emhmki.org RSS feed http://emhmki.org/ Guides, tutorials, fun stuff! http://emhmki.org/feed/images/emhmki.ico emhmki.ico http://emhmki.org/ Restoring the XFWM title bar for XFCE desktop http://emhmki.org/guides/xfce/guide_xfce_restore_titlebar.html Mon, 1 Mar 2021 11:50:00 CST If you've installed XFCE 4.16, you may or may not have taken notice toward the snazzy new designs of the XFCE desktop applications. Among the re-design is the introduction of the new header bar / title bars, known as Client-Side Decorations.

If you would like to restore the XFCE Window Manager title bars for your desktop applications, then follow along!

Read more here.

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The Document Foundation: Announcing LibreOffice New Generation https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/01/29/announcing-libreoffice-new-generation/ Fri, 29 Jan 2021 21:54:00 CST Read more here.

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NSA: Adopting Encrypted DNS in Enterprise Environments. https://media.defense.gov/2021/Jan/14/2002564889/-1/-1/0/CSI_ADOPTING_ENCRYPTED_DNS_U_OO_102904_21.PDF Sat, 21 Jan 2021 13:37:00 CST From the NSA Cybersecurity advisory.

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The emhmki IRC server is now up. http://emhmki.org/web/irc_server.html Sat, 16 Jan 2021 17:10:00 CST If you would like to join the IRC server, then please read over the connection details and server rules here.

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Next Generation IRC Daemon setup guide http://emhmki.org/guides/irc_server/guide_ngircd_introduction.html Sat, 16 Jan 2021 17:00:00 CST In this guide we're going setup an IRC daemon (server) for Debian 10.7 systems. It's expected of you to be familiar to some degree in how IRC functions. We will be using The Next Generation IRC Daemon, "a free, portable and lightweight Internet Relay Chat server for small or private networks, developed under the GNU General Public License (GPL)." --Alexander Barton

We will also utilize Atheme for our additional IRC services such as NickServ and ChanServ.

Read more here.

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Joint Statement by the FBI, CISA, ODNI, and the NSA - Solar Winds https://www.cisa.gov/news/2021/01/05/joint-statement-federal-bureau-investigation-fbi-cybersecurity-and-infrastructure Tue, 6 Jan 2021 11:29:00 CST On behalf of President Trump, the National Security Council staff has stood up a task force construct known as the Cyber Unified Coordination Group (UCG), composed of the FBI, CISA, and ODNI with support from NSA, to coordinate the investigation and remediation of this significant cyber incident involving federal government networks. The UCG is still working to understand the scope of the incident but has the following updates on its investigative and mitigation efforts... Read more here.

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New guides added for emhmki.org! http://emhmki.org/ Tue, 5 Jan 2021 11:23:00 CST Hello all!

While many of us have been sitting back and drinking eggnog, celebrating the new year, and sending 2020 on its way, I’ve been spending much of my holiday working on the site along with a few accompanying guides.

You can check them out at http://emhmki.org/guides/. See XFCE and Secure Shell daemon hyperlinks. (You may have to refresh the web page to update your browser cache.)

Since the site is static, this requires some clever thinking in how to approach and organize the layout so that navigation and accessibility are readily apparent upon first glance. Let me know what you think!

It shouldn’t be too much longer and it will be ready to go! Then soon after the IRC server will be made available

Thank-you

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According to MS-ISAC data, the percentage of reported ransomware incidents against K-12 schools increased at the beginning of the 2020 school year. In August and September, 57% of ransomware incidents reported to the MS-ISAC involved K-12 schools, compared to 28% of all reported ransomware incidents from January through July.

The five most common ransomware variants identified in incidents targeting K-12 schools between January and September 2020—based on open source information as well as victim and third-party incident reports made to MS-ISAC—are Ryuk, Maze, Nefilim, AKO, and Sodinokibi/REvil.

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Emergency Directive 21-01: SolarWinds Orion Code Compromise https://cyber.dhs.gov/ed/21-01/ Mon, 14 Dec 2020 02:08:00 CST SolarWinds Orion products (affected versions are 2019.4 through 2020.2.1 HF1) are currently being exploited by malicious actors. This tactic permits an attacker to gain access to network traffic management systems.

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CentOS founder Gregory Kurtzer to start new rebuild of RHEL https://github.com/rocky-linux/rocky Wed, 9 Dec 2020 12:05:00 CST Rocky Linux is a community enterprise Operating System designed to be 100% bug-for-bug compatible with Enterprise Linux, now that CentOS has shifted direction.

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CentOS Project shifts focus to CentOS Stream (RIP in pepperoni CentOS) https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2020-December/048208.html Tue, 8 Dec 2020 12:05:00 CST The future of the CentOS Project is CentOS Stream, and over the next year we’ll be shifting focus from CentOS Linux, the rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), to CentOS Stream, which tracks just ahead of a current RHEL release. CentOS Linux 8, as a rebuild of RHEL 8, will end at the end of 2021. CentOS Stream continues after that date, serving as the upstream (development) branch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Meanwhile, we understand many of you are deeply invested in CentOS Linux 7, and we’ll continue to produce that version through the remainder of the RHEL 7 life cycle. https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/#Life_Cycle_Dates

CentOS Stream will also be the centerpiece of a major shift in collaboration among the CentOS Special Interest Groups (SIGs). This ensures SIGs are developing and testing against what becomes the next version of RHEL. This also provides SIGs a clear single goal, rather than having to build and test for two releases. It gives the CentOS contributor community a great deal of influence in the future of RHEL. And it removes confusion around what “CentOS” means in the Linux distribution ecosystem.

When CentOS Linux 8 (the rebuild of RHEL8) ends, your best option will be to migrate to CentOS Stream 8, which is a small delta from CentOS Linux 8, and has regular updates like traditional CentOS Linux releases. If you are using CentOS Linux 8 in a production environment, and are concerned that CentOS Stream will not meet your needs, we encourage you to contact Red Hat about options.

We have an FAQ - https://centos.org/distro-faq/ - to help with your information and planning needs, as you figure out how this shift of project focus might affect you.

See also: Red Hat's perspective on this.

https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/centos-stream-building-innovative-future-enterprise-linux

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