RIP Ubuntu 12.04 – Precise Pangolin reaches end of life

Ubuntu 12.04 – Precise Pangolin (LTS) was released on 26th April, 2012 & finally after 5 long years it is reaching to it’s end of life on 28th April, 2017.     When an OS release reaches its “end of life” it means that the  release will not receives any further updates, including critical security upgrades/patches. It is highly recommend that you upgrade your release to a recent version of Ubuntu. I am running Ubuntu 12.04, what should I do? If you’re...

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How to Patch Your Server Against Dirty COW Linux Vulnerability (CVE-2016-5195)

On October 19, 2016, A very dangerous vulnerability was exposed in the Linux kernel named Dirty COW. A zero-day local privilege escalation vulnerability has existed for eleven years since 2005, it has existed since Linux kernel version 2.6.22+ which means a vast majority of servers are at risk including yours. This bug affects all sort of Android or Linux kernel to escalate privileges, Any system user can become root in no time, Exploiting this bug/vulnerability means that a regular system user...

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Massive DDoS Knocks Down Twitter, Github, Reddit, Pinterest and More Popular Websites

Today a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against a DNS service provider Dyn crippled down the internet.   DNS (Domain Name System) act as the authoritative reference for mapping domain names (uncovertech.com) to IP addresses (138.128.161.226). In plain words, Domain Name System is simply an Internet’s phone directory that resolves human-readable web addresses, like uncovertech.com against 138.128.161.226.   If DNS layer is attacked, it becomes impossible for your browser to resolve URLs and hence website become inaccessible. Services affected by DDOS...

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ShellShock Bug: BASH Vulnerability, Are you safe?

In past few days you must have heard about a vulnerability in BASH which allow remote execution of commands. Any version of BASH older than bash-4.1.2-15.el6_5.2 is vulnerable to remote execution. Which is a very serious security threat. Read more about this Shellshock Bug.   What is BASH? It’ the default interactive shell in Linux. When you are interacting with the terminal via any  terminal emulator, over a tty, or ssh) you are generally typing commands that bash will read and execute. Even if you...

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Howto Install ProjectSend in Ubuntu 14.04

Today we will learn about ProjectSend & Howto Install ProjectSend in Ubuntu 14.04   ProjectSend is a self-hosted application which you can easily install on your Server (In our Scenario we will install ProjectSend on Server Running Ubuntu 14.04). The Application lets you upload files & assign those files to specific users which you create yourself from the Web Interface of ProjectSend as well as to the general public. To learn more visit Projectsend   Why ProjectSend? Secure: ProjectSend is Secure (You’re...

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ownCloud in Ubuntu 14.04 – Howto

This is a basic level tutorial in which we will learn Howto Install OwnCloud in Ubuntu 14.04 ownCloud a web based application that can store and serve data from a central location. ownCloud allows you to host the software on your own machines (Servers), putting you in charge of your personal data.   What is owncloud? ownCloud gives you universal access to your files through a web interface. It also provides a platform to easily view & sync your contacts, calendars and bookmarks...

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How to Install WordPress on Ubuntu 14.04

Today we will learn How to Install WordPress on Ubuntu 14.04   What is WordPress? WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL, which runs on a web hosting service. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by more than 22.0% of the top 10 million websites as of August 2013. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at...

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Virtual Hosts in Ubuntu 14.04

Virtual Hosts in Ubuntu 14.04. This is a beginner level tutorial in which we will try to Install VHosts. Let’s start with a little introduction about Virtual Hosts.   Virtual Host The term Virtual Host refers to the practice of running more than one web site (such as company1.example.com and company2.example.com) on a single machine. Virtual Hosts can be of two types… IP-Based Virtual Hosts & Name Based Virtual Host, In this tutorial we will try to Setup Name Based Virtual Hosts. If you want to...

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Which Linux Operating System is best

At the first day on my Internship I was told by the Manager to Install Linux at Home Computer. So the first question I asked to myself was “Which Distribution should I try?” & the answer was ummmm.. Let’s Google it! So I googled Which Linux Operating System is Best..? & the search results made me even more confused…   So I thought why shouldn’t I write a blog post for the Beginners who want to give Linux a try… In this...

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LAMP in Ubuntu 14.04 (How To)

This is actually a very basic guide… Actually For starters, We will try to Install LAMP in Ubuntu 14.04 LAMP is basically short for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. We would try to install LAMP in Ubuntu 14.04. As you all know Ubuntu 14.04 is the latest version of Ubuntu released some days ago. The 1st question arises here is What is LAMP? LAMP is a software bundle which includes Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP. To read more about LAMP So LAMP contains, Linux Apache...

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