems.

Version 7 of WINE is better than ever at running Windows apps where they shouldn't

Thursday 20th of January 2022 05:48:48 PM
WINE has come a long way. It took 18 years to get to version 1.0 and another nine years to get to version 2, but since version 3 in 2018, it's averaged roughly one major release per year. The project is now mature, stable, and quite functional. A lot of Windows programs work fine that formerly didn't. It's not limited to Linux – it also supports macOS and FreeBSD, and Linux relatives ChromeOS and Android.

New Linux Kernel Vulnerability Patched in All Supported Ubuntu Systems, Update Now

Thursday 20th of January 2022 04:34:28 PM
Canonical published today a new security advisory to inform users of the Ubuntu Linux operating system about a kernel vulnerability affecting all supported releases and kernel flavors.

The Linux Foundation Announces SupplyChainSecurityCon will be Featured Under the Open Source Summit North America 2022 Conference Umbrella

Thursday 20th of January 2022 03:20:08 PM
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, has announced that SupplyChainSecurityCon, an event launched last fall at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America, will be hosted in 2022 as part of Open Source Summit North America, June 21-24, in Austin, TX and virtual.

Omicron Storm Cancels In-person ‘Spacewalk’ Event – Online Version Rescheduled

Thursday 20th of January 2022 02:05:48 PM
The current Omicron spike has forced organizers at All Things Open to make their first-of-the-year Spacewalk event online only and reschedule it for January 25, 2022.

The Original Author of NGINX Has Chosen to Step Back from the Company

Thursday 20th of January 2022 12:51:28 PM
Igor Sysoev, the author of the most popular web server in the world, left the company to work on personal projects and spend more time with family and friends.

How to Do a Git Hard Reset - Walkthrough

Thursday 20th of January 2022 11:37:07 AM
A tutorial on how to use the git reset --hard command to reset a git branch back to an earlier commit

ONLYOFFICE 7.0 Brings Online Forms and Big Updates for All Editors

Thursday 20th of January 2022 10:22:47 AM
Fillable forms, password protection, and version history in spreadsheets are just some of the new features in this ONLYOFFICE 7.0 release.

Zsh shell installation and configuration on Linux

Thursday 20th of January 2022 09:08:27 AM
The Z-shell (zsh) is a modern and very powerful shell: it incorporates and extends many feature of other shells, like Bash. Although it can be used as a powerful scripting language, it is mainly aimed at interactive use, since one of its more prominent feature is the advanced tab completion system. In this tutorial we see how to install zsh in the most commonly used Linux distributions, see what are its startup and shutdown files and how to perform the basic configurations.

VirtualBox 6.1.32 Fixes Access to Some USB Devices on Linux Hosts, Improves Shared Clipboard

Thursday 20th of January 2022 07:54:06 AM
Oracle released today VirtualBox 6.1.32 as the latest stable update to its open-source and cross-platform virtualization software for GNU/Linux, Solaris, macOS, and Windows systems.

How to Install LibreNMS on Debian 11

Thursday 20th of January 2022 06:39:46 AM
LibreNMS is an open-source network monitoring system based on PHP and with autodiscovery support. sing LibreNMS allows you to monitor operating systems like Linux, Windows, and BSD, also it supports a wide range of network hardware from multiple vendors such as Aruba, Cisco, Dell, D-Link, HP, and Mikrotik.

Tracking Linux Stable kernels with UEK

Thursday 20th of January 2022 05:25:26 AM
Oracle Linux's kernel has been built from a Linux Stable or Long Term Stable (LTS) release since its inception, but in the last few years we've moved even closer to the LTS model for the continuous uptake and delivery of bug fixes. Closely tracking LTS brings various advantages to Oracle Linux customers including faster delivery of security patches and close integration with upstream Linux.

Mirantis brings secure registries to Kubernetes distros

Thursday 20th of January 2022 04:11:06 AM
This is a big step forward in securing open-source container supply chains. Thanks to Solarwinds and Log4j, we know it's all too easy to have our systems busted thanks to software supply chain problems. To help us with this, Mirantis, the cloud and container company, has released Mirantis Secure Registry (MSR) 3.0, which can be used to build and deploy secure registries across any Kubernetes distribution.

How to use LUKS with a detached header

Thursday 20th of January 2022 03:26:00 AM
Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS) is the de-facto standard block device encryption format used on Linux-based systems. We already discussed some of the features provided by it in a previous tutorial about using a file as a LUKS device key. When using LUKS, encryption metadata is stored on the header which is created at the beginning of the encrypted device (a copy of the header is created at end of the device for redundancy, when using LUKS2).If desired, it is possible to specify that the header should be detached from the device: in this tutorial we see how.

Protect your PHP website from bots with this open source tool

Thursday 20th of January 2022 02:24:28 AM
PHP is a widely-used programming language on the web, and it's estimated that nearly 80% of all websites use it. My team at CrowdSec decided that we needed to provide server admins with a PHP bouncer to help ward away bots and bad actors who may attempt to interact with PHP files.

