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How to make Linux more trustworthy. While the fight against government-mandated software backdoors raged for most of 2016—including the showdown between Apple and the FBI over the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, and the UK's new Investigatory Powers Act, which gives the government the power to demand UK companies backdoor their software to enable mass surveillance—the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) has been quietly working to prevent an even more insidious form of backdoor: malicious code inserted during the software build process without a developer’s knowledge or consent.

How to make Linux more trustworthy

Such attacks are by no means theoretical. Documents from Snowden's trove make clear that intelligence agencies are actively working to compromise the software build process on individual developer's computers. The CIA created a bogus version of XCode, the software used by developers to package applications for Apple devices. A Beginner Friendly Comprehensive Guide to Installing and Using A Safer Anonymous Operating System v1.0.2. Brutal Toolkit - Create Various Payload, PowerShell & Virus Attack on Kali Linux 2016.2. Pi Zero - Has anyone been able to install Kali Linux? : raspberry_pi. The source for Linux information. The Internet of Things market is fragmented, amorphous, and continually changing, and its very nature requires more than the usual attention to interoperability.

The source for Linux information

It’s not surprising then, that open source has done quite well here -- customers are hesitant to bet their IoT future on a proprietary platform that may fade or become difficult to customize and interconnect. In this second entry in a four-part series about open source IoT, I have compiled a guide to major open source software projects, focusing on open source tech for home and industrial automation.

I am omitting more vertical projects related to IoT, such as Automotive Grade Linux and Dronecode, and I’m also skipping open source, IoT-oriented OS distributions, such as Brillo, Contiki, Mbed, OpenWrt, Ostro, Riot, Ubuntu Snappy Core, UCLinux, and Zephyr. Is your SSH password revealed when you attempt to connect to the wrong server? GNU Libreboot. 30 days in a terminal: Day 1 — The essentials. Day 1 of my "I'm a ridiculous person who is going to use nothing but a Linux terminal for 30 days" experiment is complete.

30 days in a terminal: Day 1 — The essentials

And it was not an easy day. Not bad. KDEConnect - KDE Community Wiki. This is the comunity page for KDE Connect.

KDEConnect - KDE Community Wiki

It should contain useful and up to date resources for both users and developers. What is KDE Connect? KDE Connect is a project that aims to communicate all your devices. For example, with KDE Connect you can receive your phone notifications on your computer, or just use your phone as a remote control for your desktop. To achieve this, KDE Connect implements a secure communication protocol over the network, and allows any developer to create plugins on top of it. Some other cool features in video: More info at: Installation You will most likely find KDE Connect as a package in your distribution's repos. The app for Android can be found in both the Google Play Store and the free store F-Droid.

KDE on Windows status update. Disclaimer: No, it's not dead :) During Randa we've discussed the KDE on Windows road map.

KDE on Windows status update

There's been a brisk involvement of the Randa Meetings participants in the platform discussion sessions on Tuesday. Untitled. After two years of hard work Subgraph OS is finally available for alpha download!


Please note that this software is still in alpha and much testing and bug fixing still has to be done. We strongly encourage you to read the caveats/troubleshooting before you start. System Requirements Anything that can comfortably run GNOME 3: 64-bit machine (Core2Duo or over) 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended) At least 20GB of hard disk space. Grsecurity. The Open Source Security Distribution for Ethical Hackers and Penetration Testers and Forensic Experts.

The Matriux is a phenomenon that was waiting to happen.

The Open Source Security Distribution for Ethical Hackers and Penetration Testers and Forensic Experts

It is a fully featured security distribution based on Debian consisting of a powerful bunch of more than 300 open source and free tools that can be used for various purposes including, but not limited to, penetration testing, ethical hacking, system and network administration, cyber forensics investigations, security testing, vulnerability analysis, and much more. It is a distribution designed for security enthusiasts and professionals, although it can be used normally as your default desktop system. With Matriux, you can turn any system into a powerful penetration testing toolkit, without having to install any software into your hardisk.

How to install Asterisk PBX 13.x on CentOS 7 step by step guide. Hello guys, we're going to do Asterisk 13.0.6 installation in this guide.

How to install Asterisk PBX 13.x on CentOS 7 step by step guide

This will be a complete easy to follow tutorial. Ringing in 2016 with 64 open-spec, hacker friendly SBCs · Community backed, open-spec SBCs vary wildly, from sub-$10 minimalists to octa-core powerhouses.

Ringing in 2016 with 64 open-spec, hacker friendly SBCs ·

Here we present 64 Linux- and Android-friendly models. In 2015, the number of open-spec, hacker friendly single board computers running Linux or Android has continued to grow while prices have dropped to unprecedented levels. Low-cost boards such as the Chip, Raspberry Pi Zero, and Orange Pi PC have set a higher bar for price/performance ratio, while on the high end, we saw the first 64-bit, ARMv8 hacker SBCs arrive at surprisingly low prices.

Meanwhile, the board that matters most to makers around the world — the Raspberry Pi — was updated to a Pi 2 model with a modern quad-core, ARMv7 processor that opens up new applications and a wider range of Linux distributions. In our first joint reader survey of community-backed boards with in May 2014, readers rated their favorite SBCs from a list of 32. Our list could actually be much longer than 64. .bashrc generator: create your .bashrc PS1 with a drag and drop interface. Hackme: Deconstructing an ELF File. A friend recently asked me to find the password for a little hard-to-hack program he had written and I agreed to it.

hackme: Deconstructing an ELF File

The short journey of a few hours that led me to its password were extremely interesting and this article describes the process as well as some of the new techniques learnt along the way. Few minutes after accepting his challenge, I received a binary called "hackme" in an E-mail and I got started! Those interested in giving it a shot can download the binary file and get back to this article later. Do let me know if you find anything interesting along the way that I did not think of or missed! Comments can be sent to manohar dot vanga at gmail dot com with the title [hackme].

Test Run I ran the binary and tried a couple of random passwords. . $ . Interestingly, running the binary under GDB gave a specially crafted welcome message: $ $ gdb . Robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh. All commands sorted by votes. Linux. The GNU Operating System. The Linux Alternative Project.