Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

In the latest monthly threat report on the Security Swarm Podcast: “Midnight Blizzard, AnyDesk Breach & a $27 Million Ransomware Attack,” Dr. Yvonne Bernard joins us for an in-depth analysis of major security breaches and ransomware attacks that occurred between January and February 2024.

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 Tip

mmpre shares a helpful hint: 

“In notepad++, say you’re working on yaml and need to indent a ton of lines two spaces. Single click on the first line to get your cursor there. Hold down shift + ctrl + alt and single click on the last line.

It selects all of them, and you can do whatever you want to all of those lines at once.”

A Free Tool

PSDiscoveryProtocol allows you to capture and parse CDP and LLDP packets on local or remote computers as well as adding port information to the SCCM Hardware Inventory on Win10. Kindly recommended by Jebedia47

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Training Resource

Kevin Wallace Training, LLC  is a YouTube channel with hundreds of videos geared toward networking certification and career growth. The primary focus is on CompTIA and Cisco, ethical hacking, automation, and wireless. jack_hudson2001 appreciates it for learning about advanced networking.

Another Free Tool

Hyperglass is an open-source network looking glass that offers a faster, easier, more-secure way to provide unattended visibility into a network for customers, peers, and other network operators. sixbux found it “relatively easy to configure and deploy.”

A Script

Connect to All Microsoft 365 Services is a super-easy way to connect 9 essential M365 PowerShell modules. Author KavyaJune explains, “[it] effortlessly installs and connects to… Exchange Online, MS Graph, SharePoint PnP, MS Teams, Compliance Center, Azure AD, and more. The highlight? All this can be achieved with just a single cmdlet.”

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P.S. Bonus Free Tools

Sass Cheatsheet is a convenient resource that organizes the most-useful features of SASS in a handy, quick-reference format. Our appreciation for directing us to this one goes to Extradiscipline_644.

ASN Database is a fully searchable resource that provides in-depth insights into all ASNs, their announced prefixes, peer information, Internet Exchange (IX) memberships, and more. Author flems77 says, “[I] keep it updated continuously (24/7). Just did a count, and as of now, I see a total of 118.374 ASN’s—of which 82.163 are active (have peers and announce prefixes).”