Month: March 2016

7-Port USB Hub For Raspberry Pi

UUGear 7-port Hub UUGear have just released a new 7-port USB hub add-on board for the Raspberry Pi. It is an updated version of the device they released in 2014. It has the same footprint as the Pi and can be attached to all Raspberry Pi versions which currently includes Models A, B, A+, B+, 2B, 3B and Zero. Unlike most other Pi add-ons boards this product is designed to be mounted underneath the Pi which keeps the top surface free for messing about with GPIO pins and the camera interface.

Source: 7-Port USB Hub For Raspberry Pi (Raspberry Pi Spy)

How To Test Solid State Drive Health with GNOME Disks | Linux.com

Solid State Drives (SSDs) are slowly becoming the norm, with good reason. They are faster, and the latest iterations are more reliable than traditional drives. With no moving parts to wear out, these drives can (effectively) enjoy a longer life than standard platter-based drives.

Even though these drives are not prone to mechanical failure, you will still want to keep tabs on their health. After all, your data depends on the storing drives being sound and running properly. Many SSDs you purchase are shipped with software that can be used to monitor said health. However, most of that software is, as you might expect, Windows-only. Does that mean Linux users must remain in the dark as to their drive health? No. Thanks to a very handy tool called GNOME Disks, you can get a quick glimpse of your drive health and run standard tests on the drive.

Source: How To Test Solid State Drive Health with GNOME Disks | Linux.com

Pine 64 is Raspberry Pi 3 that does 4K, but you’ll have to wait to get one | TechRadar

Forget fruit, wood is where it’s at when it comes to miniature computing – or at least that’s what the makers of the Pine 64 would have us believe, a rivalling board that undercuts the Raspberry Pi 3.

As far as connectivity goes, you get two USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port, and HDMI – this little board is capable of piping out 4K video. There’s also a 3.5mm stereo output mini-jack and a microSD slot into the bargain.

Source: Pine 64 is Raspberry Pi 3 that does 4K, but you’ll have to wait to get one | TechRadar

EDIT: Apparently not all comments on the Pine 64 are positive – see this Reddit post for some perceived negatives.

How to configure Nginx with free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate on Debian or Ubuntu Linux

In this tutorial, I will explain how to use Let’s Encrypt to obtain a free SSL certificate and use it with Nginx on Ubuntu or Debian Linux.

Source: How to configure Nginx with free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate on Debian or Ubuntu Linux (nixCraft)

Top 5 Best Security-Centric Linux Distributions Of 2016

Staying anonymous on the Internet might not necessarily mean the same as surfing the web safely but rather keeping yourself safe from prying eyes that may otherwise take advantage of the vulnerability of your system thereby exposing you and your data for whomever might just be up for the grabbing – especially some hacker snooping around for sensitive data to hoard (particularly if you’re being targeted) and use for otherwise evil purposes that can have some serious effects on the violated individual.

However, for whatever reason you might want to remain anonymous or unidentifiable (if you may) on the net, in this article is our pick of tools that will help you achieve your purpose effectively without the risks that usually come with surfing the Internet unprotected.

Source: Top 5 Best Security-Centric Linux Distributions Of 2016 (Tecmint)

Probably more than you ever wanted to know about how to protect your privacy online

There are people who don’t do enough to protect their privacy online (like those who use the exact same password for every site they visit) and then there are the people who are ultra-concerned about protecting their privacy and covering their tracks online. This article is clearly intended for the latter group.

You are being watched. Private and state-sponsored organizations are monitoring and recording your online activities. privacytools.io provides knowledge and tools to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance.

Source: privacy tools – encryption against global mass surveillance 🔒

Odroid C2 Bests Raspberry Pi 3 in Several Ways | Hackaday

It’s been a big week in the world of inexpensive single board computers, and everyone’s talking about the new Raspberry Pi 3. It blows away the competition they say, nobody can touch it for the price.

Almost nobody, that is.

With a lot less fanfare on these shores, another cheap and speedy 64-bit quad-core ARM-based SBC slips onto the market this week, Hardkernel’s Odroid C2. And looking at the specification it seems as though the Pi 3 may be given a run for its money.

Source: Odroid C2 Bests Raspberry Pi 3 in Several Ways | Hackaday

25 Useful IPtable Firewall Rules Every Linux Administrator Should Know

In this article, we will show you some 25 useful iptable firewall rules that will help you to manage and control you Linux firewall through iptables easily.

Source: 25 Useful IPtable Firewall Rules Every Linux Administrator Should Know (Tecmint)

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