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Advanced Cyber Defence Centre: Android IDS

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Within EU project Advanced Cyber Defence Centre (ACDC) we are developing solution for detection of malware URLs. Here you can find short screencast depicting detection of malware URLs:

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Ubuntu 13.04 VNC

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Using VNC is an effective way for remotely connecting to a box running Ubuntu 13.04. The good news is that it can be done. The bad news is that with every release of the Gnome / Unity it gets trickier for setting it up. Here are the steps to do that.

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Even though most modern, user-friendly Linux distributions do not do this by default, it is the least to say advisable to create, during installation, a separate partition for the ‘/home’ folder, and another one for the root of the filesystem (‘/’). What does this mean? Partition are logical segments that correspond to physical parts of [...]

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When I wanted to pack a simple java desktop application as a Web Start application I had problems with already signed jars – after Web Start dialog showed on the screen, I got “jar resources in jnlp file are not signed by the same certificate” problem. There exist other ways to tackle the problem (for [...]

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Two finger gestures in Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

So you installed Ubuntu or any other distribution, and don’t have two finger scroll and middle click? Here’s a quick-and-dirt solution. First create a script with the following text: #!/bin/bash synclient LockedDrags=false synclient VertEdgeScroll=true synclient HorizEdgeScroll=false synclient TapButton1=1 synclient LTCornerButton=2 synclient MaxDoubleTapTime=120 synclient TapButton2=2 synclient TapButton3=3 synclient EmulateTwoFingerMinZ=20 synclient EmulateTwoFingerMinW=5 synclient AreaBottomEdge=4200 # comment [...]

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Who’s swapping into my swap?

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

This little script might come in handy at times …

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Ubuntu updates bricked my Lenovo t500 laptop again. They messed up the graphic drivers for ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 and left me without a decent graphic interface. To repair this mess, do the following: go to the site and download the new drivers ( The easiest way to do this is to use [...]

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We have noticed computers having problems with multiple VPN connections on a server of ours. Let us quote the serverfault‘s forum: If you want to support simultaneous connections with the same certificate you need to enable the *duplicate-cn* option in your configuration. From the man page: –duplicate-cn Allow multiple clients with the same common name [...]

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Vagrant set up, Part 1

Monday, January 24th, 2011

This tutorial is based on original tutorial from Vagrant project including solved problems we came across while testing Vagrant. Vagrant gives you the tools to build a development environment once and then easily distribute it to new members of your development team so you can get them to work and saving time, money and frustration.  [...]

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Building Ganglia

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

This is one of those reminder posts because I always google what dependencies I need to install in order to build Ganglia in Debian based Linux. The dependencies are: build-essential libconfuse0 libconfuse-dev libapr1-dev libexpat1-dev libpcre3-dev UPDATE: To create default configuration, run: gmond -t > /etc/ganglia/gmond.conf If configuration file is somewhere else, change path accordingly.

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