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OpenSSH Suffered a “Near Miss” But is Now Post-Quantum

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: April 23, 2022 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

According to the change log, OpenSSH 9.0 suffered a “near miss” – a potential vulnerability that was found and fixed before anyone could attempt to exploit it: “Near miss in sshd(8): fix an integer overflow in the user authentication path that, in conjunction with other logic errors, could have yielded unauthenticated access under difficult to […]

Tutorial: Moving a Proxmox VM to Different Disk

Tags: , , Date/Time: March 17, 2022 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

I’ve setup a home virtualization lab using ProxMox, which is a free and very powerful virtualization host. Prior to ProxMox, I tried: VmWare ESXi: No clones in the free version?  See ya. XCP-ng: Got several installer panics on my rather generic x86 system and decided not to spend time tracking down the problem. Unraid: no […]

FREE Root Shells on Linux Servers Thanks to polkitd Vulnerability

Tags: , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: January 26, 2022 @ 9:49 am, by raindog308

A new vulnerability that affects many Linux systems has been revealed: Pwnkit. This attack uses a vulnerability in polkitd to allow any user to escalate his privileges to root.  There are patches for major Linux systems: see the LowEndTalk thread.  Thanks to @FoxelVox for posting this on LET. It’s important to note that the vulnerability […]

How to Update Intel Microcode on Debian 11 Bullseye

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: October 17, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Not long ago I noticed this message when booting one of my home systems: “TSC_DEADLINE disabled due to Errata; please update microcode to version: 0x22 (or later)” I wasn’t having any issues with the system, but this sounded like something I should correct.  But doing a microcode upgrade sounded risky – couldn’t brick my CPU?  […]

Debian 11 “Bullseye” Released Today!

Tags: , , , Date/Time: August 14, 2021 @ 6:45 pm, by raindog308

Debian 11, code-named Bullseye, was released today.  If it’s not already available on your favorite VM provider’s panel, I suggest you own a thread on LowEndTalk and complain bitterly. Major new features include: 5.x Linux kernel (5.10 to be specific) Updates to major packages and subsystems including GUI desktops (GNOME, Xfce, etc.) and desktop suites […]

How to Install DirectAdmin on Debian 10

Tags: , , Date/Time: June 16, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

This article was contributed by Dustin Cisneros at RackNerd, a web hosting and infrastructure as a service provider which was recently voted #1 by the LowEndTalk community! If you are looking for a Linux VPS, Ryzen VPS, Windows VPS, or shared and reseller hosting services, be sure to take a look at RackNerd’s latest special […]

How to Find Files in Linux

Tags: , , , , , , , , Date/Time: May 15, 2021 @ 7:09 am, by raindog308

There’s nothing more frustrating than knowing that a file exists on your system but not knowing where it is. It’s like losing your car keys or misplacing your phone. Sometimes you’ll have contextual clues – for example, system configuration files are usually in /etc. But even there, you’ve got 253 directories and subdirectories and over […]

LowEndBoxTV: Create Your Own Self-Hosted Disposable Webmail with Inbucket

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: May 1, 2021 @ 9:14 pm, by raindog308

Services like Mailinator allow anyone to setup disposable webmail accounts for easy filtering of disposable emails. If you are hesitant to give your email to web sites or organizations because you know they’re going to sign you up for mailing lists, this approach allows you an unlimited number of instantly-generated emails to preserve your sanity. […]

LowEndBoxTV: Ranking the VPS Operating System Choices into Tiers!

Which Linux distros and operating systems we use on our cheap VPSes are Legend, which are Hipster Only, and which are Get Outta Here? We sort Alma, Alpine, Arch, CentOS (classic and stream), Debian, Fedora, FreeBSD, Gentoo, NetBSD, Oracle Linux, OpenBSD, Red Flag Linux, RedHat, Slackware, SuSE, and Ubuntu into categories. Is it scientific?  No. […]

A Group of Friends Making One of the World’s Most Popular Panels: Interview with DirectAdmin’s Co-Owner, Martynas Bendorius

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: April 28, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Our interview series has featured some of the true titans of the hosting industry.  We’re very excited to interview Martynas Bendorius, one of the owners of DirectAdmin.  As one of the most popular and respected hosting panels, DirectAdmin has been in the game for 20 years, which is like multiple lifetimes in the software or […]

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