Category Archives: Anvanced Tools

For particular tasks. Not for everyone.

Recovering files from broken NAS (network attached storage)

After few years, even after little use, my Lacie 1000 Gb NAS went broken. When powering it up, the hard disk did not spin, but a smoke started to come up from the back side of the box close to … Continue reading

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CryptSync, a simple alternative to protect your files for sharing

CryptSync is simple and easy to use tool to synchronize 2 folders, where the files in the destination folder are encrypted. (CryptSync is using 7-Zip for the encryption.) In this way, one can perform client side encryption when sharing several … Continue reading

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Converting ISO 27002 into an excel and a graph

ISO 27002 “Code of practice for information security controls” list 144 controls with the same structure for all the controls. If one would like to work on these controls, like reusing them in another documentation or doing a presentation etc, … Continue reading

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OpenWrt, an alternative for improving network security at home with firewall and web proxy

Introduction OpenWrt is a Linux distribution that can be loaded into many wireless routers by replacing the original firmware with OpenWrt firmware. The picture below shows 2 such routers, together with Raspberry Pi on the right for comparison. My interest … Continue reading

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USB KM switch for sharing Keyboard, Mouse, clipboard and transfer files

With this special USB cable, it is possible to use one Keyboard and Mouse to work with 2 computers (and with 2 screens). In addition, one can transfer files and share the clipboard. In Wikipedia, it is called “Easy Transfer … Continue reading

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ansifilter, tool to convert color codes in log file into color html

ansifilter is an open source tool which can convert ssh session logs (with putty) with ansi escape codes into html with colors. First, putty should be configured with “all session output”, see figure below. Next, the log file should contain … Continue reading

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Utilizing color in ssh session (example with Android)

When using ssh to connect to “small” devices like android or raspberry, one might not have an option to install several packages. In those scenarios one can reuse the existing command line tools that are often included. This tip is … Continue reading

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