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Thursday, October 1, 2015
The KB article at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2696547 highlights how to disable various versions of the SMB versions for different editions of Windows. To disable SMB1 on Windows 8/10 as a server, launch an elevated PowerShell session and use the following command:
Set-SmbServerConfiguration -EnableSMB1Protocol $false
The following command can verify that SMB1 is disabled:
Get-SmbServerConfiguration | Select EnableSMB1Protocol, EnableSMB2Protocol
To disable SMB1 for Windows 7, use the following command:
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters" SMB1 -Type DWORD -Value 0 –Force
To disable SMB1 with Windows 7/8/10 as a client, launch an elevated command prompt and enter the following commands:
sc.exe config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb20/nsi
sc.exe config mrxsmb10 start= disabled
Version 9 of iOS introduced a new Low Power Mode. You’ll be prompted to activate it each time your iPhone reaches 20 percent battery, but you can also enable it beforehand. This feature only appears on iPhones and not iPads. To enable this option, access Settings – Battery.
Evil Foca is a network attack toolkit for penetration testing professionals and security auditors whose purpose it is to test security in IPv4 and IPv6 data networks. Requirements are Windows and WinPCap.
Microsoft back ported some telemetry features to Windows 7 and 8 that were originally designed within the development of Windows 10. To disable the service that is tied to this telemetry component, launch an elevated PowerShell session and enter the following commands.
Set-Service diagtrack –StartupType disabled
antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy-to-install Linux live CD distribution based on Debian's "Testing" branch for x86 compatible systems. antiX offers users the "antiX Magic" in an environment suitable for old computers. The goal of antiX is to provide a light, but fully functional and flexible free operating system for both newcomers and experienced users of Linux. It should run on most computers, ranging from 64 MB old PII 266 systems with pre-configured 128 MB swap to the latest powerful boxes. 128 MB RAM is recommended minimum for antiX. The installer needs minimum 2.2 GB hard disk size. antiX can also be used as a fast-booting rescue CD.