Category Archive: Security

Jan 04 2017

Raspberry Pi as a SOCKS proxy and SSH file server Tutorial

A couple redditors showed interest in how I set up my Pi as a SOCKS proxy and recommended I make a separate post as a tutorial, so I’ll do my best to explain everything. Background SOCKS stands for Socket Secure, and is essentially just a middle man for a server and client for send information …

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Dec 30 2016

How to Improve the Security of Your Linux System with Firejail

If you are looking to improve the security of your Linux system, check out Firejail that can sandbox all processes and reduce the risk of security breaches Source: How to Improve the Security of Your Linux System with Firejail – Make Tech Easier

Dec 26 2016

Before You Pay that Ransomware Demand… — Krebs on Security

A decade ago, if a desktop computer got infected with malware the chief symptom probably was an intrusive browser toolbar of some kind. Five years ago you were more likely to get whacked by a banking trojan that stole all your passwords and credit card numbers. These days if your mobile or desktop computer is …

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Nov 17 2016

The Differences between Su, Sudo Su, Sudo -s and Sudo -i

In Linux, there are several ways to switch to the root user and it can be confusing. Learn the differences between each command and their use cases. Source: The Differences between Su, Sudo Su, Sudo -s and Sudo -i (Make Tech Easier)

Oct 10 2016

[OS X] Don’t Put Tape On Your Webcam, This Free App Alerts You When Someone Hacks It

It is a known issue that a hacker access the webcam and mic on your device without your consent and awareness. You can take the help of a tape but it can’t be considered a wise solution. An ex-NSA hacker has created an anti spying tool for OS X which alerts you when an application …

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Oct 08 2016

Disposing Of A PC? Nuke The Drive First. | Gizmo’s Freeware

Deleting your files isn’t good enough. Not even if you empty the recycle bin afterwards. Nor is formatting the drive. There are plenty of ways to recover data in such circumstances. Instead, you need a specialist program that can wipe the entire drive by storing random data onto every part of it, multiple times. Source: …

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Sep 13 2016

10 Best Password Managers For Linux Operating Systems

There are many password managers for Windows and OS X, but here we’ll look at some of the best password managers for Linux. With so many online accounts on the internet, it can be tediously difficult to remember all your passwords. Many people write them down or store them in a document, but that’s plain …

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Aug 18 2016

Simple IPTables Tricks – Idol Star Astronomer

Securing your linux system using iptables can be a daunting task. There are some utilities that can help, but when it comes to security a deep understanding is often very useful. Fundamentally, iptables are lists of rules, executed in order, to determine if a packet should be accepted, dropped, or forwarded along. It has some …

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Aug 05 2016

Free Password Managers Compared: Which One is the Best for you?

With plenty of password managers out there, it can be difficult to choose the best one for you. Here is a list comparing free password managers. Source: Free Password Managers Compared: Which One is the Best for you? (Make Tech Easier)

Jun 09 2016

5 Best Antivirus Apps for Android

Some people do not believe anti-virus apps are necessary, but if you want an extra layer of security on your Android device, having a decent anti-malware app won’t do any harm and will likely eliminate the most common threats to your system. With the multitude of anti-virus apps available on Google Play, it can be …

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