POODLE stands for Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption. This vulnerability allows an attacker to employ man-in-the-middle attacks using a padding oracle side-channel attack to decrypt cipher text. POODLE only affects Secure Socket Layer (SSL) version 3 specifically. Those using Transport Layer Security (TLS), are not affected.
This post will present a step by step guide on how to add a program short cut from the Mint menu. It’s worth noting that in many cases a short cut is created automatically after installing the application.
Whilst you are able to browse most files with the Caja file browser, you will be unable to rename a folder or write files outside of your home directory. To overcome this, you can follow the step by step guide below. Do be careful as you will now be able to delete any file on your system.
Shellshock, also known as Bashdoor, a GNU Bash vulnerability was disclosed on 24 September 2014. In certain conditions, attackers can execute arbitrary commands on vulnerable Bash versions which comprises of all version until 4.3. In short, if you are on an un-patched version of Bash, an attacker can gain unauthorised access to your server.
This post will present a step by step guide on how to terminate unresponsive programs in Linux Mint; it’s worth noting that Xkill (a tool used to terminating unresponsive programs ) is part of the utilities pre-installed in Linux Mint, and all what we’re going to do is to add a shortcut for it on the desktop.
Linux is a free and open source operating system; think of it as Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac but free and open source. One of the major features of Linux is the availability of many distros which serve the specific needs of the various users.
Linux Mint as any other Linux distrobution is a free and open source operating system, yes it’s similar to Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac but it’s totally free for any hardware. One of the major advantages and most handy features of Linux Mint is its ability to operate from a DVD or a USB flash; this is known as a live DVD or live USB. This feature gives the user the ability to try Linux Mint and even troubleshoot computers which are even using other operating systems like Windows and Mac.