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BlackArch Linux Ethical Hacking OS Now Has More Than 2000 Hacking Tools

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:51
The BlackArch Linux penetration testing and ethical hacking computer operating system now has more than 2000 tools in its repositories, announced the project's developers recently.

How to Encrypt USB Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:37
Encryption is the best way to protect your important documents personal info and other credentials. In this tutorial, we will learn how to encrypt your USB drive with LUKS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Open-Source AMDGPU and ATI Linux Graphics Drivers Updated with New Features

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:22
Michel Dänzer, the maintainer of the open-source X.Org graphics drivers for ATI/AMD Radeon GPUs supported by the "amdgpu" and "radeon" Linux kernel drivers, announced the release of xf86-video-ati 18.1.0 and xf86-video-amdgpu 18.1.0.

How to Use SCP Command to Securely Transfer Files

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 08:08
SCP (secure copy) is a command line utility that allows you to securely copy files and directories between two locations.

The best editor for PHP developers who work in Linux OS

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 06:54
Working in Linux? Have no idea how to simplify your life? The given article will shed light on some essential stats regarding PHP browsing through the basic things to brush up and refresh your programming knowledge. It introduces the new code editor, its installation and basic elements.

Best Free NoSQL Books

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 05:39
One of the most basic choices to make when developing an application is whether to use a SQL or NoSQL database to store the data. “NoSQL” simply means non-relational and not SQL. It’s sometimes referred to as unstructured storage.

8 Python packages that will simplify your life with Django

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 04:25
Django developers, we're devoting this month's Python column to packages that will help you. These are our favorite Django libraries for saving time, cutting down on boilerplate code, and generally simplifying our lives.

Data on clay

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 03:11
If you were wandering the streets of a busy city in the Fertile Crescent a few thousand years ago, you might have run across someone jotting down a few notes on a small clay tablet. The jotting-down was done with the cut stem of a reed, and the result is today called cuneiform writing, after the wedge shape of some of the written elements (Latin cuneus, "wedge"). Cuneiform writing on clay was around for at least 3000 years and was adopted for use in a range of languages.

You Can Now Run Android 8.1 Oreo on Your PC with Microsoft/Windows 10 Launchers

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 00:42
Developer Arne Exton released today a new version of his Android-x86 fork AndEx that lets you run Google's Andriod 8.1 Oreo mobile operating system on your personal computer.

Linux-ready Apollo Lake mini-PC offers optional Movidius AI

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 23:28
Aaeon’s rugged “Boxer-6405” mini-PC features an Apollo Lake SoC plus 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 3x or 4x serial, and an HDMI port. Options including SATA, wireless, and an UP AI Core card with Movidius technology. Aaeon announced a Boxer-6405 mini-PC that will be unveiled at the 20th China International Industry Fair, held Sep. 19-23.

Docker Guide: Dockerizing Nodejs Express Application on Ubuntu 18.04

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 22:13
In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a docker image for an existing Nodejs Express application project in Ubuntu 18.04. We will learn about dockerizing a Nodejs application, and then deploy the application as a container to the docker environment using a docker-compose script.

Canonical Announces Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Extended Security Maintenance

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 20:59
Canonical announced today that it would extend its commercial Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) offering to the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series starting May 2019.

Moving Compiler Dependency Checks to Kconfig

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 19:45
The Linux kernel config system, Kconfig, uses a macro language very similarto the make build tool's macro language. There are a fewdifferences, however. Andof course, make is designed as a general-purpose build tool while Kconfig isLinux-kernel-specific. But, why would the kernel developers create a whole newmacro language so closely resembling that of an existing general-purposetool?

Linux pushd and popd Command Tutorial for Beginners (3 Examples)

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 18:30
Command line navigation in Linux is primarily done using the cd command. However, there are several tips and tricks that may enhance your Linux command line navigation experience. In this article, we will discuss two commands - pushd and popd - using some easy to understand examples.

Host your own cloud with Raspberry Pi NAS

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:16
In the first two parts of this series, we discussed the hardware and software fundamentals for building network-attached storage (NAS) on a Raspberry Pi. We also put a proper backup strategy in place to secure the data on the NAS.read more

It's time to pay the maintainers

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 16:02
Earlier this year, Tidelift conducted a survey of over 1,200 professional software developers and open source maintainers. We found that 83% of professional software development teams would be willing to pay for better maintenance, security, and licensing assurances around the open source projects they use.read more

How to Manually Mount/UnMount a USB Device on Ubuntu

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:47
In this tutorial, we will explain how to manually mount and unmount a USB drive to and from your system by using the Terminal. The commands and steps described in this article have been run on an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system.

Opt out of global data surveillance programs

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 13:33
"Help make mass surveillance of entire populations uneconomical! We all have a right to privacy, which you can exercise today by encrypting your communications and ending your reliance on proprietary services."

5 ways DevSecOps changes security

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:19
There’s been an ongoing kerfuffle over whether we need to expand DevOps to explicitly bring in security. After all, the thinking goes, DevOps has always been something of a shorthand for a broad set of new practices, using new tools (often open source) and built on more collaborative cultures.