Category Archives: Information Technology

Slow SQL Connection or Network in Windows 10 – Update

Finally found a small problem with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.  After upgrading, we have discovered that Windows  was responding slow to our SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server / other versions.  What we discovered is below. Slow response … Continue reading

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A Search Engine that shows devices on the web

Secure your devices.  Bottom-line, there are malicious users on the web that can find your device (webcams, IP cameras, routers, SCADA and other devices).  Change the default passwords and update software/firmware when it is available.  Disable UPNP and look for … Continue reading

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Diagnosing your network and measuring speed.

Diagnosing your network? Here’s a GUI program to ping and get averages and speeds over a period of time – nine years ago we featured Performance Pinging by Carsten Schmidt and cannot find a working website from the author to … Continue reading

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Default_error_stack files

You’ve discovered hundreds or even thousands of default_error_stack files.  What should you do and what are they? These files tend to be driver errors and can be safely deleted.  There were over 2.3 GB of these data files on my … Continue reading

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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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Brute Force Username and Passwords with Ncrack – Security / Educational

Disclaimer: You must own or have permission to run Ncrack on any network or device.  This post is used for educational purposes. IT admin personnel can test different devices and their setups with ncrack.  If devices are set up in … Continue reading

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GeGeek Toolkit – An interview with Jason

Years ago we found GeGeek.com (Credit goes to Rick over at What’s on My PC) and realized that the website and Toolkit was an unreal resource and treasure for young IT Professionals. Recently we struck a conversation with Jason of GeGeek … Continue reading

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BackBox – What is it and how do I update it?

BackBox is more than an operating system, it is a Free Open Source Community Project with the aim to promote the culture of security in IT environment and give its contribute to make it better and safer. BackBox Linux is … Continue reading

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IO Graphs in Wireshark-TCP Spurious Retransmission events

TCP Spurious Retransmissions may be seen from time to time when using Wireshark.  How do you see them?  Capture some data with Wireshark on your workstation or server.  Click on Statistics, IO Graphs and click throughout the graph on the … Continue reading

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Why hiding your SSID is not secure.

Have you heard that hiding your SSID is a good idea?  Think again. With BackBox or Kali (in fact in form of Linux), you can run sudo airodump-ng phy1.mon at a terminal (replace phy1.mon with your network card number) – onboard … Continue reading

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Are you leaking DNS information?

Are you leaking DNS Information? “Under certain conditions, even when connected to the anonymity network, the operating system will continue to use its default DNS servers instead of the anonymous DNS servers assigned to your computer by the anonymity network. DNS … Continue reading

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Multi-session remote access to Windows 10 Enterprise?

Multi-session remote access to Windows 10 Enterprise? Probably – Up to 10 simultaneous connections according to Computerworld. Read more

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Fix Windows Update errors by using the DISM or System Update Readiness tool

At an elevated command prompt (command prompt as administrator) – type  DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth What should you try first? – Try the PowerShell post we made on an earlier date to check for updates. Open PowerShell as an Administrator … Continue reading

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Can’t update Windows? Try PowerShell

Open PowerShell as an Administrator Type the following- Install-Module PSWinodwsUpdate Get-WindowsUpdate Install-WindowsUpdate

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Understanding DNS

Here’s a couple of articles over the basics of DNS services Quick review of flushdns, registerdns, and DNS queries Active Directory Internal Naming and DNS Strategy Understanding DNS How to flush the DNS cache on Mac, Linux or Windows Lost … 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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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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2018 Middle TN Cyber Security Conference

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

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