IT Pro Tuesday #27
SSL Testing, Active Directory Book, Free Tools & More...
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Hello IT Pro,
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Now, let’s get on to what we found interesting this week. As a regular reader, you know that we’re not affiliated to any company below unless we state otherwise, but here's a reminder for our new subscribers.
If malware is your problem, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is the solution. This is the most-effective product on the market today for sniffing out malicious programs that can easily slip by standard antivirus software. Try out the free program for instant, real-time protection against ransomware, viruses, malware and malicious websites—or upgrade to the full version for complete protection. It’s well worth the cost of the subscription.
Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches
Please tell me why the best books always have such long titles? That said, if you’re a newbie in the Active Directory field, you’ll want to check out this book. It’s a perfect guide for sysadmins who need tips on keeping their networks running smoothly. It will also teach you how to administer AD from both PowerShell at the command line and from Window’s GUI tools. It assumes that you know next to nothing, so it’s great for those just starting out.
Testssl.sh is completely free and comes in handy when you need to check your server’s service on any port. It checks what support there is for protocols, TLS/SSL ciphers and any cryptographic flaws that have cropped up recently. And that’s only the start. Thanks stuck_in_the_tubes for this tip.
Are you looking for one of the best portable server-management solutions for Linux and UNIX systems? Blendelabor introduced us to Termius. Termius provides a command-line solution for your local machine, Docker Container, a remote service, Raspberry Pi, AWS instance or VM. It’s a cross-platform Telnet, SSH solution and is compatible with Mosh. Use it to securely access IoT or Linux devices from your phone or laptop.
WSUS Offline Update
The advice to check out this tool came from mikedopp. WSUS Offline Update makes it possible to apply patches to a system running Office or Windows when there’s no internet or network connection. You’ll need to be connected to the internet to download the updates to start off with. From there, you can save them to your USB drive and then use the USB drive to update the computers that aren’t connected. It’s an old-school hack that’s really useful.
That’s all from us for today. Have a fantastic week and let us know if you have any tips to share.
Graham | CEO | EveryCloud
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