Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

Check out the latest Security Swarm Podcast: “OSINT in The Hands of Hackers,” we explore the topic of Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) – what it is, how threat actors use it to launch effective attacks, and the dangers it poses.

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 Blog

Linux Uprising offers articles on the worlds of Linux and open-source software, including how-to articles, original application reviews, and helpful tips. Articles typically explain things clearly enough to be understood by a novice audience, even as the content is obviously geared toward experienced users. Kindly suggested by sassanix.

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A Training Resource

GOAD is an Active Directory LAB project that is designed to provide pentesters with a vulnerable AD environment for training purposes. This ready-to-use environment offers a safe, easy means of honing your skills against common attack techniques. Appreciated by Nnyan.

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A Tip

A helpful hint for Windows admins, compliments of tdic89: 

“Shift+F10 inside the Windows installer or out-of-box experience will get you a command line. Great if you want to get straight to cmd.exe after booting something to a Windows ISO.”

A Free Tool

Task is a simple, easy task runner and build tool that serves as a welcome improvement to existing alternatives like GNU Make. This cross-platform tool offers easy installation and CI availability. runningblind77 says, “I use Task religiously at work and at home. Makefile’s on steroids using yaml and go templating.”

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A Podcast

The WAN Show is a weekly discussion of current happenings in the tech world. Expert hosts Linus Sebastian and Luke Lafreniere chat about what’s going on in a variety of areas from hardware to software, AI developments to company news, and much more. fadingcross says, “I love WAN show. It’s a perfect dog walk/gym tech pod for me.”

P.S. Bonus Free Tools

BleachBit is an open-source utility that quickly frees disk space on Linux and Windows systems by clearing out caches, cookies, Internet history, temporary files, logs, and other unnecessary junk. Offers powerful privacy features such as shredding files to prevent recovery and wiping free disk space to hide traces of files that were deleted by other applications. zqpmx recommends it to optimize Windows machines.

Quicksilver is a launcher utility app for MacOS that learns your habits in order to help you perform common tasks faster and more intuitively. Assists with accessing apps, docs, and more; browsing for files using keywords and ‘fuzzy’ matching; managing content through drag and drop; and interacting with installed applications through plugins. Kindly recommended by almostdvs.