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Author Kris H
Kris (Hornetsecurity)
Nov 25, 2022 at 11:06 UTC | Hornetsecurity®

Firefox Multi-Account Containers

Firefox Multi-Account ContainersOpens a new window divides your browsing into separate color-coded tabs. Allows you to set up proxies and then assign each proxy to a container. Thereafter, each request coming from a particular tab in the container will use the appropriate proxy. electricheat explains, "I use [it] all the time. Either for different accounts, or for having certain tabs use certain proxy configurations."

Author Kris H
Kris (Hornetsecurity)
Nov 22, 2022 at 12:12 UTC | Hornetsecurity®

IT Pro Tuesday - BGP Workshop, Kubernetes Manager, Security Podcast and More

Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

With 2023 just around the corner, Hornetsecurity has assembled a panel of security experts to discuss the biggest security threats of 2023, and you’re invited! Register now for the Cyber Security RoundtableOpens a new window, streamed live on November 30.

We’re looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

As always, we’re updating the full list on our website hereOpens a new window. Enjoy.

A Training Resource

BGP4All WorkshopOpens a new window is a free resource for those who wish to learn the intricacies of working with BGP routing. It's based on a discontinued program once offered by Cisco that was fortunately adopted by industry volunteers who keep it current for use in Network Operations Group workshops and at other global meetings.

A Free Tool

HelmOpens a new window is a tool for managing pre-configured "Charts" of Kubernetes resources. Provides an easy way to find and use popular software to run in Kubernetes or to share your own Kubernetes applications, create reproducible builds and intelligently manage manifest files. Our appreciation for the recommendation goes to yankdevil.

A Blog

Windows OS HubOpens a new window is a blog loaded with posts on Microsoft tech as well as other topics of interest to Windows system administrators. This rather large knowledge base is searchable and sorted into categories, so you can find any explanation or tutorial in the collection that may help solve your latest tech challenge.

Another Free Tool

KismetOpens a new window is a wireless network and device detector, sniffer and WIDS framework that works with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and some specialized capture hardware. The tool is compatible with most hardware and Bluetooth interfaces on Linux; built-in Wi-Fi interfaces on OSX; and remote captures on Windows 10 under the WSL framework. sliddis explains, "If you need open source, I can highly recommend kismet."

A Podcast

Open Source SecurityOpens a new window focuses on whatever topics are hot in security, as well as a broad range of areas including IoT, application and operational security, cloud and devops. Hosts Kurt Seifried and Josh Bressers bring a unique open-source spin to each conversation, and oducky_re adds, "they touch regularly on Sysadmin-like topics, definitely worth a listen…"



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Author Kris H
Kris (Hornetsecurity)
Nov 17, 2022 at 19:03 UTC | Hornetsecurity®

Client Center for Configuration Manager

Client Center for Configuration ManagerOpens a new window is a ConfigMgr Agent troubleshooting tool that provides a user-friendly interface for a quick overview of client settings, running services and agent settings. vawlk uses it to "remotely troubleshoot SCCM client issues … This is just a gui for SCCM/Windows powershell commands, and it shows you a window for those commands as they run. Pretty sweet for an SCCM environment."

Author Kris H
Kris (Hornetsecurity)
Nov 15, 2022 at 12:15 UTC | Hornetsecurity®

IT Pro Tuesday—Notification Tool, SPF/DKIM/DMARC Tutorial, YAML Linter and More

Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

Discover what were the biggest security threats of 2022 and what to look out for in 2023 with Hornetsecurity’s free Cyber Security Report 2023Opens a new window. Based on an analysis of more than 25 billion emails, it’s essential reading for all IT pros and especially those running Microsoft 365.

You’re also invited to take a brief surveyOpens a new window to help us better understand what’s going on regarding remote management in the context of IT security. Those who participate will be entered to win a Google Pixel watch worth $349!

We’re looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

As always, we’re updating the full list on our website hereOpens a new window. Enjoy.

A Free Tool

ntfyOpens a new window allows you to send notifications from any computer to phone or desktop via scripts. It's a simple, open-source HTTP-based pub-sub notification service with no signup or setup required. bsnipes explains: "It allows you to listen for notifications sent to ‘https://ntfy.sh/super-secret-whatever’ and have the notifications appear in your phone app or desktop notifications. You can self-host also. Many examples of usage are provided on their pages."

