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Sending an Email Using Python

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Ever wanted to send emails using just Python? A few lines of code and you don’t even need to log into your Gmail account to email anyone in the world. In fact, you can do this in your terminal. First, open up your terminal and create a file. I will call mine “emailer.py”. nano emailer.py Now, let’s add som…

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How to Set systemd to Hibernate Instead of Suspend on Laptop Lid Close

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In this article we'll be seeing how to change the setting that sets how systemd (the most common init system on GNU/Linux systems) handles lid closes. By default, when you close the lid on your laptop it will in most cases suspend (sleep). What if you wish to for the system to hibernate instead?…

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SSH Tunneling

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In SSH tunneling, an encrypted channel is created between an ssh client and an ssh server. Information flowing within the encrypted tunnel is secure and thus cannot be intercepted. This type of service is in particular used when running insecure protocols such as TightVNC. They can also be used to…

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Rainbow Tables

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All passwords in all databases are stored as hashes. Even on a Windows machine, when you set your password, the system doesn’t store the password in plain text – it doesn’t keep it in a readable format. It is instead passed through a hashing algorithm that turns the plain text password into a hash. The h…

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Bruteforcing Emails Using a Simple Python Script

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Brute forcing is an essential part of hacking – it is the last resort, it offers hope and sometimes, it just works! Have you ever wanted to code a small script that would bruteforce email servers for you? It is imperative to remember that our brute forcing efforts are only as great as our password l…

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How to Bruteforce a Hash from Windows Hash File in Python

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Passwords are stored as hashes and as such even if a hacker breaks into and steals a database, every password will be in the form of a hash, which is not reversible. Hashes may not be reversed, but they definitely can be brute forced! Hashes can be brute forced using packages on GitHub like the…

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The Complicated Firewall

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Until recently, I was content using the Uncomplicated Firewall that comes built-into Ubuntu. And it's called uncomplicated for a reason: its complicated counterpart – the iptables. It's not to say that iptables are difficult to comprehend or even impossible to use, but is rather massive. In other w…

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Liferea hack: add links to ABC (Australia) news items

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Most of the RSS feeds in my Liferea RSS reader have external links in their brief, descriptive texts, like this one from The Guardian newspaper: News feeds from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Australia's national broadcaster, don't have links: To see the the online ABC news…

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How to deal with NBSPs in a terminal

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A non-breaking space (NBSP) is a special kind of whitespace. It's an invisible signal that tells a text-processing program to avoid replacing that space with a linefeed or carriage return. For example, if you wrote "2 kg" in LibreOffice Writer and didn't want the "2" to be at…

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BASH drivers, start your engines

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There's always more than one way to do a job in the shell, and there may not be One Best Way to do that job, either. Nevertheless, different commands with the same output can differ in how long they take, how much memory they use and how hard they make the CPU work. Out of curiosity I trialled 6…

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Fedora 33 Released with GNOME 3.38.1 and Linux Kernel 5.8, Btrfs as Default Filesystem

Powered by the Linux 5.8 kernel series, Fedora 33 is the first release to use Btrfs as default file system for all the official spins.

How to Install and Use Siege Benchmarking Tool on Ubuntu 20.04

Siege is an open-source multi-threaded load testing and benchmarking tool for Linux.

How to Fix Broken Packages in Linux

Package managers are able to fix broken packages to get your system working again. Here we'll cover how to fix broken packages in Linux.

colorls - turbocharged alternative to ls

colorls is a command-line utility that aims to improve on ls. color is written in Ruby.

How to Set Up WireGuard VPN on Ubuntu 20.04

Learn how to install WireGuard on an Ubuntu 20.04 machine and configure it as a VPN server.

Linux and open-source jobs are hotter than ever

So, you want a great job in technology?

YAML for beginners

YAML is an easy, expressive, data-oriented language that distinguishes itself from document markup languages.

Ubuntu 21.04 Is Slated for Release on April 22, 2021

Following the Ubuntu 20.10 release, there will be Ubuntu 21.04, whose codename will start with the word Hirsute followed by an animal name.

How to Configure NGINX as TCP/UDP Load Balancer in Linux

Learn how to configure NGINX as Load Balancer for applications deployed in Kubernetes.

