Archive for the ‘Tech Tips’ Category

Has Your Information Been Part Of A Breach???

With all the breaches that have occurred like Adobe, Target, Home Depot, Linkedin, and Dropbox for example as of late how do you know if your information has been part of them? There is a site called Have I Been Pwned that looks at the leaked data and helps you to identify if your info […]

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Email Privacy Tester

While I was checking out a new email client I wanted to see how it behaved in handling mail. I came across this fantastic site that allows you to run a test on your email client and see how it is REALLY handling your email. From the site: Some email clients perform operations when […]

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Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media

I was recently trying to upgrade to Windows 10 and was using my copy of Windows 7 upgrade media to do it. I have a license for XP full and wanted to just use 7 and go straight to 10. I of course had difficulty because Microsoft makes it hard to use upgrade media for […]

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Mounting a NAS volume on your Apple Mac OS X

When I first bought my Mac notebook I had no trouble connecting it to my NAS via Connect to server in finder. I could also launch the connection on startup via my user startup login setup. The problem came in when I went away from my network or the system was asleep for a long […]

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Fastest way to delete a folder with a large amount of files

The quickest way is a two line batch file with a first pass to delete files and outputs to nul to avoid the overhead of writing to screen for every singe file. A second pass then cleans up the remaining directory structure: del /f/s/q foldername > nul rmdir /s/q foldername As always be careful but […]

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MX, DNS, Blacklist, and SMTP troubleshooting

All of your MX record, DNS, blacklist and SMTP diagnostics in one integrated tool.  Input a domain name or IP Address or Host Name.Links in the results will guide you to other relevant tools and information.  And you’ll have a chronological history of your results. This is a nice little tool.

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Microsoft Attack Surface Analyzer 1.0 Released

The purpose of this tool is to help software developers, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and IT Professionals better understand changes in Windows systems’ attack surface resulting from the installation of new applications. You can download it here.

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Disable a linux firewall

Here is how to check and disable the linux firewall. service iptables status service iptables stop chkconfig iptables off Now of course it’s better to leave them on and open ports but if you have a firewall in front of your systems or for troubleshooting this can help. Enjoy!

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iPhone 4S: What can you say to Siri?

Here is a link to an article on TUAW that lists a nice primer on what types of things you can say to SIRI on the iPhone 4s. If you know of any others please let me know and I will be sure to list them here as well.

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Reset Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP passwords with the Sticky Keys tricks.

You can do this with a bootable Windows PE USB stick or by using Windows RE. You can start Windows RE by booting the Windows Vista or Windows 7 setup DVD and then selecting “Repair” instead of “Install Windows.” By the way, you can’t use the Windows XP boot CD for this purpose because its Recovery Console […]

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