IT Resources

A selection of useful IT resources for professionals and businesses.

Networking

Quad 9 – Alternative DNS to your ISP or Google DNS. Provides protective DNS protection against bad sites. Use 9.9.9.9 as your DNS provider.
https://quad9.net/#/

MX Toolbox – Need to dig around a domain name; then use MX Toolbox that can provide a wealth of information around domains DNS configuration. It can also process raw email headers to tell you how an email was delivered to you.
https://mxtoolbox.com/

DNS Stuff – Now owned by SolarWinds, DNS Stuff also has a large range of tools for checking out DNS, IP addresses and domain names.
https://tools.dnsstuff.com/

DNS Checker – If you’re making DNS changes to systems used over the internet and want to see the progress. This site gives you a good indication of the DNS changes and progress throughout the internet.
https://dnschecker.org/

DNS Benchmark – Download and find out what DNS servers are best for your network.
https://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm

IP Calculator – Lots of them our there, but this is prefered site of choice.
http://jodies.de/ipcalc

Communication

Signal – messages, and calls are always end-to-end encrypted and painstakingly engineered to keep your communication safe.
https://signal.org/download/

Security

Haystacks – How complex is your password? How long would it take to brute force?
https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm

IP Leak – This is the kind of information that all the sites you visit, as well as their advertisers and any embedded widget, can see and collect about you.
https://ipleak.net

Monitor – From Firefox, this free service monitors your email addresses to check if they’ve been breached, hacked.
https://monitor.firefox.com/

VirusTotal – Upload suspect files and have it scanned by 70 antivirus vendors.
https://www.virustotal.com

FishTank & Webroot – Is this a bad website or link?
https://www.phishtank.com
https://www.brightcloud.com/tools/url-ip-lookup.php

Complex Password Generator
https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm

Scottish Password Generator – Nessie Pass!
https://nessiepass.com/

Tools

Send – Again from Firefox, free service to send large files that are encrypted locally on your computer.
https://send.firefox.com

http://www.cronmaker.com/

Waky Now – Remote control software
https://wayk.devolutions.net/home/download

GRC – Gibson Research Corporation (Security Now Podcast) has shed load of free applications you can down.
https://www.grc.com/freepopular.htm

Ninite – Quickly install multiple free applications from a couple of clicks and one download.
https://ninite.com/

Hardware Tools

  • Active Book Disk
  • BurnInTest

 

 

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