Category : security

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A closer look at the new ARM64 Scaleway servers and LXD

Update #1: I posted at the Scaleway Linux kernel discussion thread to add support for the Ubuntu Linux kernel and Add new bootscript with stock Ubuntu Linux kernel #349. Scaleway has been offering ARM (armv7) cloud servers (baremetal) since 2015 and now they have ARM64 (armv8, from Cavium) cloud servers (through KVM, not baremetal). But

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How to create a snap for how2 (stackoverflow from the terminal) in Ubuntu 16.04

Stackoverflow is an invaluable resource for questions related to programming and other subjects. Normally, the workflow for searching http://stackoverflow.com/, is to search Google using a Web browser. Most probably, the result will be a question from stackoverflow. A more convenient way to query StackOverflow, is to use the how2 command-line utility. Here is how it

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How to create a snap for a Python app with networking using snapcraft in Ubuntu 16.04

Update #1: 6 Feb 2017  httpstat needs curl. Originally, this HowTo would freshly compile curl from the github source. Now, this HowTo shows how to reuse the existing curl package from the Ubuntu repositories. In this post we see how to create a snap package (or, just snap) of some software in Ubuntu 16.04. A

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Trying out LXD containers on Ubuntu on DigitalOcean

You can have LXD containers on your home computer, you can also have them on your Virtual-Private Server (VPS). If you have any further questions on LXD, see https://www.stgraber.org/2016/03/11/lxd-2-0-blog-post-series-012/ Here we see how to configure on a VPS at DigitalOcean (yeah, referral). We go cheap and select the 512MB RAM and 20GB disk VPS for $5/month. Containers are

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Announcing the Certificate Watch (CertWatch) Firefox addon

CertWatch is a Firefox add-on that helps you control how digital certificates are used when you visit secure websites. While there exist tools that help control how, for example, scripts like Javascript are executed (NoScript addon), there has not been a tool for digital certificates. The closest Firefox addon to the functionality of CertWatch is

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thersa.org.uk, infected.

The screenshot shows the thersa.org.uk website has been infected, and users that visit it end up running in their browsers malicious JavaScript code. The code loads Javascript files from the .cn and the .la domains. There is a reference in one of the files to a cookie named killav (Kill Antivirus?) that may disable some

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My Akismet spam count in WordPress

Here is the Akismet spam count of my WordPress blog, All spam deleted. Caught Spam Akismet has caught 316,645 spam for you since you first installed it. You have no spam currently in the queue. Must be your lucky day. 🙂 WordPress Documentation — Support Forums 2.1 — 0.10 seconds

My hard disk does not power up

My hard disk (3.5″) that I use as external storage does not power up any more. 🙁 Most probably it happened due to overheating. Is there any way to salvage the information? Do hard disks have some sort of fuse that can get blown? I do not mind if the procedure is invasive (that is,

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