Kali Linux 2.0 Upgrade is Out

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Aug 112015
 

Fall on your knees and kiss the earth in gratitude.

Folks, Kali Linux 2.0 has just been released.

In case you’ve just arrived from Mars or Uranus, Kali is the mother of Linux penetrating distributions.

So what’s new in Kali 2.0?

A lot of goodies in there, a lot! So continue reading!

Kali Linux 2.0 Upgrade is Out

New Features in Kali Linux 2.0

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Get Rid of Old Kernels in CentOS 7 and Red Hat 7

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Aug 082015
 
Get Rid of Old Kernels in CentOS 7 and Red Hat 7

If you’ve been using a CentOS 7 or RedHat 7 system for some time and updating it regularly, you’re bound to accumulate multiple kernels. In this post, we’ll learn how to check the number of installed kernels on a CentOS, RedHat or Fedora box and remove the older ones. Check Installed Kernels Go ahead and check how many versions of the kernel you have on your¬†CentOS, Red Hat or Fedora system with the below command.

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LibreOffice 5: Good Office Suite Gets Better

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Aug 062015
 
LibreOffice 5: Good Office Suite Gets Better

Popular open source office application suite LibreOffice has been updated to version 5.0 giving it compatibility with Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system. The tenth major release of the free cross-platform office suite, LibreOffice 5.0 includes a word processor (Writer), spreadsheet (Calc), drawing and flowcharting tool (Draw), database (Base), presentation software (Impress) and an equations and formula editor (Math). Besides compatibility with Windows 10, other highlights of LibreOffice 5 include an improved user interface, better management of screen space, a cleaner look and new spreadsheet features supporting complex formulae, new functions and conditional formatting.

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How to Set Up Password Aging on CentOS 7

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Aug 052015
 
How to Set Up Password Aging on CentOS 7

In this age of relentless online attacks by criminals, forcing password changes upon users is a must adopt security policy. As any seasoned Linux system administrator will tell you, only idiots don’t implement password aging. The concept of setting timelines for password validity is known as password aging. The key advantage of password aging (forcing password changes) is that even if a password is cracked or stolen, its value to criminals is only for a short window of time. In a sign of its importance, some US banks are already enforcing password changes for its customers at periodic intervals (90 Read More

Samsung, Google Vow to Fix Android Security Nightmare

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Aug 052015
 
Samsung, Google Vow to Fix Android Security Nightmare

Security has been a nightmare for hundreds of millions of Android device owners given the slow/nil issue of patches for even serious vulnerabilities. But some relief is finally at hand for owners of Google and Samsung mobile devices. Security – Samsung, Google Act Anxious to counter widely held perceptions that Android mobile devices are not as secure as their iOS counterparts, Samsung and Google today separately announced major overhauls to their security update policies. Samsung Electronics plans to implement a new Android security update process to fast track security patches over the air when security vulnerabilities are uncovered. The goal Read More

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Inviting Trouble – 82% of Android Devices Still Running Older Versions of Android

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Aug 042015
 
Inviting Trouble -  82% of Android Devices Still Running Older Versions of Android

Nine months after the launch of Lollipop, nearly 82% of active Android devices are running an older version of the software. According to Google’s recently released data on Android version adoption, 15.5 of Android devices are running Lollipop 5.0 while 2.6% of devices have the latest Lollipop 5.5. A huge chunk of Android devices (39.3%) are still running Kitkat, which first debuted in October 2013. Another 33.5% of Android devices are running the the three-year-old Jellybean, which first showed up in June 2012. We’re just a few months from the release of the new Android M and tens of millions Read More

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How to Restore from a QuiteRSS Backup

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Aug 042015
 
How to Restore from a QuiteRSS Backup

QuiteRSS is an excellent open source cross-platform RSS news feed reader that I have been using for about a year now with mucho satisfaction. I’ve installed it on Linux Mint and CentOS. The reader works fine on Linux and I can’t recollect it ever crashing on me. The free reader works on Windows and Mac OS X too but I have yet to try them on those platforms. Like any good IT user, every month or so I make a backup of QuiteRSS (Via File –> Create Backup on the menu bar) from inside the program just in case I Read More

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