A Tutorial

The Ultimate SPF/DKIM/DMARC Best Practices 2022Opens a new window walks you through the implementation of the latest recommendations to reduce spoofing and phishing, improve your organization's reputation and enhance email deliverability. Thanks for compiling this useful guide goes to freddieleeman, who explains, "After a lot of sleepless nights carefully reading every related RFC and best practice, I've written a concise blog with the latest best practices on the subject of outbound email security (SPF, DKIM and DMARC)."

Another Free Tool

yamllintOpens a new window, as the name suggests, is a linter for YAML files. It checks syntax validity, as well as looking for more-complex errors like key repetition and cosmetic problems such as line length, trailing spaces, indentation etc. This one was indly recommended by yankdevil.

Yet Another Free Tool

Tera TermOpens a new window is an open-source tool that uses software to emulate different types of computer terminals, from DEC VT100 to DEC VT382. Supports telnet, SSH 1 & 2 and serial port connections plus has a built-in macro scripting language that supports Oniguruma regular expressions as well as a some nice plugins. Ron-Swanson-Mustache says, "I personally like TeraTerm more than Putty."

One More Free Tool

wavemonOpens a new window is a Linux wireless-network monitoring tool for watching signal and noise levels, packet statistics, device configuration and network parameters. The ncurses-based application is designed to work with all devices supported by the Linux kernel. Appreciation for the suggestion goes to sliddis.

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Author Kris H
Kris (Hornetsecurity)
Nov 11, 2022 at 08:48 UTC | Hornetsecurity®

CurrPorts

CurrPortsOpens a new windowOpens a new window is a network monitoring tool that shows all the TCP/IP and UDP ports that are currently open on your computer, with details about the process that opened each port—including name, full path, version information, time it was created and who created it. Automatically flags suspicious ports owned by unidentified applications and allows you to manually close unwanted TCP connections, kill any process that opened a port, and save port information to HTML, XML, or tab-delimited text files. Digitaldarragh includes this among "the applications I couldn't do without."

Author Kris H
Kris (Hornetsecurity)
Nov 8, 2022 at 13:02 UTC | Hornetsecurity®

IT Pro Tuesday - CLI P2P Transfer, Exim Cheatsheet, Python AWS Tool and More

Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

We’re looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

As always, we’re updating the full list on our website hereOpens a new window. Enjoy.

A Free Tool

crocOpens a new window is a simple, secure way for any two computers to connect and transfer files and folders. This cross-platform CLI tool enables data transfer using a relay, with end-to-end encryption and ipv6-first with ipv4 fallback. Allows multiple file transfers, resuming transfers that are interrupted, ability to use a proxy like tor, and no need for local server or port forwarding. first_byte lists it as a favorite for "CLI peer-to-peer file transfer."

A Cheatsheet

Exim CheatsheetOpens a new window is a nicely organized, text-based list of useful Exim commands, all kindly compiled and shared by DevOps Engineer Brad "the Mad." Our appreciation for directing us to this resource goes to IAmTheM4ilm4n, who likes to keep it handy "because I can never remember the commands in Exim.”

Another Free Tool

ClipXOpens a new window is a simple program that supercharges your standard 1-item Windows clipboard so it can hold up to 1024 items, including text snippets, urls and bitmap images. The full list of copied elements is easily accessible from the system tray. Appreciation for this one goes to DerSteamboy.

Yet Another Free Tool

Boto3Opens a new window is the AWS-maintained Software Development Kit for Python that allows Python developers to write their own software to leverage AWS. Makes it easy to integrate Python applications, libraries or scripts with Amazon services like S3, EC2 and DynamoDB. yankdevil considers it "indispensable."

One Last Free Tool

ScannerOpens a new window is a tool that employs a sunburst chart to graphically represent your hard disk usage. Allows you to see a representation of all major files and folders from all directory levels at a glance. GWSTPS recommends it "for individual server stuff… tiny, fast, free way to see what's taking up disk."


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Author Kris H
Kris (Hornetsecurity)
Nov 4, 2022 at 11:19 UTC | Hornetsecurity®

ScubaGear

ScubaGear is an M365 security baseline assessment tool being developed by CISA that checks if your M365 tenant is configured according to a baseline set of security rules. Currently in an 'alpha' active-development state, it likely will already be of interest to many and is certainly worth keeping an eye on in the coming months. Appreciation for this one goes to ttgreenplant.

Author Kris H
Kris (Hornetsecurity)
Nov 1, 2022 at 11:30 UTC | Hornetsecurity®

IT Pro Tuesday - Log Query GUI, Multicast Troubleshooter, Job Search and More

Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

We’re looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.

A Free Tool

Log Parser Studio is a front-end GUI for Log Parser and a convenient ‘Query Library.’ Allows you to easily store, edit and search both libraries and queries in different formats and import/export all your favorite queries and scripts. Kindly suggested by infinit_e.

