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Cryptolocker and Gameover Zeus: still rearing their ugly heads

Every new malware scare has some IT pros running to the hills and two nasty pieces of malware reared their ugly heads again, Cryptolocker and Gameover Zeus. Dangerous and indiscriminate in whom they target, many businesses and home ended up in a right fix.

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The sys admins’ other compendium of cheat sheets, quick reference cards and one-pagers

We got a lot of great responses on r/SysAdmin – Reddit to our Compendium of cheat sheets, quick reference cards and one-pages – and a few requests for more cheat sheets. And since we love to give our readers more of what they really want, here’s a follow up to our original post. These are […]

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The top 23 free data recovery tools

Your fault, my fault, nobody’s fault… it doesn’t matter. When a file you need is gone, all you really want to do is get it back: as quickly and as painlessly as possible. Deleted by accident? Formatted by mistake? Drive corrupted by the latest attempt at quadruple-booting? Plugged in the power to a non-hot swappable […]

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The sys admins’ compendium of cheat sheets, quick reference cards and one-pagers

There is so much information out there that it is impossible to remember everything you have read or came across. That’s why bookmarking is so important; hundreds of them in the form of cheat sheets, quick reference cards, one-pagers, pensieves, or anything you want to call them. There are some really smart people out there […]

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All my nerdy friends are getting buff

Everybody knows the stereotype: When you think of a computer geek, the image that comes to mind isn’t that of a Charles Atlas bodybuilder or a curvy centerfold model. Sitting in front of a monitor all day doesn’t usually impart a healthy glow to the skin and too often, the only exercise we get is […]

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How to solve Error Code 1603

Don’t you just hate it when you are ready to install that new program you found, or the new software application that the department is dying to use, and you go to install it only to be slapped down with a FATAL ERROR? Or more accurately, an Error: -1603 fatal error during installation. That’s really […]

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How to manage your servers remotely with PowerShell

Windows servers, remote management and scripting: What ties all of these things together? Powershell. You can use PowerShell to manage a local machine and a remote machine as well. Using WinRM (Windows Remote Management), you can configure all of your servers and workstations to accept remote PowerShell connections from authorized users so that they can […]

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Is full disclosure always a good idea?

Today’s public demands far more transparency than in the past – from government agencies, publicly traded corporations, even privately held companies and individuals. The clamor for “full disclosure” comes from both sides of the political aisle and extends across a wide range of industries. We want to know everything about everything: top secret war plans, […]

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