August 2015 Posts

Secure your network like a Fortune 500 Company

So I made a Udemy course a while back based off of an experiment I did at home. Now most of you know I am more than just a writer I am also a IT nerd. From time to time I stumble on something amazing.

Here is what happened. I had family members over my home and they were on my wifi (like most people do). While they were on their tablets, and laptop surfing the web one of them went on a site that had a virus. That virus got on to their machine. Then tried to infect my entire network. This virus was so crazy it started to slow down my home internet.

This is when I had an idea to apply some of the skills I learned in the IT field at home. That is how this course was born. I know every great network admin when they setup a network for any company big or small at it’s core is a way to protect the users from the online boogieman.

Armed with this knowledge I tried to find any FREE software that is out there to do the job. Thankfully with my Linux admin skills I was able to find a way to add a Firewall and Content Filter for my network which keeps my family safe.

This technique is so effective that this same family member came back to my home after they were hit will some malware that closed any running programs, played ads in the background of their machine, and pop up random porn sites. I let the machine on my network and my system was so effective the malware just stopped running. I was able to run the some cleaning apps from the machine and it was running as good as new moments later.

Now you’re wondering “How does this work?”.

One Year Book Challenge update #readmore

By the end of the month I should be at 40 books for the year of my 56 books goal. Here is the updated book list.

updated book list

My book list!
Fiction
Have Space Suit – Will Travel
1984
Animal Farm
The Great Gatsby
The Lion Witch and the Wardrobe
Casino Royale
Red Planet
Assignment in Eternity
The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy