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Like most ssh servers on the internet, the Mojave group server gets lots of ssh dictionary attack attempts. These attacks are carried out by scripts that try to find dumb passwords on a machine by brute force. There are a few different tactics these scripts use for picking username/password pairs, including:

User: root, Password: [...]

What’s up with Ubuntu pushing out updates without any indication of why the software is being updated? A month or so ago I would see about 25 updates a day without a single comment on what was being changed. This is just absurd though:

So I’m supposed to upgrade my kernel without knowing anything [...]

(Note: I’ve gone back and forth about posting this article. I really am not an expert in this area and I don’t want to advise people to do something stupid. OTOH, this is something that I’ve never seen described before. I’ve decided to post it, but it’s probably best treated as a [...]

It's nice to see this
article, which nicely explains how to clear up the mess that you sometimes
see with backspace and delete keys on Unix sytems. It's not perfect, however,
in that it doesn't really tell you how to figure out what keycodes the BS and
Delete keys send on your machine. The answer is to [...]

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