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Bruteforcing Emails Using a Simple Python Script


Brute forcing is an essential part of hacking – it is the last resort, it offers hope and sometimes, it just works! Have you ever wanted to code a small script that would bruteforce email servers for you? It is imperative to remember that our brute forcing efforts are only as great as our password l…

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How to Bruteforce a Hash from Windows Hash File in Python


Passwords are stored as hashes and as such even if a hacker breaks into and steals a database, every password will be in the form of a hash, which is not reversible. Hashes may not be reversed, but they definitely can be brute forced! Hashes can be brute forced using packages on GitHub like the…

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The Complicated Firewall


Until recently, I was content using the Uncomplicated Firewall that comes built-into Ubuntu. And it's called uncomplicated for a reason: its complicated counterpart – the iptables. It's not to say that iptables are difficult to comprehend or even impossible to use, but is rather massive. In other w…

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Sneaking around in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, thanks to Steam Proton


Unless you've been under a rock lately (which I'm guilty of some of the time, let's be honest) and you're into Linux gaming, you would have heard of a little something that the Valve Corporation has brought out in their Steam client - called 'Proton'. This bundle of goodness brings a whole host of…

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Paper Dungeons Crawler Released in Early Access; First Impressions


Just recently released into Early Access on Steam, Paper Dungeons Crawler is the sequel to Paper Dungeons, a table-top styled turn-based RPG that also saw a Linux release, by indie team Agent Mega. This sequel takes a more pure 'Roguelike' adventure direction than its predecessor while retaining…

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Liferea hack: add links to ABC (Australia) news items


Most of the RSS feeds in my Liferea RSS reader have external links in their brief, descriptive texts, like this one from The Guardian newspaper: News feeds from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Australia's national broadcaster, don't have links: To see the the online ABC news…

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How to deal with NBSPs in a terminal


A non-breaking space (NBSP) is a special kind of whitespace. It's an invisible signal that tells a text-processing program to avoid replacing that space with a linefeed or carriage return. For example, if you wrote "2 kg" in LibreOffice Writer and didn't want the "2" to be at…

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BASH drivers, start your engines


There's always more than one way to do a job in the shell, and there may not be One Best Way to do that job, either. Nevertheless, different commands with the same output can differ in how long they take, how much memory they use and how hard they make the CPU work. Out of curiosity I trialled 6…

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A handy script for translations


Do you translate blocks of text by copying them and pasting into Google Translate in a browser? If you do, the script explained here might save you a lot of work. At the core The script relies on translate-shell, a wonderful command-line utility written by Mort Yao and available in the repositories…

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When will this script finish doing its job?


Several of my data-auditing scripts take a long time to execute. Until recently I had no way of knowing how long they'd take. I'd enter the command for the script, press Enter and wait. And wait. I've now discovered the pipeline viewer or pv command, which tracks the progress of my scripts. An…

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How to Run Diablo II with the GLIDE-to-OpenGL Wrapper


Diablo II is usually a breeze to run on Linux, thanks to WINE and so often times you need no special tricks. However, if you're like me and experience a few glitches and washed out colours in the standard fullscreen mode, you have two options: run the game in windowed mode and go without…

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How to Set Environment Variables in Linux

The environment variable is a pair of keys and values stored within the system and can be accessed by an application from the shell or sub-shell. You can set environmental variables for your programs, such as user preferences, long commands into the more minor abbreviations, system locale, the path of the executable file, development environment […]

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How To Limit The Number Of SSH Logins Per User, Group, System In Linux

This brief tutorial explains how to limit the number of SSH logins per user or group or system on Linux.

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How to Install and Secure Tomcat 10 on AlmaLinux

Tomcat is an open-source application written in Java program language used for rendering Java web pages and executing Java servlets.

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5 Useful Linux Command Line Tools that Everyone Should Use

This set of five useful Linux commands gives you the ultimate productivity boost in your day-to-day workflow.

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Where Do Files Go When the rm Command Is Issued?

The data itself is not destroyed or shredded; it is only unlinked from the filesystem that references the data and indicates the block as free when you remove it using the rm command.

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digiKam 7.7 Photo Manager App Released with AVIF Image and Olympus OM-1 Support

Coming about three and a half months after digiKam 7.6, the digiKam 7.7 release is here with support for the AOM AV1 Image File Format (AVIF) open, royalty-free video coding format, which is support for reading and writing in all bundles (AppImage, macOS, and Windows). digiKam 7.7 also appears to add read/write support for the […]

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How to Install Krita on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Krita is a free and open-source graphics editing program for digital painting, 2D animation, or general image manipulation. The following tutorial will teach you how to install Krita on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

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Lorien: Infinite canvas drawing/whiteboarding tool for Linux

Lorien is a simple and open-source infinite canvas drawing/whiteboarding brainstorming tool written in the open-source Godot Game Engine. This tool is not like a standard tool that works on bitmap images like Photoshop, Krita, and Gimp; instead, it saves your drawn brushes as a collection of points and renders them at the runtime (kind of SVG), […]

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ALBS, the AlmaLinux Build System Becomes Publicly Open to All

ALBS, which stands for AlmaLinux Build System, is a project aiming to automate the building distribution processes and the packages, testing them, signing them, and delivering them to public repositories. The AlmaLinux Build System opening aims to increase project transparency and encourage collaboration and community contributions.

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The Open Source Jobs Are Out There

The Linux Foundation finds open-source jobs are growing ever more popular.

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Inscryption from Daniel Mullins Games now supported on Linux

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Horror mystery visual novel Five Stages of Pink now supported on Linux

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Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved on Steam Deck is absolutely awesome

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Microsoft chucks GNOME $10,000 from their FOSS Fund

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