Backup - AOMEI Backupper Network 1.0 centralized backup tool

I would like to mention this product, I did not have time to try it but it seems interesting.

AOMEI Backupper Network 1.0, which is the final edition of AOMEI centralized backup management free tool. 

The homepage of this product: https://www.backup-utility.com/abnetwork.html


Following are some features of AOMEI Backupper Network:
  1. Central Backup
  2. Automatic Scan
  3. Group Client Computers
  4. Schedule Backup
  5. Flexible Backup Rules
  6. Complete Backup Settings
  7. Logs Report
  8. Remote Client Management
  9. Cross-segment Backup
  10. Add Offline PCs
  11. Installation Package with Authorization Code
  12. NAS/Share Management
  13. Email Notification
  14. Create Log Report

About licensing you could review this comparing licence link:

Graphical - Images engine search website and photo collection websites

Today I going to update an old article and adding fresher information:

https://www.alessandromazzanti.com/2010/12/motore-di-ricerca-per-immagini.html

  1. http://www.veezzle.com/
    It is a portal website that seek images shared on other websites like Flirk, Picasa like freely usable photos found surfing on web.
  2. A good alternative could be Dreamstime as well.
  3. About vectoria images you could find interesting this blog post too (Vectorizados.)
  4.  https://www.canva.com/photos/Canva has millions of high-quality stock photos to use for all our design needs. Their collection includes both premium and free stock photos, and we can find the latter here:
    https://www.canva.com/photos/tag/free+photos/.They have recently put together this resources because their users have found it useful.

Manual - Cloud Migration Essentials: A guide to migrating servers and virtual machines

Today I would like to indicate this free Microsoft e-book that guid you on migration processess and actions to move VM to cloud:

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/cloud-migration-essentials-e-book/en-us/?MC=OnPremInf&MC=DataMgmt&MC=MSAzure


Here they are major topics that you would read/get confidence on:

  1. Approach your cloud migration.
  2. Discover and assess your servers, virtual machines, and applications.
  3. Confidently execute your migration.
  4. Optimize and adjust your cloud services and resources. 


Scripting - Ping date and time log creation and real time view

Often it could be useful to ping a remote host and save information with date and time indication as well. Useful for statistical and analysis purpose

At the same time it would be very useful to view real time log progress too.

You could get this result following these steps:

  1. Create a .cmd scripting file with this command, in yellow information that need to be customized.
    REMARK: Folder location must exist.

    ping -t xx.yy.bb.dd|cmd /q /v /c "(pause&pause)>nul & for /l %a in () do (set /p "data=" && echo(!date! !time! !data!)&ping -n 2 xx.yy.bb.dd>nul" >C:\tempt\pingtest_xx.yy.bb.dd.log
  2. Utilize CMTrace.exe log viewer tool (for SCCM tool) :

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50012
  3. Here it is result that appear using previously script and CMTrace conjunctively:

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

[update 2018.06.17]

I would like to mention this .pdf Microsoft link about ""

Download "Microsoft's Journey to Compliance" .pdf

Microsoft link explanation:

https://resources.office.com/ww-landing-M365E-GDPR-microsoft-journey-to-compliance-ebook.html

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”