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Kremlin Says US Decision To Ban Kaspersky Designed To Stifle Competition

Slashdot.org - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 09:00
The Kremlin said on Friday that a U.S. decision to ban sales of Kaspersky's software was a typical move by Washington to stifle foreign competition with American products. From a report: The Biden administration on Thursday said it would ban the sale of antivirus software made by Russia's Kaspersky Lab in the United States, citing what it said was the Kremlin's influence over the company which poses a significant security risk. [...] Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Kaspersky was a "very competitive" company on international markets and that Washington's decision to restrict its sales was a "favourite technique of unfair competition from the United States."

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Public Servants Uneasy As Government 'Spy' Robot Prowls Federal Offices

Slashdot.org - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 08:00
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CBC News: A device federal public servants call "the little robot" began appearing in Gatineau office buildings in March. It travels through the workplace to collect data using about 20 sensors and a 360-degree camera, according to Yahya Saad, co-founder of GlobalDWS, which created the robot. "Using AI on the robot, the camera takes the picture, analyzes and counts the number of people and then discards the image," he said. Part of a platform known as VirBrix, the robot also gathers information on air quality, light levels, noise, humidity, temperature and even measures CO2, methane and radon gas. The aim is to create a better work environment for humans -- one that isn't too hot, humid or dim. Saad said that means more comfortable and productive employees. The technology can also help reduce heating, cooling and hydro costs, he said. "All these measures are done to save on energy and reduce the carbon footprint," Saad explained. After the pilot program in March, VirBrix is set to return in July and October, and the government hasn't ruled out extending its use. It's paying $39,663 to lease the robot for two years. Bruce Roy, national president of the Government Services Union, called the robot's presence in federal workplaces "intrusive" and "insulting." "People feel observed all the time," he said in French. "It's a spy. The robot is a spy for management." Roy, whose union represents more than 12,000 federal workers across several departments, said the robot is unnecessary because the employer already has ways of monitoring employee attendance and performance. "We believe that one of the robot's tasks is to monitor who is there and who is not," he said. "Folks say, why is there a robot here? Doesn't my employer trust that I'm here and doing my work properly?" [...] Jean-Yves Duclos, the minister of public services and procurement, said the government is instead using the technology as it looks to cut its office space footprint in half over the coming years. "These robots, as we call them, these sensors observe the utilization of office space and will be able to give us information over the next few years to better provide the kind of workplace employees need to do their job," Duclos said in French. "These are totally anonymous methods that allow us to evaluate which spaces are the most used and which spaces are not used, so we can better arrange them." "In those cases we keep the images, but the whole body, not just the face, the whole body of the person is blurred," said Saad. "These are exceptional cases where we need to keep images and then the images would be handed over to the client." The data is then stored on a server on Canadian soil, according to GlobalDWS.

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GoogleBlog - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 08:00
Does packing for holiday stress you out? Learn how to use Gemini to help you with your holiday preparation.Does packing for holiday stress you out? Learn how to use Gemini to help you with your holiday preparation.
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lnav – Awesome terminal log file viewer for Linux and Unix

nixCraft - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 06:35
It is no secret that whether you are a developer or sysadmin, you need to use log files to troubleshoot errors on your Linux and Unix systems. You use tools like grep, tail, cat, or journalctl to view log files. However, you may need help with so many log files. These essential Unix tools are suitable for basic text but fall short when dealing with many log files. You can get tired from sifting through endless lines of log files. The lnav utility is here to the rescue! It is a powerful log file viewer that goes beyond the basics. It understands your logs by identifying timestamps, log levels, and other vital details. You can run SQLite SQL queries against your standard log files and build reports for your needs. Let us see how to install and use the lnav tool quickly. Love this? sudo share_on: Twitter - Facebook - LinkedIn - Whatsapp - Reddit The post lnav – Awesome terminal log file viewer for Linux and Unix appeared first on nixCraft. 2024-06-16T11:04:42Z 2024-06-16T11:04:42Z Vivek Gite

