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The EU Cookie Law begun as a directive in 2011, and has lead to many websites simply displaying a Cookie wall. In this video I discuss the directive and some sites which are obeying the law and others which are abusing it.

Sources:
https://www.cookielaw.org/the-cookie-law/
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/03/08/gdpr_forced_consent_tracker_walls_still_a_thing/
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/03/18/cookie_government_tracking_report/

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#Cookies #EULaw #Tracking

SSH was added natively to Windows 10 in Autumn 2018. There is no more need to use PuTTY, unless you need X Forwarding or saving sessions.
I also take a look at the new Terminal mockup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gw0rXPMMPE
Microsoft’s guide on OpenSSH: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/openssh/openssh_overview
Wallpaper by Charlie Henson: https://www.opendesktop.org/p/1287847/

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#OpenSSH #SSH #Windows10

Discussing recent news that #NordVPN Clients have been making some very strange #DNS lookups to garbage random hexadecimal domains on .info, .xyz, and .com top level domains.
Examples include:
f5d599a39d02caef1984e95fdc606f838893ffc5[.]com 8d46980d994cc618aeed127df1b5c86d8acd86ce[.]xyz 10bdc75ab2f0486f008dbdd8f1b0a38d7399598e[.]xyz

Sources:
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/04/26/nordvpn_strange_traffic_domains/
https://www.niem.es/2019/03/f5d599a39d02caef1984e95fdc606f838893ffc5-xyz.html
https://nordvpn.com/blog/how-does-a-vpn-work/
https://nordvpn.com/blog/ping-of-death/

#CyberSecurity #News

Although #Ubuntu 19.04 is an interim release, only supported for 9 months, much of the work has been on fixing bugs and improving performance of the underlying OS and different Desktop Environments.

In this video I look through the changelogs and take a quick look at all the different official derivatives of Ubuntu, including: Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Budgie, and Kubuntu.
#Linux

Not much in the way of visible changes, as like the other derivatives much of the work has gone into improving performance and bigfixes.

A new release image has been made for GDP Pocket 2, 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
#Linux #UbuntuMATE #Choice

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

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Showing off the new NoTrack Analytics and Alerts.
A script is run every hour to check if any known malicious sites have been accessed, and it also looks for possible tracking and advertising sites which haven’t been blocked.

I think NoTrack v0.9.0 is pretty much complete.

Command for existing NoTrack v0.9.0 users to add Analytics:
$ sudo ln -s /usr/local/sbin/ntrk-analytics /etc/cron.hourly/ntrk-analytics

GitLab page for NoTrack v0.9.0: https://gitlab.com/quidsup/notrack

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Taking a road trip with Miss Quids in search of Penguins in the UK.
Our trip was to ancient monuments in Wiltshire, then onwards to Bognor Regis on the South Coast of England.

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Discussing how Overly long inputs can cause a PHP web server to struggle, causing a Denial of Service (DoS) attack. I also show a simple function using strlen (string length) to mitigate the attack.
Never trust user input...

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Tails – The amnesic incognito live system, is a Linux distribution designed as a live operating system to get you on TOR as quick and easily as possible.
In this video I’m taking a look at version 3.13.1 which was released on 23 March 2019.

Site: https://tails.boum.org/

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We have been tracking a Nigerian attacker who has been carrying out relentless phishing campaigns against the company I work for. Lately they have made several mistakes, including leaving a WSO Shell accessible on their web servers. So we can look at the root file system and access log files and source code.

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Discussing the gender diversity gap in Cybersecurity and the IT industry with Miss Quids.

Source:
https://securityintelligence.com/women-in-security-speak-out-at-rsac-2019-but-theres-still-a-long-way-to-go/

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Taking a look at Pardus 17.5 which is developed by Scientific and Technology Research Council of Turkey. It uses the Deepin Desktop Environment and is based on Debian.

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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

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Created 9 months ago.

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CategoryScience & Technology

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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NoTrack: https://github.com/quidsup/notrack