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New Ransomware Variant Targeting Linux Web Servers

Cybercrime has cost Australians $1.5 billion and the rise in ransomware attacks has contributed to that figure. While ransomware is known to target personal computers, holding data on those machines hostage and demanding ransom, this kind of attack is being used by criminals to go after websites as well. Linux web servers are now being targeted by a new variant of ransomware.

How To Build A Portable Hacking Station With A Raspberry Pi And Kali Linux

Cracking Wi-Fi passwords, spoofing accounts and testing networks for exploits is all fun enough, but if you want to take the show on the road, you’ll want an easily portable rig. Enter Kali Linux and the Raspberry Pi.

Last Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.

Raspbian, The Raspberry Pi OS, Updated With Interface And Performance Improvements

Raspbian, the de facto operating system on the Raspberry Pi, got a big update today. The update’s based on the most recent version of Debian, called “Jessie,” and brings along a bunch of minor interface tweaks and performance improvements.

Microsoft Launches Big Data Processing Service In Azure For Linux

Microsoft has released a Linux version of its Hadoop distribution, HDInsight, used to process streams of unstructured data through its cloud computing service, Azure. Here are the details.

Run Linux Destop Sessions In A Web Browser With Icebergs

Icebergs is a start-up that’s offering a cloud service that lets you run Linux desktop sessions in a web browser using HTML5. The goal is to allow programming work to be done on any machine without having to install Linux every time.

Chrome's Dev Channel Mutes Auto-Play Media Opened In The Background

Ever open a YouTube video in a new tab, only to find that it’s started playing without you? Or a page that starts playing music before you’re ready? Chrome’s latest update will now mute those by default, until you navigate to the tab yourself.

The Forest Of The Clouds Desktop

Winter is nearly over. If you’re not a fan of spring, you can keep the icy mornings alive with this linux desktop. It’s crisp, refreshing and easy to set up. Here’s how to replicate the look.

IBM Brings Big Guns To Linux Party With Gargantuan Enterprise Mainframes

IBM has come out with some powerful hardware which aims to boost the popularity of mainframe servers running the Linux open source OS in large organisations. The vendor has introduced the LinuxOne line with a mainframe that can scale out to 8000 virtual servers. Here’s more information on the announcement.

Kali Linux 2.0 Is Here With A Redesigned Interface, Easy Updates, And More

Kali Linux is an incredibly powerful tool for testing network vulnerabilities and today it’s getting a lot easier to use with a new new interface, automatic updates, and more.

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