The many faces of grep

The many faces of grep

The everlastingly useful grep command can change its character in very interesting ways with the flip of a switch

02/21/17

The look of a Facebook imposter

The look of a Facebook imposter

How false friends creep into your facebook community

02/13/17

Rapid7 demystifies penetration testing

Rapid7 demystifies penetration testing

A deep dive into penetration testing -- the choices made and some surprising findings

02/08/17

Book review: Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python

Book review: Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python

A great book for learning Python and building your own games

01/30/17

14 ways to keep your data safe on Data Privacy Day

14 ways to keep your data safe on Data Privacy Day

If you're not already focusing on Data Privacy Day, it's time to join the effort. Here are some suggestions on how to observe this important day and improve your chances of keeping your data private.

01/26/17

Ransomware takes a nasty turn

Ransomware takes a nasty turn

Ransomware without the ransom request? The recent attacks on hadoop are redefining what ransomeware is all about.

01/19/17

MongoDB ransomware attacks and lessons learned

MongoDB ransomware attacks and lessons learned

With tens of thousands of databases being held for hostage, it's time to focus on underlying problems and strategies.

01/13/17

Using Unix commands to profile your users

Using Unix commands to profile your users

Unix commands can help you get a feel for how your users are working and what's usual or unusual about their command line activities

01/09/17

17 Unix tricks for a happy 2017

17 Unix tricks for a happy 2017

Some useful tips and tricks to get 2017 off to a good start

12/22/16

Book review: Facebook for Seniors

Book review: Facebook for Seniors

A fun and easy way to become really good at using facebook -- even if you didn't grow up with the web.

12/20/16

Merry Linux to you!

Merry Linux to you!

Christmas songs with lyrics slightly altered to celebrate the OS we love

12/20/16

Aiming for resilience

Aiming for resilience

EMP and its potential consequences for data centers and life as we know it

12/16/16

Unix tip: Cleaning up your files

Unix tip: Cleaning up your files

Removing, moving, and renaming files with troublesome names and files extracted to the wrong location

12/13/16

Unix tip: Getting smarter and faster with vi

Unix tip: Getting smarter and faster with vi

Some handy tricks for using vi more effectively amd efficiently

12/09/16

Unix tip: Making umask work for you

Unix tip: Making umask work for you

How the umask setting works

11/30/16

Wicked Cool Shell Scripts

Wicked Cool Shell Scripts

101 very useful scripts along with everything you need to set them up and use them -- an extremely valuable book for anyone who wants to get a lot done on their Unix systems.

11/23/16

Penetration testing for small companies

Penetration testing for small companies

Finding the holes -- what penetration testing does, how it works, and one option that just might fit the bill for small companies

11/15/16

Why scripts are better than politicians

Why scripts are better than politicians

The day that we've all been waiting for or waiting to get beyond is now upon us. As one of the most contentious political elections ever crashes to a close, it's time to think like the techies we are. So, here are some reasons why...

11/07/16

Unix tip: Coloring your world with LS_COLORS

Unix tip: Coloring your world with LS_COLORS

Colored file listings can make your work easier or drive you mad. Here's how to take control.

11/07/16

Have a spooky Linux Halloween!

Have a spooky Linux Halloween!

Some things to do today before the ghostly spirits go back into hiding

10/31/16

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