Tail is a core application of Unix-based systems, designed to read the end of text files. It can also be used for something else called piped-data too, but we’ll touch on that later (let’s not complicate things just yet!).
Although “reading the end of a file” sounds pretty self-explanatory, tail is a chief tool in any expert’s arsenal, with many practical uses we’ll explore along the way.
Howdy Linux gamer’s, since the release of Steam Play in Augustus playing Windows triple-A games on Linux became simplicity. Except for GTA5, getting it working on Steam it isnt that easy, lots of tweaking is required as seen in this GTA 5’s compatibility list.
Well for those who still did not gave up the hope, here’s a tutorial for getting GTA5 fully playable on your beloved Linux distro. because it works perfectly on mine Fedora!
Maltrail is a malicious traffic detection system, utilizing publicly available (black)lists containing malicious and/or generally suspicious trails, along with static trails compiled from various AV reports and custom user defined lists, where trail can be anything from domain name, URL, IP address or HTTP User-Agent header value (e.g. sqlmap for automatic SQL injection and database takeover tool). Also, it uses (optional) advanced heuristic mechanisms that can help in discovery of unknown threats (e.g. new malware).
Uses multiple public blacklists (alientvault, autoshun, badips, sblam etc)
Has extensive static trails for identification (domain names, URLs, IPaddresses or User-Agent values)
Optional heuristic mechanisms for detection of unknown threats
Based on Traffic -> Sensor <-> Server <-> Client Architecture
Virtualization is almost as old as our beloved integrated silicon chips.
At the beginning of the 1960s, there had been two major computing issues.
First, many individual mainframe models were bespoke, so incompatible.
The other stumbling block was that as integrated processors became more powerful, institutions wanted to implement flexible “timesharing” between multiple users.
IBM dismissed this multi-user batch processing was definitely the future! But in 1963, it lost a large MIT contract to General Electric. Realising its huge mistake, IBM developed the general purpose S/360 architecture, which could be implemented on a wide range of compatible systems. In 1965, IBM released the S/360-76, the world’s first mainframe to support virtualisation. And the rest is very much history.
DLNA/UPnP devices such as smart TVs are known to have no security at all.
Now you can discover these devices and take control of them using your terminal thanks to TakeTV! Install it; clone its
repository first: git clone https://github.com/SvelizDonoso/taketv.git.
Then install its dependencies: sudo apt-get/dnf install youtube-dl.
2 Discover exposed devices
After installing the tool, use it to auto-discover any DLNA/UPnP-enabled devices on the network: python taketv.py –all –timeout 30.
Once the time’s up, a list of discovered devices will be shown.
3 Prepare some media
You can download media and store it on your local Apache HTTP server, or you can use the ‘assistent’ tool (yes, the spelling is wrong) included with TakeTV.
Download the classic ECB-Tux image:
You can download video and audio from
YouTube as well.
4 Start your local HTTP server
Start your HTTP server now: python assistent.py –httpserver –port 8000. Feel free to change the TCP port and make sure you allow the remote TV/device to connect to it: sudo iptables -I INPUT 1 -p tcp -s –dport 8000 -j ACCEPT.
5 Take over!
It’s time to take over the TV! You can cast the downloaded image/video/audio to it,
control its volume, mute/unmute it, and more: python taketv.py –ip YOUR_TV_IP –play http://HTTPSERVERIP/imagen/Tux-ECB.png
When it comes to mass spying, the best game in town is not CIA or any of the alphabet soup agencies. Private companies and data brokers have been doing data collection on a massive scale, and given their advanced statistical methods, this information can say a lot about a person. In fact, I’d say that what they have is better than what the alphabet soup has, and their data has a lot of implications.
This started when companies like Amazon realized that they can make a profit every step of the way: sell items to customers, sell customers’ data to data brokers. Data brokering has since become much bigger, and so the data collection methods have also become much more extensive. There are many ways to gather mass data, and these are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head: first, many websites straight up sell their data to brokers. This includes many online vendors, all kinds of popular sites (not all of them, but some of them), adult entertainment sites, you name it. If those sites do not sell data, dishonest brokers can and do embed tracking ads on sites that accept them, revealing a user’s entire browsing history. Then of course there are companies like Google, that sell user search histories.
Today I will show you how to easily block the servers hosting Spotify ads on your Linux/Mac or Windows machine. This will allow you to listen all day long on a free account without hearing a single ad. This trick is very simple, legal and works great. Spotify may catch on and find some way to stop this from working but, as of today (13 March 2019) it works swimmingly.
UPDATE 20-02-19: List updated thanks to Johan, ad blocking works again. Somehow Spotify found cheap way to block music if you block they DNS ad services by pinging it back from client. Note to update your HOSTS entries.
UPDATE 10-03-19: Huge DNS list update, added lots of new advertising entries.
UPDATE 04-04-19: Fixed issue that Spotify client only plays songs that are in favourite list, by remove 2 entries from HOSTS file list.
Blocking Ad Server
In order to remove those pesky ads, all we need to do is setup out hosts file to override the DNS for Spotify’s ad servers and redirect that traffic to our local machine. When the traffic hits out local machine the call will fail and the ad will be skipped. Follow the steps below to add the entries needed.
The MSI/Gigabyte AMD motherboards are well known having several issue with USB 3.X front port in combination with Linux for long time now. and here’s how to fix that.
The workaround that works is to enable IOMMU in the BIOS and then change the following line in bootmanager GRUB: (/etc/default/grub)
Change GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”” to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”iommu=soft” ( As seen in screenshot below)
Now before you re-log or reboot firstupdate your bootmanager GRUB, in Fedora related distro’s :