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Splunk is a widely used big data analytics tool within the cyber security world. On 19th Feb 2019 they put out a vague blog post announcing they would no longer be doing any business in Russia.

Source used:
https://www.splunk.com/blog/2019/02/18/shifting-priorities-in-our-global-strategy.html#
https://www.splunk.com/en_us
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=splunk&client=ubuntu&hs=M3t&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwicqevhzMjgAhVXTRUIHaBVCgEQ_AUIDygC&biw=1864&bih=992#imgrc=A9U95Z5zGJW51M:
https://www.scmagazine.com/review/splunk-enterprise-security-2/
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=splunk+share+price&oq=splunk+share&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l4.6221j1j4&client=ubuntu&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
https://www.zdnet.com/article/splunk-pulls-out-of-russia-with-mysterious-statement/
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-russia/tech-firms-let-russia-probe-software-widely-used-by-u-s-government-idUSKBN1FE1DT
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/kaspersky-possible-ban,news-27054.html
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/12/russia-moves-grant-government-power-shut-down-internet-explained
https://www.splunk.com/en_us/careers/where-we-work.html
https://russiabusinesstoday.com/technology/splunks-departure-from-russia-could-be-caused-by-politics-report/
https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/3889546

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SpringTech Ltd / Polarity Technology Ltd is a Cyprus based company that has put out so many malicious browser add-ons (classed as Potentially Unwanted Applications) that I can’t find a complete list.
In this video I’m going to show Weather Center / Weather Nation and My QuickConverter.

Source used:
https://www.2-viruses.com/malware_tag/polarity-technologies-ltd

Defanged links:
weathercenter[.]co
chrome.google[.]com/webstore/detail/my-quick-converter-v410/dhmigidcmpihgdjpnjngdbleinendbon

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Going through some popular and more obscure Keyboard Shortcuts for Linux Bash Terminal.

Ctrl+C – Kill current process
Ctrl+D – Close Terminal
Ctrl+Z – Suspend. Use “fg process” to return
Ctrl+S – Suspend output to screen
Ctrl+Q – Resume output to screen
Tab – Completion for file/folder names

Command History
Ctrl+P or Up Arrow - Previous Command
Ctrl+N or Down Arrow - Next Command
Ctrl+R - Recall command matching search
Ctrl+O - Run the command you found with Ctrl+R
Ctrl+G - Leave history searching mode without running a command
!! - Repeat previous command
!:n – Repeat specific argument from previous command
!:n:m – Repeat range of arguments from previous command
!:n:$ - Repeat range of arguments from n to end from previous command
!* - Repeat All arguments from previous command
Alt + . - Show Last argument from previous command
^abc­^­def - Run previous command, replacing abc with def

Move Cursor
Ctrl+A or Home – Beginning of the Line
Ctrl+E or End – End of the Line
Ctrl+B or Left Arrow – Back one Character
Ctrl+F or Right Arrow – Forward one Character
Ctrl+Left Arrow or Alt+B – Back one Word
Ctrl+Right Arrow or Alt+F – Forward one Word
Ctrl+XX – Toggle between Beginning and End of Line
Ctrl+M - Enter

Deleting Text
Ctrl+L – Clear Screen
Ctrl+D or Delete – Delete character under the cursor
Ctrl+H or Backspace – Delete character before the cursor
Alt+D – Delete the Word after the cursor

Fix Typos
Alt+T or Esc+T - Swap current word with previous word
Ctrl+T Swap the last two characters before the cursor with each other
Ctrl+_ (Ctrl+Shift+-) - Undo your last key press
Ctrl+U – Clear all text from Cursor to Beginning of Line
Alt+R – Revert line

Capitalisation
Alt+C – Capitalise current Character
Alt+U – Capitalise current Word from cursor
Alt+L – Lowercase current Word from cursor

Cut and Paste from Bash Clipboard
Ctrl+W - Cut the Word before the cursor
Ctrl+K - all text from Cursor to End of Line
Ctrl+U - Cut all text from Cursor to Beginning of Line
Ctrl+Y..

Some Linux systems such as LibreELEC or Raspbian only provide a .IMG file, which is not directly usable by VirtualBox. In this tutorial video I’ll show you convert the LibreELEC .img installer to a .vdi Virtual Drive, so it will boot in VirtualBox.
However, I was not entirely successful, as I was unable to get the Guest Addition drivers to install.

Terminal commands:
$ vboxmanage convertfromraw input.img output.vdi

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Showing new feature in #NoTrack (Network-wide blocker for Tracking and Advertising sites). Live page shows a constant updated page of all DNS Requests on your Network.
Similar to Wireshark, but with a more simplified view.

This feature is available in NoTrack v0.9.
GitLab page for NoTrack: https://gitlab.com/quidsup/notrack

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How to install the latest version of Oracle VirtualBox 6.0 in Ubuntu / Debian, and installing the VM Extension Pack, which provides USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Drivers.

Tutorial: https://quidsup.net/tutorials/?p=virtualbox

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Cheating at Linux Terminal Commands
Cheat is an alternative to Man and Help pages to get some quick information about *nix terminal commands.
I’m trying it in this video using the Snap version of the application from Snapcraft store.

