Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

On the latest episode of the Security Swarm Podcast:Real-Life Security Horror Stories,” we discuss real-life security horror stories with special guest Martin Tanner from ADM Computing. You’ll hear some interesting first-hand tales in this fun episode, which was recorded live at Infosecurity Europe in London.

We’re also looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community… those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we’ll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.

A Free Tool

Raycast is an incredibly fast launcher designed exclusively for MacOS. Seamlessly accomplish tasks, perform calculations, and share frequently used links—with its included calculator, quicklinks, snippets, advanced window management, as well as an extensive library of over 1000 customizable extensions and developer tools. WizardS82 says, “It’s like Spotlight on steroids, as it can be used as a starting point for practically anything.”


Another Free Tool

CodeGPT is a Visual Studio Code extension that seamlessly integrates the OpenAI API to provide AI-driven coding capabilities. Effortlessly generate code snippets and get natural language responses directly in your editor—to help write new code, seek clarifications, debug, and refactor. abundantmussel finds it “helps with documentation and complex regexs etc.”


Training Resource

Christian Lempa is an informative YouTube channel that delves into the world of Homelab and Tech Projects. Offers a wealth of educational tutorials focused on DevOps, Automation, Kubernetes, Linux, Docker, and WireGuard that are intended to help viewers deepen understanding of these technologies and their practical applications. littleredryanhood raves, “I love his videos.”


Yet Another Free Tool

Scoop is a streamlined command-line installer for Windows that aims to provide a hassle-free installation experience by eliminating permission popups, GUI wizard-style installers, and excessive clutter caused by multiple program installations. Automatically handles dependencies and performs additional setup steps as needed. Appreciation for this one goes to Zumochi.


One More Free Tool

Invoke is a versatile Python library that streamlines the management of shell processes and facilitates the organization of executable Python code into easily invokable tasks via a CLI interface. Offers a robust feature set while maintaining a straightforward and elegant API. Features include namespacing, task aliasing, hooks, and parallel execution. Kindly suggested by emptyDir.


P.S. Bonus Free Tools

TuxPE is a reliable, efficient repair tool specifically crafted to tackle unbootable or infected systems. Its straightforward approach allows users to easily download and create a bootable DVD or flash drive, or opt for PXEboot. collinsl02 “like[s] to recommend TuxPE as a great pre-boot environment for AV cleanup, disk investigation, and fixing boot issues with Windows servers.”

Kon-Boot is designed to enable access to locked computers without the need for the user’s password. It doesn’t reset or modify the user’s password, so all changes made during the session are automatically reverted back to the original state upon system restart. Its ability to bypass Windows 10 passwords, even in live and online scenarios, make it a favorite of military personnel, law enforcement, forensics experts, and other experts. Our thanks for the suggestion go to mister_gone.