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Fix Ubuntu TimeDateCTL NTP Sync No

I recently came across an issue where an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server wasn't syncing the time so the jitter and drifting of the time wasn't correcting itself. This caused issues with some of the applications running on the server because the time would be off as much as 45 minutes after a week or two [...]

By | 2016-11-07T16:13:07+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Categories: Linux, System Administration|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Easy Upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 16.04 on a Server

If you're a Linux Systems Administrator or run an Ubuntu Linux Server for a small website somewhere, now would be a good time to plan an upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus if you're currently running Ubuntu 14.04. You can read the Ubuntu Release Notes to see some of the new features available. Ubuntu has [...]

By | 2016-10-26T15:50:48+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Categories: Linux, System Administration|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Install YAWAST – The Antecedent Web Application Security Toolkit

YAWAST is an application meant to simplify initial analysis and information gathering for penetration testers and security auditors. It performs basic checks in these categories: TLS/SSL - Versions and cipher suites supported; common issues. Information Disclosure - Checks for common information leaks. Presence of Files or Directories - Checks for files or directories that could [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:32:37+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Categories: Pentest|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Patch Linux Kernel Zero Day DirtyCow Vulnerability CVE-2016-5195

A zero-day local privilege escalation vulnerability has been found in the Linux kernel that has existed since 2005, being called DirtyCow. This bug affects a large number of popular Linux distros as well as Android devices. By exploiting the DirtyCow vulnerability, any user can become root (admin) in less than 5 seconds. The vulnerability has [...]

Multiple Linux Distros Affected By Systemd Bug

System Administrator Andrew Ayer has discovered a system crippling bug in systemd that affects multiple Linux distributions such as Debian, Ubuntu, and CentOS. The bug has existed for more than two years and does not require root access to exploit. According to the article: After running this command, PID 1 is hung in the pause [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:53:31+00:00 October 2nd, 2016|Categories: Linux, System Administration|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

LEMP Install NGINX PHP7 MySQL on Ubuntu 16.04 Server

If you're a blogger or a web developer, there will hopefully come a time when you out-grow a shared host and need either a VPS or a dedicated server to run your website. In this article, I'll walk you through the steps to do a LEMP install on Ubuntu 16.04 Server. A LEMP install will [...]

By | 2016-10-17T21:16:42+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Categories: Linux, System Administration|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

How To Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu, Kali, Mint, Debian

If you're using a version of Debian Linux like Ubuntu, Kali, Mint, etc, then this tutorial will help you in getting Google Chrome running on your system. The commands will work regardless of if you're using 32-bit or 64-bit, only the .deb package you download will have either i386 (32-bit) or amd64 (64-bit) in the [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:53:59+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Categories: Linux|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Install Ubuntu 16.04 Using VirtualBox

One of the easiest ways to get started with Linux besides using a LiveCD is to install it as a virtual machine if you have supported hardware. You can use the free Oracle VirtualBox to run multiple operating systems on your host machine. My configuration is a Windows 10 laptop with 8GB of RAM, an [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:54:01+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Categories: Linux|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Ubuntu Announces Tablet OS

Last month, Ubuntu announced their smartphone OS, which would be released later this year. Today they're announcing their tablet OS, which will be available to developers this Thursday for the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets (the same day Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 developers can get the smartphone version). Just like the smartphone version, [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:58:51+00:00 February 19th, 2013|Categories: OS|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Ubuntu Officially Announces Android Smartphone OS

Today, Ubuntu (a major distro for Linux), has announced its upcoming operating systems for smartphones. It is based off of the Android kernel and drivers, but will not run on Java Virtual Machine (JVM), which means it should offer a smoother experience on lower end hardware. It will also support both ARM and full x86 [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:59:20+00:00 January 2nd, 2013|Categories: OS|Tags: , , , |2 Comments