Showing posts with label Software. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Software. Show all posts

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Use Endpoint Sandbox Software to Protect Your Windows Computers

There are so many malicious websites, software and hackers in this cyber world which are aiming to get our information, hijack your computer or browsers. Even after you patched your computer, installed anti-virus/anti-spam/anti-spy/anti-bot/firewall/intrusion protection software on your computer, they will still find a way to come in to ruin your computer by alluring you click a link, open an attachment, or install a valid software.

Is there a way we could keep our computer completely free from those threats? No, the answer of course is no. But we could use some software provides from those security vendors to help us, such as  anti-virus/anti-spam/anti-spy/anti-bot/firewall/intrusion protection software. There is another different technology we could use too to exempt some kinds of those threats away from your computers.

I call it Sandbox Endpoint software. It use Sandbox technology to isolate the threats in certain scope. Once you completed your tasks, just close that scope to delete all trails left by those tasks. Recently i found some of them are pretty helpful and evaluated them in my personal computer:

1. Sandboxie Works at File System Level

This software has been recommended by LifeHacker as #1 Windows Utility:

"Let's admit it: sometimes, even though we know it's wrong, we all open the occasional sketchy program or file. We're not judging, but if you're going to do it, at least use protection. Enter Sandboxie, which lets you run programs independent of the rest of your system. That way they can't infect, access, or otherwise interfere with your Windows installation. It's also great for testing apps you aren't sure of or running multiple instances of an app that won't let you, so it's fun for the whole family."

Latest Sandboxie version is 5.06, which released on 23 October 2015. Now it supports windows 10. This small software installer is only 2.5MB and it is for Windows XP SP 3 through Windows 10 including 32-bit and 64-bit.

Basically Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Build WordPress Application Under Your Own Domain Name With Openshift and Cloudflare

Note: Openshift online 2.0 has been discontinued for their new launch 3.0. The openshift part in this post is for 2.0 only.

Since 2011, Blogger is used to host my technical blog - http://51sec.blogspot.com. But during last a couple of years, wordpress is getting more and more popular and powerful. This post recorded the steps how to use Redhat Cloud Platform OpenShift with Cloud Service Company CloudFlare to build a wordpress site under your domain.

1. Register your plan at Openshift.com

OpenShift is built on OpenStack and Red Hat's open-source technologies. These include Red Hat
Enterprise Linux (RHEL), JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, and OpenShift Origin. OpenShift offers a choice of programming languages, frameworks, databases and development tools enabling you to get the job done, using the languages and tools you already know and trust. It provides free plan for 1G storage for each of at most three web application in the cloud at this moment.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Update to Windows 10 Immediately Without Wait Validating from Microsoft

One of my windows 7 laptop is still waiting Microsoft to validate my computer's specific but my another one has been notified and successfully automatically updated. After a couple of  weeks waiting, this weekend I lost patience and decided to find other ways to update my windows 7 to windows 10.

Validating Windows 10 for your PC

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tripwire Enterprise 8.3 Basic Configuration Steps


Tripwire Enterprise is a security configuration management suite whose Policy Management, Integrity Management, and Remediation Management capabilities stand-alone or work together in a comprehensive, tightly integrated SCM solution.
Five Key Features:
  • Change-triggered Configuration Assessment
  • World's Best File Integrity Monitoring
  • Achieve Continuous Compliance
  • Integrate SCM into IT Security Operations
  • Visualize and Report SCM Results to Communicate & Mitigate Risks

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Free SNMP Software Suit in Windows Environment - Net-SNMP (Snmpv3 Support)

I was looking for this kind of software for a while. Mostly desktop and servers I am using are windows based. There is no Snmpwalk this kind of command under windows OS. Good things, there are always some genius to see the gap and develop some gorgeous tools to meet the needs from the people like me.

Net-SNMP is one of this kind of software. Based on their website - http://www.net-snmp.org/
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Net-SNMP is a suite of applications used to implement SNMP v1SNMP v2c and SNMP v3 using both IPv4 and IPv6. The suite includes:
  • Command-line applications to:
    • retrieve information from an SNMP-capable device, either using single requests (snmpgetsnmpgetnext), or multiple requests (snmpwalksnmptablesnmpdelta).
    • manipulate configuration information on an SNMP-capable device (snmpset).
    • retrieve a fixed collection of information from an SNMP-capable device (snmpdfsnmpnetstatsnmpstatus).
    • convert between numerical and textual forms of MIB OIDs, and display MIB content and structure (snmptranslate).
  • A graphical MIB browser (tkmib), using Tk/perl.
  • A daemon application for receiving SNMP notifications (snmptrapd). Selected notifications can be logged (to syslog, the NT Event Log, or a plain text file), forwarded to another SNMP management system, or passed to an external application.
  • An extensible agent for responding to SNMP queries for management information (snmpd). This includes built-in support for a wide range of MIB information modules, and can be extended using dynamically loaded modules, external scripts and commands, and both the SNMP multiplexing (SMUX) and Agent Extensibility (AgentX) protocols.
  • A library for developing new SNMP applications, with both C and perl APIs.
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There is a tutorial page at http://www.net-snmp.org/wiki/index.php/Tutorials .

Here I would like to list some usage from my person experience.