Your Phone, Tablet, and Computer Screens Aren’t Safe from Hackers

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Pixels on your gadgets’ screens act as accidental antennae that constantly broadcast screens’ contents. A new paper says the industry needs to fix this security risk before hackers can exploit it.

This hack is possible because the internals of every computing device we own give off electromagnetic radiation. It leaks from the cables and circuitry that carry the display signal from the processor to the screen, and it’s even emitted by the screen pixels themselves. These pixels [Correct? Else what?] become accidental antennas that transmit the display signal into our surroundings—one that a would-be hacker could tune into.

via AGU Highlights – Radio Science – Your Phone, Tablet, and Computer Screens Aren’t Safe from Hackers

DOI: 10.1002/2016RS006034

WordPress has a Linux client?

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Why haven’t I known about this earlier?

While going through my profile account I discovered there’s a desktop client for Linux and specifically an Ubuntu package.

I immediately installed. You can download it here or run this code to download and install it on you Ubunu machine:


cd ~/Downloads
wget -O wp.deb https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1.1/desktop/linux/download?type=deb&ref=getapps
sudo dpkg -i wp.deb
rm wp.deb

If you’re on a non-debian machine you canalso get the tarball and use your systems’ package manager to install it:


wget -O wp.tar.gz https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1.1/desktop/linux/download

Now you can enjoy blogging within your Linux machine without openning a web browser.

Update: As a matter of fact, correct me if I’m mistaken, the client is a Unity web app.

Evernote in Linux

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For some reason Evernote doesn’t seem to care about Linux users. They prefer to work on their (slow) web interface. I don’t understand how much harder is it to modify the Mac app for Linux?

The main reason I am writing this post is not to describe the available Evernote interfaces for Linux but to introduce a SublimeText package for Evernote and share a snippet I’ve made.

There is already some articles out there that describe the Evernote gui alternatives like this & this. So it suffices to just list them:

  • NixNote2
  • Everpad: includes a Unity lens but it doesn’t work in Ubuntu 15.04
  • Geeknote

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A Linux Guide to Book Scanning (& processing)

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A Linux Guide to Book Scanning (& processing)
https://natecraun.net/articles/linux-guide-to-book-scanning.html

Install Windows 7 on VirtualBox – Status: error 0xc0000225

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When I try to install Windows 7 on Virtual Box 4.1, I get this error:

VirtualBox - Windows 7 error Status: 0x0000225

To fix it, stop the virtual machine, go to Settings -> System and check “Enable IO APIC”

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Pocket app for Chrome

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Being very fond of Pocket (formerly Read It Later) (Android app) I wanted to have Pocket available on my desktop. And so I installed the Pocket add-on for Firefox and the Pocket extension for Chrome to easily save any article.

I have also been waiting for an offline Pocket app for Chrome and I finally found out that there was one released on August 2013.

In this post I share a tip I use to launch Pocket and start reading in no time. Instead of opening Chrome then navigating to the Apps tab and launching Pocket, I resorted to creating a shortcut of Pocket on my desktop. Continue reading

Installing Promethean ActivInspire Software On Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04

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To install the Promethean Activboard Driver and ActivInspire Software On Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04 follow the steps below:

Note: Please note that Promethean supports only 32 bit Ubuntu systems. I have not tested it for 64 bit systems.

sudo apt-get install libjpeg62

From the Ubuntu Software Center add the following repository in “Other Sources”:

deb http://activsoftware.co.uk/linux/repos/ubuntu precise oss non-oss

Back in a terminal run:

wget http://www.activsoftware.co.uk/linux/repos/Promethean.asc && sudo apt-key add Promethean.asc

then

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install activinspire activtools activdriver

Now logout and login again and try running Activinspire.

source: [n00bs on Ubuntu] How To Install The Promethean Activboard Driver And ActivInspire Software On Ubuntu 13.04 http://www.n00bsonubuntu.net/content/how-to-install-the-promethean-activboard-driver-and-activinspire-software-on-ubuntu-13-04/