Another Free Tool

Multicast Hammer is a troubleshooting tool for multicast issues that can simulate multicast traffic and show the raw traffic on your network. SDN_stilldoesnothing explains, "Not open source, but it is 100% free … I have crashed networks with it. Very powerful. You will need at minimum two windows laptops. You install it on both laptops, one as a sender and the second as a receiver. Works better if you can setup several receivers. You can really hammer a network."

A Career Resource

Jobs from Larry is a site that scrapes Twitter for all the jobs posted during the past 48 hours, then filters by location, remote/local and various technical categories. PeteyMcPetey explains, "it's pretty gnarly, and as it seems to be geared more towards the IT crowd, I thought I'd share it as a job resource for anyone looking at a career transition for whatever reason."

A Quote

While we’re on the topic of careers, throw0101b shares a memorable nugget of advice from the novel Shibumi:
"You can gain experience, if you are careful to avoid empty redundancy. Do not fall into the error of the artisan who boasts of twenty years experience in craft while in fact he has had only one year of experience–twenty times. And never resent the advantage of experience your elders have. Recall that they have paid for this experience in the coin of life, and have emptied a purse that cannot be refilled.”

One More Free Tool

PortQryUI is an alternative user interface for the PortQry Command Line Port Scanner that allows you to figure out if a machine can connect to a port or range of ports on a specified server. wazza_the_rockdog appreciates that it "lets you quickly test if a TCP/UDP port is open/closed/firewalled from a windows PC."

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Get this week's bonus tools by visiting the IT Pro Tuesday blog.

Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.


Author Kris H
Kris (Hornetsecurity)
Nov 1, 2022 at 11:25 UTC | Hornetsecurity®

Ixia-C

Ixia-C is a powerful, API-driven traffic generator that allows you to simulate extreme traffic conditions for test purposes. vladlaslau explains, "It is actively developed and can go beyond 100 Gbps per CPU core (as long as DPDK + SR-IOV are used). Can work standalone (runs in a container) or in a network emulation environment (such as KNE or Containerlab)."

Author Kris H
Kris (Hornetsecurity)
Oct 26, 2022 at 11:43 UTC | Hornetsecurity®

IT Pro Tuesday - Whiteboard Converter, Reporting, Code Searching and More

Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

We’re looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

As always, we’re updating the full list on our website hereOpens a new window. Enjoy.

A Free Tool

Microsoft LensOpens a new window takes pictures of whiteboards and physical documents and makes them readable. It trims, enhances and converts into PDF, Word, PowerPoint and Excel files. Digitizes printed or handwritten text so you can save to OneNote,  OneDrive or your local device. You can even import images that are already on your device using Gallery. GWSTPS describes it simply: "pic to PDF/doc."

Another Free Tool

AdminDroidOpens a new window is a robust, user-friendly reporting platform with easy setup. The free edition doesn't restrict reporting functionalities and includes more than 100 reports plus several dashboards. tomrb08 explains, "The free tier has a pretty amazing number of great reports, analytics, etc and is presented very cleanly. You can search the reports as well."

One More Free Tool

The Silver SearcherOpens a new window is an ack-style code searching tool, but with an order of magnitude speed gain over ack. With its focus on speed, it ignores file patterns from your .gitignore and .hgignore, the command name is 33% shorter and all keys are on the home row. Our thanks for this suggestion go to dontuseliqui.


Cheatsheets

Awesome-CheatsheetsOpens a new window is a set of cheatsheets for various popular programming languages, frameworks and development tools. Each was created as a single file to include all the essential things you should know when working with that topic. Kindly shared by ioah86.

Training Resource

Technical Writer Style Guide ExamplesOpens a new window is a curated collection of technical style guides, which can serve as a good starting point for choosing a guide that works for you. kludgebomber adds, "IMO quality of documentation is highly predicated on it being written in a consistent manner, and following a style guide will help with this attribute. Which one is right for you to learn… that is really personal preference."


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Get this week's bonus tools by visiting the IT Pro Tuesday blogOpens a new window.

Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.

Author Kris H
Kris (Hornetsecurity)
Oct 21, 2022 at 09:20 UTC | Hornetsecurity®

Temurin

Temurin is the OpenJDK distribution for use across the Java system. 85185 describes it as a "[f]ree Java 8, which is a drop-in replacement of Oracle Java. (Install via Choco Temurin8jre package ... check params to add those reg keys and paths)."

