Category Archives: Technology

Can’t update Windows? Try PowerShell

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

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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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You can’t connect to the file share because it’s not secure. This share requires the obsolete SMB1 protocol.

Can’t connect to your shares?   You may want to read this Microsoft article. If you have problems scanning to a folder, you may want to look into updating firmware on your scanner system. You can also use PowerShell to detect, … Continue reading

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Speed up budget laptops

After a quick get by purchase, I somehow purchased a 1.5Ghz laptop in a hurry.  I always try to look at reviews and go over the hardware to make sure I have a minimum of 2.0 Ghz for the processor … Continue reading

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DNS-Hijacking Malware Targeting iOS, Android and Desktop Users Worldwide

Source: DNS-Hijacking Malware Targeting iOS, Android and Desktop Users Worldwide

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FBI seizes control of a massive botnet that infected over 500,000 routers

Source: FBI seizes control of a massive botnet that infected over 500,000 routers

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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

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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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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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