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Professional vs. Non-Professional

I and a Windows (Wintel) Systems Administrator by training and experience. I also have worked as a Network administrator and had a Completed  CCNA course work.

When joining my friend Vizo at Vulcans Logic Networks; Vizo introduce me to “Eli the Computer Guy”  I realized I wasn’t a real profession for the 13 years.

True professionals work on and develop their skills and push beyond the everyday routine, but just doing things to get the job done.  I had forgotten what about the passion I had for computers, science, engineering, and technology before I started working as a professional.

I built my first computer at 13 years old and always had a computer lab, once I completed my MCSA/CCNA security boot camp and get rid of my lab and started work for the last 13 years, doing things just to get it done developing bad habits.

The 2 years I come back to basics I am rebuilding hackers labs and built and new computer room and I working on a new notebook.

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I am learning Linux Administration and DevOps engineering and improving and advancing my skills Windows (Wintel) systems administration and network administration.

What is the difference between a professional and a non-professional?  I use to think it was knowledge, but no is it is love and passion for what it is that you do.

Anyone can develop the skills and knowledge but can do have the passion and love to do what you do.

That is the real difference.

The Journey Begins

Welcome everyone I have moved this site off of blogger and on to WordPress.

I have a little bit more options in my opinion on WordPress.com and I have a series of other sites on WordPress this will make easier to manage.

I have moved all the content on the blog sites to WordPress whose the content is about martial arts and spiritual journeys.  I wish to keep everything organized and separated.

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

 

CISCO Router Password List

I found this list of default passwords used in routers the may help you taking control of systems and networking equipment from another admin I lot of system and network admins are either too busy or lazy to change the default logins to there devices (sometimes they can’t). Please, change your default passwords if you can.


CISCO Router Password List

CISCO
Model
Default Username
Default Password
Cache Engine
admin
diamond
ConfigMaker
cmaker
cmaker
cva 122
admin
admin
CNR All
admin
changeme
Netranger/secure IDS
netrangr
attack
BBSM 5.0 and 5.1
bbsd-client
changeme2
BBSD MSDE Client 5.0 and 5.1
bbsd-client
NULL
BBSM Administrator 5.0 and 5.1
Administrator
changeme
Netranger/secure IDS 3.0(5)S17
root
attack
BBSM MSDE Administrator 5.0 and 5.1
sa
(none)
Catalyst 4000/5000/6000 All
(none)
public/private/secret
PIX firewall
(none)
cisco
VPN Concentrator 3000 series 3
admin
admin
Content Engine
admin
default
3600
Administrator
admin
AP1200 IOS
Cisco
Cisco
GSR
admin
admin
CiscoWorks 2000
guest
(none)
CiscoWorks 2000
admin
cisco
Ciso Aironet 1100 series Rev. 01
(none)
Cisco
2600
Administrator
admin
Aironet
(none)
_Cisco
Aironet
Cisco
Cisco
HSE
root
blender
HSE
hsa
hsadb
WLSE
root
blender
WLSE
wlse
wlsedb
Aironet 1200
root
Cisco
CallManager
admin
admin
WSLE all
wlseuser
wlsepassword
WLSE all
enable
(none)
Cisco Wireless Location Appliance 2700 Series prior to 2.1.34.0
root
password
MeetingPlace
technician
2 + last 4 of Audio Server chasis Serial case-sensitive + 561384
ONS all
CISCO15
otbu+1
2600 router
cisco
(none)
PIX 6.3
enable
(none)
Cisco677
NONE
blank
Cisco678
NONE
blank
Cisco675
NONE
blank
Cisco800Series
NONE
blank
DPC2325
unknown
unknown
EPC2425
blank
blank
EPC3825
unknown
unknown
Linksys-E3000
admin
admin
Linksys-E2000
admin
admin
DPQ3925
admin
admin
Linksys-E1000
admin
admin
870_Series
admin
admin
EPC3925
unknown
unknown
M10
admin
admin
Linksys-E1550
admin
admin
DPC3825
cusadmin
password
Linksys-E1200
admin
admin
Linksys-E1500
admin
admin
Linksys-E2100L
admin
admin
Linksys-E2500
admin
admin
Linksys-E3200
admin
admin
Linksys-E4200
admin
admin
Linksys-EA4500
admin
admin
Linksys-EA3500
admin
blank
Linksys-X2000
admin
blank
M20
admin
blank
Linksys-E900
admin
blank
Linksys-X3000
admin
blank
WRVS4400Nv2
unknown
unknown
X2000
admin
blank
X3000
admin
blank
Linksys-EA2700
admin
blank
RV-120W
admin
admin
RV180
admin
admin
DPC2320
blank
blank
DPC3925
blank
blank
DPC3828D
blank
blank
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Windows OS Memory

