IT Pro Tuesday #78
Cheat Sheet Collection, Keyboard Shortcuts, Network Mapper & More...
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But on with this week's tools...! Here are the most-interesting items that have come across our desks, laptops and phones this week. As always, EveryCloud has no known affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state otherwise.
PacketLife Cheat Sheets is a miscellaneous collection of helpful cheat sheets. A fantastic resource pointed out by heroz0r, who specifically appreciates the featured cheat sheets for Wireshark, IPv4 subnetting and network protocols like BGP, EIGRP, OSPF etc.
A Free Tool
Nmap (Network Mapper) is an open-source utility for network discovery and security auditing. Can be useful for network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules and monitoring host or service uptime. Uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services they offer, what OS versions they're running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use and much more. Runs on all major operating systems, and official binary packages are available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Nmap suite includes an advanced GUI and results viewer; a flexible data transfer, redirection and debugging tool; a utility for comparing scan results and a packet generation and response analysis tool. Another suggestion from heroz0r, who likes it as an "alternative to the PingTools, AngryIPScanner, etc."
- Shift + Insert—a lesser-know option for paste
- Ctrl + Shift + v—paste as plain text (only works in some applications)
Another Free Tool
Specops Password Auditor scans your Active Directory to identify password-related vulnerabilities. Generates multiple interactive reports containing user and password policy information. Recommended by SYSOX, who explains: "It showed me a few accounts in my AD that had an attribute set to let them bypass the password policy and have a blank password. I was able to export the accounts to a txt file and run a powershell to resolve this... whole process took under 20 mins."
Some Powershell shortcuts, also compliments of heroz0r:
- CTRL + R—Search your command history
- Test-ComputerSecureChannel -Repair—Verifies that the channel between the local computer and its domain is working correctly by checking the status of its trust relationships. If a connection fails, you can use the Repair parameter to try to restore it.
P.S. Bonus Free Tools
MyUninstaller is a Windows uninstaller utility that displays a list of all installed applications and allows you to uninstall, delete an uninstall entry and save the list in a text or HTML file. It provides more information for most installed applications than the standard add/remove Windows applet, including product name, company, version, uninstall string, installation folder and more.
Angry IP Scanner is an open-source network scanner for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It can detect open ports and perform actions on them (as permitted) such as view shared files, access web or FTP server, ping and launch Telnet. Also shows some details about the detected computers.
Have a fantastic week and as usual, let me know any comments.
Graham | CEO | EveryCloud