Sandra Henry-Stocker

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Sandra Henry-Stocker has been administering Unix systems for more than 30 years. She describes herself as "USL" (Unix as a second language) but remembers enough English to write books and buy groceries. She lives in the mountains in Virginia where, when not working with or writing about Unix, she's chasing the bears away from her bird feeders.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Sandra Henry-Stocker and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

The many faces of grep

The look of a Facebook imposter

The look of a Facebook imposter

How false friends creep into your facebook community

Rapid7 demystifies penetration testing

Rapid7 demystifies penetration testing

A deep dive into penetration testing -- the choices made and some surprising findings

Book review: Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python

Book review: Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python

A great book for learning Python and building your own games

14 ways to keep your data safe on Data Privacy Day

14 ways to keep your data safe on Data Privacy Day

If you're not already focusing on Data Privacy Day, it's time to join the effort. Here are some suggestions on how to observe this important day and improve your chances of keeping your data private.

Ransomware takes a nasty turn

Ransomware takes a nasty turn

Ransomware without the ransom request? The recent attacks on hadoop are redefining what ransomeware is all about.

MongoDB ransomware attacks and lessons learned

MongoDB ransomware attacks and lessons learned

With tens of thousands of databases being held for hostage, it's time to focus on underlying problems and strategies.

Using Unix commands to profile your users

Using Unix commands to profile your users

Unix commands can help you get a feel for how your users are working and what's usual or unusual about their command line activities

17 Unix tricks for a happy 2017

17 Unix tricks for a happy 2017

Some useful tips and tricks to get 2017 off to a good start

Book review: Facebook for Seniors

Book review: Facebook for Seniors

A fun and easy way to become really good at using facebook -- even if you didn't grow up with the web.

Merry Linux to you!

Merry Linux to you!

Christmas songs with lyrics slightly altered to celebrate the OS we love

Aiming for resilience

Aiming for resilience

EMP and its potential consequences for data centers and life as we know it

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