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by MADDSNIPER
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Powerful Linux Trojan called Turla
Replies: 13
Views: 3334

Re: Powerful Linux Trojan called Turla

use a good firewall setup and monitor what comes and goes from your Computer. This trojan apparently can hide all its activity from netstat which would make it very hard to catch, also I find it very hard to get a good firewall setup on linux, if we had application based firewalls it would be alot ...
by MADDSNIPER
Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: firewall?
Replies: 15
Views: 15225

Re: firewall?

Ive been trying to switch over to Linux from Windows full time and im finding advice from people such as, ""Firewalls" at the application level don't exist on Linux because they essentially are of no use." and, "There really is not much of a point in having an application based firewall in linux. th...
by MADDSNIPER
Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: full disk encryption available in the default installer?
Replies: 14
Views: 5104

Re: full disk encryption available in the default installer?

thanks. Just one more thing im wondering, what type of encryption is used? im assuming some form of AES?
by MADDSNIPER
Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: full disk encryption available in the default installer?
Replies: 14
Views: 5104

Re: full disk encryption available in the default installer?

thanks.

what options come along with it?
by MADDSNIPER
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: full disk encryption available in the default installer?
Replies: 14
Views: 5104

full disk encryption available in the default installer?

Just wondering is Full disk encryption an available option in the default installer that comes with Mint 15? Ta.
by MADDSNIPER
Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions regarding wiping hardrive data and file systems
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: Questions regarding wiping hardrive data and file system

ok thanks alot, i think i will have a look at running dban from a live cd as the easiest approach.
by MADDSNIPER
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions regarding wiping hardrive data and file systems
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: Questions regarding wiping hardrive data and file system

yea i noticed that program and i gather it uses the same commands, i guess i just wanted to know how to do it manually to increase my knowledge.
by MADDSNIPER
Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions regarding wiping hardrive data and file systems
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Questions regarding wiping hardrive data and file systems

I plan to reinstall Linux Mint using full drive encryption but before i do this i wanted to wipe all the data on the hardrive. From some duckduckgo searches it seems using the dd command or the shred command is the way to go. eg: shred –vfz –n 10 /dev/hda ive also seen /dev/hda1 mentioned, how can i...
by MADDSNIPER
Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Thank you!
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

Re: Thank you!

thanks guys.

those are amazing photos indeed, Orbmiser would you mind if i pmed you and asked you a couple of questions regarding photogaphy?
by MADDSNIPER
Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: new laptop - what brand? what type
Replies: 20
Views: 5305

Re: new laptop - what brand? what type

I just bought a reconditioned Acer Aspire 5742 with intel HD graphics of ebay for around £300. i replaced windows 7 on it with just Linux Mint 14.10 64bit MATE and it has been perfect! great combination.
by MADDSNIPER
Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Thank you!
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

Thank you!

I installed Linux Mint 14.10 64bit MATE yesterday to completely replace windows 7 on my new laptop and i couldn't be happier at how good it is! thank you to everyone involved in making Linux Mint, you have made me very happy. Im very new to linux, tried a few distros quickly on my desktop, some i co...

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