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  • How Do I Protect My Linux Box from Trojans and Viruses?

    Online threats can target Linux computers just as easily as they can attack Windows PCs, so be aware of the threats and the steps required to defend your computer from intrusions, Trojans, viruses and other security risks.
    By Christian Cawley September 30, 2011 

  • Holding Back the Tide With Secure Email for Ubuntu

    Its bad enough that your exploits at last years Christmas party have already received a million hits on YouTube. At least your emails can still be sealed tighter than an Egyptian tomb thanks to the powerful encryption tools provided by Ubuntu. Learn how...
    By Charles M Bowen August 31, 2011 

  • Maintain Privacy with Remote Desktop Sessions

    If you've ever tried a remote desktop connection to Ubuntu, you have probably discovered that everyone can see what you're doing - not very secure! Creating a secure session over a VNC, however, will allow you to do this, while using a standard...
    By Christian Cawley July 23, 2011 


  • Top 10 Books for Linux Administrators

    In this article, we take a look at a few books that should be on every Linux administrator's bookshelf. These books cover most, if not all of the technologies and applications that a Linux sysadmin is expected to know. Learn how to administer DNS...
    By Pranav Thadeshwar July 6, 2011 

  • Linux Security - Disabling Root Logins in Linux

    In this article, we will take a look at how you can secure your Linux computer. Disabling root logins goes a long way towards having a computer which cannot be easily hacked by newbies or script-kiddies. Check out the instructions in the article below...
    By Pranav Thadeshwar July 6, 2011 

  • Tired of Your Old Ubuntu Username? Setup a New One in Seconds!

    You don't have to go to the trouble of manually creating a new account in Ubuntu just to use a new username - the operating system will carry out this task for you with just a few commands entered in the terminal.
    By Christian Cawley June 25, 2011 


  • Wireless Network Access Software For Linux

    Getting connected to wireless networks is often the most difficult part of a Linux experience, but with a little care, it doesn't have to be so. This article outlines basic tips for working with wireless network managers, in addition to reviewing...
    By allychevalier June 25, 2011 

  • Encryption on Ubuntu: Seahorse

    Seahorse, also known as Passwords & Encryption, is an application included with Ubuntu that allows you to manage your PGP and SSH encryption keys. Seahorse integrates with the Ubuntu desktop, allowing you to encrypt, decrypt and sign files with your...
    By Chris Hoffman June 24, 2011 

  • Portable Linux: Run Linux from a Portable USB Key

    Take Linux with you! The days of expensive USB Keys and confusing installation procedures are over. Today we highlight three of our favorite portable Linux distributions that will allow you to carry your favorite open source operating system around...
    By Michael Dougherty May 23, 2011 

  • Using Damn Small Linux Software for PC Security

    You can use Damn Small Linux software on a live CD or USB drive to help to protect yourself when traveling or using public access PCs. PC security is more necessary, and more difficult than ever before. Scams are everywhere, and the theft of personal...
    By Larry M. Lynch May 22, 2011 
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