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Testing Bodhi Linux 6.0

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Still searching for a decent lightweight Linux for older machines, I'm now testing Bodhi Linux 6.0 in a virtual machine. Bodhi (Sandskrit for enlightenment ) Linux is a lightweight Debian/Ubuntu-based (18.04) distribution. Offering modularity, high levels of customisation, and choice of themes, it joins the ranks of other 'minimalist' Debian/Ubuntu derivatives. 

How-to: Spot a Fake Shopping Site

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The disparate and unregulated Internet can often look like the new Wild West; so how do you spot a fake shopping site?

Plugins Remain WordPress' Biggest Vulnerability

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According to security firm wordfence.com , plug-ins remain WordPress' biggest vulnerability. WordPress runs a huge percentage of all websites on the Internet. Popularity makes it a big target hackers looking for security vulnerabilities and there are plenty to find.

Apple Throws a Spanner into Email Marketing

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With its' upcoming updates to iOS on all platforms, Apple throws a spanner into email marketing. According to the announcement:

OSBoxes Virtual Machine Appliances

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You'll know by now I'm a huge fan of Oracle VirtualBox (hint: I wrote a book on VirtualBox Networking because the article series here was so popular). Virtual machines are an incredibly useful way to test operating system releases, new applications, server tools and sandbox potentially troublesome software. If you don't have time to build your own virtual machines, however, you can get pre-built appliances from a number of sources, one of which is community project OSBOXES.org .

Seven Timeless Online Security Tips

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I've had to give someone the standard list of seven timeless online security tips. Again. It feels like decades since we compiled this list. Hang on, it is decades since we compiled this list. So why doesn't everyone get it by now?

How-to: Brick Your Router with Firmware

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Much as I love the MakeUseOf site for news and advice, some of the how-to articles advocate some really dumb things. Don't do this one! The tutorial Does Your Wi-Fi Speed Drop? Here’s Why and 7 Tips to Fix It features the priceless gem: