IT Pro Tuesday #124

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Hello IT Pro,

Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

This week, we’re looking for your favorite blogs to share with the community. Please let us know those that help you do things more easily so you get better at your job!

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

But on with this week's tools...! Here are the most-interesting items that have come across our desks, laptops and phones this week. Hornetsecurity has no known affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state otherwise.

A Free Tool

WinMerge is an open-source differencing and merging tool for Windows. It compares folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format that is easy to understand and handle. WinMerge can help you see what has changed between project versions, and then merge changes between versions. Can be used as an external tool or a standalone application. Thanks go to panzerstyle for the suggestion.

A Tip

A Powershell helpful hint, compliments of apathetic_lemur:

ctrl + space will give you a list of autocomplete commands instead of having to cycle through them one by one


Another Free Tool

Fiddler Everywhere is a web debugging proxy for macOS, Windows and Linux. Allows you to capture, inspect and monitor all HTTP(S) traffic between your computer and the Internet, mock requests and diagnose network issues. Fiddler Everywhere can be used with any browser, application and process. Tired_Sysop adds, "Fiddler is basically like a network capture, but specifically for web traffic and far easier to decipher/read. If there is something blocking your web traffic, you’ll definitely see it."


IPvZero Video Channel provides many great technical training videos on networking, network automation and cybersecurity. marbell35 particularly appreciates that, "He goes into detail about using Nornir, which is an awesome Python automation framework, to do all kinds of cool things with network devices."

One More Free Tool

Lithnet Password Protection provides enhanced options for ensuring all Active Directory accounts have strong passwords. You can customize what checks to perform as users attempt to change their passwords. infinite_ideation finds it a "great way to enhance on-premise password policy framework if you're in a windows domain (works in hybrid environments), and it's free."

P.S. Bonus Free Tools

ripGrep is a fast, cross-platform line-oriented search tool that recursively searches your current directory for a regex pattern while respecting your gitignore rules. Combines the usability of The Silver Searcher with the raw performance of GNU grep. Kindly suggested by majkinetor.

PortQuiz is a handy outgoing port tester that listens on all TCP ports, allowing you to test any outbound port. Appreciation for this one goes to Flitz_.

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

IT Pro title: 
Differencing Tool, Networking Videos, Web Debugging & More