Articles by: AnirudhAnand

Code Red: An initiative against government surveillance

Code Red: An initiative against government surveillance

A new global initiative has been announced which supports the world-wide fight against unlawful and excessive surveillance by national security organisations. This initiative which is codenamed as CodeRed, is planned to be launched in late January 2015 as reported by Help Net Security . This project emerged during the preparation of an international report earlier this year on responses to[Read More...]

Microsoft Loves Linux

1 out of 5 Machines on Windows Azure are now running Linux !

After decades of battling Linux as a competitive threat, Microsoft is now offering Linux-based operating systems on its Windows Azure cloud service. Former CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer had once called Linux a cancer. The current expression of acceptance for Linux indicates a growing acceptance of software that wasn’t created at Microsoft, at least for the sake of making its[Read More...]

Give your child an Internet connection and a Camera, this is what happens: Snapchat Hacked

Give your child an Internet connection and a Camera, this is what happens: Snapchat Hacked

“The Snappening” is happening. There is been a hubbub going on about the release of thousands of nude photos from Snapchat users on 4chan. Snapchat is a photo messaging application using which users can take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a list of recipients. Hackers have warned that thousands of nude images sent via the[Read More...]

Know the reasons before you format hard drive .

Know the reasons before you format hard drive .

Formatting of computers could be attributed with lots of reasons. Often a user at the verge of formatting may be unaware of the true reason why he/she should format the computer. Since formatting the data will erase all the information and the OS in the system , it is always advised to ensure the reason for formatting. When you newly[Read More...]

Windows 10 has an inbuilt Keylogger ! A new feature from Microsoft?

Windows 10 has an inbuilt Keylogger ! A new feature from Microsoft?

Microsoft had unveiled the next version of the windows operating system, Windows 10. Microsoft disclosed the first details of the Windows 10, which will be available to everyone next year, and the best thing is that it brings back the start menu which was not there in Windows 8. To collect feedback from the users and to help shape the[Read More...]

Is Your Company Secure? What You Need To Know

Is Your Company Secure? What You Need To Know

It used to be that all you needed to keep your company secure was a good lock, an alarm system, and some basic safety procedures. The digital age changed all that. With more information being stored on computers or in the cloud, nobody needs to get into your physical building to have a shot at stealing valuable information from you.[Read More...]

DebUtsav’14 to be hosted in Amrita Engineering college this October !

DebUtsav’14 to be hosted in Amrita Engineering college this October !

Debutsav ’14 is a version of the Debian’s developer conference conducted by Debian and Amrita University. Debian conducts DebConfs yearly where developers of the Debian operating system meet to discuss issues around the further development of the system.  Debutsav ’14 is a mini version of the Debconf and it is gonna be held at Amrita University, Kollam. Debian is a[Read More...]

Securethelock partners with Czar Securities to provide cyber security education

Securethelock partners with Czar Securities to provide cyber security education

Securethelock is partnering with Czar Securities to provide cyber security education through video lectures. Securethelock is a very leading blog in security field and its top priority has been to provide it’s customers as much useful information as possible. Similarly Czar Securities is big name in Web Security field and they wanted to give back to community by spreading the[Read More...]

[fix]Geany tried to access the Unix Domain socket of another instance running as another user.

[fix]Geany tried to access the Unix Domain socket of another instance running as another user.

Geany is one of the most powerful editors available for Linux. Lately when I tried to open a file with geany, I got an error like this: Geany tried to access the Unix Domain socket of another instance running as another user. This is a fatal error and Geany will now quit. At first, I couldn’t understand why this happens[Read More...]

[How to] Configuring OpenVPN in Linux

OpenVPN is a open source application that enables you to configure Virtual Private Network (VPN). For those who doesn’t know about OpenVPN, it is used to create secure P2P connections and remote access facilities. So it ensures that the users are safe from hawks who try to sniff or eavesdrop your network. Using OpenVPN is very simple. In most of[Read More...]