Last week Windows users suffered a ransomware attack at a global scale and had their files encrypted. The attackers demanded a payment of $600 worth in bitcoins decrypt all the users' files. This is one of the biggest ransomware attacks recorded and still growing. Read the complete article published yesterday on LinuxAndUbuntu. In this article, we will talk about some of the possible actions one can take against this ransomware.
The internet has its good and bad and we have to be extra careful to not fall on the claws of the hackers or attackers. This can happen from buying online, getting your account hacked or getting your files “kidnapped”, on this last one is when your files get encrypted and the attacker wants you to pay him a certain amount to get the files decrypted. In this article, we will talk about this ransomware that until today has infected more than 230,000+ computers in 150 countries and has raised more than $50,000,00.
So here we are fans of Linux! But are we up to the bar? To get our hands a little dirty and maybe do what a surgeon do :P Well if that disgust you then I didn’t mean cutting up your favorite distro and operating on it. I meant a minor thing like stitches and tending to some easy commands.
PuTTY as an SSH and Telnet client was originally developed by Simon Tatham for the Windows platform. It is the most popular SSH client on Windows. It is also available on Linux and other operating systems as a direct port of the Windows SSH client. It is also able to use as a client for rlogin and raw TCP computing protocols.
Linux lovers spend most of their time in the distro is with a terminal. The terminal is just like one of our friends which we know can almost do anything. Delete files, copy files, tell the weather, send emails, kill the system processes and much more. Then why not play some games in terminal too? Today I am going to cover some of the best games I love to play in Linux terminal which you will definitely enjoy.
Cron is a utility that manages background processes or daemons from time to time (for example each minute, day, week or month). Cron works like a scheduler, for example, it can download files from the internet or download emails at regular intervals, also you can use it for more complex tasks like install updates. Originally cron was created for UNIX by Ken Thompson, but now you can use it in all UNIX-like systems, even Linux! UNIX have other utility for tasks scheduling called “at” but cron is much better.
Bodhi Linux is essentially one of those distributions which try to bring your old PC back to life but at the same time, tries to make it look like it is still keeping up with the latest trends in Design and Interface. And with every new release, its community is growing larger and larger. We will look at the latest release which comes with a new theme and more bug fixes (more on this later).
You have heard about a proxy sometimes but what is a proxy and how it works? The proxy provides many functions like anonymous navigation, access to geographically restricted content, or filter some content. Well basically a proxy server is a computer that acts like an intermediate between your PC and the internet and all the traffic looks like the Proxy server did it.
Everyday checking our emails is an important job. We all receive many important emails from work, home, friends, from us (LinuxAndUbuntu) and many more. Here comes the job of email clients which periodically check our emails, stores them for offline access, let us quickly reply, see our calendar, address book, and many more awesome features. That's why today I am going to list out some of the top or best Linux email clients.
It’s an RPM-based package manager used in a number of Linux Distros which include but are not limited to the likes of Fedora, CentOS, RHEL among other to install and update packages. DNF maintains CLI compatibility with Yum as its the next major version release, you will see that most of the commands will be similar to yum commands.