Howto: Use arpspoof, webmitm, and ssldump to effectively sniff passwords and other info via https connections on the lan/wlan with Ubuntu Linux!

Let me show you how easy it is to sniff someone elses password/cookies via ssl/https on the lan/wlan with ubuntu linux.

We will be using Arp Spoofing/Poisoning for this attack, if you have problems with this howto, there is an alternate with ettercap here that may be a bit easier

kteatime - Small tray utility which reminds you of steeping tea

For some people coffee seems to be the only liquid they drink in front of their workstation. But for those who enjoy a cup of tea once in a while, kteatime may be a neat little helper.

Torrent Applications on Ubuntu

Hello everybody! As I mentioned in my previous article that I have now mostly moved to Ubuntu, today I will elaborate and discuss a bit on my experience of the transition from Windows to Ubuntu and I’ll be targeting Torrent Applications specifically.

Stop Flash From Locking System Audio

I’ve found that loading a Flash applet in Firefox will cause Firefox to lock my whole system’s audio playback. Audio and video in Totem don’t even start to play when this happens. Until Firefox is closed, the only application that can play audio is Flash.

Conduit - synchronize Your data in Easy Way

Conduit is a synchronization solution for GNOME which allows the user to take their emails, files, bookmarks, and any other type of personal information and synchronize that data with another computer, an online service, or even another electronic device.

Installing Joomla in ubuntu (tutorial)

Installing Joomla at ubuntu.

Ubuntu Open Week unites community and developers

What's the next best thing for Linux users who can't attend an open source community conference in person? Online workshops like last week's Ubuntu Open Week, where upwards of 300 participants per session showed up to learn more about the popular Linux distribution, the community, and its teams.

Ubuntu (Hardy) tutorial: embed terminal into your desktop

A tutorial to embed a terminal into your desktop in Ubuntu Hardy using Compiz

Wine project announces first release candidate

The Wine project has announced the first release candidate for Wine, the free Windows API for Unix/Unix-like systems (and even non-unix systems like MS Windows itself and ReactOS). The Wine project started in 1993, which makes this release candidate 15 years in the making.

Unison - file synchronization tool

Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other.

Howto: Restart Ubuntu Linux safely when it is frozen or locked up!

If anyone faces a freeze with Ubuntu where you cannot do anything, then this will certainly be helpful if you want to reboot the OS as cleanly as possible without damaging their HDD's or losing their data.

The best and worst docks for Ubuntu

Docks became popular when Mac began using them in their operating system. But these days docks are available on all platforms. So which ones should you avoid and which ones should you use?

Select fastest mirror in Ubuntu

If you want to select Ubuntu mirror which works fastest for you follow these steps this is very important to any ubuntu user to download and install ubuntu packages fastest way.

Ubuntu 8.04: Upgrade or clean install?

Which path should you follow? Should you take advantage of Ubuntu's package manager and use it to upgrade your system to the latest 8.04 Hardy Heron release, or should you download a CD or DVD ISO image and do a clean install? Common wisdom says that doing a clean install is the better, safer course of action. There may be a little extra work involved configuring everything once the latest and greatest is installed, but that's nothing compared to the pain of an update gone wrong, according to traditional thinking. But that cautious approach may no longer be necessary.

Test Drive OpenOffice 3 Beta in Ubuntu

OpenOffice 3 Beta has been released. Some of the new features that caught my eye include: support for new features in the ODF file format, support for opening (but not saving) Microsoft’s new Office file formats, charting enhancements, a cool-looking start center, improved notes in writer, and better picture cropping. Mac users will be glad to hear that OpenOffice now has a native UI on the Mac.

Using a wiki for FOSS application documentation

For a lot of programmers, writing an application is fun, but writing its manual is not. Adding new features, refining the product, and responding to users' input are all more rewarding than writing instructions on how to use the software. However, good documentation is necessary to have happy, informed users who can contribute meaningfully to future development. A few months ago, Gilbert Ashley, the author of src2pkg (Slackware's "magic package maker") invited me and two other people to help him manage the user documentation for his program. The process we used to create the src2pkg wiki may be a useful example for other free and open source software (FOSS) application developers.

A Root Shell On Ubuntu : The Right Way

Just the other day we were having a discussion on using the root shell in Ubuntu.  Now, remember, the root user account is disabled with no assigned password on a default Ubuntu system so administrative tasks need to be done using the sudo command.  For nearly all of the administration you would need sudo will be adequate.  There are occasionally those fringe cases where you might require a root shell.  Below I have a few alternatives and then, if you must, the correct way of opening a root shell.

Configuring Folding@home for Linux

From folding@home website:

Folding@home is a distributed computing project — people from throughout the world download and run software to band together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every computer takes the project closer to our goals. Folding@home uses novel computational methods coupled to distributed computing, to simulate problems millions of times more challenging than previously achieved.

Howto: Create Split .Rar Files in Ubuntu Linux for archiving, filesharing, and backup purposes.

If you need to compress a large part of your hard drive to backup on a filesharing site or backup something larger than a cd/dvd you can use rar to split the file/files into multiple parts, you often see rar files on warez, torrents, and ftp's, here are the directions on creating these files and extracting them.

Lets grab the rar program:
sudo apt-get install rar

Hardy Heron converts an Ubuntu skeptic

I have to disclose that I have never been a real fan of Ubuntu. I've tried it about every release and had more than my share of issues with it. Ubuntu 8.04 was released last month, and the first reviews mostly spoke of how nice this version was, so I downloaded the i386 version to test. Sigh -- it's rough when you have to change a long-standing opinion.

Mozilla Nearing the Finish Line for Firefox 3.0

Mozilla is nearing the finish line for the latest version of its open source browser. Firefox 3.0 was initially planned for launch by the end of 2007, but Mozilla pushed the delivery deadline back all the way to mid 2008 in an effort to soften all the rough edges of the browser.

Disable Nautilus pop-up on media insert in Ubuntu 8.04

Although the new Ubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS release is nice and polished, there are a few glitches in how the bundled GNOME environment allows the user to customize some behavior. Settings for how the desktop environment should handle removable media are important for me as I loathe the idea of having to deal with any autorun/auto play or popup nonsense every time I attach removable storage devices.

FusionCharts Free: Cross-platform charts that rock

It has been said that the best things in life are free. While this isn't always true, it applies in this case. If you've struggled with GNUplot, JPgraph or other charting applications, FusionCharts Free is a breath of fresh air. Have you dreamed of finding a charting and graphing application that is simple to install, easy to configure, and drop-dead gorgeous? Stop dreaming and download a copy of FusionCharts Free. You'll be producing professional quality charts and graphs in no time.

USB Ubuntu 8.04 Persistent install via Windows

USB Ubuntu 8.04 Persistent install tutorial for current Windows users. This tutorial covers the process of installing Ubuntu Hardy Heron to a USB flash drive using the Live CD to create the partitions and a Windows host to perform the build. Ubuntu will uses the persistence feature to save and restore changes back to the flash drive. Hence your changes and settings can be saved and restored upon subsequent boots.

UME (Ubuntu Mobile) testing

As you may know, the Ubuntu team is working on a mobile version of the OS for mobile internet devices. But because there isn’t much of this hardware around, the UME builds don’t get the natural community testing that the desktop and server editions do. But if you are interested there is a way you can help!

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