It seems like everyone is using a password manager these days. If you’re a Linux administrator, well you’re not left out. There’s a command line password manager called Titan which allows you to manage passwords that you administer. No more scribbling your password credentials on pieces of paper or placing them on insecure note applications on your desktop. You can now save your server credentials via the command line. You can recall them at anytime and even generate passwords for you. One thing it will not do is work on browsers like LastPass. Titan is strictly on passwords that you use via the command line. For more, check out this article from OSTechnix.
If you want a really simple screen recorder in Ubuntu Linux or from any derivative of Ubuntu, such as Mint for example, you can install it by adding this PPA repository to your sources, by running the following Terminal commands:
Install Green Recorder on Ubuntu
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mhsabbagh/greenproject $ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install green-recorder
It contains a really simple interface. It will ask you what format, the name of the recorded file, where to place the recording, the number of frames per second, and the quality of the video from a range starting with 1 being the best to 10 being the worst.
Visit the Green Recorder website.
There’s a new version of the Debian 8 Jessie series. The latest release is Debian version 8.7 which includes 87 miscellaneous bug fixes and 86 security updates. If you’re running version Debian 8 now, the updates are going to be automatic. If you’re new to Debian, you can install the fresh Debian version by downloading it directly from Debian.com.
Amazon announced today a new product called Light Sail. It’s a virtual machine that’s preconfigured with either Amazon Linux AMI or Ubuntu Server. It’s comes with SSD storage, DNS management and a static IP address.
You can choose your developer stack whether it’s LAMP, LEMP, MEAN or Node.js. You can then run applications such as Drupal, Joomla, Redmine, Gitlab and countless others.
The pricing is flat-rate starting at $5 per month all the way up to $80 per month depending on number of vCPUs, memory and storage.
Running small virtual machines was an impediment to most independent developers due to steep price of running EC2 instances. With Light Sail, it opens up for smaller websites to be hosted at Amazon.
Read Amazon’s blog about the new Light Sail offering.
Hacking a Tesla car from the Android phone is possible:
Hacking a Tesla is a thing we’ve seen before, but this time a team of security researchers at company Promon managed to locate, unlock, and steal a car using just an Android app. Every Tesla model comes with a companion smartphone application for Android and iOS that allows owners to do basic things such as checking the battery level and the charging status, locate the vehicle, and flash the lights to find it in the parking lot. And while these certainly come in handy, they can also be used by hackers to drive away by simply compromising the Android application.