A lost password can be a pain in the ass. Even on linux – but there are ways around it as long as the system is not crypted or other weird stuff has been done there. Here’s a way getting into your system again without being a hacker. All you need is physical access to the computer.
Linux is simple as long as you get the idea in behind. I am using it since some years for now and I need a new challenge. So I decided to have a look at the hardened projects and maybe using SELinux. But where to begin? Security starts at kernel level. So it might be a good start […]
During the last days I had to install SUSE- and RedHat Linux on some machines and I had time to take a closer look at booth. The first thing on RedHat that caught my eye was SELinux as a cute way of limiting damage on a security breach. SUSE uses their own thing called AppArmor to make things […]
I think you already know the problem of fat systems. To prevent this, I did a cleaning session on my Gentoo installation here. This is not only about unmerging old and unused software. Think about your USE-Flags again. I give an example: LDAP support requires the OpenLDAP packages to be installed on the system. So if you never […]
Since Vista is out, the IT scene got a new buzzword: ReadyBoost – This thing should be able to speed up your vista box by adding the memory of an USB stick to your systems’ memory. But is this a real brand new concept? What happens: As far as I can see, vista creates an encrypted file for […]
Well. You are used to more beautiful words here, but that program caused some trouble in cooperation with the Networkmanager tool. The Story so far: I am using Networkmanager to configure my network interfaces due to the work. I usually change my network at least three times a day. As WLAN and linux can be a pain, I […]