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Surprise! Adobe Flash wasn't the buggiest and neither was 2015

The numbers are in. For all of 2015, there were some 6,412 distinct software bugs and security vulnerabilities discovered  in software released by a total of 17 vendors. 829 more words


SSH Security on Raspberry Pi

Debian tips for SSH

Login attempts file: /var/log/auth.log

cat /var/log/auth.log | grep 'sshd.*Invalid'

Change SSH settings: sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Change port from 22 to something else. 8 more words

Operating Systems

New found Linux backspace bug is already largely fixed

It was widely reported on the web December 17 that for some 6 years, a flaw in the Linux Grub2 bootloader has made it possible to get around the password on many versions of the Linux operating system simply by pressing the backspace key 28 times at the login screen when the operating system asks for a username. 646 more words


Raspberry Pi Torrent

sudo apt-get install transmission-daemon
sudo nano /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json
sudo service transmission-daemon reload
Operating Systems

Trying out the new Inbox by Gmail

A flurry of reports over the weekend suggest that Google is beginning to slowly move Gmail users over to a new mail platform called Inbox. The clear implication being that Inbox is intended to replace the 11-year-old Gmail — … 841 more words


RLO spoofing is another Internet security reverse

Nine years ago, at least, computer industry insiders knew how the invisible bi-directional control characters in the Unicode character set could be exploited to disguise phishing websites and malware. 2,451 more words


Web browsers are toasters and that's good

Recently I went on a hunting trip for novel web browsers and found literally dozens, including a few I’d never heard of, that have been in development for more than five years and a few for more than a decade. 1,638 more words