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About TCAT Shelbyville IT Department

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system comprises six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six Applied Technology Colleges.

Windows error code (0xc1900200) – Creators Edition

Recently I was updating our home laptops and experienced Windows error code 0xc1900200.  Apparently the System Reserve partition is not large enough or is ‘too full’ to install the update.   Over at What’s On My PC, Rick experienced the same … Continue reading

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Cyber Summit – Memphis, TN June 2017

The Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security, The Tennessee Fusion Center and Central Service Association are proud to once again bring together individuals from education, government and industry to share in the latest information, strategies, best practices and innovative solutions … Continue reading

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Speed up Disk Cleanup loading in Windows

Want to speed up disk cleanup so that it loads quicker? Right Click your C: drive Select properties Hold down the Shift + the Ctrl key Click on Disk Cleanup

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2017 Cyber Security Conference – Memphis, TN – June 2017

The Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security, The Tennessee Fusion Center and Central Service Association are proud to once again bring together individuals from education, government and industry to share in the latest information, strategies, best practices and innovative solutions … Continue reading

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Hacker Reveals Easiest Way to Hijack Privileged Windows User Session Without Password – Educational Purpose

Educational Purpose- Hacker Reveals Easiest Way to Hijack Privileged Windows User Session Without Password Source: Hacker Reveals Easiest Way to Hijack Privileged Windows User Session Without Password https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPk5off3yUg

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Top Pen Testing ISOs 2017

What’s the top Pen Testing ISOs for 2017?  Here’s my ranking and download links. Kali Linux – https://www.kali.org/downloads/ Backbox – http://www.backbox.org/downloads Cyborg Hawk – http://sourceforge.net/projects/cyborghawk1/files/latest/download Parrot Sec – http://www.parrotsec.org/download/ Deft – http://www.deftlinux.net/download/ Live Hacking OS – http://www.livehacking.com/live-hacking-cd/d Samurai – http://sourceforge.net/projects/samurai/files/ Network Security Toolkit – http://sourceforge.net/projects/nst/ PenToo – http://www.pentoo.ch/download/ Knoppix … Continue reading

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Jumbo Frames

Originally posted on TCAT Shelbyville – Technical Blog:
In a gigabit network, you should enable jumbo frames and tweak the jumbo frame settings on your nic so that large files can transfer at greater speeds.  In a packet of data,…

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Don’t daisy chain switches

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When you are networking computers, wireless access points, printers and other nodes in multiple rooms, try to avoid daisy-chaining switches or using small 4-8 port switches when you are in a hurry.…

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Cannot access computer by NetBios name after replacing NIC card

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If you have ever replaced a network card on a server or computer and you can no longer access the computer, you should flush any cache on the workstation that is accessing…

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What is port 5800 on TightVNC?

If you would like to use TightVNC in a browser on a computer without TightVNC viewer, you can use the http://  + the web address and the port number 5800 (which you can easily change).  Example: http://192.168.1.7:5800 On the computer … Continue reading

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World Route by Softperfect

Here’s a visual aid to tracert currently free at Softperfect.  You can use this to see where internet delays are happening with a website.  This tool comes in portable and with an installer. https://www.softperfect.com/products/worldroute/

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9 Popular Password Manager Apps Found Leaking Your Secrets

Source: 9 Popular Password Manager Apps Found Leaking Your Secrets

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Need to know the default services for Windows?

Need to know the default services for Windows?  – Service defaults is an excellent site to make sure your services are set to their defaults.

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Malware Removal Tool

While running CCleaner or Bleachbit can get rid of many temp files that will make your computer run smooth.   These two products also remove malware/adware that may be in your temp files. So how do you get rid of … Continue reading

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All In One FREE Data Recovery Suite

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Recently I featured an article, titled A Successful Data Recovery Story Using Some Desperation Moves where the hero of the day was a software application called MiniTool Power Data Recovery. I realize…

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MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android Free

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There has been quite a few occasions where I had to drill down, using data recovery software, to find deleted files for people. I can’t say I have had to do this…

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Your Wireless Printer may be giving away your documents

When installing any device such as home routers and printers, you should always password protect these devices.  During our studies in Network Security in the past, we studied perimeter security and how it was at the firewall.  Today because of … Continue reading

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One in four wireless networks are still unsecure

Annually our class studies wireless technology and its implementation into homes and industry.   Surveys are conducted to analyze security used, transmit power and geographic location of wireless technology. According to Wigle.net, Security has improved over past years.  Home users … Continue reading

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Network troubleshooting with Netsh

Every have that laptop or netbook that connects to your computer but won’t go online at another location? You can quickly rebuild the IP stack and force the computer to get online at another location by typing the following command: … Continue reading

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Change network adapter priorities in Windows 10 – PowerShell

First thing – disable network adapters you don’t use If you use Ethernet, disable everything but flow control Disable LLMNR Adjust NTLM Perform test with Totusoft’s network speed test Next, avoid latency of your network card by adjusting the network … Continue reading

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