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Build and connect more subway systems in a free Mini Metro content update

Mini Metro, the wonderful subway train-track building sort-of puzzle game just recently had a nice free content upgrade with more on the way. It's…

The Zone: Stalker Stories to offer a unique blend of exploration and deck-building

A thoroughly curious blend of genres this one with The Zone: Stalker Stories offering up exploration, deckbuilding, card battles and RPG elements. On…

Dying Light has a Left 4 Dead 2 crossover event and a free DLC

Love kicking ass and destroying Zombies? Check out the latest update to the excellent open-world parkour action in Dying Light with a new Left 4 Dead…

AMD reveal RDNA 2 with Radeon RX 6900 XT, Radeon RX 6800 XT, Radeon RX 6800

Today AMD formally revealed the next-generation Radeon GPUs powered by the RDNA 2 architecture and it looks like they’re going to thoroughly…

Julius, the open source re-implementation of Caesar III has a new major release

Caesar III continues to live on and get improvements on modern systems thanks to open source, with the Julius game engine continuing to mature. On…

Upcoming RPG 'Moonshell Island' will have you fight giant tomatoes with a whisk

You've faced monsters before aplenty but what about nomsters? Moonshell Island looks and sounds like a delightful and rather quirky upcoming RPG. Set…

The Last Relic is an upcoming RPG inspired by Earthbound and Chrono Trigger

Enjoyed classics like Earthbound and Chrono Trigger? Take a look at The Last Relic, an in-development RPG from developer Christopher Hall Guay. "The…

Collabora expect their Linux Kernel work for Windows game emulation in Kernel 5.11

Collabora have been doing presentations during the Open Source Summit, with one particular talk from Gabriel Krisman Bertazi on the "State of Linux…

Papercraft styled tactical-RPG 'Wildermyth' has a big new campaign out

Wildermyth is the character-driven, procedurally-generated tactical RPG with an art style resembling papercraft and it's brilliant. Now it's also…

Graveyard Keeper - Game Of Crone expansion is out now

Graveyard Keeper - Game Of Crone is an expansion to the medieval graveyard building and management sim that's like a morbid take on Stardew. This…

Stadia Pro for November has Sniper Elite 4, Risk of Rain 2, Republique and new releases

Google has announced the latest set of Stadia Pro games, along with new titles about to release like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Watch Dogs:…

Fedora 33 released with lots of improvements to the Linux desktop

Sponsored by Red Hat, the Fedora Linux distribution has today released Fedora 33 which brings in numerous improvements for desktop users. For desktop…

Avorion - Black Market expansion is due on November 2, has a new trailer up

The huge open-world space sandbox Avorion has the first expansion releasing on November 2, along with plenty more details revealed and a trailer.…

Iratus: Wrath of the Necromancer expands the reverse dungeon crawler - out now

Iratus: Wrath of the Necromancer is the brand new expansion to Iratus: Lord of the Dead, the pretty good reverse dungeon crawler where you control…

Modern open source level editor 'LEd' has a new release with the first Linux build

Announced and highlighted back here in September, LEd is a modern open source level editor from the previous development lead on Dead Cells. Taking…

Little Ghost Project is an upcoming spooky modern 3D point and click adventure

Now crowdfunding on the Ulule platform, Little Ghost Project is a story driven adventure game, which aims to be a tribute to classic point and click…

Facebook announces their own Cloud Gaming service

Facebook announced yesterday that they're throwing their controller into the Cloud Gaming ring, although they seem to be doing it differently.…

Möbius Front '83 is a tactical turn-based strategy game from Zachtronics

Releasing with Linux support on November 5 is Möbius Front '83 latest title from Zachtronics (SpaceChem, Infinifactory, Opus Magnum, Eliza).…

The absurd multiplayer dating sim Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp is out now

I will admit that the original Monster Prom is something special as it remains as the only dating sim type of game I've enjoyed, and now there's a…

A reminder of some recent Linux game releases - October 2020 edition

Despite this feeling like the longest year ever, time continues moving on and there's been a number of great games released with Linux support in the…

9 Monkeys of Shaolin is a great classic kung-fu movie inspired beat 'em up out now

9 Monkeys of Shaolin gives us another wonderful beat 'em up with easy to use controls, thoroughly entertaining combat and some great visuals.…

GOG have put up their own spooky Halloween sale

If you weren't convinced by anything Humble Store are currently offering in their Halloween sale, take a look over on the DRM-free store GOG with…

Explore post-apocalyptic Japan as a little robot finding a lost friend in Life of Delta

With an attention-grabbing art style, Life of Delta looks like it's going to be a very intriguing post-apocalyptic point and click adventure. Life of…

Gravity Ace is an excellent take on classic twin-stick cave-flying and it feels awesome

Cave-flying is a genre that was big a very long time ago, now though not so much but Gravity Ace from John Watson entered Early Access recently and…

Humble Store has a big Halloween sale on right now

Prepare for Halloween with some new games? It's not like you're able to go out much with the COVID19 disease still raging on so staying in and…

Check out the fresh demo of Bound By Blades and take down some fierce monsters

Bound By Blades might look welcoming with the sweet colourful style and wonderful music, but this action-RPG gets quickly intense. Inspired somewhat…

