Compress Symbols Files To Save Space

If you’re like me and you have a number of debugging tools (WinDBG, Sysinternals tools, etc) you more than likely have a locally cached copy of the publicly available symbols. This certainly helps speed things up as you don’t have to query the online Microsoft repository every time you use one of these tools, however … Read moreCompress Symbols Files To Save Space

Sysinternals Du

This post covers the Sysinternals tool Du – Directory disk usage reporter. It is the second post in a series covering the Sysinternals suite of tools to help people discover new ones they may not have used before. What is Directory disk usage reporter? Directory disk usage reporter will be very familiar to those who have used … Read moreSysinternals Du

Get Your Site A Certificate Now

If you didn’t already know Google Chrome (release: Chrome 68) in July 2018 will start to make all HTTP sites as ‘Not Secure’ – think on that for a moment. From day one my blog has been running on HTTPS – it might seem silly to run a blog over HTTPS, especially when Let’s Encrypt … Read moreGet Your Site A Certificate Now

Regular Expression Creation Tool

Regular expressions are very powerful and often useful in a variety of situations. If like me you find it difficult to remember the syntax and parameters when creating regEx this website will be a fantastic aid – Here we have a screenshot of the initial page with some sample text and a basic expression. Of … Read moreRegular Expression Creation Tool

Sysinternals TCPView

This is the first post in a series covering various Sysinternals tools – today we will look at TCPView. What is TCPView? If you are familiar with the netstat command you can consider TCPView as a graphical version TCPView displays both IPv4 and IPv6 TCP/UDP connections on your system alongside the process which owns them. … Read moreSysinternals TCPView

Sysinternals Tools Blog Series

I’ve found the Sysinternals tools to be some of the best for every day use in my job, some of them however are less well known and used than others. Having suggested some to colleagues recently I decided it might be worth doing a series of posts on various Sysinternals tools to shed some light … Read moreSysinternals Tools Blog Series

BCDEDIT – Boot Configuration Data Store Editor

I recently had to troubleshoot an interesting problem which required me to reboot a server into safe mode a number of times. While I was hammering away on the F8 key during the boot phase I wondered if there was a different way to change the boot menu to avoid the key spamming. That’s what brought … Read moreBCDEDIT – Boot Configuration Data Store Editor

Kali Linux Update Fails – Key Outdated

If like me you have Kali Linux installations you may have come across a slight problem recently whereby the public key had expired resulting in an error when attempting to update. You likely received something similar to the example below when attempting an apt update –

I must admit I don’t update Kali as … Read moreKali Linux Update Fails – Key Outdated

HPE iLO 5 TLS SSL Settings

People who work with me or have done in the past will know I’m really keen on ensuring TLS/SSL settings and certificates are properly implemented wherever possible. In this post I’m going to cover some of the nice features in Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) latest iLO. If you’re not familiar, HPE provide IPMI functionality via … Read moreHPE iLO 5 TLS SSL Settings

Patching Is Not Always Easy

I don’t go a day without a company e-mailing me about a product that will help with patch management, or claim it will somehow resolve all my GDPR issues that may come in the near future. Social media is awash with vendors and people telling us that we should deploy a patch immediately – that … Read morePatching Is Not Always Easy