Systems Administration

HMRC contractor scores IR35 payout after yet another taxman blunder

The Register - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:51
CEST tool gets it wrong – for its own creators

A self-employed contractor has scooped thousands of pounds from HM Revenue and Customs after the tax body used its controversial CEST online tool to wrongly determine her tax status.…

GoPro Quik 2.7.0 - Powerful editor for GoPro video (was GoPro Studio).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:47

GoPro Quik (was GoPro Studio) software makes it easier than ever to create professional-quality videos with your GoPro content. We've taken our most popular videos and turned them into GoPro Edit Templates that help fast-track you to an incredible edit. The music, edit points, slow motion effects, and more have been dialed--all you have to do is replace our video clips with yours. Or if you want to create your edits from scratch, you can do that too. Trim and mix clips. Adjust video playback speed for fast or slow motion. Add titles, music, audio tracks and more. It's never been easier to make epic GoPro-style videos to share with your friends.

  • GoPro Edit Templates make it easy to create GoPro-style videos
  • Trim, edit and mix video clips
  • Add titles, music, audio tracks and more
  • Fisheye adjustment control
  • Adjust video playback speed for fast or slow motion
  • Export video still frames at full resolution
  • Create videos from time-lapse photo sequences
  • Edit immersive 3D videos (requires 3D HERO System, sold separately)
  • Supports GoPro, Canon, Nikon, and other constant-frame-rate H.264, MP4, and .mov formats

Note: Quik can also be installed via this download as an additional component.

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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YubiKey 5 Series Launched, Google Chrome's Recent Questionable Privacy Practice, PlayOnLinux Alpha Version 5 Released, Android Turns Ten, and Fedora 29 Atomic and Cloud Test Day

Linux Journal - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:42

News briefs September 24, 2018.

Yubico announced the launch of the YubiKey 5 series this morning, which are the first multi-protocol security keys to support FIDO2/WebAuthn and allow you to replace "weak password-based authentication with strong hardware-based authentication". You can purchase them here for $45.

Google Chrome recently has begun automatically signing your browser in to your Google account for you every time you log in to a Google property, such as Gmail, without asking and without notification. See Matthew Green's blog post for more information on the huge privacy implications of this new practice.

PlayOnLinux released the alpha version of PlayOnLinux and PlayOnMac 5 ("Phoencis") over the weekend. The interface has been completely redesigned and is now decentralized, so if the website has issues, the program will still work. In addition, the script is now available on GitHub. This alpha version supports 135 games and apps. See the full list here.

Android celebrated its 10th birthday this weekend. See TechRadar, Engadget and TechCrunch for different takes on Android's history.

Fedora 29 Atomic and Fedora 29 Cloud development is wrapping up, and they now provide the latest versions of packages in Fedora 29, including all new features and bug fixes. Fedora Atomic Working Group and Cloud SIG are organizing a Test Day, Monday, October 1st. See the wiki page if you're interested in participating.

News Security YubiKey Google Chrome Privacy PlayOnLinux gaming Android Fedora

TXT Write 1.6.2 - Plain-text editor with PDF functionality.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:37

TXT Write is a powerful TXT and PDF (plain text, PDF) editor for iOS and OS X! Featuring full iCloud document synchronization, TXT files in addition to supporting nearly 15 plain text code formats; as well as PDF viewing/creating/annotation; TXT Write makes it super easy to create in many different formats while still being incredibly powerful!

  • iCloud document synchronization; TXT Write keeps all your documents up to date on all your iOS and OS X devices (iPhone, iPad, and Mac)
  • TXT read/write support; as well as HTML/JS/PHP/RB/PL/JAVA/C/H/M/CP/SH/MM read/write with syntax highlighting support for HTML, Javascript, PHP, Ruby, Perl, Java, C, C++, Objective-C++ and more
  • PDF creation/viewing/annotation -- On OS X add text, shapes, lines, markup and more; on iOS draw diagrams, take notes, grade documents, sign documents with Freehand writing (Large PDF documents in iCloud, such as large eBooks, are not recommended)
  • Preview HTML files instantly on iOS (Drag the proxy icon in the Titlebar to a web browser in the Dock to preview HTML on OS X)
  • Export as PDF makes it easy to annotate PDF's (iOS only) for grading papers, making corrections, or signing documents

Note: iCloud HandOff/Continuity requires both Bluetooth 4.0 and Wifi turned on and enabled

Version 1.6.2:
  • Updated User Interface
  • Fixed various bugs throughout the application

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Smart Scroll 4.4 - Scroll more smoothly, more quickly, and more comfortably.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:35

Smart Scroll makes scrolling smoother, faster, and more comfortable.