Here are some notes I made on Memory for windows OS and NOS operating systems. 
Memory maximums for current Microsoft® Windows OS’s include:
 
32-bit OS

Windows 8 (32 bit)
  • Windows 8 Enterprise: 4 GB
  • Windows 8 Professional: 4 GB
  • Windows 8 Home: 4 GB
 
Windows 7 (32 bit)
  • Ultimate: 4 GB
  • Enterprise: 4 GB
  • Business: 4 GB
  • Home Premium: 4 GB
  • Home Basic: 4 GB
  • Starter: 2 GB
 
Windows Vista (32 bit)
  • Ultimate: 4 GB
  • Enterprise: 4 GB
  • Business: 4 GB
  • Home Premium: 4 GB
  • Home Basic: 4 GB
  • Starter: 1 GB
 
Windows XP (32 bit)
  • Professional: 4 GB
  • Home: 4 GB
  • Starter Edition: 512 MB
 
Windows Server 2003 (32 bit)
  • Datacenter SP2: 128 GB
  • Enterprise SP2: 64 GB
  • Standard SP1: 4 GB*
  • Datacenter R2: 128 GB
  • Enterprise R2: 64 GB
  • Standard R2: 4 GB*
  • Web Edition: 4 GB*
  • Small Business Edition: 4 GB*
Windows Server 2008 (32 bit)
  • Datacenter: 64 GB
  • Enterprise: 64 GB
  • Standard: 4 GB
  • Web Server: 4 GB

 

* Certain Microsoft server operating systems can support over 4GB of memory via Physical Address Extension (PAE). Please refer to the Microsoft knowledgebase article located here for more information.
64-bit OS

Windows 8 (64 bit)
  • Enterprise: 512 GB
  • Professional: 512 GB
  • Home: 128 GB
 
Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Windows 7 Ultimate: 192 GB
  • Windows 7 Enterprise: 192 GB
  • Windows 7 Professional: 192 GB
  • Windows 7 Home Premium: 16 GB
  • Windows 7 Home Basic: 8 GB
  • Windows 7 Starter: N/A
 
Windows Vista (64 bit)
  • Ultimate: 128 GB
  • Enterprise: 128 GB
  • Business: 128 GB
  • Home Premium: 16 GB
  • Home Basic: 8 GB
 
Windows XP (64 bit)
  • Professional: 128 GB
  • Windows Server 2003 (64 bit)
  • Datacenter SP2: 2 TB
  • Enterprise SP2: 2 TB
  • Standard SP1: 32 GB
  • Datacenter R2: 1 TB
  • Enterprise R2: 1 TB
  • Standard R2: 32 GB
  • Small Business Edition: 128 GB
 
Windows Server 2008 (64 bit)
  • Datacenter: 2 TB
  • Enterprise: 2 TB
  • Standard: 32 GB
  • Web Server: 32 GB
 
Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)
  • Datacenter: 4 TB
  • Standard: 4 TB
  • Essentials: 64 GB
  • Foundation: 32 GB
  • Storage Server 2012 Workgroup: 32 GB
  • Storage Server 2012 Standard: 4 TB
  • Hyper-V Server 2012: 4 TB

Hackers leverage Plesk Panel to attack websites

Here is a great article.
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Hackers leverage Plesk Panel to attack websites

Summary: Whether it’s being attacked by repeat-offender hackers or a zero-day vulnerability, Parallels’ Plesk Panel has become a hot target on the internet.

