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Check out some of our older articles below. We've been publishing articles for a very long time, so there's sure to be something here for everybody.


How to install Openshot 2.0
Feb. 4, 2016, 10:47 a.m. by Roland Taylor

If, like me, you use Openshot regularly (though I'm planning to switch back to Kdenlive fully after many years away from it), then you've probably encountered the crashes, freezes, and other issues that come with this otherwise great and amazing video editor. Now, Video Editing experts, please, hold your criticism - I'm not making movies here (yet). However, you've probably ...


What Happened to 2buntu
Dec. 10, 2015, 6:45 a.m. by Nathan Osman

Yesterday, our Redis server was hacked. As soon as we figured out what was going on, we immediately switched the website to maintenance mode and began investigating what happened. While this was in progress, we spun up a new server and rebuilt the website, restoring the database from a recent backup. Once the new server was up and running, we ...


Enabling/Disabling modules and sites in Apache
Oct. 3, 2015, 8:57 p.m. by Nitin Venkatesh

The usual configuration in the Apache Web Server stems from a single point - httpd.conf, the main configuration file. There might be other configuration files but they are mostly referred to from this central config file with the Include directive. For example, you might find lines like, Include conf.d/ in the core configuration file. It is also not uncommon to ...


Fixing errors while installing Metasploit Framework on Ubuntu
June 24, 2015, 8:11 a.m. by Nitin Venkatesh

I followed the excellent instructions by darkoperator to install the Metasploit Framework on Ubuntu. However, I had a tiny hiccup when it came to doing the bundle install. (The bundle install step is in the section marked Installing Metasploit Framework in the instructions guide). I got the following error: Errno::EACCES: Permission denied @ rb_sysopen - metasploit-framework-4.11.0.pre.dev.gem An error occurred while ...


WARNING: Sourceforge has gone ROGUE!
May 28, 2015, 12:49 p.m. by Roland Taylor

This is not a joke. First it was GIMP For Windows, now as others are reporting, Sourceforge has turned evil and is now distributing adware and malware with open source software. If you use Sourceforge for any downloads, stop. If you've got Sourceforge links, take them down. Again, this is not a joke. It's one thing for a company to ...


Intro to sqlmap
May 23, 2015, 10:49 p.m. by Nitin Venkatesh

Quoting its official page, "sqlmap is an open source penetration testing tool that automates the process of detecting and exploiting SQL injection flaws and taking over of database servers." sqlmap is a super complex tool with lots and lots of options and switches that you can bend and use to suit your needs. Today, we'll look at taking some beginner ...


I/O Redirection
May 2, 2015, 3:53 a.m. by Nitin Venkatesh

I/O redirection can come in very handy at times when you're working on the command-line. You can redirect the source of an input to a command and the destination of the output it produces to be files, or other commands themselves. Enough talk, let's get down to business! First of all, the things we need to know are the streams, ...


Hard links vs soft links in Linux
April 30, 2015, 9:02 p.m. by Nitin Venkatesh

There are two types of links in the Linux world that you'll come across - hard links and soft links. Hard links are the source files in a different location (think, a wormhole bending space and time and being at two places at once), whereas soft links(or symbolic links) act as pointers to the original file. Live Action Zone Let's ...


Visual Studio Code Comes to Linux
April 29, 2015, 5:02 p.m. by Nathan Osman

If this article would have been written a few years ago, nobody would have believed it. After all, this is the same company that once called Linux a "cancer". Today, Microsoft has taken a huge leap in cross-platform development by releasing a preview of Visual Studio Code. And it runs on Linux. Downloading Visual Studio Code The preview is now ...


Finding ModSecurity version info
March 7, 2015, 8:06 p.m. by Nitin Venkatesh

If like me, you installed ModSecurity on Ubuntu or a Debian machine with something like $ sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-security2 , we might end up clueless trying to find the mod_security.c file (as suggested in a few places) because the LoadModule in the Apache config uses a .so file. But whether you're using Ubuntu, Debian or CentOS, there is an ...


Vivaldi - Ghost Of Opera's Past
Jan. 28, 2015, 10:55 a.m. by Roland Taylor

A new browser is among us, in the form of Vivaldi, and it's all about bring the old to the new. This is a good thing. I didn't think I'd be saying this about a closed-source, yet-another-browser - browser, but a few minutes in, I'm already impressed. If, like me, you've been: On the interwebs for long enough A power ...


Setting up chroot jails for your vsftpd users
Jan. 23, 2015, midnight by Nitin Venkatesh

chroot jails keep your users locked in a directory and not let them wander about the filesystem to places they have no business poking their noses into. Alrighty, let's implement this in our vsftpd server so that you don't have your FTP users peeking at the passwd and shadow files. We assume you've already created your FTP user and have ...


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