Install instructions:
$sudo snap install cheat
or $sudo pip install cheat

https://github.com/chrisallenlane/cheat
https://snapcraft.io/cheat

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Reviewing Q4OS, a Debian based Linux distribution which uses Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE), which is a fork of KDE v3.5

Site: https://q4os.org/

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We're playing Vitetris - A command line version of Tetris, which we downloaded as a Snap
$ sudo snap install vitetris

Unfortunately, we couldn't get two-player mode to work, although it did when it was installed as a Deb package from Ubuntu 19.04.

http://www.victornils.net/tetris/
https://snapcraft.io/vitetris

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Miss Quids does an unboxing of Pibow Coupé Flotilla Raspberry Pi 3 Model B / B+ case from Pimoroni.
This was purchased from Pi Hut for £8.50

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How to Show Asterisks *** on Sudo Password in Linux
Quick tutorial on how to get password feedback showing asterisks *** when you type your Sudo password in Linux.
Works fine in Debian and Ubuntu.

Instructions:
$ sudo visudo

Find the line: Defaults env_reset
Replace with: Defaults env_reset,pwfeedback

Exit text editor

$sudo -k
$sudo echo

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How to setup Nextcloud server on a Raspberry Pi and use an external USB harddrive for the data storage. Host your own Cloud service with free open source software.

0:52 Packages to install:
$ sudo apt install ufw
$ sudo apt install snapd
$ sudo snap install nextcloud

1:53 Mounting USB Drive:
$ sudo mkdir media/nextdata
$ sudo blkid
Copy the UUID code
$ sudo nano /etc/ftsab
UUID=uuid_code /media/nextdata auto nosuid,nodev,nofail 0 0
$ sudo mount -a
$ sudo nano /var/snap/nextcloud/current/nextcloud/config/autoconfig.php
replace the directory variable
$ sudo snap restart nextcloud.php-fpm
https://github.com/nextcloud/nextcloud-snap/wiki/Change-data-directory-to-use-another-disk-partition

5:48 Enabling HTTPS
$ sudo /snap/bin/nextcloud.enable-https lets-encrypt
$ sudo /snap/bin/nextcloud.enable-https self-signed
(optional) $ sudo snap set nextcloud ports.https=8443

6:41 Nextcloud Client:
sudo snap install nextcloud-client

How to Install Raspbian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q84twPFduN4
Firewall Setup guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJNXrV9G3QE

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Xubuntu is still using the XFCE 4.12 desktop which was released in 2015. The main change is a slight improvement to the theming
Xubuntu 18.10 is codenamed Cosmic Cuttlefish. It’s an interim release supported for nine months

Website: https://xubuntu.org/
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The focus of Ubuntu MATE 18.10, codenamed Cosmic Cuttlefish, has been on bug fixes for the MATE desktop, which they will backport to the Long Term Support release of Ubuntu MATE 18.04.2.

A new release has been made for GDP Pocket, a small Intel laptop.

Ubuntu MATE offers salvation for Unity desktop lovers with their Mutiny desktop. Or you can choose from 7 other desktop layouts

Website: https://ubuntu-mate.org/

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During a recent phishing campaign I found a hacker had left a zip file of their PHP source code and a Log file of all the victims IP addresses all publicly accessible on a site they had compromised.

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Kubuntu 18.10, codenamed Cosmic Cuttlefish, is an interim release, and comes with KDE Plasma 5.13.5 desktop.
32-Bit ISO Installer images are no longer available.

How to install Kubuntu Backports Repository: https://youtu.be/anxHnReRwOI

Website: http://www.kubuntu.org/

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Lubuntu 18.10, codenamed Cosmic Cuttlefish, has now moved to the LXQt desktop. There is a new selection of Qt based applications, which completes the transition across from LXDE.

Website: https://lubuntu.me/

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Ubuntu 18.10 codenamed Cosmic Cuttlefish is an interim release of Ubuntu, supported for 9 months. It uses Gnome 3.30 desktop and comes with a new theme called Yaru (formally Community Theme).
Other changes have been to improving bootup speed and speed of opening Snap based applications

https://www.ubuntu.com/

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Showing some of the new features and changes with #Ubuntu 18.10, which is codenamed Cosmic Cuttlefish.
Ubuntu 18.10 is an interim release, which will be supported for 9 months.

Daily release: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/
Website: https://www.ubuntu.com/

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Tutorial on how to setup Ubuntu UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) via command line. Especially useful for Ubuntu server, or any set-ups where you lack a desktop interface.
UFW is also available for other Linux distributions, including Debian and Arch.

1:07 Initial Setup
1:30 Adding Services
2:06 Adding Specific Ports / Protocols
2:31 Deny / Reject Connections
3:46 Reviewing your rules
4:01 Finding out the services you have on your server
4:57 Resetting all rules back to default
5:03 Adding rules by Application
5:36 Adding Port ranges
5:52 Adding Specific IP Addresses
7:07 Delete specific rule
8:12 Insert Rule
9:06 Fixing a messed up set of rules

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Long time Linux reviewer, and creator of anti-tracking system NoTrack.
I also focus on IT Security News, Ubuntu, KDE, and Kodi Tutorials, Linux Gaming, and App Reviews.

My current OS of choice is Kubuntu 18.04 which I have customised to look like Unity desktop

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