Secure File Transfer in Nautilus with SFTP

April 14, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

Previously I've showed you how to set up a home network with Ubuntu. Once your network is set up, it's easy to transfer files from one computer to another using Gnome's standard file manager, Nautilus.

Nautilus has a built-in feature to support SFTP. SFTP is a secure file transfer protocol. It's basically a combination of SSH (secure shell) and FTP (file transfer protocol). SFTP is a convenient way securely transfer files from one computer to another over the network. Read more

How To Install AVG Antivirus 7.5 in Ubuntu

April 5, 2009 by · 7 Comments
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EDIT: This post was written for version 7.5 of AVG which is no longer available. The process is different for version 8.5 and there is no longer a GUI for AVG on Linux. Read more

Create an Encrypted Folder in Ubuntu with Cryptkeeper

March 29, 2009 by · 26 Comments
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, linux, security, Ubuntu 

Since it's tax time here in the US, I figured it would be good to post something to help you keep your information safe. Today I'll show you how to install and use the Cyptkeeper applet in Ubuntu.

Cryptkeeper is a GNOME applet for managing EncFS encrypted folders. To install it, make sure the Universe Repository is enabled and install it with Synaptic. Alternatively, install it from the command line with:

sudo apt-get install cryptkeeper

The installation should have added your userid to the fuse group. If it didn't, you can add it with: Read more

Automatically Update the ClamAV Virus Database

December 6, 2008 by · 2 Comments
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ClamAV is a virus scanner for Linux and Unix systems.

To install it on Ubuntu you can use Synaptic or install it from the command line using apt-get.

sudo apt-get install clamav

Once it's installed you can set up a script for right click virus scanning in Nautilus. Read more

Add On-Demand Virus Scanning to Nautilus

December 6, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: bash, gnome, HowTo, linux, security, Ubuntu 

I ran across this tutorial the other day and thought it was worth passing on. A post on TuxTraining shows how to create a script to add right click virus scanning to Nautilus (the Gnome file manager) using ClamAV. ClamAV is a virus scanner for Linux and Unix systems. Read more

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