Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

In the latest episode of the Security Swarm Podcast: “The Dark Side of QR Codes,” you’ll hear about various ways that threat actors are exploiting QR codes and how this poses new cybersecurity challenges for organizations.

We’re 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 share your suggestions on the IT Pro Tuesday subreddit, and we’ll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

Now on to this week’s list!

A Tutorial

Prometheus + Grafana + Loki in docker explains exactly how to set up comprehensive monitoring capabilities for your host and containers. Do_TheEvolution appreciates the overview on “how to deploy and use prometheus grafana and loki in docker to monitor metrics and logs and have push notifications using ntfy.”

A Tip

LordCorgo kindly shares the following: Windows 11 will also accept no@thankyou.com with any password as a bypass to their forced online Microsoft Account.

Training Resource

MyPlayHouse is a YouTube channel focused on the world of high-end enterprise equipment and IT ventures, as well as home-improvement projects that explore technology and sustainable living. tnskynyrd adds, “He’s over in Denmark (or around that area) and regularly messes around with enterprise equipment in his home lab trying out stuff. Some of his videos are about him working on random projects, but he also has a lot of videos where he’s doing troubleshooting with retired hardware he’s gotten, and sometimes he’ll show some newer servers and stuff that vendors will loan him.”

A Free Tool

OMNeT++ is a C++-based library designed for constructing network simulators, with a focus on modularity and extensibility. FalsePhoenix likes it for simulating a large number of simultaneous connections to wifi so you can make sure you won’t have problems during an event.

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Another Training Resource

Exercism is a free resource to help you develop your skills in any of 67 programming languages. Allows you to learn by doing, through thousands of fun coding exercises that build your understanding of concepts. HeligKo raves, “I can’t recommend anything more… for learning languages”

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P.S. Bonus Free Tools

MediaWiki is wiki software that helps you collect and organize knowledge so it is readily available for your team. This powerful option is multilingual, extensible, customisable, and reliable. Recommended by therealmofbarbelo.

KeePassXC is an open-source, ad-free, tracker-free password manager that allows you to auto-fill the appropriate credentials into your favorite apps, so you don’t have to remember anything. draeath explains, “I prefer KeePassXC [to original version]. Generally looks and feels better for me, and it’s cross-platform without requiring Mono. Original used to run soooo slow (and look horrible) on a Linux workstation.”