IT Pro Tuesday #129

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Hello IT Pro,

Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

This week, we’re looking for your favorite tech podcasts to share with the community. Please let us know those that help 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

Dia is a program to draw structured diagrams Technical flowcharts and diagrams. Combines a wide array of technical objects and ease of use to create a tool that's widely appreciated by IT Pros.

A Tip

A shortcut compliments of Mezutelni:

!! was a game changer for me,

you can of course simply do !! to repeat command, e.g.

cat /etc/sudoers

will tell us we don't have access. After this, we can simply do

sudo !!

and !! will be replaced with last command. And now comes the funny part.

Let's say we wanted to edit the file we just CAT'ed

# cat /etc/sudoers

We can

# vim !!:1

This will replace the command with

# vim /etc/sudoers

And we can do this with all commands by simply changing index (which start from 0)


Another Free Tool

jq is a flexible command-line JSON processor for Linux/UNIX. This fast, lightweight solution works well with UNIX pipes and offers extensive functionality for interrogating, manipulating and working with a JSON file.

A Tutorial

PagerDuty Incident Reponse process is a partial version of their internal documentation on how to deal with major incidents, including what to do before, during and after. digitaltransmutation recommends it as a great way to learn "what to do when SHTF."

Another Tip

BuffaloRedshark shares another resource that builds on last week's topic of Wireshark:

"They make their conference presentations available after Sharkfest each year"

P.S. Bonus Free Tools

MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition is designed to optimize disk usage and protect data. The intuitive GUI allows you to resize partition, copy disk, scan lost partitions and migrate OS to SSD.

Rumble is an incredibly fast way to identify assets without the need for credentials or special access. It uses techniques normally reserved for security testing that enable it to detect, fingerprint and classify systems other products miss. The free tier supports up to 256 assets, 1024 scan targets and 2 recurring scans. Our thanks to hdmdh for directing us to this one!


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

IT Pro title: 
Flowchart Tool, Incident Response, Wireshark Resources & More