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  1. [ubuntu] Re: 12.04 LTS Server: Installing OpenVAS Greenbone Security Assistant

    Since you have noticed the missing packages in the 12.04 directory for OpenVAS 5, I will assume you are talking about OpenVAS 5.

    Many people have been having problems with this version as 12.04 is...
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    [ubuntu] Re: HTTP server (apache2) running as root

    That root process is the parent Apache process.

    It is required to be root so that Apache can bind to port 80 (a privileged port).

    The parent process does not serve any requests, so is not...
  3. [all variants] Re: Is the "ubuntu security" thread still valid?

    Yes most of that information is entirely valid.

    If you are unsure about some of the specific information, search that separately on the forums or in google, but generally the answer to your...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Google Search Result Redirects to some .ru site

    Hi,

    Check on sucuri.net.

    Your wordpress site has a malware infection.

    http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/scanner/

    You need to remove the offending code and find where the infection came from...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Nmap scan results is someone else on?

    Try:


    This will give you more info to work with.

    Could it be that there is only two hosts showing up but each is configured with 3 IP's.
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    [all variants] Re: Disadvantages of encrypted home

    The primary disadvantage would have to be losing access to your files.

    Do not lose the pass phrase. ;)
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    [all variants] Re: Dealing with hack attempts

    Unless you discover evidence that the attempt hack was of a targeted nature I would not be too concerned.

    The amount of noise that an Internet server receives is astounding.

    In fact most...
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    [ubuntu] Re: forgot passphrase to encrypted file

    I don't think so.

    The encryption is too strong to break and a back door is not something you would want in encryption software.
  9. [all variants] Re: Tibetan Hacking Attacks - Targeted Malware on Ubuntu

    Excellent input guys.

    One of the keys regarding this discussion is that intended users are likely not highly technical and have minimal tech support resources - but do take security seriously. I...
  10. [all variants] Tibetan Hacking Attacks - Targeted Malware on Ubuntu

    Hello,

    For those who are unaware over the past two months there have been a significant number of targeted Hacker attacks against Pro-Tibetan human rights organisations and individuals. These...
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    Re: [ubuntu] Personal PC Server?

    Setting up a home server is a great way to get started in linux systems administration, whether you would like to do it for a hobby or a career.

    If you are going to make it available on the net,...
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    Ubuntu Music

    Sitting here fiddling with my operating system of choice and on comes Xaiver Rudd. I thinks to myself this is very fitting music - goes well with the earthy brown theme and global community of...
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    Re: December 2005 Desktop Thread

    Very nice. What theme is that? Gnome or KDE? i cannot tell..... :???:


    http://www.ubuntuforums.org/gallery/showimage.php?i=1395&c=10

    xfce4.2, clearlooks and aqualemon
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    Re: HOW TO surf anonymous

    Each hop in the proxy chain adds another layer of encryption (known as onion routing) - so that the proxies in the middle of the chain have no idea about the source, destination or contents of the...
  15. Re: 10 Things that make Ubuntu a Neophyte's Distribution

    I do not think of Ubuntu as a neophytes distribution.

    Ubuntu is a powerful distribution that is easy to use. It is usable by anyone from experienced linux hackers to a home user who only wants to...
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    Re: November 2005 Desktop Thread

    + xfce4.2, clearlooks and aqualemon.

    I needed a clean, fast desktop that looked good and what i have is approaching exactly what i was after.

    I am running a Dell L400 laptop that i picked up...
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