Kali Linux Ethical Hacking OS Kicks Off 2019 with Metasploit 5.0 and ARM Updates

Offensive Security announced today the general availability of the Kali Linux 2019.1, the first update of the popular ethical hacking and penetration testing operating system in 2019.

Kali Linux 2019.1 kicks off the new year in style for fans of the penetration testing GNU/Linux distribution, which is based on the Debian GNU/Linux operating system, as it’s the first release to ship with the latest, greatest, and widely used Metasploit 5.0 penetration testing framework.

Metasploit 5.0 is a major update that introduces numerous new features and improvements to the penetration testing framework, among which we can mention a new search engine, new evasion modules, integrated web services, support for writing shellcode in C, as well as a new json-rpc daemon.

“The big marquee update of this release is the update of Metasploit to version 5.0, which is their first major release since version 4.0 came out in 2011,” reads today’s read more)

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Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS released and here is how to upgrade it

The Canonical LTD has released an updated version of its long term support (LTS) Linux distribution Ubuntu Linux 18.04.02. You must upgrade to get corrections for security problem as this version made a few adjustments for the severe issue found in Ubuntu version 18.04.02. The Ubuntu LTS enablement (also called HWE or Hardware Enablement) stacks provide newer kernel and X support for existing Ubuntu LTS releases. These enablement stacks can be installed manually but are also available when installing with Ubuntu LTS point release media. These newer enablement stacks are meant for desktop and server and even recommended for cloud or virtual images.
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Debian GNU/Linux 9.8 “Stretch” Live & Installable ISOs Now Available to Download

The Debian Project released live and installable ISO images of their latest Debian GNU/Linux 9.8 “Stretch” operating system, which is now available to download for all supported architectures.

Debian GNU/Linux 9.8 is the eighth point release of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” operating system series, adding no less than 186 updated packages that include security and bug fixes. As of today, the Debian GNU/Linux 9.8 “Stretch” installable and live images are now available to download from the project’s homepage or via our free software portal.

While the Debian GNU/Linux 9.8 live images come in six different editions with the KDE Plasma, GNOME, Xfce, LXDE, MATE, and Cinnamon desktop environments, supported on 64-bit and 32-bit hardware architectures, the install-only images are available for all the architectures that t… (read more)

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Arne Exton’s Six-in-One MultiBootCD Updated with Latest GNU/Linux Releases

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton released a new version of his EXTON Linux MultiBootCD six-in-one OS to include the most recent versions of the bundled GNU/Linux distributions.

EXTON Linux MultiBootCD 6-OS is a live, bootable ISO image that consists of six popular and minimalist GNU/Linux distributions, including GParted Live, 4MLinux, Tiny Core Linux, Porteus Linux, PuppEX Slack64, and SliTaz Linux. The latest version, build 190215, is here to update several of these bundled OSes.

As such, EXTON Linux MultiBootCD 6-OS Build 190215 ships with 4MLinux 28.0, Porteus 4.0, Tiny Core Linux 10.0, SliTaz 5.0, and PuppEX Slack64 160822, a GNU/Linux distribution based on the popular Puppy Linux operating system. Also included is the older GParted Live 0.26.1-5 distribution.

“A new version of EXTON Linux MultibootCD 6-OS is ready. Includes new (latest) versions of Porteus, GParted Live, Puppy Linux (PuppEX Slack64), 4MLinux, SliTaz and Tiny Core,” said Arne Exton in the read more)

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Linspire Cloud Edition 8.0 Office 365 Officially Released, Here’s What’s New

The Linspire team informs Softpedia about the availability of the Cloud Edition (CE) Office 365 of the latest Linspire 8.0 operating system release.

Targeted at corporate and education users, the Linspire Cloud Edition 8.0 Office 365 operating system brings together the security and stability of the GNU/Linux technologies and the standard Microsoft Office online platform called Office 365 into a single, affordable package that can be easily installed on a personal computer or deployed across a network in offices and classrooms.

“We have worked diligently to thoroughly integrate Microsoft’s web services into this product,” said Roberto J. Dohnert. “Who was this designed for? For our business and education users who rely on Microsoft’s web services in their offices and classrooms. CE Office 365 offers the standard Microsoft Office online platform married to the stability and security of the Linux desktop.”

Here’s what’s new in Linspire Cloud Edition 8.0 Offi… (read more)

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Slax 9.8 Linux Distro Released with Various Updates from Debian GNU/Linux 9.8

A new version of the minimalist Slax Linux distribution has been released today, bringing all the security fixes and updates from the stable Debian GNU/Linux repositories.

Slax 9.8 is now available for download and comes about three weeks after the release of Slax 9.7, which improved compatibility with new USB devices and made the ISO image even smaller by using 1MB blocks to compress the SquashFS filesystem. 

Slax 9.8 is based on the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 9.8 operating system and incorporates all of the upstream security updates and miscellaneous bug fixes that were included in the Debian GNU/Linux 9.8 “Stretch” point release.

“Slax project is please… (read more)

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fd – A Simple and Fast Alternative to Find Command

Most of the Linux users are well familiar with the find command and the many cases it can be used. Today we are going to review an alternative to find command, called fd. fd,...

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Streama – Create Your Own Personal “Netflix” in Linux

Streama is a free self hosted media streaming server running on Java, that you can install on your Linux distribution. Its features are similar to those of Kodi and Plex and it is simply...

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How Technology Affects Mother Nature

The planet is going through so many difficulties right now because of human abuse and misuse of resources. The continuously increasing human population is likewise putting too much strain on the planet and the rapid advancements in technology do not help either. While many of us feel relieved that manual labor is no longer a must in most of the things we do since almost everything is automated now, we fail to realize its negative effects to Mother Nature.

As our digital footprint increases, so does our carbon footprint. We burn fuel in running our tech devices and equipment and the more gadgets we use, the more fuel we likewise burn. It does not help that we are now heavily addicted to social media, online games, online streaming, etc. that we can’t just slow down with our tech use. We become increasingly reliant on these contrivances not only for work or study but to keep us entertained 24/7. More often than not we get stressed at technical difficulties we face like hardware failure or data loss and would not hesitate to spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on services like https://www.harddrivefailurerecovery.net/how-flat-rate-data-recovery-pricing-works/ and https://www.harddrivefailurerecovery.net/do-your-data-recovery-for-mac-a-nice-tool/ rather than worry about the hazards these new technologies pose to human life.

Watching your favourite show or listening to your playlist has never been easier.

A virtually endless supply of film, music and TV can be streamed and downloaded almost instantly.

But at what cost to the environment?

Vast amounts of energy are needed to keep data flowing on the internet and demand will only increase as our reliance on digital services grows.

Some of that energy is generated from clean energy sources, but much of it comes from burning carbon-based fossil fuels, which scientists believe is a contributing factor to rising global temperatures.

The latest report by climate scientists demonstrates the scale of the dangers faced from carbon emissions.

(Via: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45798523)

Most technologies burn fossil fuel for energy and they contribute to global warming and the increasing threats of global warming. This is the major issue these days as the world becomes addicted to all sorts of gadgets in our day-to-day. Even the mere …