Linux Security: How to hide processes from other users

Small and at the same time great article from Steve on http://www.debian-administration.org/. — If you run a multi-user system it can increase security if you hide the display of running processes, and their arguments, which belong to other users. This helps avoid problems if users enter passwords on the command-line, and similar.

How to sync your Fitbit under Linux

I’ve recently received a fitbit flex as gift, and I love it, this personal device tracks steps, distance, and calories burned. At night, it tracks your sleep quality and wakes you silently in the morning. Just check out the lights to see how you stack up against your personal goal. Flex allows you to set [...]

How To Setup a VPN in Ubuntu using OpenVPN

Guest post by Kerry Blake We love Linux and we love it for its open source nature, security, and powerful tools. There are a lot of free as well as commercial VPN solutions available for Ubuntu. We are not going to list or rank all the top VPN providers. We don’t necessarily want to rank them [...]

How to measure memory usage in Linux

Article by me, first published on Openlogic.com Whether you are a system administrator or a developer, sometimes you need to consider the use of memory in GNU/Linux processes and programs. Memory is a critical resource, and limited memory plus processes that use a lot of RAM can cause a situation where the kernel goes out [...]

Play your Music on Linux with Music Player Daemon

MPD, short for Music Player Daemon, is a flexible, powerful, server-side application for playing music. Through plugins and libraries it can play a variety of sound files while being controlled by its network protocol. It is also used for one of the two purposes, as local daemon or as network daemon. MPD don’t use many [...]