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Did you download a Linux Mint ISO yesterday?

Linux Mint have openly admitted that their WordPress installation was compromised yesterday (20th February 2016) and links to their Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon edition ISOs where replaced with links to an ISO with a baked in back door!

Users who downloaded the ISO from their HTTP links yesterday may have inadvertently downloaded a copy with the Tsunami Trojan built in. 

Those who downloaded the ISOs via torrent links will not have been affected by the compromised ISOs, due to the way torrents work. However those who used standard HTTP requests may find they’ve a rogue file in /var/lib/man.cy 

Not only did they redirect the download links, they also stole the databases.. These are now for sale on the “dark net” for $86 as the screen shot on the below tweet shows

If you’ve downloaded the ISO, the owners of Linux Mint are strongly recommending you reinstall the OS, you can read more about the attack over at the Linux Mint Blog

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Migrate Mailbox to 365 using PowerShell

Migrating mailboxes to 365 using the GUI options or the website can be time consuming, especially if you have hundreds to do. (Of course, if you was doing batches of mailboxes you’d change this PowerShell to import from a file)

The following, connects to your on premise exchange server, and then connects to your 365 tenant and initiates the transfer of the mailbox.

Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Force
$365ADMIN = Get-Credential
$HYBRIDADMIN = Get-Credential
$BADITEMLIMIT = 1000
$SESSION = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri "https://outlook.office365.com/powershell-liveid/" -Credential $365ADMIN -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection

Import-PSSession $SESSION
Connect-MsolService -Credential $365ADMIN

$UPN = Read-Host "Please enter UPN of the user to migrate to 365"
New-MoveRequest -Identity $UPN -Remote -RemoteHostName mail.domain.co.uk -TargetDeliveryDomain tenant.mail.onmicrosoft.com -RemoteCredential $HYBRIDADMIN -BadItemLimit $BADITEMLIMIT

Note – the on premise exchange server (in my case at least) required credentials in the DOMAIN\USERNAME format, the 365 admin credentials are passed in full UPN format.

Once the above job has been queued, your PowerShell will return to the prompt. If you’d like to get the status of this, or any other move requests currently taking place you can use the Get-MoveRequest commandlet and pipe it to Get-MoveRequestStatistics as per the below

Get-MoveRequest | Get-MoveRequestStatistics

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Frontier Launches ELITE DANGEROUS: ARENA

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Elite Dangerous: Arena thrusts players into first-person dogfights against the galaxy’s greatest pilots in stunning 3D space arenas. With easy to pick-up controls that quickly reveal incredible depth, Elite Dangerous: Arena is a new way to engage in fast-paced PVP action against players from around the world for just £4.99 ($7.49, €6.75, 375 RUB).

Elite Dangerous: Arena brings Elite Dangerous’ Close Quarter Combat (CQC) PVP game to players as a standalone release, featuring full cross-compatibility with the large and growing Elite Dangerous player community.

CQC is the ultimate 34th century gladiatorial contest between starship pilots, featuring:

  • Four agile, combat-honed space ships. Choose from the fast and aggressive Federal and Imperial Fighters, the damage-dealing Eagle or the heavyweight Sidewinder.
  • Multiple tactical options with custom loadouts unlocked by ranking up.
  • Four Arenas: Elevate’s towering view, Cluster Compound’s mining facility, Asteria Point’s cavernous space station and Ice Field’s frozen asteroid belt.
  • Eight-player Free for All, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag game modes.
  • Realistic, agile starship handling powered by Elite Dangerous’ advanced simulation technology.

Elite Dangerous: Arena is a different kind of multi-player shooter, offering competitive gamers the chance to jump into thrilling space combat and challenge the world.” Frontier CEO David Braben said. “We showcase CQC to players at events around the world, and it’s a hit wherever it’s played.” 

All Elite Dangerous: Arena and Elite Dangerous CQC players are eligible to enter Frontier’s $100,000 Close Quarter Combat Championships tournament. Selection will take place over a series of heats in the spring and summer, and heat winners will receive an invite to the grand final to be held at a secret location and livestreamed online later this year.

Elite Dangerous: Arena is available today for just £4.99 ($7.49, €6.75, 375 RUB) at Frontierstore.net and Steam. 

Elite Dangerous: Deluxe Edition, featuring CQC and full access to the new Horizons season of expansions is available now for £39.99 ($59.99, €53.99, 2998 RUB).

All Elite Dangerous players already own CQC as part of the core game, and can look forward to a new world of competition as pilots enter the fray via Elite Dangerous: Arena.

Players who buy Elite Dangerous: Arena and later choose to enter the epic Elite Dangerous galaxy will receive the full cost of Elite Dangerous: Arena off the price of Elite Dangerous: Deluxe Edition.

For more on Elite Dangerous: Arena, visit EliteDangerous.com

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Evernote Tags Tutorial

Evernote has become an important part of my filing process. However one thing I’ve been trying to get better at is tagging my Evernote notes for even easier locating. 

A recent vlog from Enrico Nahler contains some really useful tips on how to make the best of Evernote’s tags.

Have you found a unique way to keep track of your Evernote notes? Let me know in the comments below.

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Apple launch USB C charge cable replacement program

Apple have acknowledged that some USB C charge cables, packaged with MacBooks and sold as accessories throughout June 2015, may intermittently charge or complete fail to charge your devices. This is believed to be due to a failing in the manufacturing process. 

Apple have now launched a replacement program for all cable owners effected by the failure. 

The cables are clearly marked, and are easy to identify, check the image below for an example

  
Replacement cables can be ordered for collection from Apple stores, or from authorised repair centres. 

The article published by Apple can be found here

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