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Jul
8
comment Impossible new virus
there is so much fail in this question ;-/ -- but i like it. it made my day.
Jul
5
comment Can you explain how to understand what the 'iwconfig' command displays in Ubuntu-9.04?
arg ! its in spanish, so close but yet so far.
Jul
1
comment Brace expansion : run several commands instead of expanding on one line?
i've wanted to know this for a long time, thanks ! :)
Jul
1
comment How do you detect the Indestructible TDSS botnet?
Botnets are in vogue currently, as are lame hacking / ddos stories. It's hard to say what the real threats are currently due to massive over hyping. If it does live in the MBR, it should be detected by normal anti virus soon enough, I think the "indestructible" blarb was more to do with the c&c setup.
Jul
1
comment How do you detect the Indestructible TDSS botnet?
Oh, and don't forget the scary "custom encryption", which is obviously much more encrypted than normal encryption.
Jul
1
comment How do you detect the Indestructible TDSS botnet?
it sits in the master boot record. According to the BBC article this is an area of the disk "rarely scanned by anti-virus products". That gives you an idea of the hysterical over-hyping of this.
Jun
30
comment How quickly to find the first IP available in a LAN?
for a temp solution, nmap -sP 172.16.20.0/22 | grep scan and pick an unused number
Jun
29
comment Can two Linux installations share the same /home partition?
during install when you get to the partitioning stage, select the partiton that has /home on it, edit the mount point for it to be mounted on to be /home, and UNSELECT "format this partition"
Jun
28
comment How can I reduce glare on my computer monitor?
grow a huge afro ! :-)
Jun
28
comment How can I adjust the key that takes me to Insert Mode?
I agree with the other comments. This is a matter of practice, and sadly not much can (or moreover should) be done to fix the bad habit you experience. even if you alter it on your machine you'll only run into the issue the first time you run vim elsewhere. Best bet is to just go slower when learning, or use a cheat sheet of commands and bold the : on each command.
Jun
21
comment Are key scramblers effective in beating keyloggers?
i assume you are trying to beat software keyloggers, right ? not hardware ones that sit on the keyboard wire. You may find something like two factor authentication with something like a yubico key helps.
Jun
16
revised Setting up a PC for the Kids
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Jun
16
comment Setting up a PC for the Kids
my advise at age 4 would be dont network it, period.
Jun
13
comment Download file on existing SSH session
scp can push as well as pull (assuming the other host has ssh also) so you can just scp the file in the other direction.
Jun
6
comment Network problems after installing text-only Fedora 14 using VirtualBox
ifconfig will only show interfaces that are "up". If you try ifconfig -a you should see it, or give it an IP and it'll appear. You can try running "dhclient eth0" manually to grab an address. Also try "dmesg" and look for network card messages about the addresses on boot.
Jun
6
answered what can I do to measure the system load on my Linux box?
Jun
3
comment Accidentally clicked a link which might have been malicious. What should I do?
Yes, although more usually malware. esp if you run out of date software.
Jun
3
comment Accidentally clicked a link which might have been malicious. What should I do?
as a side note, links are never malicious. Web pages are, and people are, but links are the victims in all this and i defend their good name.
Jun
2
comment Where can I download copies of a Windows XP ISO image with Internet Explorer 6 or Internet Explorer 7 for VirtualBox?
you could try using ie4linux tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Main_Page and ditch windows, just a thought.
Jun
2
comment Western Digital Green drive from 512 byte sectors (jumpered) to 4k byte sectors (removal of jumper)
surely a quick format isnt going to do it ? Try a full format ?