Monthly Archive: April 2016

Apr 29 2016

Stop Opera’s New VPN from Leaking Your IP Address

Last week, Opera added a VPN to the dev version of its browser, which was certainly good news. The bad news is that unlike the more robust VPNs it tries to replace, it leaks data that should be encrypted all over the place, namely your private IP address. Here’s how to fix it. Source: Stop …

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Apr 28 2016

How to Enable Pasting Text on Sites That Block It

Some companies think they’re increasing security by disabling your ability to paste into form fields, such as the password field. But in reality, all they’re doing is frustrating users–and probably decreasing security by blocking password managers. Here’s how to solve this annoyance in Chrome and Firefox. Source: How to Enable Pasting Text on Sites That …

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Apr 27 2016

Ted Cruz Pushes Bill to Hinder Community Broadband

Ordinarily, this is not a political blog – there are plenty of political blogs out there for those into that sort of thing, and there are also “Faux News” outlets for the racists, religious zealots, and just plain hateful people among us. Assuming you are not a total idiot (hopefully you would not be reading …

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Apr 27 2016

How Hackers Earned $100,000 Just By Sending A DDoS Threat In Emails

Don’t be a victim! According to a recent revealation, a hacking group called Armada Collective collected more than $100,000 just by sending a DDoS threat in an email to online businesses. Source: How Hackers Earned $100,000 Just By Sending A DDoS Threat In Emails (fossBytes)

Apr 20 2016

ClassicMenu Indicator brings back the old school cool from GNOME2 in Ubuntu 16.04

Anyone here remember the massive community back clash when Unity was first introduced? A lot of that had to do with the replacement of GNOME2’s rather straight forward menu system with a more modern Unity Launcher that we see today. ClassicMenu Indicator is a small plugin that could bring back some of that old glory. …

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Apr 15 2016

5 Warning Signs That Your SSD Is About to Break Down & Fail

Whether you’re buying a laptop or a desktop today, it’s advisable to get a Solid State Drive (SSD) over a traditional Hard Disk Drive (HDD). SSDs are faster, more stable, and conserve less power, making them superior in every way. But that doesn’t mean SSDs are flawless. Source: 5 Warning Signs That Your SSD Is About …

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Apr 14 2016

10 Easy Ways to Restore Your Linux System

Reverting your operating system to a previous state without consequences sounds almost like magic. You can quickly return to your work as if nothing happened, even when you don’t know what caused the problem. That’s why the System Restore feature is among the top things ex-Windows users want from Linux. Some go as far as …

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Apr 13 2016

With Snaps, Ubuntu 16.04 Makes App Updates Easier, Secure

One of the (few) sucky things about sticking with an Ubuntu LTS release is when newer versions of apps you love are released and you can’t install them. Well, prepare to bid that pang of disappointment goodbye. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will come with support for Canonical’s (relatively new) Snap packaging format. Snaps are the aspirin …

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Apr 10 2016

12 Linux dd command examples – The Linux Juggernaut

The dd command stands for “data duplicator” and used for copying and converting data. It is very powerful low level utility of Linux which can do much more like; • Backup and restore the entire hard disk or partition. • Backup of MBR (Master Boot Record) • It can copy and convert magnetic tape format, …

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Apr 09 2016

Fix a Missing Sidebar in Open & Save Dialog Windows of Mac OS X

Some Mac users have discovered the sidebar to be missing in the Open and Save dialog windows that appear throughout Mac OS X. Since the sidebar contains quick access links to various points in the file system, including user directory pictures, documents, the desktop, Macintosh HD, and tags, this can be frustrating and lead to …

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