How to find out AWS EC2 instances type over SSH

nixCraft - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 06:35
AWS offers various instance types, and sometimes, you need to know which one you are using or which one has been deployed by someone else (another developer or sysadmin) for a project. Don't worry. Here are some commands to find the EC2 instance type over SSH without logging into the AWS console. These commands works with any Linux distro or FreeBSD Unix systems. Love this? sudo share_on: Twitter - Facebook - LinkedIn - Whatsapp - Reddit The post How to find out AWS EC2 instances type over SSH appeared first on nixCraft. 2024-05-26T11:51:12Z 2024-05-26T11:51:12Z Vivek Gite

How to add interface to vnstat to database for monitoring

nixCraft - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 06:35
vnStat is a network traffic monitor for Linux and Unix-like systems. It logs network traffic at different intervals and doesn't require root permissions to run. The implementation involves two commands: vnstat for querying traffic information and vnstatd for data retrieval and storage. Let's see how to add a network interface to vnstat after installation for monitoring purposes. Love this? sudo share_on: Twitter - Facebook - LinkedIn - Whatsapp - Reddit The post How to add interface to vnstat to database for monitoring appeared first on nixCraft. 2024-05-26T05:56:00Z 2024-05-26T05:56:00Z Vivek Gite

sttr – Awesome Linux & Unix tool for transformation of the string

nixCraft - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 06:35
sttr demo The sttr is a free and open-source command-line tool in Golang that lets you easily change and modify text. You can perform transformation operations on the string, such as hashing text, string manipulation, and more. sttr is beneficial for developers and *nix users requiring swift modification to strings or files directly via the command line or TUI. It is helpful in your scripting, data processing, and automation tasks at the CLI. Love this? sudo share_on: Twitter - Facebook - LinkedIn - Whatsapp - Reddit The post sttr – Awesome Linux & Unix tool for transformation of the string appeared first on nixCraft. 2024-05-24T21:17:45Z 2024-05-24T21:17:45Z Vivek Gite

SSH Authentication refused: bad ownership or modes for file /home/user/.ssh/authorized_keys

nixCraft - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 06:35
I'm trying to login using ssh keys but server is only allows to login me using a password. The following message is logged into my Linux or Unix server /var/log/secure or /var/log/auth.log file: Feb 25 06:36:50 ns5 sshd[26681]: Authentication refused: bad ownership or modes for file /home/user/.ssh/authorized_keys2 Here is another message: May 24 18:28:35 ls-www-1 sshd[531320]: Connection closed by 18.1.2.3 port 43640 [preauth] May 24 18:28:44 ls-www-1 sshd[531322]: Authentication refused: bad ownership or modes for file /home/admin/.ssh/authorized_keys May 24 18:28:44 ls-www-1 sshd[531322]: Connection closed by authenticating user admin 18.1.2.3 port 43650 [preauth] How do I fix this problem? Love this? sudo share_on: Twitter - Facebook - LinkedIn - Whatsapp - Reddit The post SSH Authentication refused: bad ownership or modes for file /home/user/.ssh/authorized_keys appeared first on nixCraft. 2024-05-24T19:23:28Z 2024-05-24T19:23:28Z Vivek Gite

How to upgrade Alpine Linux 3.19 to 3.20

nixCraft - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 06:35
I am using Alpine Linux v3.18 or v3.19 with my LXD/Incus server. How do I upgrade Alpine Linux v3.19 to Alpine Linux v3.20? How can I upgrade Alpine Linux v3.18 to Alpine Linux v3.20? Love this? sudo share_on: Twitter - Facebook - LinkedIn - Whatsapp - Reddit The post How to upgrade Alpine Linux 3.19 to 3.20 appeared first on nixCraft. 2024-05-24T11:25:52Z 2024-05-24T11:25:52Z Vivek Gite

How to uninstall packages marked “rc” on Debian / Ubuntu Linux

nixCraft - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 06:35
In Debian and Ubuntu Linux, an "rc" status package means the package has been uninstalled, but its configuration files remain on the disk and take up space. Sometimes, certain directories are also in the /var/ directory. When you type the sudo apt remove pkg1 command, it deletes most of the data, but config files are left alone in case you reinstall that package again. You can free up disk space by removing unwanted config files. Love this? sudo share_on: Twitter - Facebook - LinkedIn - Whatsapp - Reddit The post How to uninstall packages marked “rc” on Debian / Ubuntu Linux appeared first on nixCraft. 2024-05-22T09:30:57Z 2024-05-22T09:30:57Z Vivek Gite

