Thursday, September 14, 2017

Windows Defender Vulnerability CVE-2017-0290

Ensure Window Defender is disabled
  1. Open cmd.exe
  2. Run
    sc query "windefend"
  3. Check "state", you should see "1 STOPPED"
  4. If not stopped, run
    sc config "windefend" start= disabled 
    sc stop "windefend"

Monday, May 8, 2017

HowTo: Add Syntax Highlighting for Cisco IOS to Notepad++

  • If you have existing user-defined languages in Notepad++, simply append the file instead of replacing it entirely
  1. Download this style definition file userDefineLang.xml
  2. Close Notepad++ if open
  3. Save to
  4. Start Notepad++ and open an ASA config file
  5. Choose Language → Cisco IOS
  6. Your config file should now look similar to this

Thursday, May 4, 2017

HowTo: Install Gnome Desktop on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

  • There are several tutorials that will tell you to add Gnome PPAs, these are no longer supported in 16.04 LTS as of 04/2017.
  • This post assumes you'll be using only Gnome, if you want to run both Unity and Gnome, choose "lightdm" as the display manager.
  • Unity will be replaced by Gnome in 18.04
  1. Update packages
    sudo apt update
  2. Install Gnome
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop -y
  3. Choose "gdm3" as the display manager when prompted
  4. Restart
  5. After logon, you should be presented with your new Gnome desktop

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Error - mount: unknown filesystem type 'exfat'

  1. Check to see if exfat drivers are installed
    dpkg -l | grep 'exfat'
  2. If not installed, run
    sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils