Browsercheck.com – check your browser security | Qualys has a free website that scans your web browser for any pending security updates. Here is the link: http://browsercheck.com The site works for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. On Windows, the scan will even show any pending Windows security updates that need to be applied. Here are some screenshots!
Combine apt-get update and apt-get upgrade in one command | On Ubuntu or Debian, it is possible to make a small bash one-liner to fully update the host with one simple command. I’ll show you how! 1. Create a file called ‘update’ in /usr/local/bin: $ sudo nano /usr/local/bin/update 2. Type the following for the file contents, then save with Control+X. #!/bin/bash sudo apt-get update &&
linuxlifecycle.com | Support Life Cycles for Enterprise Linux Distributions | Presenting linuxlifecycle.com! A simple clear site which displays the current support cycle or life cycle of major Linux distributions. http://linuxlifecycle.com Corrections and feedback welcome,
Debian Sources List Generator | Here is a cool site that helps generate a sources.list file for Debian. Check it out: http://debgen.simplylinux.ch Cool!
Install latest Iceweasel in Linux Mint Debian Edition | Linux Mint Debian Edition currently rolls its own Firefox, which can take time to get packaged to the latest version. And being based on Debian Testing, the Testing version of Iceweasel is often not the latest and greatest version for those looking at upstream alternatives. That is where the Debian Mozilla team steps in! To
Select Fastest Debian Mirror for apt-get | With Debian you can easily auto-detect the fastest mirror for apt-get! First install this package: $ sudo apt-get install netselect-apt Then run the following, adjusting for your desired version. I’m using LMDE, so I’m going to run: $ sudo netselect-apt testing Other examples: sudo netselect-apt [stable|testing|unstable|experimental|release_codename|sid] This will query various debian mirrors then leave a
Linux Security Notices | A few links for Linux security alerts and notices: