Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

First off this week, we’d like to invite you to take part in a 5-min survey on ransomware. Help us understand how these security threats are affecting your organization, and you’ll get a chance to win a Google Pixel Tablet worth $499.

The latest episode of the Security Swarm Podcast:On-Prem Security vs Cloud Security,”  features Eric Siron, Microsoft MVP, discussing this controversial topic in the context of securing multiple cloud services, APIs, and the scattered user base.

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

ChatPDF allows you to seamlessly converse with your PDFs, receiving answers that directly cite the source location within the document. Accommodates various languages for both input and output. A free account includes 50 daily questions and the capability to upload up to three 120-page/10MB file uploads. Tapedulema919 explains, “Put simply, ChatPDF lets you upload any PDF and interact with it like ChatGPT.”


A Blog Post

WinRAR flaw lets hackers run programs when you open RAR archives explains a significant security concern within this widely employed file archiver utility for Windows. This vulnerability can enable remote assailants to execute arbitrary commands on a system, and it hasn’t gotten as much attention as it probably should. Our appreciation for directing us to this one goes to Gianks.


Another Free Tool

SSHFS offers a solution for connecting to SSH servers through a network filesystem client. Enables users to seamlessly mount remote filesystems, without any server-side requirements. Underknowledge appreciates it “for mounting remote machines.”


A Cheatsheet

Linux System Administration Command Cheat Sheet is a quick resource to leverage a variety of OS functionalities, including starting/stopping system services; software installations; and configuring disk partitions, user accounts, and directory permissions. Kindly suggested by LinuxBook.


A Training Resource

Level1Linux is a YouTube channel that offers a wealth of in-depth tutorials tailored to individuals exploring basic to intermediate level projects with open-source operating systems based around (but not limited to) Linux and FreeBSD. Our thanks for this one go to Maudib420.


P.S. Bonus Free Tools

Tactical RMM is a robust remote monitoring and management solution that integrates with MeshCentral for remote system supervision and control. Timely-Lychee-5204 adds, “an open-source remote monitoring and management tool, perfect for MSPs looking to keep tabs on client systems.”

Slingshot is a lightweight solution for efficient file browsing within the terminal environment. Quickly filter files in any directory, open them using the default text editor, and perform straightforward operations such as creating, editing, and deleting files. my_tech_account_ appreciates this “WIP tool to quickly navigate files in the terminal.”