How to delete default admin WordPress user account to enhance security

WordPress is a very popular blogging tool. However, as with all internet applications, wordpress too needs to be protected to make sure it remains secure and your site stays safe online. One of the basic attacks against a WordPress site is to try multiple login attempts. This is due to the fact that the default … Continue reading How to delete default admin WordPress user account to enhance security

Extended Attributes in Linux filesystems like ext4

The capacity of storage has increased by leaps and bounds over the past decade. This has resulted in an explosion of the variety and quantum of data stored on it. There are no clear measures to control this explosion. For example, if you create a temporary file to store some comments on it, you always … Continue reading Extended Attributes in Linux filesystems like ext4

Hash Story – What are hashes and how they are used

Many ordinary users would really not care about message digests or hash functions. To shed light on this, here is an introduction with the following basic facts: Data transmitted over the Internet heavily relies on checksums.The TCP protocol used to transmit data over the Internet relies on verification of these checksums to make sure that … Continue reading Hash Story – What are hashes and how they are used

Free Online Storage – Cloud Storage Service Providers

Visit this link http://www.cloudsider.com/en/free-online-storage-reviews.html to evaluate the right free on line storage space service provider for yourself. With many people now having many devices that are capable of accessing the internet and their need to access common data across them all, the only way to ensure that is using an on line storage space service. … Continue reading Free Online Storage – Cloud Storage Service Providers

Read EncFS encrypted folders using BoxCryptor

You can read folders encrypted using EncFS you put onto the Ubuntu One cloud storage service using BoxCryptor at http://www.boxcryptor.com from any Windows, Mac computer or even your Android or iOS smart phone. To enable encryption using EncFS on Ubuntu, refer to the steps at this link. Unfortunately, BoxCryptor is not available for the Symbian … Continue reading Read EncFS encrypted folders using BoxCryptor

How to store encrypted data in your Ubuntu One cloud storage space

Ubuntu One is a cloud storage service. It provides you with 5GB free, personal storage space that you can use to synchronize your data across several computing devices. You can have a file you saved on it from your desktop, made accessible on your smartphone, tablet or any other computer. Ubuntu One transmits the data … Continue reading How to store encrypted data in your Ubuntu One cloud storage space

How to encrypt a folder using EncFS in Linux

You can encrypt a single local folder on your computer using EncFS. EncFS will encrypt your data as you create it. Therefore, it requires 2 folders - one to hold the encrypted data and one to hold the decrypted data. This method can be used on a Ubuntu or Fedora desktop to synchronize only encrypted … Continue reading How to encrypt a folder using EncFS in Linux

Use Gnash in place of Adobe Flash Plugin – why does Adobe Flash Plugin turn on webcam on web pages

Flash Plugin does not allow you to control the use of the webcam and microphone in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It used to allow this earlier. It becomes a bit scary when you visit any site with embedded flash objects, and you find that your webcam on the laptop goes on suddenly without any reason. Earlier, … Continue reading Use Gnash in place of Adobe Flash Plugin – why does Adobe Flash Plugin turn on webcam on web pages