Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Hire a Hacker


Employers look at real-life hackers as taboo. Not script-kiddies that run scripts from a terminal window, hackers are self-motivated in the real-life world by intrigue and trying to figure out how to create a window of opportunity or solution.

We are targeted as people that smoke weed and hack for fun, that is almost true, but we are self-motivated with IQ’s over 150 to 200 so on. I do not speak for all, but I relate to most. We did not pick our career to be IT Specialist. We pick it for the sure joy and pleasure of learning and advancing technology, no other motivation is needed.

To live a lot of us have taken bad roles in the electronic world because well we need to eat too. I want to wear my hoodie at the office. I want to relax and be able to code and fix holes in the system, but we are not allowed to do it because of the corporate role.

No one else understands the little things we do to conform just to have a job. They think I am wearing a suit and tie with an MBA, I am so perfect, no you are not you are the other side of the company “thats representation”.  No one cares about the tech behind it. I must be honest my work place doesn’t mess with me. I try to be professional in human interaction and clothes.

The next time you hire a hacker/or administrator get someone that has the real technological love that most hackers do. If not, you will be joining the ranks or the Equifax CIO and Uber. What a bunch of slackers.

By the way most Hackers will put in 60 to 80 hours a week, so learn to pay them.

A LinkedIn profile for Susan M. says she's served in the CSO role since 2013. She previously worked at First Data Corporation, Sun Trust Banks and HP. She studied music in college and earned her MFA from the University of Georgia.
Via "http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/15/news/equifax-top-executives-retiring/index.html"



#hack #hacktheworld #hacktheplanet #hack 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Invite your Friends, Family and Community to Report Their Internet Speed.

Invite your Friends, Family and Community to Report Their Internet Speed.
Thank you again for submitting your information to the  Broadband Infrastructure Office's Speed Reporting Tool. 

Your speed information plays an important role in helping communities strategize and plan for their communities and to identify the areas that are unserved and underserved around the state. 

Now we would like to ask you to invite your friends, family and community to submit their speed information. 
How to Share
We wanted to make it as easy for you as possible to share. You can share it a few different ways. We invite you to do one or all of these.

Option 1: You can click here to forward this message to a friend

Option 2: You can share it on Facebook. 

Option 3: You can share in on Twitter.   

Thank you for helping us spread the word!          
About the Broadband Speed Reporting Tool
North Carolina will be better able to identify and address places that lack reliable internet service using a new tool launched today by the North Carolina Department of Information Technology's (DIT) Broadband Infrastructure Office. People will be able to use the new interactive mapping tool to report whether they have internet access at their home or business and determine the speeds received at their address.

The data provided by North Carolinians will be used to populate a map that will show the speed of internet services that households and businesses receive at locations across the state. This information is then used to report coverage data to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Friday, September 29, 2017

Configuring Cisco Interfaces

I ran into a small issue the other day. I upgraded our network connections speed from our host, and I was not getting the speed I was suppose too. Turns out my ip-based switch port speed was throttled.
If you ever run into this change around the port speed on your router.




interface GigabitEthernet0/0
 switchport access vlan 2
 switchport mode access
 speed 100
 duplex full

Notice the highlighted speed in the config.

corerouter#config t
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
corerouter(config)#
corerouter(config)#interface GigabitEthernet0/0
corerouter(config)#speed auto 
ctrl+z
corerouter#wr
corerouter#reload



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Getting To Know Powershell

First off Windows Domain Admins need to get really familiar with the Powershell Administration. 
Let's start off with a couple examples. By the way you can install the Windows PowerShell ISE in add and remove Windows options. 

Knowing what FSMO Roles about you AD environment.
Here is the script.

Retrieving Active Directory FSMO roles with PowerShell
$dom = [System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.Domain]::getcurrentdomain()
$dom | Format-List *
Transferring Active Directory FSMO roles with PowerShell
$dom = [System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.Domain]::getcurrentdomain()
$dc = $dom.FindDomainController()
$dc.TransferRoleOwnership(’PdcRole’)
$dc.TransferRoleOwnership(’InfrastructureRole’)
Raising Active Directory Domain and Forest functionality to Windows 2003 with PowerShell
$dom = [System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.Domain]::getcurrentdomain()
$dom.RaiseDomainFunctionality(’Windows2000NativeDomain’)
$dom.RaiseDomainFunctionality(’Windows2003Domain’)
Enabling and disabling a Global Catalog server with PowerShell
$for = [System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.Forest]::GetCurrentForest()
$gc = $for.FindGlobalCatalog()
$gc.DisableGlobalCatalog()
$gc.EnableGlobalCatalog()


Also if you are like me, I am always looking to clean up unneeded data on your WSUS server. 

#Region VARIABLES
 # WSUS Connection Parameters:
[String]$updateServer = "wsusserver.nrgnetworks.local"
[Boolean]$useSecureConnection = $False
[Int32]$portNumber = 80

# Cleanup Parameters:
# Decline updates that have not been approved for 30 days or more, are not currently needed by any clients, and are superseded by an aproved update.
[Boolean]$supersededUpdates = $True
# Decline updates that aren't approved and have been expired my Microsoft.
[Boolean]$expiredUpdates = $True
# Delete updates that are expired and have not been approved for 30 days or more.
[Boolean]$obsoleteUpdates = $True
# Delete older update revisions that have not been approved for 30 days or more.
[Boolean]$compressUpdates = $True
# Delete computers that have not contacted the server in 30 days or more.
[Boolean]$obsoleteComputers = $True
# Delete update files that aren't needed by updates or downstream servers.
[Boolean]$unneededContentFiles = $True

#EndRegion VARIABLES

#Region SCRIPT

# Load .NET assembly
[void][reflection.assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration")

# Connect to WSUS Server
$Wsus = [Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration.AdminProxy]::getUpdateServer($updateServer,$useSecureConnection,$portNumber)

# Perform Cleanup
$CleanupManager = $Wsus.GetCleanupManager()
$CleanupScope = New-Object Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration.CleanupScope($supersededUpdates,$expiredUpdates,$obsoleteUpdates,$compressUpdates,$obsoleteComputers,$unneededContentFiles)
$CleanupManager.PerformCleanup($CleanupScope)

#EndRegion SCRIPT