Research suggests that WikiLeaks is necessary because it provides a safe and public outlet for whistleblowers, promotes government transparency, and encourages the average citizen to inform themselves on important topics that impact their lives.Read More »
Let’s Encrypt: Free, Automated, and Open SSL
Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. Let’s Encrypt is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). The key principles behind Let’s Encrypt are: Free: Anyone who owns a domain name can use Let’s Encrypt to obtain a trusted certificate at zero cost. Automatic: Software running on a …Read More »
X2Go: Remote access for your Linux box.
X2go is a great application for remotely accessing your Linux computer from a Windows, Linux, or Mac PC. What makes this unique for Linux is that you are able to connect to your computer at the login screen. Perhaps you are booting into a headless system and don't want a GUI running all the time. With X2Go you are able to select your desktop environment before connecting. For the session it will launch that GUI and then exit it upon logout.Read More »
What is keeping you on Windows?
What applications are you still using that are keeping you tied to the Microsoft Windows operating system? For me Photoshop is one of the only applications I use that won't run on Linux. My gaming library for Linux has been growing by leaps and bounds. As of October 2014 I have 181 Linux supported games in my Steam library. With the in-home feature I can play any of my games on my Linux machine.Read More »
Is your Linux box protected from “ShellShock”
A major security vulnerability has been discovered in the GNU Bash (Bourne Again Shell) for the Linux operating system. System administrators running Red Hat Enterprise , Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu, and Debian distributions will want to update to the latest release of the Bash package.Read More »
Disposable Temporary E-Mail Addresses
Ever find yourself being asked to create an account at a website that has information you would like, but, you are worried they will spam you or give your e-mail address to some sort of list? GuerrillaMail.com is a great site that will give you a temporary e-mail address that can be erased at any time. GuerrillaMail has an easy …Read More »