Tag Archives: Linux

Photo viewers and Windows 10

Rick over at “What’s on my PC” recently reviewed FastStone Image Viewer  which I agree is one of the best image viewers on the web.  I’ve used FastStone for years and I also have Irfanview and XnView.    Note:  This … Continue reading

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IronWASP – Open Source Advanced Web Security Testing Platform

Do you monitor webservers or other servers that are online and want to test their security? IronWASP is an open-source system that test web application vulnerabilities.  IronWASP is free and GUI based and allows even novice users to use this … Continue reading

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Antenna Patterns

EMS Quest Viewer and predefined patterns are available for download here. This Viewer allows you to see the RF signals generated by different types of antennas.

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MTU Settings for Ubuntu

Setting your MTU settings adjust your internet connection.  With my connection, a default setting of 1500 causes some webpages not to display at all (i.e. Ebay, Microsoft, etc.) My optimal settings are 1492 to change yours, open a terminal and … Continue reading

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When engineers don’t think about the technicians

Recently my niece dropped her laptop and the hard drive stopped working.   Normally an easy fix, I looked for the access panel for the hard drive so that I could replace it.   What? No access panel?  Oh, easy fix, lets … Continue reading

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How To Run Almost Any Android App On Windows, OS X, Linux with Chrome

  The process uses App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) – a Google project that allows Chrome to run native code safely within a web browser.  Read more How To Run Almost Any Android App On Windows, OS X, Linux with Chrome.

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What Wireless Connector do I have?

Many people wonder what connection they have when extending a wireless antenna.  We have used Fab-Corp for years and they have a good site on explaining and showing the different connectors if you want to add an antenna.  Link

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Configuring WDS to extend your wireless network

Want to extend your network and make it more reliable and robust? Note:  IP addresses and MAC addresses in this demo are in a controlled lab environment Here’s what you will need – Two routers with the same firmware Preferably … Continue reading

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Installing Linux Lite – A mini review

Home users that ONLY check email and use very few other programs may consider replacing their OS.   Linux has made an exceptional gain over the past several years with a Programs (Add/Remove) component and with hardware drivers. To see … Continue reading

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Protecting your network by pen testing it

This post is for educational purposes and any use of these tools against a network without explicit permission could be illegal.   Metasploit is designed to identify weaknesses in networks and hardware/software on a network.  Do NOT use metasploit for … Continue reading

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Best IT Professional sites on the web

It’s hard to find great quality information that can be used by IT professionals.  One of the best sites on the web is GEGeek.  This site offers information that is updated often and covers a wide range of IT resources … Continue reading

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The life of a file

The life of a file… 8:00 a.m.  The executive secretary begins writing a credit memo for several clients.  The file has sensitive data. 8:15 a.m.   The file is saved to the documents folder on the secretary’s desktop.   The … Continue reading

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Visualization of Data Breaches

The site Information is Beautiful gives a visualization of data breaches and other information about hacking over the past several years.

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Great Networking tools to analyze your network

ICSI Netalyzer is an excellent online tool that measures over 100 areas of your internet connectivity.  Use this to troubleshoot your internet connectivity.  Hosted by the University of Berkeley, this online tool is a must have when optimizing your network.  http://netalyzr.icsi.berkeley.edu/ … Continue reading

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Install LXDE, the “Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment” in VMWare Player

LXDE, the “Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment”, is an extremely fast  and energy-saving desktop environment.    LXDE a spinoff of Fedora and is an excellent way to learn how to use this version of Linux.  LXDE is easy to install and … 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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CIT Continues Advanced Training on Airfiber AF24s

The Computer Information Technology class continues to receive advanced training on the Ubiquiti AF24 Airfiber.  The Ubiquiti AF24 Airfiber is a hi-power, linear 2X2 MIMO radio with enhanced receiver performance and reliability.  The AF24 has a breakthrough speed of 1.4+ … Continue reading

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How long will it take to crack your password?

Mickey found a great site that gives the approximate time it will take to break your password.  The site, howsecureismypassword.net gives the  approximate time and a background color that indicates how secure your password is.  There are other things to … Continue reading

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Surface Pro vs. iPad vs. Android

So we played with the Surface Pro and the iPad and measured each for productivity.   What did we find? After using an iPad for a year and having the Surface Pro for just under a week, the Pro far … Continue reading

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Setting the optimal MTU inside of your router

How you find the optimal MTU settings is truly a matter of opinion.  Here is what we do…remember setting firewalls, routers and your computer will truly tweak out your connection.  Start on the outside and change your router or firewall … Continue reading

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