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Questions Linger About New Linux 'Hand of Thief' Trojan

posted Aug 22, 2013, 7:34 AM by Gerald F

Questions Linger About New Linux 'Hand of Thief' Trojan

Threatpost - http://threatpost.com/questions-linger-about-new-linux-hand-of-thief-trojan 

GOING TO PICK UP A DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS STARTING FROM A REALLY GOOD GROUP I BELONG TO OVER AT YAHOO GROUPS CALLED ....
LINUX_Newbies · Linux Newbies http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/LINUX_Newbies/

DISCUSSION LINKS....

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/LINUX_Newbies/message/31151
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/LINUX_Newbies/message/31152
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/LINUX_Newbies/message/31153
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/LINUX_Newbies/message/31154

Uninstall Ubuntu From Dual Boot Vista WITHOUT An Installation CD

posted Jun 15, 2011, 7:08 PM by Gerald F

Uninstall Ubuntu From Dual Boot Vista WITHOUT An Installation CD

Posted by Linux Ducks on June 9, 2011 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

YouTube - Uninstall Ubuntu From Dual Boot Vista WITHOUT An Installation CD

Jun 19, 2009 - Uploaded by yng63un

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6I6xv8BNoc

how to uninstall remove delete ubuntu kubuntu linux debian ... vista without using need of needing an installation install disc cd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6I6xv8BNoc

....Worked Very Well ! Basically you are just knocking off all Linux BIOS boot sector type thingies and setting Vista to reboot/start normally without any Linux entries.

Get Easy BCD

http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

EasyBCD is NeoSmart Technologies' multiple award-winning answer to taking control of your bootloader. EasyBCD extends and revamps the Windows Vista/Windows 7 BCD bootloader, and with EasyBCD, almost anything is possible. Setting up and configuring a dual-boot between Windows 7, Windows Vista, older versions of Windows such as XP & 2003, Linux, Ubuntu, BSD, and Mac OS X is a breeze. You just point & click and EasyBCD does the rest. EasyBCD is free for all private, non-commercial use.....

http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

....and follow the instructions in the YouTube vid.

How To Prepare Partition With Windows Already in PC To Install Linux

posted Jun 15, 2011, 7:07 PM by Gerald F

How To Prepare Partition With Windows Already in PC To Install Linux

Posted by Linux Ducks on June 9, 2011 at 6:53 PM Comments comments (0)

How To Prepare Partition With Windows Already in PC To Install Linux....

Your PC already has Windows in it. You want to add Linux to run both Windows and Linux (dual boot system). If the Linux installer (USB Drive, CD/DVD Disk) does not automatically partition and install Linux - you then must first make room on the Disk (Local Disk-C / all files and Windows disk) for Linux - free up disk sace for Linux. This is very simple with a few clicks and the link here is an excellent Tutorial with pictures. Simply, you shrink the disk space Windows is using. Example, if you have a 100 Gig Disk then you shrink the disk by at least about 5 Gigs for Linux up to 30 Gigs - whatever space you wish to allocate for Linux for the dual boot set up (use both Windows and Linux on one computer). A good small size for Linux is 5 to 10 Gigs or better - 15 Gigs. If you intend downloading a lot of media files and so on - give Linux like at least 30 Gigs then. Be as generous as possible in the dual boot system without denying Windows enough space to operate at speed.

In short, you need ONLY shrink the Windows space disk the amount you want to allocate to Linux and disregard the rest. NOW go back to installing Linux and you will see the click to install Linux on the availabe Free Space (you just made) whereas before the clicks were for manually setting up format/partition - this is NOT neccessary ! It will all be automatic now with the free space set up (shrink disk) as expected to install Linux in the dual boot set up.

How To Prepare Partition With Windows Already in PC To Install Linux....

EXCELLENT TUTORIAL - Beginning to Advanced:

Linux basic configurations

network, security, server setup guides for beginner

http://www.basicconfig.com/ubuntu_desktop_manual_partition_guide

Hands-on testing of the new Linux virus

posted Jun 15, 2011, 7:07 PM by Gerald F

Hands-on testing of the new Linux virus

Posted by Linux Ducks on April 5, 2011 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hands-on testing of the new Linux virus

 

By Joe Barr and Joe Brockmeier on

April 17, 2006 (8:00:00 AM)

WEBpage URL: http://www.linux.com/archive/feed/53698

 

QUOTED>>>

Thanks to one of our readers, NewsForge has obtained a copy of the widely reported Windows/Linux cross-platform "proof of concept" virus. News reports thus far on the code have contradicted themselves: some reported the virus can replicate itself on both Windows and Linux, others saying it has a viral nature only on Windows. Testing by both NewsForge staff and Hans-Werner Hilse may reveal why the confusion.

Our tests shows the code's viral nature is sometimes -- but not always -- effective on both platforms, depending on the kernel being used. Of course, it's impossible for us to test every version of the kernel out there, but thus far, it looks like those prior to version 2.6.16 are susceptible, and at least some of those after that release are not. Here's how we tested at NewsForge. Our first test was run on an AMD64 box with a fresh install/update of Ubuntu Dapper Flight 5 386 with the 2.16.15-20-386 kernel, with the WINE and GHex -- a binary viewer/editor -- packages also installed. After unzipping the viral package (clt.zip) into an empty directory, we tested CLT.EXE by executing it under WINE in a subdirectory containing only a small executable and linkable format (ELF) file, called hello, written in assembler, that we created for the test. We ran CLT.EXE, and a small window popped up saying that the "dropper" -- as the code calls itself -- had executed successfully.

