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by GS3
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Public wifi access point security
Replies: 16
Views: 441

Re: Public wifi access point security

Wikipedia has some information on SSL / TLS : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_Layer_Security It seems vulnerabilities arise from tricking the browser into reverting to insecure older versions which may be retained for compatibility. I do not have my Linux machine at hand but I seem to rememb...
by GS3
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Public wifi access point security
Replies: 16
Views: 441

Re: Public wifi access point security

It seems you did not read that page because it supports what I said that https is safe. That is the whole point of encrypting traffic. It seems you need to read a little bit further, to the part about malicious hotspots. Is it safe to log into your bank’s website on public Wi-Fi? The question is mo...
by GS3
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Public wifi access point security
Replies: 16
Views: 441

Re: Public wifi access point security

So, I ask again, in what way is "using wifi offered by random strangers may be unsafe" true? Don't take my word for it... inform yourself. It seems you did not read that page because it supports what I said that https is safe. That is the whole point of encrypting traffic. In spite of wha...
by GS3
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Public wifi access point security
Replies: 16
Views: 441

Re: Public wifi access point security

Pretending your machine is the access point for Starbucks, McD and so on is a common tactic used by cybercriminals to get people's login credentials and other sensitive data. It takes literally minutes to set up a "Man-in-the-Middle" You realize a "Man in the middle" does not wo...
by GS3
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Public wifi access point security
Replies: 16
Views: 441

Re: Public wifi access point security

How do you know that the wifi access point that you used actually was Starbuck's? Why would he care? Because using wifi offered by random strangers may be unsafe. Pretending your machine is the access point for Starbucks, McD and so on is a common tactic used by cybercriminals to get people's login...
by GS3
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Public wifi access point security
Replies: 16
Views: 441

Re: Public wifi access point security

I recently sat in a parkette near an unprotected Starbucks and used it on my phone to google a nearby restaurant's phone number How do you know that the wifi access point that you used actually was Starbuck's? Why would he care? He just wanted to use any internet connection to find out a restaurant...
by GS3
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Public wifi access point security
Replies: 16
Views: 441

Re: Public wifi access point security

I just saw some ignorant lawyer repeating on TV the same misinformation and it ticks me off because anyone who knows a bit about encryption and security knows how false the "public wifi risk" is but it just keeps being repeated by those who want to pretend they know something and they just...
by GS3
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Español (Spanish)
Topic: Mi experiencia con Linux Mint
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Mi experiencia con Linux Mint

linux123 , muchas gracias por tu apunte. He actualizado a la nueva versión y queda solucionada la cuestión de los iconos. Gracias otra vez. hatteras , a pesar de haber leido a Julio Verne no recordaba el personaje. Lo único que conocía yo por ese nombre es el cabo Hatteras, en Carolina del Norte, c...
by GS3
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: End Of Line character(s)
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: End Of Line character(s)

Spearmint2 wrote:I just open in the Linux text editor and resave the file as "windows type" instead.

Thanks! I had totally missed that option. I have tried it and it works fine!
by GS3
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Español (Spanish)
Topic: No puedo compartir una carpeta Linux en red Windows
Replies: 1
Views: 199

No puedo compartir una carpeta Linux en red Windows

He creado una carpeta en el escritorio para compartir en la red de Windows pero no aparece en la red de Windows. El ordenador Windows ve el Linux y ve las impresoras pero no ve la carpeta compartida. Los resultados de los comandos "hostname" , "net usershare info --long" y "...
by GS3
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Español (Spanish)
Topic: Mi experiencia con Linux Mint
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Mi experiencia con Linux Mint

Gracias a todos por vuestras bienvenidas y comentarios. hatteras como navegante me pica la curiosidad este nombre. Ya me dirás si tiene algún significado especial. los iconos no se solapan en Linux Mint 18.2, que incluye Cinnamon 3.4.4 :D Vaya, parece que me pasé a Linux demasiado pronto! :) Creo qu...
by GS3
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Español (Spanish)
Topic: Mi experiencia con Linux Mint
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Mi experiencia con Linux Mint

Saludos a los foreros de habla hispana. Aunque llevo algunos meses participando en inglés me presento por estas partes, comento mi experiencia con Linux Mint y alguna pregunta que pueda tener. Estoy anclado en Win XP Pro SP3 y nunca he querido pasar a versiones más modernas de Windows y esto por var...
by GS3
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual-Boot Mouse Setting Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Dual-Boot Mouse Setting Problem

I tried it and the solution mentioned here https://askubuntu.com/questions/65951/how-to-disable-the-touchpad/67724#67724 worked for me to manually enable and disable the mouse. I guess you could try running those commands automatically at startup and see if that fixes the problem. xinput set-prop 12...
by GS3
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: End Of Line character(s)
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: End Of Line character(s)

Thank you both for your replies. I will look into them.
by GS3
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot share Linux folder on Windows network
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Cannot share Linux folder on Windows network

Here is the output of those three commands: hostname HP-Elite-8300 = = = = = = = = net usershare info --long [HP-Shared] path=/home/m/Desktop/HP-Shared comment=HP-Compaq-8300-Shared usershare_acl=Everyone:F, guest_ok=y = = = = = = testparm -s Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf rlimit_max...
by GS3
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: End Of Line character(s)
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: End Of Line character(s)

jimallyn wrote:Install dos2unix, which installs both dos2unix and unix2dos.
Thanks. I looked it up but I am not sure. Do I install those on the Windows side or the Linux side? If Linux, how do I install them?
by GS3
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: End Of Line character(s)
Replies: 7
Views: 203

End Of Line character(s)

Windows uses 0D 0A for end of line while Linux and Unix use 0A for end-of-line. I work on both platforms and it is a pain when I transfer a text file from Linux to Windows the 0A are not recognized as line termination and I get a wall of text with no breaks. What is the easiest way to deal with this...
by GS3
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot share Linux folder on Windows network
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Cannot share Linux folder on Windows network

I had another thread about how the Linux computer could not "open" a Windows machine. This is the reverse: the windows machine cannot open the shared folder on the Linux desktop. The laptop is running Windows XP and the desktop is running Linux Mint 18.1 Serena, Kernel: 4.4.0-83-generic x8...
by GS3
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to network with Windows machine
Replies: 32
Views: 751

Re: Unable to network with Windows machine

So I am working around the issue by just typing the IP address of the laptop and I can access the shared folder there but there is another interesting thing. The shared folder on the Windows machine needs no password but when I open it from the Linux machine I get a pop-up asking for password. If I ...
by GS3
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to network with Windows machine
Replies: 32
Views: 751

Re: Unable to network with Windows machine

Well, I guess I am giving up on this issue for the time being and try to move forward with other issues. But here is an interesting thing: From the beginning of time I always keep identical systems and installations at my own place and at my SO's place because that makes troubleshooting and repair s...

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