Nonsense Soccer is a highly amusing local multiplayer platformer-soccer-hybrid

After your next local multiplayer game? Nonsense Soccer is out in Early Access and it's already a huge amount of fun if you're the competitive type.…

Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates

This is the public once a month reminder to make sure your PC information is correct on your user profiles. A fresh batch of statistics is generated…

Developer of Hive Time reflects on the release and their pay what you want model

Hive Time from developer 'Cheeseness' released nearly a year ago, and so the developer has written up a lengthy blog post on the development and the…

Windows compatibility layer Wine 5.20 development release is out now

Breaking down barriers towards closer Windows compatibility, the Wine compatibility layer team have released the Wine 5.20 development release along…

Try not to lose your head in a world full of colour in GONNER2 out now

Art in Heart and Raw Fury have released GONNER2, an intense procedurally generated action-platformer with a very bizarre and colourful world. Note:…

First-person magic-shooting rogue-lite 'Ziggurat 2' enters Early Access

Ziggurat 2 from Milkstone Studios has arrived in Early Access, letting you jump into the shoes of a mage and blast through some freaky creatures with…

Don't Starve Together gets a brand new biome and an animated short

Klei Entertainment continue expanding their incredible looking survival game Don't Starve Together, with the Return of Them: Forgotten Knowledge…

Ahoy, Me Hearties! Civilization VI's free Pirates game mode is out now

Fancy sailing the seas and becoming king of the pirates? We're not talking about One Piece but Civilization VI with the latest major free update out…

The big tech upgrade for They Bleed Pixels is now out everywhere

They Bleed Pixels, a fiendishly difficult action platformer inspired by H.P. Lovecraft and classic horror recently released on the Nintendo Switch…

Cyberpunk adventure Quadrilateral Cowboy goes 64bit on Linux

The weekend is just about here and if you're stuck for something to do, why not try out the cyberpunk adventure Quadrilateral Cowboy with the latest…

According to a Stadia developer, streamers should be paying publishers and it backfired

After a three day event to show off new games for Stadia, along with three special demos now live you would think Google was having a good time.…

Avoid getting cut up in an intergalactic slaughterhouse, Disc Room is out now

Small rooms, lots of spinning blades - what could possibly go wrong? Disc Room is insane and I absolutely love it. Note: our copy was provided…

Hunt down other players in the competitive local multiplayer game Unspottable out now

Unspottable has you and friends all blended together amongst a crowd, and you each need to find the other to take them down. It's highly amusing and…

Explore an open world with dynamic turn-based battles in Tenderfoot Tactics out now

I honestly feel like I need to take an entire week off just to play Tenderfoot Tactics, a mix of turn-based battling and open-world exploration…

Ubuntu 20.10 rolls out today, along with official support for the Raspberry Pi 4

While users who want a properly stable base to game with should probably stick to Ubuntu 20.04 which is the long-term support release, the Ubuntu…

Godot 3.2.4 has a first beta with 2D batching for GLES3

Despite the small version bump, Godot 3.2.4 will be quite big release for game developers wanting to squeeze out some more performance. The first…

Robot grappling-magnet platformer Get-A-Grip Chip is out now and I'm hooked

A platformer where you can't jump? Well, it's been done before but not quite like this. Get-A-Grip Chip is out now and it's a wonderfully unique…

Stellaris gets spooky with the Necroids Species Pack on October 29

The latest expansion pack for Stellaris arrives on October 29 and it's going to get a little spooky with the Necroids Species Pack. Diving into the…

Classic 3D RTS 'Machines: Wired for War' goes open source under the GPL

Machines: Wired for War is a true classic 3D RTS from the late 90s, and it appears to now be open source under the GPL and up on GitHub. This was in…

Minecraft Java will move to Microsoft accounts in 2021, gets new social screen

Two bits of big Minecraft news for you today, one being a change in the account system and another to deal with social interactions on servers.…

Fast, challenging and you can run up walls to slice up enemies - ScourgeBringer is out

ScourgeBringer is a fast-paced action rogue-lite that has you run from room to room slicing and dicing through enemies, and it makes you feel…

The Steam Digital Tabletop Fest is now live with sales, streams and more

Ready to fill your Steam Library full of awesome games once again or perhaps try out a demo or two? You might want to pull up a seat to the digital…

Stadia gets exclusive HUMANKIND beta, ARK: Survival Evolved heading to Stadia Pro + more

Day 2 of 3 down for the Stadia event (see day 1 here), with multiple new announcements to go through of new games coming and extras playable…

Fire a magical sword at goblins in the physics-based puzzler 'Sword Slinger' out now

Sword Slinger is a rather unique physics-based puzzle game about slaying goblins by controlling a sword with magical behaviours. Combine magical…