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Quick Tip: Find Hidden Processes and Ports [ Linux / Unix / Windows ]

Unhide is a little handy forensic tool to find hidden processes and TCP/UDP ports by rootkits / LKMs or by another hidden technique. This tools works under both Linux / Unix, and MS-Windows operating systems. From the man page:

It detects hidden processes using three techniques:

  1. The proc technique consists of comparing /proc with the output of /bin/ps.
  2. The sys technique consists of comparing information gathered from /bin/ps with information gathered from system calls.
  3. The brute technique consists of bruteforcing the all process IDs. This technique is only available on Linux 2.6 kernels.

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FreeBSD 7.2RC Released

The second of two planned Release Candidates for the FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE cycle is now available. ISO images for Tier-1 architectures are now available on most of the FreeBSD mirror sites.

The freebsd-update(8) utility supports binary upgrades of i386 and amd64
systems running earlier FreeBSD releases. Systems running 7.0-RELEASE,
7.1-RELEASE, 7.2-BETA1, or 7.2-RC1 can upgrade as follows:

# freebsd-update upgrade -r 7.2-RC2

During this process, FreeBSD Update may ask the user to help by merging
some configuration files or by confirming that the automatically performed
merging was done correctly.

# freebsd-update install

The system must be rebooted with the newly installed kernel before continuing.
# shutdown -r now

After rebooting, freebsd-update needs to be run again to install the new
userland components, and the system needs to be rebooted again:

# freebsd-update install
# shutdown -r now

Download of the day: Ubuntu Linux Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 CD / DVD ISO

Ubuntu Linux Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 has been released and available for download. The desktop CD allows you to try Ubuntu without changing your computer at all, and at your option to install it permanently later. Ubuntu 7.10 Adds Enhanced User Interface, Integrated Desktop search, Plug and Play Printing. Canonical Ltd. today announced the upcoming availability of Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Edition, further improving the desktop Linux experience. Ubuntu 7.10 will be available for free download on Thursday 18 October. Canonical is the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu is the award-winning Linux distribution for the desktop, laptop and server which delivers the best of open source software every 6 months. Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Edition includes advanced plug and play printing, enhanced browsing and the option of a smooth new user interface built on top of the latest enhancements to GNOME.

Ubuntu 7.10 fast mirror (2Gbps pipe)

  • Main site is under load so I recommend the Argonne National Laboratory Public Software Mirror (2Gbps speed)

Download link - ( Download Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 )

=> Visit mirror to download Ubuntu Linux 7.10 CD ISO (32 bit 499M)
=> Visit mirror to download Ubuntu Linux 7.10 CD ISO (64 bit for AMD64 or EM64T - Core 2 Duo / Core 2 Quad and Xeon etc architecture ~ 510M)

Ubuntu Linux 7.10 Torrent

=> Download Ubuntu Linux 7.10 using your favorite torrent client.

Ubuntu Gutsy DVD / CD mirrors

=> Try a location near you to see a full list of download options, including download links for all supported cd images.

How do I burn CD ISO Image under MS - Windows 95 / 98 / ME / 2000 / XP / Server 2003 / Vista?

  1. Please download and install Infra Recorder, a free and open source image burning program.
  2. Open Infra Recorder, and select the 'Actions' menu, then 'Burn image'.

How do I burn CD / DVD under any Linux distribution?

See following tutorials, if you would like to burn from the command line:

Upgrade information

Please note that if you have Ubuntu Linux 7.04, just follow these upgrade instructions.

Here is my updated version:
$ cat /etc/lsb-release


Updated for accuracy!