Ransomware is almost impossible to remove and, if I’m honest, you’re unlikely to catch a break and get your data back. However things might have just gotten that little bit easier, that is if you find yourself under the cosh of TeslaCrypt because ESET have just made a decryptor.
The face of malware has changed over recent years and it’s safe to say that it’s become an industry like any other. Your data, and it’s importance to you, has a value and it’s one that people are only to keen to capitalise on. In this guide I’ll show you how to use a built in feature of Windows Server to nail down your network.
Google Hangouts is a great chat client, easily one of the best when it comes to it’s awesome group video calls and picture quality. However, as with many things, it’s increasingly common to channel users in to using an approved chat client in the workplace. To enable this, here’s a little guide on how to disable Google Hangouts.
The content modification feature of Smoothwalls can be a real lifesaver if you need to enable features within a website session or direct users to a certain section of a site.
In a previous post I’ve been looking at how to use file screening to help block CryptoLocker. File screening is a great feature of Windows Server 2012 but the set up can be a pain. With this in mind this is a handy script which will make all the configuration changes for you.
Looking for a super easy way to transfer files to and from Google Drive from the command line? Try this handy tip.
LibreNMS a great SNMP based network monitoring tool with super easy setup, and a massive range of notification types. I’ll be looking at how to add a user and assign them rights to monitor just a few devices.
Those of you working in the educational sector will now that Smoothwall devices are pretty much ubiquitous and you’ll be familiar with their web filtering and blocking features. In the just-released Framlington software update Smoothwall are putting in place the building blocks to take eSafety reporting to the next level.
It’s easy to install Windows Updates with just a reboot in Windows with a simple command line tool.
Reporting is a key part of any IT position and nowhere is this more apparent than when it comes to
I’ve looked at how to install LibreNMS which is easily one of the most straightforward network monitoring tools around. It’s easy to use, works out of the box, and is really pretty to look at. In this post I’ll look at how to enable ping monitoring and then alerting for non-snmp devices.
If you use Google Docs or Google Sheets you’ll know how useful the revision history is. But clearing the revision history list isn’t so simple. Here’s how.
LibreNMS is an amazing network management tool. Here’s how to configure it for instant alerting with PushBullet.
There’s a range of great monitoring tools available to you to monitor and alert on all aspects of your network. Here we’re going to look at one of my favourite open-source packages, LibreNMS.
Snipe is a great open source asset management tool ideal for organisations and educational environments and I’m going to start looking at ways you can customize it for your organisation.
If you have a Surface Pro and you use it in the workplace you’ll know the benefits of using Microsoft OneNote Desktop edition, as well as the sheer annoying simplicity of the bundled OneNote App. Here’s how to change default pen action to take you to the full OneNote version.
Have you noticed that LDAP queries only return 1000 results? This might be the solution for you.
In large IT environment, hell in any IT setup, keeping track of where your assets is vital. There’s a wealth of great asset management tools out there but if you are after an open source solution then Snipe is definitely the one to look at.
Slideshows are easy. Here’s two solutions to get you started in under 5 clicks.
We had a user who needed to access a site which wasn’t hosted on port 80 and which also wasn’t