Privacy - European Gdpr and Italian regulation application 25Th May 2018 Due date


During these months there is a lot ferment about new European regulation know as GDPR.

There is an official dedicated website about this argument. They key of new Privacy law is below indicated:

"After four years of preparation and debate the GDPR was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016. Enforcement date: 25 May 2018 - at which time those organizations in non-compliance may face heavy fines. 

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. The key articles of the GDPR, as well as information on its business impact, can be found throughout this site."

Key changes are here indicated.

More resources might be found here.


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Meanwhile, about italian country, I would like to mention this .PDF file that give a quickly overview about changes that are going to be requested/applied.

I am going to share this link and file for whom that would like to have an overview.

Guida all applicazione del Regolamento UE 2016 679.pdf (3273 k)

There is an interesting website feature that permit you to listen to document

To be strictly updated with Garante della Privacy (italian and English languages are available) there are RSS too.

[update 2018.05.01]

I would like to mention this article that explain that, if European citizen data are treated in any other country (external European community), that data need to managed following GDPR regulation, here it is an interesting article that well explain concept

https://www.technologyslegaledge.com/2017/06/global-reach-of-the-gdpr-what-is-at-stake/#page=1

Hacker - WannaCry decrypting tools and mitigation Microsoft actions checklist

Today I would like to make a quickly zero point about Wanna Cry Malware diffusion, tools and theoretical info availability.
  1. Decrypting tools: Here it is a web site that permit, after to be sure to have successfully cleanup your device, to download and launch decrypting tool.
    It is important to read, as first step, how-to guide.
    On website there is a section where upload .txt files and encrypted files to check if a decrypting solution is available.
  2. GandCrab: Against this new ransomware, that appeared this January 2018, at the end of February security firm Bitdefender, Police, and Europol gained access to the GandCrab Ransomware's Command & Control servers.
    This action permitted to recover some of the victim's decryption keys and create below tool:
    Download: BitDefender GandCrab Decrypting tool
    REMARK: v2 appeared and decription tool is not available for this kind of virus.
  3. Here it is an excellent Microsoft powerpoint.
  4. Here it is Microsoft webinar "Protect Against Rapid Cyberattacks (Petya, WannaCrypt, and similar", this explain:
    -  How these attacks work
    - Microsoft's road map of prescriptive recommendations
    - Q&A / Gather feedback on your top challenges with adopting these recommendations.
  5. Interesting Microsoft link "Securing Privileges Article"
  6. From this Microsoft Article I would like to highlight on actions to mitigate risks with some photos:



I am intending to, month by month, add updates and new articles, stay tuned then.

About Wannacry you could review these previously blog posts.

Previously blog posts:




Manual - Azure Strategy and Implementation Guide download for Free

I would like to mention that Microsoft give you capability to download for free below Manual.

This e-book well apply for those who are new to Azure or in the beginning stages of planning a cloud migration: the Azure.

Download link

Here they are chapter names as well:

Chapter 1: Governance
Chapter 2: Architecture
Chapter 3: Application development and operations
Chapter 4: Service management

Scripting - How to copy ACL from one folder to another

You could have necessity to clone ACL that are in place to a single folder to another one.

Here it command syntax that you should use for that:

Get-Acl -Path “Source Path Folder” | Set-Acl -Path “Destination Path Folder”

Windows 10 - Microsoft links about top 10 support solutions and configure tips

I would like to mentions two microsoft links, related to windows 10, that indicates top 10 solutions related to windows 10 (and patch status/list as well) and other configure windows 10 solutions that could be useful for your normal windows 10, here they are:




Have a nice reading.

Tips - Remote connect to PC turned off or with no O.S. using Intel AMT Active Management Technology

Intel AMT (Active Management Technology) is a remote control technology integrated into PC Intel vPro platform hardware based component. 

Most of latest laptops has Intel vPro enabled. 


You could use this technology to give remote support, consider that Intel AMT allows you to control a remote computer that has no OS or even power on if its off.

First step that you should do on your pc/laptop it is to enable AMT.

You could utilize these articles:

  1. Intel 
  2. blog

After that you need to download meshcommander tool  (otr other similar tools) to connect to pcs.


Linux - SQL installation MVA tutorial

As mentioned in earlier blog post SQL could be installed on Linux server as Well.

Microsoft released, last year, SQL binaries for Linux too.

Linux - How to install MS SQL and .NET on several Linux distributions
http://www.alessandromazzanti.com/2017/03/linux-how-to-install-sql-server-on.html

Due to this fact I would like to mention this MVA Microsoft video tutorial that go deeper on this topic:

https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/installing-configuring-and-managing-microsoft-sql-server-on-linux-18305?l=Z4MuSOc2E_2113214697


Windows 10 - Enable diagnostic command prompt with 1703 or later versions

During Windows 10 upgrade process and pressing SHIFT + F10 you  would have possibility to launch and use diagnostic command prompt to verify upgrade status, log viewing and other tasks.

Due to Microsoft security aspect attention this feature was disabled with 1703 version and later.

Using SCCM or this O.S. upgrade process you need to:


  • Add a Set Task Sequence Variable step before the Upgrade Operating system step in the Upgrade Task Sequence, like so.
    Task Sequence Variable: Set OSDSetupAdditionalUpgradeOptions
    Value: /DiagnosticPrompt enable
If you launch from command line Windows 10 O.S. upgrade phases you need to launch setup.exe as below:

/DiagnosticPrompt {enable | disable}Specifies that the Command Prompt is available during Windows Setup.

Enable: The Command Prompt can be accessed by pressing Shift+F10 during Windows setup.

Disable: The Command Prompt is not available during Windows setup. The Command Prompt wil not be available while offline and OOBE phases are running. This is the default setting.
Example:

setup /DiagnosticPrompt enable

This setting is new for Windows 10, Version 1703.