Police in Ukraine Blame Russia for NotPetya

Firms in Ukraine and beyond are still struggling to bring all systems back online following last week’s devastating outbreak of “NotPetya” malware. Authorities in Ukraine, where the outbreak began, have yet to fully detail related…



Linux Mint 18.2

Clement Lefebvre has announced the availability of a new release of Linux Mint. The new version, Linux Mint 18.2, is the latest update in the 18.x series and is built upon a base of Ubuntu…


Fedora’s Atomic Host gets new life cycle

The Fedora distribution maintains several editions and one of the lesser talked about editions is Atomic Host. The Atomic Host edition is a lightweight platform for running containers. Due to Atomic Host’s minimal and fast-moving…


Zero those log files

Some programs write to multiple log files in a directory and need to be zeroed out sometimes to save diskspace. The following ksh shell script will zero out all files with the “.log” extension in…



Bash Hotkeys

Bash provides many hot keys to ease use. ctrl-l — clear screen ctrl-r — does a search in the previously given commands so that you don’t have to repeat long command. ctrl-u — clears the typing before…


Why are ransomware attacks successful?

A new major ransomware attack unleashed with full force last Wednesday. The attack was initially thought to have spread solely in Europe and Asia, but earlier today we received confirmations that businesses and individuals based…