GeckoLinux ROLLING Now Ships with Linux 5.16, Improved PipeWire Configuration

Thursday 20th of January 2022 01:22:56 AM
Less than two weeks after the previous updates, the GeckoLinux ROLLING editions have been updated to include the latest and greatest Linux 5.16 kernel, as well as various other updates and improvements.

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Audiocasts/Shows: Hackaday Podcast, Linux From Scratch, Linux Mint 20.3 "Una" Xfce, and More

  • Hackaday Podcast 152: 555 Timer Extravaganza, EMF Chip Glitching 3 Ways, A Magnetic Mechanical Keyboard, And The Best Tricorder Ever | Hackaday

    Join Hackaday Editor-in-Chief Elliot Williams and Managing Editor Tom Nardi as they bring you up to speed on the best stories and projects from the week. There’s some pretty unfortunate news for the physical media aficionados in the audience, but if you’re particularly keen on 50 year old integrated circuits, you’ll love hearing about the winners of the 555 Timer Contest. We’ll take a look at a singing circuit sculpture powered by the ESP32, extol the virtues of 3D printed switches, follow one hacker’s dream of building the ultimate Star Trek tricorder prop, and try to wrap our heads around how electronic devices can be jolted into submission. Stick around to the end as we take a close look at some extraordinary claims about sniffing out computer viruses, and wrap things up by wondering why everyone is trying to drive so far.

  • Linux From Scratch: Another Day, Another Compiler - Invidious

    We're back for more LFS, last week we didn't make a ton of progress but hopefully this week it goes at least a little bit better but I'm not making any promises

  • Linux Mint 20.3 "Una" Xfce overview | Light, simple, efficient. - Invidious

    In this video, I am going to show an overview of Linux Mint 20.3 "Una" Xfce and some of the applications pre-installed.

  • Noodlings 36 | The Wires and Tubes

    This is my segment where I like to look back in time and see how the world of technology has advanced and how things have stayed the same. I find we often forget how far we have come and how good we have it while not always remember how we got here. Having some historical perspective on computers and technology can help to drive some appreciation for what we have today.

Proprietary Security: Windows and McAfee

  • This Week In Security: NetUSB, HTTP.sys, And 2013’s CVE Is Back | Hackaday

    A serious problem has been announced in Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10, with some versions vulnerable in their default configurations. The problem is in how Windows handles HTTP Trailer packets, which contain extra information at the end of normal HTTP transfers. There is a PoC available that demonstrates a crash. It appears that an additional information leak vulnerability would have to be combined with this one to produce a true exploit. This seems to be a different take on CVE-2021-31166, essentially exploiting the same weakness, and working around the incomplete fix. This issue was fixed in the January patch set for Windows, so make sure you’re covered.

  • CISA Adds Four Known Exploited Vulnerabilities to Catalog | CISA

    CISA has added four new vulnerabilities to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, based on evidence that threat actors are actively exploiting the vulnerabilities listed in the table below. These types of vulnerabilities are a frequent attack vector for malicious cyber actors of all types and pose significant risk to the federal enterprise.

  • McAfee Releases Security Update for McAfee Agent for Windows  | CISA

    McAfee has released McAfee Agent for Windows version 5.7.5, which addresses vulnerabilities CVE-2021-31854 and CVE-2022-0166. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

today's howtos

  • FTP server container Podman fast and right and 4 dirty steps

    FTP server container stands for “File Transfer Protocol” and is an excellent protocol for downloading files from a remote or local server or uploading files onto the server. Using FTP proves to be a primary task after it has been set up correctly. It works by having a server listening for connections (on port 21 by default) from clients. The clients can access a remote directory with their user account and then download or upload files there, depending on the permissions that have been granted to them. It’s also possible to configure anonymous authorization, which means users will not need their account to connect to the FTP server. On Centos Linux, there are many different FTP server containers and client software packages available. You can even use default GUI and command-line tools as an FTP client. In addition, a stylish and highly-configurable FTP server package is vsftpd, known for many Linux systems, including Centos. This guide will go over the step-by-step instructions to install vsftpd on Centos. We’ll also see how to configure the container FTP server through various settings, then use the command line, GNOME GUI, or FTP client software to connect to the FTP server. Creating FTP users tutorial.

  • How to Back Up Your Linux System With Rsync - JumpCloud

    It’s easy to take for granted the importance of having a server backup — until you experience a system failure, a natural disaster, or a malware attack. This can potentially paralyze your business through the loss of vital records such as financial and customer data. Your ability to recover will only be as good as your last backup. Server backups provide the much-needed confidence that data is not lost and can be recovered in case of any eventuality. However, each operating system has a different way to handle this, and while some provide built-in utilities to accomplish this, others must be established from the ground up. Like many other areas of management, Linux operating systems have more options, but require more knowledge to set them up successfully.

