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Patched Servers Remain Vulnerable to Heartbleed OpenSSL

If an attacker has already exploited the Heartbleed bug to steal your SSL private keys they can continue to decrypt all past and future traffic even after the vulnerability has been patched. A security vulnerability in OpenSSL called the Heartbleed bug (CVE-2014-0160) has been found. This vulnerability has been open for exploit for about 2 years but was only recently […]

Raspberry Pi Safe Overclocking

Disclaimer: My recommendations are based on testing done with various configurations on two Raspberry Pi Model B version 2 boards. Both run Arch Linux ARM 24/7 without issue. Be warned, as with most hardware and software modifications, individual results may vary. For the last month or two I’ve been playing around with overclocking my Raspberry […]

Download Arch Linux Raspberry Pi WiFi Access Point Image

Download the latest image: https://sourceforge.net/projects/archwipi/files/latest/download Change log 01-26-2014 – Config changes to address issue of random network drops that required reboot for reconnection. 01-25-2014 – Overclocking improvements. Please see the /boot/config.txt file for more aggressive overclocking options. 01-24-2014 – Stripped down and optimized Arch OS even more. Boots in less than 10 seconds. 01-23-2014 – […]

Gedit replacement – medit

If you are not using Gnome then you are probably looking for a good Gedit replacement. Have a look at medit text editor! I’m using xfce4 desktop manager and without gnome, gedit (GNOME text editor) doesn’t display correctly. In fact it’s pretty ugly. Simply remove gedit and replace with medit (pictured below). Also check out Sublime Text […]

CES 2014 – Biggest CES Ever!

CEA announced yesterday that the 2014 CES wrapped up as the largest in show history! A record two million net square feet of exhibit space housing more than 3,200 exhibitors. CES was truly the global gathering place for anyone involved in the business of consumer technologies with more than 150,000 industry professionals in attendance, including […]

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