A Linux Security Checklist
16 Dec

A Linux Security Checklist

I recently came across this article about securing yourself on a Linux machine – Security Checklist for Linux System. It’s equally true about Windows users as well: Keep the system updated with latest security patches Keep yourself updated with latest vulnerabilities through mailing lists, forums etc. Stop and disable unwanted services Use SUDO to limit […]

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TrueCrypt
29 Nov

TrueCrypt

TrueCrypt is dead, long live TrueCrypt. In a move that shocked everyone on the internet TrueCrypt was taken down on May 28th 2014 and the official TrueCrypt website, truecrypt.org, began redirecting users to a page warning the software contained unfixed security issues. This announcement caused a great amount of panic and speculation about one of […]

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Install Oracle Java JDK or JRE 8u11
18 Jul

Install Oracle Java JDK or JRE 8u11

I do not format my desktop PC very often, I reinstall my laptop three or four times a month but not my primary machine. With almost every clean installation I have to lookup how to install Oracle’s Java instead of using the pre installed version OpenJDK. Since I search for it so often I thought […]

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