Popular web hosting management software, Plesk Panel, is under attack, being used as a point of entry to compromise websites.

The software, created by virtualization and automation firm Parallels, has been targeted in the past, using a vulnerability in Plesk that allowed hackers to remotely compromise the Plesk server. This vulnerability affected versions 7.x, 8.x, 9.x and 10.0 to 10.3.1 of Plesk. When it closed the hole, Parallels recommended that administrators reset the passwords of all users.
Although the fix was put in place in February this year, Plesk users believe that the hackers who compromised user sites at that time, appear to have returned. They have voiced theories on Parallels’ own forums, suggesting that hackers harvested data from Plesk while it was vulnerable and then took advantage of admins or users not resetting passwords, following the hack. This would explain why admins who updated Plesk and were meant to be secure, are seemingly being compromised by an old vulnerability.
But another theory is that there is a new zero-day vulnerability in Plesk 10.4.4 and earlier. Brian Krebs at Krebs on Security reported that underground hacking forums are selling a Plesk zero-day exploit for US$8000, with other forum members vouching for its legitimacy.
ZDNet Australia contacted Parallels over the claims of a zero-day exploit in the wild, but the firm had not responded at the time of writing.
Regardless, Plesk is definitely attracting attention from hackers. There is now a large surge in unsolicited port scans that are looking for Plesk installations, according to data from the SANS Internet Storm Centre and as noted by Sucuri Malware Lab’s Daniel Cid, during an interview with SC Magazine. Cid said that there are more than 50,000 websites compromised, as part of a hacking campaign.
Yesterday, there were reports of attacks using WordPress and other plug-ins to compromise sites, however, from Cid’s later discussions with Krebs, the common factor among all of the compromised sites appears to actually be Plesk, meaning users don’t have to be running content management systems like WordPress to become a victim.

http://gizmodo.com/5925114/kevin-mitnick-the-worlds-most-notorious-hacker-is-here-to-talk-about-what-got-him-started

Outlook Hangs when Synchronizing Subscribed Folders

Well, I going to start to finally use this blog; most likely as a journal and to post stuff learned at work. So let’s get started. I didn’t write this article, it was written May 11, 2012, by Joseph Hanna. This is a common problem that has a popped up with my end users and clients using Microsoft Outlook especially from using Google Apps as the email provider.

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Having many folders with many messages in Microsoft Outlook, especially if they have attachments, can be slow. This issue is because Microsoft Outlook downloads all messages every time including attachments versus a normal email IMAP application where only headers are synced to present crucial information only, and messages and attachments are ONLY downloaded and cached upon viewing the message or if the mail application is explicitly told to download all messages. Remedy this situation as follows:

After setting up your IMAP email account in outlook, right click on your email account and select “IMAP Folders…”
Click on the “Subscribed” tab and click the “Query” button.
Select all items in the list as follow:
Select the first item in the list and scroll all the way down.
Hold shift and click the last item in the list.
Click the “Unsubscribe” button.
It may prompt about folders that cannot be unsubscribed, just click “OK” here.
Select the “All” tab as we are now going to sync folders we wish or need to sync.
Select “Drafts” and click subscribe.
Select “Inbox” and click subscribe.
Select “Junk” and click subscribe.
Select “Sent” and click subscribe.
Select “Templates” and click subscribe.
Select “Trash” and click subscribe.
Do this for any other folders you wish to sync with the server.
Uncheck the option “When displaying hierarchy in Outlook, show only subscribed folders.” at the bottom of the window.
Click “OK” to close the window and commit the options.

This will resolve extremely slow synchronizations with Microsoft Outlook platforms. This issue can still be noticed if you have a very large Inbox folder, Sent folder, Trash folder, or any subscribed folder. The recommended method of avoiding this outlook issue is to simply file away messages from these subscribed folders into archived/unsubscribed folders (this also keeps your email organized!). Also, you can simply archive messages in outlook to clean them out of your mailbox (be careful as this WILL remove the messages from the server). Lastly, be sure to empty the Trash folder frequently enough to avoid a constantly growing Trash folder.

by Joseph Hanna.