FAQ Updates: July/12/2011

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Our FAQ section is updated in last few days with new howtos:

Track Stolen Laptop / Mac With Free Open Source Adeona Software

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With the growing ubiquity of, and user reliance on, mobile computing devices (laptops, PDAs, smart phones, etc.), loss or theft of a device is increasingly likely, disruptive, and costly. Using Adeona open source software you can track your stolen Mac / PC laptop running Windows or Linux operating system.

How to Transfer PuTTY Sessions To Another Windows Machine

last updated in Categories Networking, OpenBSD, UNIX, Windows, Windows server, windows vista

PuTTY is a terminal emulator application which can act as a client for the SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP computing protocols. You can use putty for remote login or to control your router connected via serial devices.

By default PuTTY stores the session information in the registry on Windows machine. If you have several PuTTY sessions stored in one laptop and would like to transfer those sessions to another laptop, you need to transfer HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham registry key and value as explained below.

Linux Remains Unbeaten in pwn2own Hacking Contest

last updated in Categories Linux, Linux desktop, News, OS X, Security, windows vista

As reported earlier CanSecWest conference was designed to test zero day vulnerability against three leading desktop operating systems. The result is out:

[1] The MacBook Air went first

[2] Windows Vista was cracked (hacked) on the last day of the contest

[3] Linux remained undefeated

Although several attendees tried to crack the Linux laptop, nobody could pull it off, said Terri Forslof, a manager of security response with TippingPoint. “I was surprised that it didn’t go,” she said.

=> More information available at official web site (Via Yahoo news)

nixCraft FAQ Roundup June 07, 2007

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Recently updated/posted Linux and UNIX FAQ (mostly useful to Linux/UNIX new administrators or users) :

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