Month: December 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

Your Own Linux..! series on Linux / Unix Shell (Bash) Scripting

Your Own Linux..! recently published a multi-part series on Unix/Linux shell scripting, that would be useful to anyone desiring to write a bash script. The articles are:

Introduction – Linux / Unix Shell (Bash) Scripting

Bash Scripting Variables – Environment and Special Shell Variables

Bash Scripting – Arithmetic, Logical, Relational and Bitwise Operators

Bash Scripting – Arrays with Examples

Bash Scripting Conditionals – if-then-else, if-elif-else, Nested if-else

Bash Scripting – ‘for’ Loop

Bash Scripting – ‘while’ Loop

Bash Scripting – ‘case’ Statement

Bash Scripting – ‘select’ Loop and ‘select-case’ Statement

That’s the complete list as of the publication date of this post (EDIT: Plus a couple of late additions). If you want to check to see if any have been added since then, go here.

21 Must-Have Apps For Ubuntu Desktop

We’re often asked what our essential Ubuntu apps are, but rather than reply in the comments I figured I’d write a list of what are, for us, must-have apps for Ubuntu.

Whether you’re new to Ubuntu or a recent convert from Microsoft Windows, you should find some software to suit you in the list below. Naturally, not all of the apps featured below will be of use to everyone so do Use the comments below to share your best Linux apps.

Source: 21 Must-Have Apps For Ubuntu Desktop – OMG! Ubuntu!

Before You Pay that Ransomware Demand…

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 infected what gets installed is likely to be “ransomware” — malicious software that locks your most prized documents, songs and pictures with strong encryption and then requires you to pay for a key to unlock the files.

Here’s some basic advice about where to go, what to do — and what not to do — when you or someone you know gets hit with ransomware.

Source: Before You Pay that Ransomware Demand… — Krebs on Security

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