Tips - All Web Site history

If you want to review single website content, in any other time/date in the past,  Web Site Archive is the correct website that you need to visit/use:

Automation - Constellation Brands Nava Brewery

I share this video that show how much huge, and automated, can be a brewery plant.

It is really impressive!!!

Tips - Windows Shortcuts

Here they are shortcuts lists (that, IMO, are quite useful) (yellow highlighted commands that I did not know or I found particularly useful)

  1. Tap the Windows key to open and close the Start Menu. Windows+opens File Explorer. 

  2. Windows+L immediately locks the screen.

  3. Ctrl+to copy; Ctrl+V to paste; Ctrl+Z to undo.

  4. Ctrl + Y Redo an action.

  5. Windows key + V Open Clipboard bin.

  6. Windows+E: Opens File Explorer.

  7. Windows+I: Opens Settings.

  8. Windows+Spacebar: Cycle through your language and keyboard options.

  9. Windows+D: This hides all of the open apps and takes you directly to the Windows 10 desktop. Using this command a second time will display all of your open apps again.

  10. Windows+M: Minimizes all open apps and windows.

  11. Windows+Left arrow: Snaps an app or window to the left side of the screen.

  12. Windows+Right arrow: Snaps an app or window to the right side of the screen.

  13. Windows+Up arrow: Maximizes all open apps and windows that have been minimized.

  14. Windows+Down arrow: Minimizes all apps and windows.

  15. Ctrl+Shift+Esc: Opens Task Manager. This is used to show you all apps that are currently running and how much processing power they're using.

  16. Alt+Tab: Displays all open apps and lets you switch between them quickly.

  17. Ctrl+Alt+Tab: Shows all open apps.

  18. Windows+0 (zero): Opens the Windows 10 Sticky Notes app.

  19. Window+. or (semicolon): Brings up the emoji box. This is incredibly useful when typing in an app that has no built-in emoji or emoticon options.
    1. Tips - Windows 10 /Outlook Emoticons shortcuts
  20. Alt + D Select address bar.
  21. Windows key + PrtScn Capture a full screenshot in the "Screenshots" folder.
  22. Windows key + Shift + S Capture part of the screen with Snip & Sketch.

Tips - Win 10 e virtual desktops

  • Windows key + Ctrl + D Create a virtual desktop.
  • Windows Key + Tab switch between different virtual desktops (graphically)
  • Windows key + Ctrl + F4 Close active virtual desktop.
  • Windows key + Ctrl + Right arrow Switch to the virtual desktop on the right.
  • Windows key + Ctrl + Left arrow Switch to the virtual desktop on the left.
  • Windows key + Ctrl + Shift + B Wake up the device when black or a blank screen.

[original articles]

Firewall/Security - IPS ( Intrusion Prevention Systems ) overview

I am taking note on blog about article related to IPS (Intrusion Prevention Systems) overview and relative comperazation to IDS:

"Unlike its predecessor the intrusion detection system (IDS) – which is a passive system that scans traffic and reports back on threats – the IPS is placed inline, directly in the flow of network traffic between the source and destination. Usually sitting right behind the firewall, the solution is actively analyzing and taking automated actions on all traffic flows that enter the network. These actions can include:

  • Sending an alarm to the administrator (as would be seen in an IDS)
  • Dropping the malicious packets
  • Blocking traffic from the source address
  • Resetting the connection
  • Configuring firewalls to prevent future attacks"

[Original Articles]

Hacker - Banking trojans

Zimperium recently published report about 10 most diffused home banking trojans, on Android OS, affecting more than 600 home banking apps.

This trojans are injected through harmless apps available on google store.

After that these apps are installed on mobile phones, and succesfully infected mobile devices, they show, to end users, similar home banking websites and work to intercept, user, password and one time passwords.

Here they are original articles

REMARK This is why I still use hardware home banking token :)


About other Security/Hacker articles please review below blog sections:

Windows 10 - Windows 10 logs

 STEP 1:

  1. Starting with Windows 10 build 9926, Windows Update logs are no longer saved to "%windir%\Windowsupdate.log".
  2. Windows Update client now uses Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) to generate diagnostic logs saved as .etl files in the "%windir%\Logs\WindowsUpdate" folder. This method improves performance and reduces disk space usage. However, the logs are not immediately readable as written.
  3. After Windows 10 build 9926 logs are here located but no longer readable.
  4. Click Windows key + R to open Run and type Evntvwr.msc -->  Applications and Service Logs\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdateClient


  1. Click Windows key + R to open Run and excute PowerShell with administrative rights and press Enter.
  2. Enter Get-WindowsUpdateLog into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter.
  3. When finished running, this will create a WindowsUpdate.log file on your desktop. It will take a moment to finish.


  1. Click Windows key + R to open Run and type cmd with administrative rights and press Enter.
  2. Type regedit.exe and press Enter.
  3. Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU

  4. Change the key UseWUServer from 1 to 0
  5. Inside cmd with administrative rights execute below commands:
    1. net stop wuauserv
    2. net start wuauserv
  6. Open windows update:
    1. Run updates and select the option to get updates online.


  1. Click Windows key + R to open Run and type cmd with administrative rights and press Enter.
  2. Type rsop.msc and press Enter.
  3. Check domain policies applied and verify Windows update section as well.


Here they are some screenshots on how we could proceed, working on GPOs, changing bandwitch usage

Windows Server - AD cleanup/Removal DC procedure

On AD Microsoft server infrastructure it might happen that a DC death suddenly and there is any possibility to recover it (other than format/delete/wipe it)

In this specific case furthermore, you should cleanup AD metadata (to delete any referring that specific DC).

I am taking note, on blog, procedure (saving some articles that I used, in the past, to find workflow):

Metadata Cleanup Using NTDSUTIL in Windows Server 2008 R2
Clean Up Server Metadata

[Update 2022-08.02]

Security - Shodan

Major person does not have exactly perception about how much could be invasive technology, what it mean internet (World Wide LAN that interconnect all devices through internet) and how much security perception is lower than how much is dangerous.

Other than this aspect I am taking note about Shodan, that is a search engine, for internet-connected devices.

Here it is a presentation. There are other aspects, for which this website can be used but, due to security aspects/concerns, I would prefer to omit them. (to indicate them on blog)


About other Security/Hacker articles please review below blog sections: