Useful Links For Information and Technology

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Security Tools

Offline Tools

Lynis – "A powerful security auditing tool"

Fail2Ban – "Daemon to ban hosts that cause multiple authentication errors"

Vuls – "Agent-less vulnerability scanner for Linux, FreeBSD, Container, WordPress, Programming language libraries, Network devices"

ModSecurity – "ModSecurity is an open source, cross platform web application firewall (WAF) engine for Apache, IIS and Nginx"

CoreRuleSet – "OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set (Official Repository)"

Online Tools

Hardinize – " Our continuous monitoring and discovery services keep an eye on your infrastructure, monitor Certificate Transparency, prevent breakage and certificate expiration, and enable you to have exactly the security you want."

SSL Labs – One of the top SSL checking tools

Security Headers[add description]

Immuni Web[add description]

Security Learning

Cybrary[add description]

Security Information

SANS Institute[add description]

Secunia[add description]

Cisco Security[add description]

ToolBox | Security[add description]

NIST Computer Security Resource Center[add description]

System Utilities and Maintenance Tools

By MacPaw

CleanMyMac X – "CleanMyMac X replaces dozens of optimization tools for Mac. It can be anything you tell it to be: a macOS cleaner, a performance monitor, a malware remover, and well, a life saver."

CleanMyPC – "Keep your PC clean and running like new with CleanMyPC. It scans your whole computer to clean up junk files, speed up your PC, and boost its performance. CleanMyPC is more than a PC cleaner — it’s an essential tool that cares for your computer."

CleanMyDrive 2 – "Easily drag-and-drop files directly to any drive, check disk stats and automatically clean hidden junk from external drives."

Gemini 2 – "Find duplicate files and wipe them away with Gemini 2. It's smart, laser accurate, and recovers tons of space on your Mac."

Gemini Photos – "Taking photos with iPhone is easy and fun, sorting them out — not so much. Download Gemini Photos and clear unwanted pics with ease."

By Piriform Ltd

CCleaner – "CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your PC"

Defraggler – "Speed up your PC with quick & easy defragmentation"

Recuva – "Recover your deleted files quickly and easily"

Speccy – "Fast, lightweight, advanced system information tool for your PC"

General IT Information

Linus Tech Tips[add description]

Online Hardware

Tom's Hardware – Tools, reviews, forums, and much more.

NewEgg – Time to go shopping...

Crucial Memory – Lots of info, buying options, and a memory finder.

Networking Information and Learning Help

Cisco Binary Game[add description]

Subnetting Practice[add description]

Todd Lammle’s Cisco Certified Network Associate Courses[add description]

IP Addressing and Subnetting for New User[add description] VLSM Game[add description]

Subnet Calculator (one of many) – [add description]

A+ Certification

CompTia Site – A+, Network+, Security+

Crucial Exams – CompTIA practice tests, questions, flash cards and simulations

Exam Compass – Online CompTIA practice tests for A+, Network+, and Security+ certification exams

Professor Messor Series[add description]


Computer Hope – A great research site in plain English

Portable Apps –tools for your flash drive, and much more!

Ninite Software installer and updater[add description]

Secunia software vulnerability scan – great program, but a little annoying.