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VPN vs. SSH Tunnel: Which Is More Secure?

VPNs and SSH tunnels can both securely “tunnel” network traffic over an encrypted connection. They’re similar in some ways, but different in others – if you’re trying to decide which to use, it helps to understand h...

How to Disable Ubuntu’s Guest Session Account

Ubuntu and Linux Mint come with a “Guest Session” account, which anyone can log into from the login screen – no password required. If you’d rather restrict access to your computer, you can disable the guest account....

The Best How-To Geek Articles for June 2012

This past month we covered topics such as why you only have to wipe a disk once to erase it, what RSS is and how you can benefit from using it, how websites are tracking you online, and more. Join us as we look back at the be...

8 Ways to Tweak and Configure Sudo on Ubuntu

Like most things on Linux, the sudo command is very configurable. You can have sudo run specific commands without asking for a password, restrict specific users to only approved commands, log commands run with sudo, and more....

5 Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Steam

If you’re a PC gamer, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with Valve’s Steam and use it regularly. Steam includes a variety of cool features that you might not notice if you’re just using it to install and launch ...
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