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Ubuntu One File Services Announces Shuts Down

Posted by David  •  Apr 11th, 2014 9:25:27 am - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: No music

I received this email this morning at 7:36 AM (1 hour ago). I wonder why the discontinued the service?

Ubuntu One Closes Down

We are writing to you to notify you that we will be shutting down the Ubuntu One file services, effective +1 June 2014. This email gives information about the closure and what you should expect during the shutdown process.

As of +today, it will no longer be possible to purchase storage or music from the Ubuntu One store. The Ubuntu One file services apps in the Ubuntu, Google, and Apple stores will be updated appropriately.

As always, your content belongs to you. You can simply download your files onto your PC or an external hard drive. While the service will stop as of 1 June, you will have an additional two months (until 31 July 2014) to collect all of your content. After that date, all remaining content will be deleted.

If you have an active annual subscription, the unused portion of your fees will be refunded. The refund amount will be calculated from today's announcement.

We know you have come to rely on Ubuntu One, and we apologise for the inconvenience this closure may cause. We've always been inspired by the support, feedback and enthusiasm of our users and want to thank you for the support you've shown for Ubuntu One. We hope that you'll continue to support us as together we bring a revolutionary experience to new devices.

The Ubuntu One team

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(210) 538-3319 Security Alarm Spam

Posted by David  •  Apr 10th, 2014 9:32:19 am - Subscribe | Mood: annoyed | Music: Best of Booty 2010

Got my first call today from these guys from a San Antonio number. They state that if you allow them to place a sign on your lawn they will give you a free alarm system, and free installation.

Legit? I think not, listen below.

" Re 15 seconds your local police recommend you protect your home. If you are allow us to place a small sign in your yard. We will install a new security system at absolutely no cost to you whatsoever. There is no cost for the system or the installation whatsoever to hear more press one now to be placed on our do not call list, press 9."

Obviously, if you receive this call DO NOT press 1 to be placed on the do not call list. This will only lead to the acknowledgement that you are listening on the other line and it may trigger more calls. happy.gif

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Change the Default Windows Remote Desktop Port

Posted by David  •  Feb 4th, 2014 6:42:16 pm - Subscribe | Mood: tired | Music: No Music

This entry will show you how to change your default port on Windows Remote Desktop (RDP-TCP).

Changing the default port to Windows Remote Desktop Protocol has a security advantage. Well for one it's not using it's native port of 3389. So changing it adds an extra (not much) layer of security.

What you will need:
1. Access to your Router to Port Forward
2. Allow Remote Assistance
2. Administrative Access to Firewall
3. Administrative Access to Registry

Remote Desktop Port Change

It would be my recommendation that you create a system restore point before making changes to the registry as I am about to show you. Have you created the restore point? have you already port forwarded the port you would like in your router? I will assume you have.

Let's Allows Remote Desktop on Windows:

1. Go to the Windows Start Button
2. Right click on Computer
3. Go to properties
4. Click on Advanced System Settings
5. Go to the Remote Tab
6. Check mark Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer
7. Now check mark Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure) Please feel free to toggle to Advanced settings and Users list if you wish.

Let's change the Default Windows Remote Desktop Port:

1. Go to the start button
2. In the Search box type in regedit.exe
3. In the registry editor go to: HKEY_LOPCAL_MACHINE
4. Now open the SYSTEM folder
5. Now open the CurrentControlSet
6. Open Control
7. Find the folder called Terminal Server
8. Now open the WinStations directory
9. Finally (last directory) open the RDP-Tcp folder
10. Inside this directory look for the REG_DWORD named PortNumber
11. Right click PortNumber
12. Choose Modify
13. Now select Decimal
14. Here you can change the port number to whatever you like. Instead of 3389 you can make it 333889. (That's a little obscure)
15. Once you have chosen a number click ok.
16. Now go back to the Windows Start Button.
17. Go to the Search Programs and Files field and enter. Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

Here you will need to allow the port through your firewall. Click on Inbound Rules and then click on New Rule.

Select Port > TCP > Specific local ports: 33389 > Allow the connection > Select Domain / Private / Public based on your preference > Now name and describe your open port. (I would recommend that you do.

Then hit finish, and restart your computer. That should do it!

Let's test on another machine

On another machine Open Remote Desktop Connection and go to something like this: or

To connect you will need the username and password to the respected machine.

Questions? Ask away.

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CompTia Network+ Certified

Posted by David  •  Jan 25th, 2014 7:13:16 pm - Subscribe | Mood: happy | Music: No music

Just a follow up on my Network+ Certification.

Network+ CE Certified

Hi there, as you may already know by the title I am now CompTIA Network+ Certified. Hooray! I can honestly say that this was not an easy exam for me since my background is in web development / programming. I had about 7 network simulations and 73 various network+ questions.

Now before you pass judgement let me explain my background in computer networking. Well first off, it consisted of a SOHO with a WAN connection to a router connected to X amount of LAN connections. The router/wap also included XX amount of devices, all that required a WPA2 Enterprise authentication. Since then I have identified every device on the network and have assigned the most important ones a static/reserved local IP address.

I have done so much work to my internal network such as creating limitations on signal strength, DMZ addressing for my web server, MAC address filtering for my devices, and setting up an IDS and IPS.

I did most of this while I studied for my exam. It gave me a live/ lab production environment to work on. (keeping in mind I made the necessary backups / documentation AS ALWAYS in case of a catastrophe). The idea in doing all this was to take myself out of my comfort zone and into uncertainty. I believe it's one of the easiest ways to learn.

BTW: I just want to let you know that I do work full time at a well known company in here in San Antonio. My job requires me to manage certain situations on the network. BUT, can I create experimental situations on a job's network? The answer is NO

The best place to do this was in my SOHO.

Download a Network+ Cheat Sheet

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Network+ Cheat Sheet N10-005

Posted by David  •  Dec 28th, 2013 11:02:51 pm - Subscribe | Mood: excellent | Music: Reggie and the Fuill Effect

Here is a Network+ Cheat Sheet N10-005, that has assisted me, and hopefully assist you in passing your Network Plus Exam.

As many of you, but not all of you know I am taking my CompTia Network+ exam in the next coming week(s). In that I have re-illustrated a scan that was given to me by a friend.

Network+ Cheat Sheet N10-005

Hopefully this document helps you as it has definitely helped me. The cheat sheet contains information on the following.

Network+ Cheat Sheet N10-005 contents:
  • Ethernet Standards
  • Wireless Lan Standards
  • Routing Protocols
  • Binary Conversion
  • Wireless Wan Technology
  • IPv4 Network Classes
  • IPv6 Address Formats
  • IPv6 Special Address(es)
  • OSI Model Layers
  • TCP/IP Model Layers

    If you have any questions you are always welcomed to leave a comment. I hope this document helps you.

    Download & Print:
    Network+ Cheat Sheet N10-005

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