Entries by Mike

Yet more free Security Training…

Interested in Security? Free Short Course: Hacking Countermeasures The aim of the short course is to give you a taste of what it is like to undertake Postgraduate study via Distance Education with Charles Sturt University. The Hacking Countermeasures short course covers sections of our subject ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures, an elective subject in the Information Systems […]

“Darn users” never do get back to you :-(

If you ever worked with any kind of support you are likely to know the sittuation, a user has a problem – you implement a fix, ask the user to get back to you if it worked or not…  Well he/she NEVER does get back to you, instead you have a case hanging open for weeks till you […]

Building a PC

I have done this myself numerous times in the past, build a PC from scratch or upgraded a PC with new hardware, however for some a PC is still a mystery box that just works. Anyhow, I stumbled across this neat video that take you through the process of building a PC – so if […]

MINIX NEO X7 – On the subject of mini pc’s

So I was reading about the Intel NUC which is a mini pc that will fit in your palm, I heard it was just released in an i5 version (previously i3) so it is a fairly crafty machine that will easily run Windows and even throw in a virtual machine or two.  One drawback though […]

Online Photo Editor – FREE and excellent

You might be one of those people that have occasionally been using Photoshop, PaintShop Pro, Gimp or some other graphics editor to clean up a picture every now and then – but to be honest how often do you need software like that?  Only rarely right, well – I just stumbled across a great online […]

Check if a specific KB update is installed in Windows

With Windows XP/2003 and earlier you could often just look in C:\windows for installed patches there would be a KBxxxxxxx folder, however life moved on.. Today I had the need to see if a patch was installed and I found this quite useful; http://serverfault.com/questions/263847/how-can-i-query-my-system-via-command-line-to-see-if-a-kb-patch-is-installed I ended up using the command; wmic qfe | find “KB2744129” […]

Google Glasses…

OMG I am just looking forward to these Google Glasses, I really think this will have a huge impact on our daily life over time..  like Augmented reality etc. Sadly I do fear that V1.0 likely may be a bit buggy and expensive.. http://youtu.be/V6Tsrg_EQMw

Forefront Endpoint Protection – fustrations

I just updated our “Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection” client software, this in turn caused several of my scripts to stop working 🙁 Digging led to the discovery that the PATH has changed :-/ omg why change that… Namely I ran two commands weekly on all our servers; “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MpCmdRun.exe” -SignatureUpdate -MMPC” “C:\Program Files\Microsoft […]