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Linux Servers Being Compromised

In the news there are increasing reports of Linux servers being compromised and turning into spam-bots or hosts to malicious websites. As a Linux admin I see scores of spam e-mails coming through my /var/log/syslog file and username/password guesses on SSH, e-mail, and website login forms.

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CyanogenMod 7 for the HP Touchpad Alpha release.

First of all head on over to the RootzWiki.com website and check out the thread discussing this release. They have a number of videos and a lengthy description of what works and does not on the first post. http://rootzwiki.com/showthread.php?4011-RELEASE-ALPHA-Discussion-CyanogenMod-team-Touchpad-port This is a very early release of the product and a number of items will not be working completely. I will …

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LibreOffice

I wanted to bring up a new program you might see popping up here in the next few months. It is very similar to OpenOffice and it is called “LibreOffice”. This new program is a fork of OpenOffice and is also compatible with all the other major office suites you may be comfortable with. One reason it has been so …

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Goodbye Old Browsers

This month I noticed something being reported and I thought I should mention it to you all. Google will be dropping support for older browsers on August 1st. You may be asking yourself, “Am I running an older browser?” If you are running Internet Explorer 6 or 7, Firefox 3.5, or Safari 3, then, according to them you are. If …

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