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Top 5 Best Linux Firewalls : Protect Network No Matter What

Linux is quite possibly the only open-source project that has managed to change the world at an incredible scale. While its consumer market share is …

Linux

I Am Adding Cartoons To Pictures, Because I Am Tired Of My Street Photography

I’ve been making street and travel pictures since 2009, always trying to find a style to express my moods and feelings while walking down the street. …

Soviet Union

Apple Calls In Rock Star iPhone And Mac Hackers For Secret Bug Bounty Bash

A 19-year-old who was the first to jailbreak an iPhone 7. A former teenage prodigy turned world-renowned iOS hacker. An ex-NSA staffer who has repeatedly found Mac OS X security lacking. Luca Todesco, Nicholas Allegra and Patrick Wardle are just some of the hackers rocking up to Cupertino today for …

Security

Hands-on: Blue Hydra can expose the all-too-unhidden world of Bluetooth | Ars Technica

Bluetooth Low Energy devices like smart watches, "wearables," give you up all day.<p>My new neighbor was using AirDrop to move some files from his phone …

Apple Pencil

Technolust since 2005

Stealth remote access toolkits. Get shells!<p>CONFIGURE<p>Set it up for Remote Access, Man-in-the-Middle or Network Reconnaissance.<p>DEPLOY<p>Disguised as a USB …

Information Security

10 Best Password Cracking Tools Of 2016 | Windows, Linux, OS X

<i>Short Bytes: Password cracking is an integral part of digital forensics and pentesting. Keeping that in mind, we have prepared a list of the top 10</i> …

Road tripping in Spain with teenagers

Mel Gow maps out a Spanish road trip that's guaranteed to keep the whole family happy and engaged<p>A <b>road trip</b> is on every family’s 'Must Do' travel …

Barcelona

Photography: How to shoot street portraits

<b>Shutter speed:</b> 1/100 <b><br>Aperture:</b> f4 <b><br>ISO:</b> 180<p>Of my five lenses, a long telephoto and a mid-range zoom are work-shy. The other three, however, make up for …

Photography

The Dublin Bucket List: 30 things to do in the city before you die

#LoveDublin<p>Pól Ó Conghaile, Nicola Brady and Katie Byrne have 30 must-do experiences for the capital. How many have you done?<p>1. Travel through time …

Homestays: how to live like a local on a trip across Europe

Clutching a handful of lavender, I inhale deeply, enjoying the sweet, vaporous scent before it gets carried on the warm summer breeze. I am being …

European Travel

Great European city breaks you've probably never thought of

These small cities may not pack the cultural punch of Europe’s grande dames – and that’s the point of going. All are full of local colour but also served by budget airlines. Perfect for a weekend break<p>Kotor<b>,</b> Montenegro<p>The Montenegrin coast feels very different from neighbouring Croatia: it’s more …

European Travel

Python: A Powerful Language for High-Traffic, Data-Heavy Apps

Python is a widely used, general-purpose, high-level back-end programming language that’s highly valued by startups who need to quickly prototype and …

Who Are The NSA’s Elite Hackers?

A look into one of the NSA’s best-kept secrets, and one of its most powerful teams.<p>Last week, a mysterious group calling itself The Shadow Brokers dumped online a series of hacking tools associated with the NSA. The leak provided an unprecedented look into the actual tools that the NSA uses to hack …

Surveillance

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

Apps

The ‘boring’ cities worth a second look

Eric Weiner finds that when you relinquish the spectacular, you’re rewarded with the quieter joy of the ordinary.<p>An unspoken rule of travel is that, no matter what, you must avoid boring destinations. If you’re going to endure the sundry hassles of travel – from the cruel middle seat to the …

Café

Researchers discover advanced cyber-espionage malware

Both Kaspersky and Symantec have unearthed a new type of malware so advanced, they believe it could have links to a country's intelligence agency. They're calling it "Remsec," "Strider" (Aragorn's nickname in <i>LOTR</i>) and "ProjectSauron," because it has several references to the Necromancer in …

The Instax Share SP-2 adds just enough modern magic to the instant print renaissance

A physical picture is worth a thousand digital ones.<p>Or at least, in terms of my appreciation of the memories they represent, that’s what it feels like. That’s why I was excited enough about the Fujifilm Share Instax SP-2 to go out and grab one as soon as it showed up in stock at my local camera …

Gear & Gadgets

20 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know

20 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know<p>Google is much more than a search engine. Google offers dozens of interesting services in Google …

21 Genius Travel Hacks We Learned from Instagram

Whether you’re prepping for a weekend getaway, a destination wedding or a legit beach vacay, Instagram is often the first place you head to get inspo on where to eat, what to see and, most importantly, how to travel with a little less stress. Wait, what? Yup. Your fave social network is here to …

DIY

​PGP security weakness exposed

If you're still using 32-bit PGP keys, you only think you have security. But you really don't. It would take a cracker about four seconds to forge …

Information Systems

Personal finance bot Trim says it’s saved users $6 million — and counting

Since Thomas Smyth and Daniel Petkevich created the chatbot Trim to rid their personal bank accounts of forgotten but costly subscription fees seven months ago, it has helped more than 50,000 people save $6.3 million.<p>That may be only the beginning.<p>Now Trim wants to find more ways to take proactive …

Action at last on bank transfers to make them safer

Guardian Money has long argued that UK bank transfers need some simple but important reforms that would stop a great deal of bank fraud in its tracks, but the financial authorities have failed to respond – until now.<p>As things stand, you can put any name into a money transfer request (even Mickey …

Banking

Monese, the UK banking app for immigrants and expats, finally lands on iOS

For all the hype around fintech, not least in London, Monese is a startup that has pragmatism at its heart. It’s not trying to <i>be</i> an actual bank — in the technical, banking license sense — but does enable immigrants and expats, who might otherwise find it hard to open a bank account outside of their …

Profit

Google-supported FIDO is on its way to killing traditional passwords

For quite some time, Google has been trying to make passwords a thing of the past. Back in October, they announced Security Key, a physical USB key that’s part of the 2-step authentication process. They key is inserted into your computer, letting the computer know it’s actually you logging in. The …

Information Systems

Learn When to Use JPEG, GIF, or PNG with This Graphic

When working with images, certain file formats may be better than others, depending on what your goals are. This infographic showcases the best uses …

Graphic Design

How to make a web crawler in Python (under 50 lines of code)?

Interested to learn how Google, Bing, or Yahoo work? Wondering what it takes to crawl the web, and what a simple web crawler looks like? In under 50 …

Adding a USB Security Key to your Google account is a good idea — and here's how to do it

We've gone over why using two-factor authentication on your online accounts is a good idea, and showed you how to set it up for your Google account …

Authentication

Top 10 Best Kali Linux Security Tutorials for Beginners

Top 10 Best Kali Linux Security Tutorials for Beginners<p>READ Top 10 Best Free Hacking Tools Of 2016 For Windows and Linux<p>READ Follow These 10 YouTube …

EncryptPad: Secure Text Editor That Protects Files With Passwords, Keys, Or Both

<b>EncryptPad is a free and open source text editor for sensitive information, which protects files with passwords, key files, or both, available for</b> …

Linux