Setup digital signature in Adobe Acrobat:
- Open the PDF requiring your signature
- Click the Tools group
- Click Open under Fill & Sign which is in the Forms & Signatures section
- Click the Sign button on the Fill & Sign toolbar
- Click Add Signature or Add Initials
- Use the options Type, Draw, or Image to add your signature
- Once added, you can drag your Signature or Initials to the desired location in the PDF
- Save the PDF
We will be covering two scenarios for using Apple’s AirPods’ with a Windows 10 computer:
- Pairing the AirPods for the first time.
- Reconnecting the AirPods.
1] Pairing the AirPods for the first time
Before pairing, make sure that AirPods are at least 40% charged. If not, insert into the AirPod case, and charge it. Keep it inside for the pairing process.
- Open the cap of your AirPods’ case.
- Press and hold the circular button on the rear portion of the charging case for few seconds.
- Release the button when the light inside the case blinks in white colour.
- Open Windows Settings app. (WIN + I)
- Navigate to Devices > Bluetooth
- Select Add Bluetooth or other devices.
- In a mini window that pops up, select Bluetooth.
- A list of available Bluetooth devices will be populated.
- Select your AirPods from there.
- It will automatically pair and connect your AirPods, and they will be available for the first use.
2] Reconnecting the AirPods again
Technically, once paired, your AirPods should be able to auto connect to already paired devices. But the chances are that you have it connected to your phone or tablet. So if it doesn’t connect automatically, it is best to connect it manually.
- Open Settings and navigate to Devices > Bluetooth.
- Under the section of Audio, select the entry for your AirPods.
- Select the button that says Connect.
- Once it prompts you of the connection, you are good to go.
If it still keeps connecting an disconnecting, read our guide on how you can fix AirPods frequent disconnection.
The guide should help you connect AirPods to your Windows 10 computer.
Solve a problem where Numlock is enabled in Microsoft Windows at startup with these steps.
Method 1 – Registry Setting
- Hold the Windows Key then press “R” to bring up the Run dialog box.
- Type “regedit“, then press “Enter“.
- Navigate to the following location in the registry:
- Control Panel
- Change the value of InitialKeyboardIndicators
- Set it to 0 to set NumLock OFF
- Set it to 2 to set NumLock ON
Use the following PowerShell code:
Enable Num Lock:
Set-ItemProperty -Path 'Registry::HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard' -Name "InitialKeyboardIndicators" -Value "2"
Disable Num Lock:
Set-ItemProperty -Path 'Registry::HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard' -Name "InitialKeyboardIndicators" -Value "0"
How to Enable SSH on Ubuntu 18.04
Installing Kali Linux Tools using Katoolin on Ubuntu
Step 1 – Install Git
Launch the Terminal and enter the following command to install Git.
sudo apt-get install git
Check the Git version. As of today, it’s version 2.17.1.
sudo git –version
Step 2 – Install Python
Check for available Python version.
sudo apt-cache policy python
Available Python Version
Available Python Version
Start install Python 2.7.
sudo apt-get install python
Now check for installed version:
sudo python -V
Step 3 – Install Katoolin
Before installing Katoolin, clone git repository to our current location. Here we are going to clone git to “/opt” directory.
sudo git clone https://github.com/LionSec/katoolin.git
Clone Katoolin Git
Clone Katoolin Git
Copy the Katoolin binary to your path:
sudo cp katoolin/katoolin.py /usr/bin/katoolin
Give executable permission to katoolin:
sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/katoolin
That’s it. Katoolin is now installed. Let’s start using it.
Step 4 – Check Katoolin Interface and Options
Now you can see Katoolin main interface and four options:
Katoolin Main Interface
Katoolin Main Interface
You will see a bunch of options:
Add Kali repositories & Update
Install classicmenu indicator
Install Kali menu
Let us discuss each of the options from 1 to 4 listed above in depth.
14 Vital Tips to Protect Your WordPress Admin Area (Updated)
No password hints
Read Krebs on Security latest article Tricky Phish Angles for Persistence, Not Passwords and it sparked me to review my Office 365 security parameters.
The review of my Office 365 and Azure details took me to various articles and notes:
There is quite a bit of content here and the “Five steps…” link is the best one to start out with.
Need to take some time and review docs for Azure Advanced Threat Protection, Azure AD password protection, and Self Service Password Reset.
Subject: Request to Attend RSA Conference 2020
RSA Conference 2020 takes place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco February 24 – 28. The Conference offers five full days of educational training from experienced industry practitioners and is widely regarded as the world’s leading forum for cybersecurity professionals. Therefore, I would like to request approval to attend so I can gain an understanding of the latest industry issues and best practices that will help keep our organization ahead of the latest cyberthreats.
If I attend, I will have an unparalleled opportunity to learn about critical and emerging cybersecurity issues facing our organization through:
- Hundreds of expert-led sessions and keynotes covering a wide range of topics
- An in-depth look at the latest trends from industry leaders, plus end-user experiences shared by seasoned practitioners
- Hands-on demos of the latest products and solutions from more than 700 exhibitors
- High-level networking opportunities that will allow me to develop important relationships and contacts with vendors and other experts while raising our company’s profile
Cost ~ $5000.
Thew new 2020 Corvette is pretty sharp. Take a look at:
Migrated this WordPress site from instance on Linux VM to WPEngine via these simple instructions.
This was a piece of cake!
This is pretty awesome:
Routine patching of systems and software is a crucial piece of any business’ information security strategy. Even so, many systems go unnoticed and unpatched for months, even years until an external threat forces the organization into action (e.g. the recent WannaCry ransomware outbreak).
When that happens, server administrators need to be prepared for irregularities they’re likely to encounter, such as a hang prior to reboot.
In this scenario, we’re going to assume that you’ve just finished patching and clicked the “Restart Now” button. You begin a continuous ping (ping -t [hostname/IP address]) and wait for the server to restart.
Let’s assume a normal reboot takes 5-10 minutes for this machine, and that 25+ minutes have passed.
You check the console, and are greeted by the “‘Preparing to Configure Windows. Do not turn off your computer” message. Time continues to pass while your maintenance window dwindles like falling grains in an hourglass… pressure is mounting, the business won’t wait. Time for action!
Logged in as an Administrator from your workstation check the Windows Module Installer service on the remote system…
- Run services.msc
- Right-click “Services (Local)” and select “Connect to another computer …”
- Make sure the “Another computer” radio button is selected and enter the hostname of the stuck server and click “OK”
- Search for “Windows Module Installer” service and verify its status. If it’s “stopping,” then you will need to force it to stop. This can’t be done here, so we’ll need to query its PID and use our old friend TaskKill to manually kill the service
Query the Process ID (PID) of the Windows Module Installer (TrustedInstaller) service…
- Open Command Prompt as an Administrator
- Run the following command:
sc \\[hostname of the server] queryex trustedinstaller
- This will return (among other information) the PID of the stuck service, write it down as you’ll need it for the next step
Kill the hung service remotely using TaskKill…
- From the Command Prompt already opened, run the following command:
taskkill /s [hostname of the server] /pid [PID recorded above] /t