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How to do image steganography on Linux

Steganography is the ancient art of the information concealment. People have found numerous methods to achieve this such as “invisible” inks, messages hidden in objects, and the famous “null cipher”. The word “steganography” comes from the Greek words “steganos” and “graphy” which means “impenetrable writing”. The years have passed and steganography has evolved into a sophisticated part of cryptography.

Getting started with Visual Studio Code (VSC) on Linux

Visual Studio Code (VSC) is a source code editor released by Microsoft only a few months ago. The software is based on the Atom engine and although it isn't open source, it offers a working version for Linux that you may find useful for a set of reasons. In this tutorial, we will take a look on how to install, setup and get started with VSC.

How to manage your passwords with Enpass on Linux

Enpass is an advanced password manager that works natively on Linux. Although its open source nature is limited in the use of a free software encryption engine called SQLCipher, the tool offers good integration with widely used online services and can serve as a central platform where a lot of different passwords, accounts, and other miscellaneous information can be added. That said, it can be useful to many Linux users out there so here's a quick guide on how to set it up.

Installing Lighttpd with PHP (PHP-FPM mode) and MySQL or MariaDB on Ubuntu 15.04

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on an Ubuntu 15.04 server with PHP support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites.

Setting up Master-Master Replication with MySQL on Debian 8 (Jessie)

This tutorial describes a replicated MySQL setup (Mater/Master replication) with 2 nodes where data can be read and written to both nodes at the same time. MySQL takes care to replicate the data to the other node and ensures that primary auto increment keys don't collide.

Setting up Unison File Synchronization between two Servers on Debian 8 (Jessie)

This tutorial shows how to set up file synchronization between two Debian 8 servers with Unison. Unison is a file-synchronization tool similar to rsync, the big difference is that it tracks/synchronizes changes in both directions, i.e., files changed on Server 1 will be replicated to Server 2 and vice versa.

How to trigger commands on File/Directory changes with Incron on Debian

This guide shows how you can install and use incron on a Debian 8 (Jessie) system. Incron is similar to cron, but instead of running commands based on time, it can trigger commands when file or directory events occur (e.g. a file modification, changes of permissions, etc.).

Debian 8 Jessie LAMP server tutorial with Apache 2, PHP 5 and MariaDB (instead of MySQL)

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache webserver on a Debian 8 (Jessie) server with PHP (mod_php) and MySQL / MariaDB support. A LAMP setup is a perfect basis for CMS systems like Joomla, Wordpress or Drupal.

RoundCube webmail installation on Debian 8 (Jessie)

This tutorial shows the installation of the latest RoundCube webmail on Debian 8. Roundcube is an easy to use webmail client with IMAP and SMTP support that can be extended with plugins. This tutorial contains an optional chapter that describes the steps to connect RoundCube with the ISPConfig 3 Hosting Control Panel.

Getting Started with UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) on Ubuntu 15.04

UFW or Uncomplicated Firewall is an application to manage an iptables based firewall on Ubuntu. UFW is the default firewall configuration tool for Ubuntu Linux and provides a user-friendly way to configure the firewall, the UFW command is just like English language so the commands are easy to remember. The UFW firewall supports IPv4 and IPv6.


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