  • How to Deploy a Ghost Blog With Docker – CloudSavvy IT

    Ghost is a popular content creation platform that’s written in JavaScript with Node.js. The open-source software comes with everything you need to author, theme, publish, and maintain your own blog. Ghost is open-source software supported by the official Ghost(Pro) hosted service. You can install it on your own server by adding Node.js and using the Ghost CLI to set up your stack. Ghost is also available as a Docker image which bundles all the dependencies for you. In this guide, we’ll use Docker to quickly get a new Ghost blog operational. Install Docker and Docker Compose on your host before proceeding any further. While you can deploy Ghost using Docker alone, Compose makes it simpler to supply and manage the config values your site will need to get started.

  • How to Check Directory Size From the Linux Command Line – CloudSavvy IT

    While the Linux command ls can display the sizes of files, it doesn’t work properly with directories, which will always be displayed as 4096 bytes. You’ll need to use the du command to recurse into subdirectories and print out a total.

  • How to Change Your Linux Password

    Once you’ve set up a new Linux PC, one of your first tasks should be to change your Linux password. After all, one of the most important parts of keeping your computer secure is creating a secure password that others can’t guess or crack. Whether you’re running macOS, Windows, or Linux, it’s crucial to be mindful of your password and change it regularly. So, how do you change your password in Linux? It’s a pretty straightforward process, so let’s take a look.

  • How to install Roblox Player and Studio on a Chromebook

    Today we are looking at how to install Roblox Studio and the Windows version of Roblox on a Chromebook. Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

  • Configure Filebeat-Elasticsearch Authentication - kifarunix.com

    This tutorial will take you through how you can configure filebeat-elasticsearch authentication. You realize that when you enable Elastic basic authentication, you need to valid user credentials to authenticate and validate access to restricted Elastic resources.

Games: HITMAN, Sauerbraten, and More

  • HITMAN 3 arrives on Steam and works flawlessly on Linux with Proton | GamingOnLinux

    Good news for the Steam Deck. IO Interactive have finally put HITMAN 3 on Steam, after the Epic exclusive period has finished and it works out of the box on Linux with Steam Play Proton. Note: personal purchase. Concluding the Agent 47 saga, the Steam release of course had its own drama to deal with. While it has been out for a year already on the Epic Store (which doesn't support Linux at all), it arrived on Steam at full price which has rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. Add to that the thoroughly confusing and long list of packages for HITMAN 3, plus Humble Store being required to separate between Epic / Steam (with the Epic version at 50% off but Steam is not) - the result added together was not a good one for IO.

  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered Review on Linux - Boiling Steam

    The need for speed. It’s kind of hard to believe this series dates back almost 30 years ago. Even before the series came into existence for the 3DO in late 1994, EA had bought the company responsible for it, Distinctive Software, in 1991. Still, despite the criticism we tend to give EA for their greedy practices, there’s a gem from them that I hold dear to my heart: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. Maybe you’re fed up with the cops. You understand that their job is to ensure the peace of the county that they’re in, but perhaps you don’t trust them, or you find them cold, rude. Or you’re left scratching your head as to why you got pulled over for having a “dim license plate light” when in reality there’s nothing wrong with either you or your car, and now you’re late for work. Now let’s flip it the other way around: perhaps you’re a cop yourself (or you used to be one). You feel like no one appreciates the hard, risky work that you put forth in maintaining order. You’re tired of the nasty people you have to put up with when you pull them over.

  • The Ascent: A Cyberpunk 2077 Replacement? - Boiling Steam

    One of the most interesting games last year — and not without its own share of controversies — seems to be regarded from many as a worthy alternative, if not an outright substitute, for the disappointment that Cyberpunk 2077 was. In a similar setting but with Aliens, an “indentured” — an indebted individual forced to work for a big corporation — arrives on Planet Veles, and suddenly afterwards the corporation, The Ascent Group, goes bankrupt and all Hell goes loose. You have to investigate and find your way on this big metropolis, and defend yourself in the struggles for power happening in the aftermath. Comparing this to the CD Projekt game might seem absurd from the start, because although it is an Action RPG, it uses a completely different visual approach — not first-person like Cyberpunk, not even third-person like, say, Spiders Studio The Technomancer, but in a bird’s eye view, which is sometimes called “isometric” (technically, it’s not, but the term caught on), like Diablo, Titan Quest or Path of Exile.

  • Sauerbraten Is An Insanely Fun First Person Shooter - Invidious

    Sauerbraten is a free multiplayer and singleplayer first person shooter that is the successor of the old Cube FPS. Much like the original Cube, the aim of this game is fun, old school deathmatch gameplay and also to allow map/geometry editing to be done cooperatively in-game.

  • ArmA 3 & S.O.G. Prairie Fire DLC - Welcome to the Jungle II