When we examined the hello ELF file with GHex, however, it showed no signs of contagion -- not even the lines of text which were supposedly installed in lieu of the virus itself when run on Linux. We soon learned that the reason hello remained uninfected in the first test was that the hello executable file is too small, not because the viral code could not replicate on Linux. Another NewsForge staffer testing CLT.EXE under VMWare found that it did infect larger ELF files. '''

FULL http://www.linux.com/archive/feed/53698

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New virus infects Linux and Windows platforms (cross-platform infections).....

Winux Virus ......New virus infects Linux and Windows platforms: security technology studies microsoft windows versions linux viruses malicious payload william stearns....

http://antivirus.about.com/library/weekly/aa032801a.htm

FULL POST http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/LinuxDucks/message/211

How to Run Windows Live Writer in Linux

posted Jun 15, 2011, 7:06 PM by Gerald F

How to Run Windows Live Writer in Linux

Posted by Linux Ducks on March 13, 2011 at 6:22 PM Comments comments (0)

How to Run Windows Live Writer in Linux

By Clif Sipe

Linux is a great operating system. However, for some old Windows users, there's always a favorite application that's missing. In my case it was Windows Live Writer....http://techie-buzz.com/how-to/run-windows-live-writer-in-linux.html ;

Rare malware targets routers running Linux

posted Jun 15, 2011, 7:05 PM by Gerald F

Rare malware targets routers running Linux

Posted by Linux Ducks on March 13, 2011 at 6:22 PM Comments comments (0)

Rare malware targets routers running Linux

ITworld.com

by KevinFogarty Trend Micro has identified malware targeting routers running Linux or Linux kernels, and DSL modems as a way to find new machines to attack. It is rare to come across such things, but it does happen. The problem when you're dealing with ...http://www.itworld.com/comments/139720


Ubuntu 11.04 will be Optimized for All Platforms

posted Jun 15, 2011, 7:05 PM by Gerald F

Ubuntu 11.04 will be Optimized for All Platforms

Posted by Linux Ducks on March 13, 2011 at 6:22 PM Comments comments (0)

Ubuntu 11.04 will be Optimized for All Platforms

Techtree.com

Installing Ubuntu Linux on a netbook entailed a search for the latest version of the specially optimized netbook editions. This will be a thing of the past as Ubuntu is doing away with different optimizations of the base Ubuntu version. ...http://www.techtree.com/India/News/Ubtunu_1104_will_be_Optimised_for_All_Platforms/551-114764-580.html ;

Panasonic Joins Linux Foundation

posted Jun 15, 2011, 7:04 PM by Gerald F

Panasonic Joins Linux Foundation

Posted by Linux Ducks on March 13, 2011 at 6:21 PM Comments comments (0)

Panasonic Joins Linux Foundation

PR-USA.net (press release)

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Panasonic is joining the organization as a Gold member. The Linux Foundation merged late last year with the Consumer Electronics Linux ...http://pr-usa.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=650231&Itemid=30 ;

Ubuntu Netbook Edition folded into Ubuntu for next release

posted Jun 15, 2011, 7:03 PM by Gerald F

Ubuntu Netbook Edition folded into Ubuntu for next release

Posted by Linux Ducks on March 13, 2011 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Ubuntu Netbook Edition folded into Ubuntu for next release

SOURCE: http://blog.canonical.com/?p=528

Canonical Blog Ubuntu Netbook Edition folded into Ubuntu for next release One of the benefits of the direction that’s been taken with the next release of Ubuntu is that there is no longer a need for a separate netbook edition. The introduction of the new shell for Ubuntu means that we have a user interface that works equally well whatever the form factor of the PC. And the underlying technology works on a range of architectures including those common in netbook, notebooks, desktops or whatever you choose to run it on. Hence the need for a separate version for netbooks is removed.

To be clear, this is the opposite of us withdrawing from the netbook market. In fact looking at the download figures on ubuntu.com interest in netbooks is not only thriving but booming. It’s us recognising that the market has moved on and celebrating that separate images are no longer a requirement as the much anticipated convergence of devices moves closer.

A return to the Ubuntu name

Which actually got us thinking about our naming conventions in totality. ‘Ubuntu Desktop Edition’ arose in 2005 as a response to the launch of Ubuntu Server Edition and our desire to distinguish between the two. But desktops are no longer the pre-eminent client platform. And actually naming the the ‘edition’ after any target technology is going to have us chasing the trend. Also we were tying ourselves to some ungainly product titles – Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server Edition for instance. User feedback also told us that people thought the edition was not for them as they had a laptop and spent time looking for a ‘Laptop Edition’.

So we are going back to our roots. From 11.04 the core product that you run on your PC will be simply, Ubuntu. Therefore the next release will be Ubuntu 11.04 and you can run that, my friend, on anything you like from a netbook to a notebook to a desktop. Ubuntu Server will be maintained as a separate product of course and named simply, Ubuntu Server 11.04.

We think this will make things simpler. When we mean Ubuntu for notebooks we will say just that rather than the more confusing, ‘Ubuntu Desktop Edition for notebooks’. We are retaining the concept of ‘remixes’ for community projects and the naming convention therein. And we would love to hear what you think.

How to run Ubuntu Linux on the Motorola XOOM tablet

posted Jun 15, 2011, 7:02 PM by Gerald F

How to run Ubuntu Linux on the Motorola XOOM tablet

Posted by Linux Ducks on March 13, 2011 at 6:19 PM Comments comments (0)

How to run Ubuntu Linux on the Motorola XOOM tablet

Liliputing

But if Honeycomb isn't enough OS for you, how about Ubuntu Linux? Thomas Sohmers figured out how to get Ubuntu up and running on the XOOM, and he's posted instructions and a demo video on his web site. The process doesn't actually replace Android on ...http://liliputing.com/2011/03/how-to-run-ubuntu-linux-on-the-motorola-xoom-tablet.html ;


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