5M Google Passwords Leaked

A 3 year-old file with 5 million Google user passwords is making the rounds of the Russian hacker underground.

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Posted in Editorial, Security

I’d rather use F-Droid

That’s right, I use F-Droid in preference to Google’s Play store wherever possible. In fact I’ve taken to running my Android phone logged out of all Google services.

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Posted in System Administration

Use a public cert for Openfire

The Openfire XMPP server is a very well designed, but poorly documented, application. Replacing the default self-signed certificates with one signed by a real Certificate Authority is not at all intuitive and requires some better explaination than currently available.

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Ancient Greek OCR

Yes, you can scan documents written in ancient Greek (or images of such documents) and then copy the text where you need it (like pasting into an editor where you can make an interlinear translation). It’s easy to set up on Linux, see below.

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Posted in System Administration