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Canonical explores collecting hardware data

Canonical is exploring the idea of adding an option to the Ubuntu system installer which would allow the operating system to collect hardware information and send it over a secure connection to Canonical’s developers. Will…



openSUSE unveils YaST changes

There are some significant new changes coming to the YaST system administration tool included in the openSUSE distribution. People running openSUSE’s rolling “Tumbleweed” branch should soon get to see and test improvements in the way…




Eye on your System

Here is a little script sent to use. While it doesn’t cover everything to watch for on a system, it covers some of the basics. Use the following simple script to check for security problems on…


Who Sent Me Mail?

To know who all have sent you mail. —————CUT HERE ———- #!/bin/sh : ${USER:=`expr “\`LANG=C id\`” : ‘uid=[0-9]*(\([^)]*\).*’`} for MBox in /var/mail/$USER /usr/spool/mail/$USER “” do [ -r “$MBox” ] && break done [ -z “$MBox” ]…


File System Capacity Alert script

#!/bin/sh # This script can be used to # warn the users that # the file system is getting full # # Script needs adjusted for your # needs. Below is set to monitor #…


How to patch Red Hat systems against SambaCry

A vulnerability involving a Linux package called Samba is making the rounds, and in the spirit of the Windows-based exploit known as WannaCry, this one is called SambaCry. Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems from version…