When I was browsing through my new email account, I have saw the above email from Paypal saying my account is limited because of an identity issue? This email account is new and I didn’t used it much at all, And surprisingly this email was on my inbox not on the spam folder. I thought my Paypal account is limited and to verify that I opened up paypal.com on a new tab and logged in. And there was no limitations or whatsoever like said on the email. It didn’t took me much time to recognize that, this is indeed a phishing attempt. So this is what I found,
Real sender of the email is email@example.com and he/she has masked the address to firstname.lastname@example.org, And returning path is also email@example.com. I have opened up the attachment and its a html page which looks like this Continue reading →
Logwatch is a great tool which emails you reports of your linux server’s log data reports. It analyses the information such as failed log in attempts, software updates,disk usage data etc. Logwatch will email you complete report of the processed logs every day or whenever you want it to. Install logwatch on Ubuntu is easy, just follow these steps
SSH in to your server and run
sudo apt-get install logwatch
this will install the logwatch package. If it asks you to set postfix configuration while running the installation, choose “Internet site” option and enter email address there.
Today I have stumbled upon an interesting video by BBC showing how the power distribution engineers handle the sudden loads on Britains national power grid. This sudden surge happens because of millions of people rushes to boil their kettles to make tea after watching popular TV soap opera “Eastenders” and this phenomena is called TV pickup on UK. Click the thumbnail below to watch the video by BBC
See that seismograph above? That’s pretty accurate seismographic data generated directly from my Macbook Pro. How is that possible? Well I’m glad you asked. All Macbook’s and Macbook Pro’s ( Not latest SSD storage only models ) comes with a sensor called SMS “Sudden Motion Sensor” which is basically a accelerometer built in to your mac for detecting sudden accelerations,vibrations or drops. Its used to stop and park the hard drive heads instantly if one of those reasons occur, so it can prevent the hard drive head from touching the platters and likely scratching it when a impact occurs. You can read more about SMS here on Apple’s knowledgebase
While most of VPS providers are trying hard to stay in the business with their sub $5 VPS plans, OVH which is the worlds biggest consumer data center located in France is now ( uh for sometime ) offering $15 a month dedicated servers. While OVH has data center in Canada, this cheap offering is only available in their home country which is France. You can absolutely trust this company and its not going to go away anytime soon. OVH has a crazy big network than most other big data centers you can imagine of, and quality of the network is improved drastically over the years.
You can find the plans here . I went with the 9.99 euro kimsufi MKS 2G plan. Web site is in french google chrome’s auto translate comes to rescue here .