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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.

FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices | Ars Technica

From Rick over at What’s on My PC – 500k routers infected Advertisements

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Good tweak or bad tweak? TweakHound helps you decide.

An excellent site to look at tweaks and optimization of your operating system is TweakHound.   TweakHound gives step by step guides and hundreds of tweaks – they also help you look at these individually and explain why they are good … Continue reading

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Have a web server you’ve recently added a SSL certificate on and SQL is not starting?

Here’s a solution if you SQL isn’t starting –  SQL Dude’s Blog NARTAC also makes a software to help you tweak and strengthen ciphers and protocols.  IIS Crypto can be downloaded here. You can also test your site or other … Continue reading

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Think home automation or IoT is safe? Think again.

Think IoT and home automation is secure?  Think again.  During the 2018 Middle TN Cyber Summit, the first thing that was owned was an automated outlet.  How long did it take?   Seven seconds. See our post on the summit here.

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Middle Tennessee Cyber Summit 2018

The program included presentations from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, FBI, and private sector cyber security partners. Speakers addressed business and industry intrusions, incidence handling and response, identifying vulnerabilities, understanding threats, and … Continue reading

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Additional Network Resources

Need to optimize your network – Silly Window Syndrome could be happening Optimizing your server with more than one network card NTLM Settings in Windows 7, 8 or 10 Internet or network application slow? You may need to temporarily disable Nagle’s Algorithm Link aggregation … Continue reading

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Windows won’t update? Download the Servicing Stack Update (SSU)

There are several things you can do when Windows won’t update. With Windows 10, you can open an elevated command prompt and type – DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth You can also Download the Windows Update Troubleshooter Ultimately, you can use the … Continue reading

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vEthernet adapters left after uninstalling Hyper-V

If you have ever installed Hyper-V, you may have noticed left over vEthernet adapters.   You may also noticed that you have issues with TCP/IP.  Here’s what to do. Open a command prompt or PowerShell as an Administrator Type netcfg -d … Continue reading

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2018 Middle TN Cyber Security Conference

Registration and conference information: https://www.2018cyberconf.com/ThruHackersEyes  

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Android Paid Apps Going Free

via Android | Paid Apps Going Free Thanks to Rick over at What’s On My PC

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Truly reset the TCP/IP stack – Fix network/internet problems

Having connection issues and no viruses or malware?  Hardware ok? Try typing the following at a command prompt to fully reset the TCP/IP Stack- netsh winsock reset  netsh int ip reset  netsh interface ipv4 reset netsh interface ipv6 reset  netsh interface … Continue reading

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Cannot reset winsock, isatap yellow exclamation, no wireless or internet

Have a wireless card that doesn’t see the wireless?  Does checking the Device Manager show a yellow exclamation mark on the isatap or Teredo Tunneling Pseudo Interface? Always backup your computer before performing advanced commands. Steps Load the latest driver … Continue reading

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Privacy – Use WebRTC Network Limiter for Chrome

Other than using a VPN, you can use WebRTC Network Limiter for Chrome to help protect information that may leak on the internet. Go to IPLeak.net – Analyze your computer and follow the tips listed at the end of the … Continue reading

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Updating Drivers? Don’t forget the chipset!

While I’d like to guess that over 98% of the computers that I have worked on that are privately owned; the drivers were out of date or missing critical drivers that other drivers rely on. Here’s what I mean.  If … Continue reading

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Reset Windows Services to default

Have you ever wanted to reset Windows’ Services?  If you want to reset Windows services, you can consult the website BlackViper.   Having researched Microsoft’s Operating Systems, the author of BlackViper.com gives different configurations including the default services in Microsoft’s operating … Continue reading

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Optimizing your server with more than one network card

New IT professionals may think that adding a second network card will improve throughput.  While this can be true, IT personnel need to be aware of several rules behind configuring multiple network cards. Assuming the server will be in the … Continue reading

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NTLM Settings in Windows 7, 8 or 10

You may have devices (NASs) on your network that you can no longer can connect to or you may not be able to network to an older OS.  Actually this changes settings to accept NTLMv1 and NTLMv2 so that you … Continue reading

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An attempt was made to reference a token that does not exist

When opening manage or the  “Microsoft Management Console (MMC)”  you recieve “An attempt was made to reference a token that does not exist”. Solution: Open a Command Prompt ( Search for CMD) (right click and run as administrator) and navigate … Continue reading

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SC Awards Finalist-Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program 

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology today announced that the Information Technology and Infrastructure Management Program has been named a finalist in the SC Awards 2018 for exemplary professional leadership in cybersecurity. The Information Technology and Infrastructure Management Program was acknowledged as Best Cybersecurity Higher Education … Continue reading

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Save the date for the 2018 Middle TN Cyber Security Conference.

Save the date for the Middle TN Cyber Security Conference. Website and registration details will be posted soon.      

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