Ubuntu/Debian

Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Compromise All FreePBX Systems

Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Compromise All FreePBX Systems

Sunday, September 17, 2023

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If you’re a user of Asterisk® and FreePBX®, the DEFCON 31 Conference in Las Vegas did not disappoint this year. It exposed not one but three critical, unpatched vulnerabilities in affected FreePBX-based platforms that can compromise your servers in under a minute. I would hasten to add that all of these vulnerabilities were disclosed to Sangoma® months ago and, to this day, remain unaddressed. What this means is any hacker gets administrator privileges on your server with a blank check… Read More ›

Introducing Incredible PBX 2027 for LXC Linux Containers

Introducing Incredible PBX 2027 for LXC Linux Containers

Monday, September 11, 2023

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We introduced Zorin OS in our recent review of the latest Acer Aspire 5 notebook PC. If you’ve never heard of Zorin, it’s probably the best desktop operating system available. While it is Linux-based, it can look like any desktop you’re already familiar with including Windows 11 and even a Mac if you spring for the $39 Pro version. It can be installed on as many PCs as you personally own, and Zorin Pro provides an incredible assortment of apps… Read More ›

VirtualBox Wonder: It’s Incredible PBX 2027-D for Debian 11

VirtualBox Wonder: It’s Incredible PBX 2027-D for Debian 11

Monday, September 4, 2023

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If you’re new to the VoIP world and want to kick the tires to see what you’re missing, then today’s one minute setup is for you. You can purchase a $1 a month phone number in your choice of area codes from CallCentric. Setup instructions here. If you decide VoIP is not for you, you don’t have to buy anything else ever. And you can use almost any desktop computer you already own to bring up the VirtualBox® edition of… Read More ›

Meet the $500 Multi-Purpose Powerhouse: The Acer Aspire 5

Meet the $500 Multi-Purpose Powerhouse: The Acer Aspire 5

Monday, August 21, 2023

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We review lots of hardware and numerous operating systems, but none come close to this steal from Amazon for under $500. The Acer Aspire 5 comes in many flavors at many price points. But, if loads of RAM (20GB) and a huge storage capacity (1TB NVMe SSD) top your list of must-haves, nothing we’ve found can touch this deal. The rest of its pedigree is equally impressive: a Ryzen 3 3350U 4-core processor (up to 3.5GHz), backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader… Read More ›

Adding Incredible PBX Goodies & More to VitalPBX 4

Adding Incredible PBX Goodies & More to VitalPBX 4

Monday, August 7, 2023

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As continued use of FreePBX® becomes more and more precarious because of deprecated components and looming incompatibility with Asterisk® 21, the appeal of 3CX and VitalPBX as a VoIP platform becomes increasingly compelling. Whether you’re a home user, a small business, or a call center, VitalPBX provides a solution to meet your requirements. To make the transition a bit less painful, today we introduce a number of popular Incredible PBX applications for VitalPBX 4. And, as always, all of the… Read More ›

Summer Break: Catching Up on Nerd Vittles Happenings

Summer Break: Catching Up on Nerd Vittles Happenings

Monday, July 24, 2023

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Nerd Vittles has been churning out technology articles for well over a decade. And, while you’re enjoying your time off this summer, we thought you might enjoy catching up on some of our most-read articles. According to Google Analytics, these were the most recent top picks from the 1.2+ million visitors who have dropped in to Nerd Vittles these past 10 years.   Our Favorite All-You-Can-Eat Deals in Cyberspace is self-explanatory covering a free cloud offering, domains at cost, VPN… Read More ›

Building a Dirt-Cheap Communications Platform with VoIP

Building a Dirt-Cheap Communications Platform with VoIP

Monday, July 10, 2023

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There are literally thousands of options when you finally ditch your landline and stagger into the VoIP world. We’re often asked, "What would you recommend if price was the major criteria?" Our response goes something like this. You get what you pay for and our recommended providers continue to be ClearlyIP and Skyetel in no particular order. Having said that, if price is your primary consideration, here’s our Plan B which we use regularly. First, a word of explanation. This… Read More ›

A New Incredible PBX 2027 Image for the Raspberry Pi

A New Incredible PBX 2027 Image for the Raspberry Pi

Monday, June 26, 2023

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Are you looking for a powerful and affordable VoIP phone system for your home or small business? Incredible PBX 2027 is the perfect solution especially when tied to an inexpensive platform such as the Raspberry Pi. Earlier this year we introduced a new Incredible PBX 2027 installer for the Raspberry Pi. But we heard from many of you that it was simply too time-consuming to go through both the installation of the Raspberry Pi OS and then the Incredible PBX… Read More ›