After the WhatsApp privacy changes, many folks have installed the Signal app on their Android devices. Signal also has a desktop client, where Signal can be installed and used on a computer. To install the Linux version, open a terminal window and enter the following commands: Set up the repository$ wget -O- https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt/keys.asc | sudo … Continue reading How to install Signal on the Linux Mint 20.1 or Ubuntu
To check for updates in Fedora 32, open a terminal window and enter the following commands: $ sudo dnf check-update <enter>$ sudo dnf update <enter> This will look for updated rpm files and ensure that the system is patched. Note that "dnf" works similar to "yum" used earlier on Fedora.
To open a LUKS container file in Thunar file manager in Linux, right click on the container file and select the option Open with Disk Image Mounter. This way, the LUKS container will appear as Device in thunar and can be mounted.
To run the Indian income tax Java utilities on Linux Mint 20 or Fedora 32 or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, refer to this link https://askmeaboutlinux.com/2020/07/30/how-to-run-india-income-tax-java-utilities-on-linux-mint-20-or-ubuntu-20-04-lts/ Upon download and execution of the income tax India utilities for the ITRs for Java, the following error is display when the utility is run using Java 11 on Linux. "Error: … Continue reading How to use India income tax Java utilities on Linux Mint 19
Sometimes we have files on our hard disks that we would like to remove for good. If you have set up full disk encryption when you installed Linux on your computer, you will have an encrypted hard disk which is pretty much useless to anyone without the password that only you know. However, sometimes, to … Continue reading How to shred a file on Linux leaving no remnants
When data breaches occur, there are various kinds of data that get compromised. The most critical data that can get compromised is the user name or ID or the password. All is not lost due to a great service hosted by Troy Hunt. Use https://haveibeenpwned.com/ to check if the User name or user ID appears … Continue reading How to check if user name or ID has been compromised in a data breach
Mozilla Firefox 75+ has made a change in the way it determines whether web sites open in a private window or not. This is now tied in with the "Remember History" option in Preferences -> Privacy and Security option. To enable Private Windows all the time, select "Never Remember History", but to disable private windows, … Continue reading Remember History in Firefox 75+ and private browser windows
To save an email in the .eml format, follow the steps below: Login to the email accountIf Conversation view is enabled, then disable it. In GMail, this is in the Settings optionDownload the email as .eml format. Once above steps are done, the email is available in the .eml format. In some email services, this … Continue reading How to save an email in the .eml format
At times, short URLs starting with https://bit.ly or https://goo.gl or any other short and strange form are received via SMS or even email. It is difficult to authenticate and know where these URLs point to. If the source is trusted, then too, it is important to know and validate these URLs to ensure they do … Continue reading How to validate a short URL
To enable USB Debugging on an Android device, first enable Developer options on the phone by going to Settings -> About, look for the Build Number and tap it 7 times. Then in Settings -> System -> Developer Options, scroll down and check the box that says USB Debugging to enable it. You are now … Continue reading How to enable USB Debugging on an Android device