Upgrading Debian 8 ‘Jessie’ to Debian 9 ‘Stretch’

Intro Debian 9 Stretch was released as the latest stable version of the Linux Distribution: Debian. While it’s always possible to install Debian 9 fresh from scratch, it’s also possible to perform an in-place upgrade from Debian 8. The following post describes the necessary steps to do so. For a incredibly thorough documentation of the […]

Users susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks due to corporate https inspection

A large number of companies use “security” products to inspect HTTPS traffic for detecting malware and prevent other types of attacks. However, they might inadvertently make their user’s more susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks by ┬ádecrypting and re-encrypting HTTPS connections. The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) warns in an advisory┬áthat HTTPS inspection products don’t mirror […]

Laptop Power Saving with powertop on Fedora 22

The most important thing you want from a laptop is long battery life. Ever ounce of power you can get to work, read or simply just entertain on a long jaunt. Therefore, it’s always good to know what is consuming your power. Intel’s powertop utility shows what’s drawing power when your system’s not plugged in. […]