Author Kris H
Kris (Hornetsecurity)
Oct 18, 2022 at 10:27 UTC | Hornetsecurity®

IT Pro Tuesday—iOS Shell, SharePoint Shortcuts, SNMP Tool & More

Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

We’re looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.

A Free Tool

iSH Shell brings the functionality of a Linux-like shell to those using iOS. Allows you to edit files with sed and cat, move them and more. A "quasi 'normal' Linux CLI, with all the tools," kindly recommended by Ninolvanov.

A Cheatsheet

SharePoint Layouts path URLs: Quick References provides a fantastic set of shortcuts that can save a Sharepoint admin or power user time vs. using the normal navigation. Thanks go to BrobdingnagLilliput for recommending this "list of all the /_layouts/ URLs for SharePoint."

Another Free Tool

Reconnoitre is an open-source SNMP tool that collects multithreaded information and service enumeration. hombre_sabio sees it as "a robust security solution… It builds directories for IT structures that store results from various sources. It automates collecting information using suggested commands and directory structures."

A Tutorial

Easy way to send emails using Microsoft Graph API (Office 365) with PowerShell explains how you can deal with Microsoft's disabling of basic auth with the help of Mailozaurr. MadBoyEvo explains, "The only difference between using Standard SMTP and SMTP with Basic auth is renaming Send-MailMessage to Send-EmailMessage, adding a Graph switch, and changing SMTP Server, SMTP port to Graph API application, which unfortunately requires some effort. But it's no longer necessary to play with what Microsoft offers as an alternative."

One More Free Tool

Locate32 allows you to find files and directories extremely fast by indexing all the file names on your hard drives, and then using the resulting databases in searches. spyingwind explains, it's "[t]he Windows version of updatedb and locate commands from Linux. I've never needed the contents indexed, just the name."

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Get this week's bonus tools by visiting the IT Pro Tuesday blog.

Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.


Author Kris H
Kris (Hornetsecurity)
Oct 14, 2022 at 09:13 UTC | Hornetsecurity®

Adalanche

AdalancheOpens a new window instantly shows what permissions users and groups have in Active Directory. Collects and analyzes information from AD or from local Windows machines. Allows you to find misconfigurations and see who can take over accounts, machines or the entire domain. Kindly recommended by dcdiagfix.

Author Kris H
Kris (Hornetsecurity)
Oct 11, 2022 at 11:24 UTC | Hornetsecurity®

IT Pro Tuesday—Telemetry Tool, Networking Tutorials, G Suite Cheatsheet and More

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Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

We’re looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

As always, we’re updating the full list on our website hereOpens a new window. Enjoy.

A Free Tool

OpenTelemetryOpens a new window allows you to instrument, generate, collect and export telemetry metrics, logs and traces so you can analyze software performance and behavior. This open-source observability framework can export data to a variety of back-ends and offers vendor-neutral APIs, software development kits (SDKs) and other tools for collecting data from cloud-native applications and their supporting infrastructure. Our thanks for this one go to AZGhost.

Tutorials

Practical Networking YouTube ChannelOpens a new window shares clear, thorough video tutorials that explain complex topics in the networking field. Content is in-depth, but does not go so far down the rabbit hole that you get lost in details that aren't relevant to practical issues. erh_ recommends their NAT playlist, "if you're looking for content to truly understand Network Address Translation."

A Cheatsheet

The GAM Cheat SheetOpens a new window lists a summary of commands for G Suite's domain management tool GAMOpens a new window. Keep it handy for the proper command format and save the time you'd otherwise spend digging through documentation. sm-raj says, "If you’re a Google Workspace shop, you can’t go wrong with GAM and its cheat sheet."

Another Free Tool

EspansoOpens a new window is an open-source text-substitution tool designed to save you some unnecessary keystrokes. ced_ghart explains, "For those not on Windows that want to take advantage of text expanders/substitution software, try Espanso. It is available on most platforms."

Training Resource

VIM AdventuresOpens a new window is an educational game that teaches you all the VIM keyboard shortcuts in a more-fun-than-usual way… and who couldn't use a little more fun on their mission to gain useful skills? Our appreciation for this suggestion goes to starmizzle.


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Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.

Author Kris H
Kris (Hornetsecurity)
Oct 7, 2022 at 08:33 UTC | Hornetsecurity®

Purple Knight

Purple Knight is an AD and Azure AD security assessment tool intended to help you find and close holes in your hybrid AD environment that could be exploited by cybercriminals. Allows you to perform a comprehensive set of tests to check your environment for the most common and effective attack vectors. Appreciation for the suggestion goes to dcdiagfix.

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