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by xenopeek
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: WPA2 is no longer safe ? [issue is already fixed on all Mint versions]
Replies: 33
Views: 944

Re: WPA2 is no longer safe ? [issue is already fixed on all Mint versions]

Yes, phones and tablets are the real targets. Phones and tablets and other "smart" devices just won't be patched in many cases due to the non-sustainable business practices of most manufacturers and mobile operators.
by xenopeek
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Compiler - JRE vs. JDK
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Compiler - JRE vs. JDK

openjdk-8-jre is installed by default on Linux Mint 18.1. You have to press enter after typing in the search box to start a search in Software Manager. The green checkmark on an icon before a package name means it is installed. https://i.imgur.com/jc0oHcb.png If you have openjdk- 8-jre installed, al...
by xenopeek
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: WPA2 is no longer safe ? [issue is already fixed on all Mint versions]
Replies: 33
Views: 944

Re: WPA2 is no longer safe ? [issue is already fixed on all Mint versions]

I was rather surprised to see that "Urgency: Medium" in the notes rather than "Urgency: Critical" or equivalent. Like others have said, an attacker would need to be within range of your wifi signal. It's not like everybody lives next to somebody with the technical know-how and m...
by xenopeek
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Compiler - JRE vs. JDK
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Compiler - JRE vs. JDK

Check if you have any OpenJDK packages installed (open Software Manager and search for OpenJDK). Likely you have openjdk-7-jre, openjdk-8-jre or openjdk-9-jre installed. Install the openjdk-X-jdk package, with X being the version of Java that you need.
by xenopeek
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mr. Robot Linux Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Mr. Robot Linux Mint

The first and last screenshot both look like KDE. From the second screenshot we know it is Linux Mint 17.2. On that version Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce do not have the application icon in the top left window corner by default, while KDE does. Similarly they don't show time and date above one another on ...
by xenopeek
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: systemctl: Failed to get D-Bus connection: Unknown error -1
Replies: 3
Views: 1387

Re: systemctl: Failed to get D-Bus connection: Unknown error -1

If you have a new question, open a new topic. The topic here about why systemctl command gives an error on LMDE 2 has been answered.
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by xenopeek
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: WPA2 is no longer safe ? [issue is already fixed on all Mint versions]
Replies: 33
Views: 944

Re: WPA2 is no longer safe ? [issue is already fixed on all Mint versions]

Ideally, yes home routers are also patched, but the krackattacks folks had this to say about it: What if there are no security updates for my router? Our main attack is against the 4-way handshake, and does not exploit access points, but instead targets clients. So it might be that your router does ...
by xenopeek
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [PATCHED] Wpa2 vulnerability - krack [issue is fixed on all Mint versions]
Replies: 16
Views: 1002

Re: [PATCHED] Wpa2 vulnerability - krack [issue is fixed on all Mint versions]

Do routers from ISPs need patching as well? Ideally, yes, but the krackattacks folks had this to say about it: What if there are no security updates for my router? Our main attack is against the 4-way handshake, and does not exploit access points, but instead targets clients. So it might be that yo...
by xenopeek
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Chat channels for other languages?
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: Chat channels for other languages?

There are already IRC channels in other languages from the local communities of Linux Mint users. There are unofficial channels for at least German, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Hungarian and Polish speakers. See http://irc.netsplit.de/channels/?chat=linux+mint. While English is the primary language on ...
by xenopeek
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Activities Overview in Cinnamon?
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Activities Overview in Cinnamon?

Ctrl+Alt+Down is the default keyboard shortcut for Scale: it zooms out to show you all windows in the current workspace. Ctrl+Alt+Up is the default keyboard shortcut for Expo: it zooms out to show you all workspaces, with all windows on them. You can explore other default keyboard shortcuts on the S...
by xenopeek
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Gedit unable to open download app
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Gedit unable to open download app

It's a download from the official website: https://www.soapui.org/downloads/latest-release.html. Many web service developers and testers will be familiar with SoapUI for testing their web services. It's a well known program; I've used it for 10 years at least.
by xenopeek
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux full disc encryption
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Linux full disc encryption

dm-crypt (full disk encryption) encrypts at the block device layer; it doesn't know about files or filesystems. Because it is implemented at such a low level and doesn't need to handle the complexity of files or filesystems, it is extremely efficient. In most benchmarks there is a negligible perform...
by xenopeek
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Gedit unable to open download app
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Gedit unable to open download app

Right-click the file in your file manager. Go to properties from the popup menu and then to the permissions tab. Set the option to allow executing the file. After that you can double-click the file in your file manager to launch the installer.
by xenopeek
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux full disc encryption
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Linux full disc encryption

I agree that home directory encryption is not good enough. It leaves information about you accessible to local attackers and they can trivially install backdoors on the system. And given how many bugs there are surrounding home directory encryption, I strongly recommend against using it. For example...
by xenopeek
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux full disc encryption
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Linux full disc encryption

You can just tick the option to encrypt your system during installation of Linux Mint. Why does that not suffice for you? The two parts that are not encrypted with that option are the boot loader and the /boot partition. The boot loader is not encryptable with any software solution AFAIK—also not wi...
by xenopeek
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]"The following packages will be removed" message while trying to install Texmaker from software manager
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: "The following packages will be removed" message while trying to install Texmaker from software manager

Ah, then that is what happens with trying to install texmaker: it forces the upgrade of mesa and that causes the old named packages to be removed.
by xenopeek
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]"The following packages will be removed" message while trying to install Texmaker from software manager
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: "The following packages will be removed" message while trying to install Texmaker from software manager

Yes, texmaker depends on libqt5gui5 and that in turn depends on these mesa packages. And it depends on a specific version of mesa. Seeing as your mesa packages are not up to date, that would be an issue. That said I would expect it to force an upgrade, not an uninstall? But try installing the availa...
by xenopeek
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Update Manager Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Update Manager Question [SOLVED]

Just hit the Refresh button in Update Manager yourself on your second install :wink:
by xenopeek
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Choosing updates
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Choosing updates

You only get updates for software you have installed. To understand why you are shown an update for something you think you don't have installed (while you do), there's a few things to know. First, while the developers of some piece of software may have released all the source code, development file...
by xenopeek
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Update Manager Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Update Manager Question

Auto-refresh (in Update Manager > Edit > Preferences) is set to first refresh the list of updates 10 minutes after boot and then every 2 hours after that. So immediately after booting up, it won't have yet refreshed the list of updates on its own.

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