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Scanning Open Ports in Windows: Part 3 (NMAP)

In 2012 and 2013, I wrote a couple of articles called Scanning Open Ports in Windows: A Quick Guide and Scanning Open Ports in Windows: A Quick Guide (Part 2) that covered how to use a series of neat little utilities to view open ports and troubleshoot client or server side application network connectivity issues. The articles […]

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Third Party Patch Roundup – July 2018

Here we go again. Yes, it’s already the end of another month and time to round up the patches that have been issued in July by various software vendors.

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Ensure your insurance business has the right IT software

Insurance is meant to mitigate a loss. Whether if it is a home, person, car, or health, very personal data is transferred between the agent, agency, and the insured.  The insurance industry is often used as an example for tight regulations at both the state and federal level. With all of the data leaks, ransomware, […]

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JIGSAW changes its game to cryptojacking

An old friend has veered its ugly head. First mentioned on TechTalk in 2016, JIGSAW has made a reappearance with a few updated tweaks. This old form of ransomware has been altered to steal Bitcoin by changing the addresses of wallets and sending the payments to the hacker’s account. JIGSAW was infamous for appearing on computer […]

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The top 20 free Network Monitoring and Analysis Tools for sysadmins

We know how administrators love free tools that make their life easier so here are 20 of the best free tools for monitoring devices, services, ports or protocols and analysing traffic on your network.

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Keeping the healthcare industry safe with the right IT software

The hospital and healthcare industry met quite a few challenges involving ransomware in the last year. Learn how you can protect your business with different solutions at one low price per user with GFI Unlimited.

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Think you’re GDPR compliant? Think again.

Organizations have had two years to make the policy and procedural changes required to be in compliance with its requirements, and it seems as if that’s been all that many companies have been focused on as the deadline approached.

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Windows PowerShell: Automating common admin tasks

Back in 2012, I wrote a number of blog posts that highlighted the efficacy of PowerShell and how it could be used to make your life as a sysadmin easier. This article builds on Windows PowerShell: Extracting Strings Using Regular Expressions, Windows PowerShell: Essential Admin Scripts (Part 1), and Windows PowerShell: Essential Admin Scripts (Part […]

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Top 10 Free System Troubleshooting Tools for SysAdmins

Here are 10 of the best free tools / packages for troubleshooting system issues. These tools should help you as an admin to fix the problem or identify the root cause more quickly.

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July 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

This June, none of the Microsoft operating systems have vulnerabilities numbering the double digits. The largest number of fixes belong to the Edge web browser, and a large percentage of those are rated critical.

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