How to reload .vimrc file without restarting vim on Linux/Unix

nixCraft - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 06:35
I am a new vim text editor user. I usually load ~/.vimrc using :vs ~/.vimrc for configuration. Once edited my ~/.vimrc file I need to reload it without having to quit Vim session. How do I edit my ~/.vimrc file and reload it without having to restart Vim on Linux or Unix-like system? Love this? sudo share_on: Twitter - Facebook - LinkedIn - Whatsapp - Reddit The post How to reload .vimrc file without restarting vim on Linux/Unix appeared first on nixCraft. 2024-05-19T11:03:00Z 2024-05-19T11:03:00Z Vivek Gite

How to temporarily disable IPv6 in Linux

nixCraft - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 06:35
Sometimes, you may need to temporarily disable IPv6 in the Linux using net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 kernel variable for testing purposes. You can use the sysctl command to turn IPv6 connectivity on or off without rebooting the system. For example, observe how your app or network reacts when IPv6 connectivity is suddenly lost and only IPv4 is available. Love this? sudo share_on: Twitter - Facebook - LinkedIn - Whatsapp - Reddit The post How to temporarily disable IPv6 in Linux appeared first on nixCraft. 2024-05-18T20:18:54Z 2024-05-18T20:18:54Z Vivek Gite

TCPDump: Capture and Record Specific Protocols / Port Traffic

nixCraft - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 06:35
How do I capture a specific protocol or port, such as 80 (HTTP) or 443 (HTTPS), using the TCPDump tool under Linux/UNIX? How do I record traffic with TCPDump and find problems later on with my network or server issues? Let's dive into the nitty-gritty of capturing and analyzing your network traffic for trapshooting network and server issues. Love this? sudo share_on: Twitter - Facebook - LinkedIn - Whatsapp - Reddit The post TCPDump: Capture and Record Specific Protocols / Port Traffic appeared first on nixCraft. 2024-05-17T21:00:03Z 2024-05-17T21:00:03Z Vivek Gite

How to find ulimit for user on Linux

nixCraft - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 06:35
How can I find the correct ulimit values for a user account or process on Linux systems? Love this? sudo share_on: Twitter - Facebook - LinkedIn - Whatsapp - Reddit The post How to find ulimit for user on Linux appeared first on nixCraft. 2024-05-16T21:57:31Z 2024-05-16T21:57:31Z Vivek Gite

How to Set Up UFW Firewall on Ubuntu 24.04 LTS in 5 Minutes

nixCraft - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 06:35
A Ubuntu 24.04 LTS comes with UFW (uncomplicated firewall) that protects the desktop or server against unauthorized access. UFW is an easy-to-use frontend app for a Linux packet filtering system called Netfilter or nftables. Traditionally, Netfilter/nftables rules are set up or configured using the iptables command or nft command by developers and sysadmins. However, new Ubuntu Linux users and developers unfamiliar with firewall concepts find Netfilter/nft syntax confusing. Hence, the ufw project provides an easy-to-use frontend for Ubuntu 24.04 LTS Linux server and desktop. This quick guide makes setting up UFW on Ubuntu 24.04 LTS extremely simple. It provides step-by-step instructions for developers and sysadmins to secure their servers efficiently. Love this? sudo share_on: Twitter - Facebook - LinkedIn - Whatsapp - Reddit The post How to Set Up UFW Firewall on Ubuntu 24.04 LTS in 5 Minutes appeared first on nixCraft. 2024-05-15T10:09:51Z 2024-05-15T10:09:51Z Vivek Gite

How to use find command to delete all *.log files created in last 90 days except for last 7 days

nixCraft - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 06:35
I have log files created whenever I patch or rebuild Linux containers. They are taking disk space. The logs are helpful if something fails. Otherwise, after a few weeks, those log files have no usage for me. So here is a quick tip on how to use the find command to delete all *.log files created in the last 90 days except for the previous 7 or 10 days. The commands mentioned in these tips are compatible with the Linux, FreeBSD, and macOS versions of the find command. Love this? sudo share_on: Twitter - Facebook - LinkedIn - Whatsapp - Reddit The post How to use find command to delete all *.log files created in last 90 days except for last 7 days appeared first on nixCraft. 2024-05-15T06:56:03Z 2024-05-15T06:56:03Z Vivek Gite

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