Command Line Basics: Change Your Password

June 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: command line, HowTo, linux, security 

Hopefully by now you understand the need to have a strong password for your computer login. Perhaps you selected your password when you first installed GNU/Linux and you've never changed it. Maybe you don't even know how to change it. Today I'll show you how to change your password from the command line. Read more

Cross-Platform Koobface Worm Can Infect Linux

October 28, 2010 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: linux, news, security, Ubuntu 

There is a new version of the Koobface worm that can infect a Linux operating system. Jerome Segura over at Pareto Logic has a blog post showing how this worm can infect a user's home directory in Ubuntu. Read more

avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus for Windows

June 3, 2010 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: HowTo, security, windows 

avast! 5.0 is a free antivirus program available for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. It is a fairly full featured virus scanner similar to AVG free. Some of its key features are:

  • Silent/Gaming Mode
  • Anti-rootkit protection
  • Automatic updates
  • Boot time scanning (32 bit only)
  • Scheduled scanning
  • Wake up for scan (wakes up Windows from hibernate or sleep to perform scheduled scan) Read more

TuxTweaks Got Hacked

October 10, 2009 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: General, news, security, web development 

Today I was trying to debug why my Feedburner feed would not display properly in Google's Chrome browser. What I discovered was that there was some code creating errors in my site's original RSS feed. After a bit of searching on the offending code, I ran across a post on my hosting provider's support forum. Read more

Microsoft Releases Free Antivirus

September 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: security, windows 

Today, Microsoft released a new, free (free as in Free Beer) antivirus program called Microsoft Security Essentials. This new program is available for Windows XP 32-bit, Windows Vista and Windows 7 32-bit, and Windows Vista and Windows 7 64-bit operating systems. Read more

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