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    Re: yahoo blocking pidgin ?

    Here's an explanation of what's up... I found this from going to the pidgin.im site

    Lot's of good info and some workarounds too

    http://www.celticwolf.com/useful-information/faqs/26-pidgin-yahoo
  2. Thread: Dnssec

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    [all variants] Re: Dnssec

    Use OpenDNS

    EDIT: Inserting foot in mouth now :oops:
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Wired internet stopped working - can still connect to router

    What are the entries next to 'nameserver' after it resets?
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    [xubuntu] Re: Will my OLD PC be compatible?

    Slitaz: http://slitaz.org/en/
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Wired internet stopped working - can still connect to router

    Here's how you do it within Ubuntu... if the problem is related to your router's DNS entries, you'll have to consult your user manual.
    In a terminal, type:

    gksudo gedit /etc/resolv.conf ...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Wired internet stopped working - can still connect to router

    Sounds like the DNS server you are using is down

    Use these: 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220

    Those are the addresses for OpenDNS
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    [ubuntu] Re: Idea or Direction voice secure

    Check here: http://www.securityfocus.com/news/6717

    It seems relatively easy to lift and clone fingerprints, with many tutorials available online.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Wired network problem

    post the output of: sudo lshw
    and: ifconfig
  9. Thread: Phoning Home

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    [ubuntu] Re: Phoning Home

    Linux is not Windows... programs don't auto-execute.

    If you are running services and daemons on your machine, you should be more concerned with securing those services instead of relying on a...
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    [all variants] Re: Unsafe machine - What can happen?

    I would add that you should keep all of your software updated with the latest patches and versions.

    That SMB bug that Microsoft just patched a couple of days ago was over 7 years old, and while...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: RKhunter-Multiple File Permissions Changed-/bin/su

    Thanks Simon :)

    I'm certain enough that my system hasn't been compromised, as I have no services listening for connections and I use strong system passwords.
    I was concerned, however, after...
  12. [ubuntu] [SOLVED] RKhunter-Multiple File Permissions Changed-/bin/su

    Alright, there was an update yesterday that had something to do with passwd (assuming it was to do with the VMbuilder vulnerability posted here: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-670-1)

    I ran an...
  13. Thread: Phoning Home

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    [ubuntu] Re: Phoning Home

    Why would you consider this a security flaw? If you aren't sure what a program does before installing it, you shouldn't install it.

    And there already is a firewall app that eats Firestarter's...
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    [all variants] Re: Web, url, ip history

    From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_remanence#Feasibility_of_recovering_overwritten_data

    "Feasibility of recovering overwritten data

    Peter Gutmann investigated data recovery from nominally...
  15. Thread: Phoning Home

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    [ubuntu] Re: Phoning Home

    Well, nothing is going to stop it...
    If you installed a legit game, you really have nothing to worry about. The most it would do is check for updates, and if you had any doubts about what it was...
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    [all variants] Re: Web, url, ip history

    Check here: http://16systems.com/zero/index.html

    One pass is enough, plain and simple.

    I've never, ever heard of a case where any reasonable amount of data was recovered from any type of...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Anti virus for cleaning windows drives.

    You're welcome :)
    Please mark as solved by using the Thread Tools tab near the top of the page :D
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    [ubuntu] Re: Firewalls block Pidgin file transfer

    Yeah, Firestarter is blocking your inbound connections, so you'd have to open up some ports... really though, give UFW a shot... especially with GUFW... you can't beat it!

    Take Care:popcorn:
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    [ubuntu] Re: Firewalls block Pidgin file transfer

    Pidgin might be randomizing the port it's using to send data on... you could go to the Policy tab in Firestarter, select Outbound from the dropdown menu and set to permissive by default... or you...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: I installed VirtualBox but it comoplains the Kernel Driver is missing.

    Open a terminal and type: sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
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    [all variants] Re: Web, url, ip history

    Jim is right, you will have to destroy the hard-drive, but you'd better use thermite or grind the platters down to dust... Data recovery companies such as OnTrack have pulled data from drives that...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: want to upgrade open office how do i install a ...tar.gz

    If you selected the tar.gz.deb package, just right click on it and select Extract Here...

    Make sure the extracted folder is in the extracted directory, move it there.

    Open a terminal and type:...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Anti virus for cleaning windows drives.

    If you were to bring this computer to me to fix, I would back up your data, perform a data wipe on the partition and re-install Windows.

    To update Clam, in a terminal, type: sudo freshclam
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    [ubuntu] Re: No Network Settings after upgrade

    You can change the ip from static to dynamic by right-clicking the network manager icon in the taskbar|Edit Connections|select your connection (eth0, ath0, etc.)|Edit|IPV4 Settings| Manual
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Something I've never understood about Snort

    Jeez, no joke... sorry for the bad links man :(

    Here's another you might try: http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/117377/171/
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