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  1. Loss of bluetooth signal while using WiFi

    I use bluetooth to connect my headphone. I rarely transfer any files. While using my bluetooth headphone if I listen to a song which is stored locally on my hard drive there is no problem but if...
  2. Re: [Security Discussion] When will Ubuntu start using NFTABLES instead of IPTABLES ?

    I found this >> https://ungleich.ch/en-us/cms/blog/2018/08/18/iptables-vs-nftables/
    So NFTABLES is easier to use in comparison to IPTABLES. IPTABLES despite being old is no less secure. In that case...
  3. Re: Is using Bluetooth bad for security ?

    @scorp123
    I am using Bluetooth under a Desktop so I am using bluetooth at home only. When I am not using my bluetooth I disable it, I started doing this because of fear of getting hacked.
    You...
  4. Re: [Security Discussion] When will Ubuntu start using NFTABLES instead of IPTABLES ?

    Thanks mikewhatever. Now I am eager to know in what ways NFTABLES better than IPTABLES. If you know the answer please reply.
    I am waiting for a LTS release which will NFTABLES by default.
  5. Is using Bluetooth bad for security ?

    I rarely transfer files using bluetooth but I use my bluetooth headphone when I am using my PC during the night.

    The web is full of articles which say bluetooth is very insecure. Example >> Click...
  6. Is it true that BSD is more secure than Linux ? Looking for an unbiased opinion

    I have read discussions on the web about this topic. Some people agree while others don't.

    What is your opinion about this ?

    There are 2 BSD OSs which have their primary focus on security...
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    Re: Private search engine comparison

    In that case I will just keep using Startpage. Which search engine do you use yourself ? Do you use SearX ?
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    Re: Private search engine comparison

    Didn't know about SearX. From the same article I linked they say :



    I don't why they say its for "advanced users". I will just use it & try to find that myself.

    Edit : The site is down...
  9. Re: Browser extensions can be harmful ... Be careful

    I am no longer using Brave. I used it for like 2 months. The only reason I used Brave is to browse Youtube while logged in so that I get notifications for new videos that I have subscribed for. The...
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    Private search engine comparison

    I rarely use Google these days. I use Startpage.
    I was curious about the differences among the privacy respecting search engines so I did some research & found this >>>...
  11. [ubuntu_budgie] Re: Can't find command 'hwmatch' || environment block too small

    Found this thread but no replies >> https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2456768
    So no hope ?
  12. [ubuntu_budgie] Can't find command 'hwmatch' || environment block too small

    I just completed my routine cleaning of my desktop PC. I use a blower to clean the dust.
    When I finished cleaning the PC and booted I am getting this message (please see attachment)
    Note: Despite...
  13. [Security Discussion] When will Ubuntu start using NFTABLES instead of IPTABLES ?

    I googled about NFTABLES & found this article >>> https://www.liquidweb.com/kb/how-to-install-nftables-in-ubuntu/

    Just curious, When will Ubuntu start using NFTABLES instead of IPTABLES ?

    Is...
  14. Re: Browser extensions can be harmful ... Be careful

    @Paddy Landau
    I use 2 browsers namely Firefox & Brave. I haven't added any addons under Brave coz I heard that its privacy respecting by default.
    I am using the following addons under Firefox....
  15. [ubuntu_budgie] Re: Configured Dns over TLS ..... Is this good for privacy?

    @TheFu
    Yes I too realized reading every article is not possible. I am deciding which article to read by reading the title.
    I have installed akregator. I will definitely subscribe to both the...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: How to enable spell check in Libreoffice Writer ?

    Just installed hunspell by doing

    $ sudo apt install hunspell-en-us
    Now spell check is working. Thanks a lot.
  17. [SOLVED] Re: How to enable spell check in Libreoffice Writer ?

    Automatic spell checking is selected but it has no effect. Spell checking is not taking place.
  18. Browser extensions can be harmful ... Be careful

    Read this >>>https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/03/is-your-browser-extension-a-botnet-backdoor/
    The only problem is the author of that article didn't mention which addons can be trusted & which cant...
  19. [SOLVED] Re: How to enable spell check in Libreoffice Writer ?

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  20. [SOLVED] How to enable spell check in Libreoffice Writer ?

    I Googled & found this >>>https://www.libreofficehelp.com/enable-automatic-spelling-grammar-check-libreoffice-writer/
    My settings look like this (please see attachment).
    Despite the correct...
  21. [ubuntu_budgie] Re: Configured Dns over TLS ..... Is this good for privacy?

    @DuckHook/TheFu
    I have bookmarked all the links. The first thing that I do every morning is I check my email. From now I will read all those pages too. Thanks.
  22. [ubuntu_budgie] Re: Configured Dns over TLS ..... Is this good for privacy?

    Can you recommend me a Youtube channel subscribing to which I will get to know the latest security news ?
  23. [ubuntu_budgie] Re: Using a Veracrypt container for everything when storing to external drive

    Yes I want to keep separate from backups.

    Can you please tell me why you advise not to use Veracrypt ? The only reason I am asking is coz I am using Veracrypt for a long time. I am very familiar...
  24. [ubuntu_budgie] Using a Veracrypt container for everything when storing to external drive

    Some 5 years back I had purchased a WD My Passport 500GB external drive. It went bad after just 8 months of usage. In short a complete waste of money.
    The only reason I didn't claim warranty is the...
  25. [ubuntu_budgie] Re: Configured Dns over TLS ..... Is this good for privacy?

    @DuckHook
    I use uBlock Origin under Firefox. I use Brave too but I haven't installed any addons on Brave coz I read its privacy focused by default. Do you think I should install uBlock Origin under...
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