  • Scroll Wheel+ and Multi-Touch+: smoother, more comfortable and/or faster scrolling for your trackpad or mouse. Try it!
  • Hover Scroll: just hover the cursor near the top or bottom of a window and relax, no need to keep scrolling!
  • Auto Scroll: read more comfortably with automatic, hands-free scrolling!
  • Grab Scroll: the best way to scroll with a graphics tablet or regular mouse!
  • Scroll Keys: scroll from the keyboard with the same keys in all applications.
  • Vector Scroll: popular with Windows and Firefox users, now available for all Mac apps!

Improves even the latest trackpads and mice! Other features include trackpad and scroll-wheel acceleration, and more.

Version 4.4:
  • Support for macOS 10.14 Mojave

  • OS X 10.6 or later

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Quarantine ALL inbound email?

Sysadmin - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:34

We have a situation where the CEOs ex-girlfriend is threatening to email sensitive information (employee salaries, HR reviews, personal communications) to our employees. We are already quarantining all emails from her personal account, but she has started creating new Gmail accounts to send from. Our COO is very nervous and has asked me to quarantine all inbound email. At 10k inbound emails a day on the domain, this doesn't seem feasible using Gsuites quarantine functionality.

I'm tearing my hair out that she is going to get an email through to someone and it's going to get blamed on IT. Any ideas how to handle this insanity?

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Easy Ringtones 2.0.6 - A simple ringtone making utility.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:31

Easy Ringtone is a simple ringtone making utility. Ringtones later can be used for both iOS and MacOSX devices, e.g. iPhone, iPad, iMac. You may import ringtones to your device using iTunes, just drag created ringtone to iTunes app.

Version 2.0.6:
  • Fixed few issues

  • OS X 10.5 or later

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Going through SOC 2 audit in the first half of 2019. What can I expect?

Sysadmin - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:28

As the title says, the company I work for will be going through our first SOC 2 audit early next year. What should I expect? What is necessary to pass? I apologize if this question is too broad, but I've never been through a SOC 2 audit before.

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Cocktail 12.0 - General maintenance and optimization utility.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:28

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. It is a powerful digital toolset that helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world get the most out of their computers every day.

The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail's features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot-mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest.

Version 12.0:
  • Added compatibility with macOS Mojave 10.14
  • Miscellaneous improvements and enhancements
  • Updated Automator actions
  • Updated help files

  • macOS 10.13 or later

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WireframeSketcher 5.1.0 - Create prototype desktop, Web, and mobile apps.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:21

WireframeSketcher (was WireframeSketcher Studio) is a wireframing tool that helps designers, developers, and product managers quickly create wireframes, mockups, and prototypes for desktop, Web, and mobile applications. It's a desktop app and a plug-in for any Eclipse IDE.

Version 5.1.0:
  • Migrated to Eclipse 4.9 platform for standalone version
  • Updated Font Awesome icons to version 5.3.1

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Chrome no longer displays EV HTTPS in green

Sysadmin - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:19

Just noticed that none of our websites with EV certificates show up with green address bars in Chrome 69. Firefox, IE and Safari are still fine. I know that Google displays non-EV as grey starting with Chrome 68 but wasn't aware that they do the same for EV-certs.

Does anyone know if the documented this?

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That syncing feeling when you realise you may be telling Google more than you thought

The Register - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:18
Chrome gets a bit less shiny with auto sign-in

Google's Chrome lost more of its shine over the weekend as the normally calm and reasoned world of Twitter erupted in indignation after users realised the search giant was automatically signing them into its browser.…

ReiBoot - One click solution to enter/exit iOS recovery mode.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:18

ReiBoot is a one click solution to enter/exit iOS recovery mode.

Note: while the app is listed as freeware, you can purchase it for additional features. To learn more go here.

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Http get java file io error

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:17


when i try to write an output file from Http get i get the next error:

14.46.45/Variables doreplresult: |/maps/api/geocode/json?latlng=%LOC&sensor=false&key=mykey...&language=nl&region=nl| -> |/maps/api/geocode/json?latlng=51.89831177091265,4.541367286268402&sensor=false&key=mykey...&language=nl&region=nl| 14.46.45/Variables doreplresult: |/maps/api/geocode/json?latlng=%LOC&sensor=false&key=mykey...&language=nl&region=nl| -> |/maps/api/geocode/json?latlng=51.89831177091265,4.541367286268402&sensor=false&key=mykey...&language=nl&region=nl| 14.46.45/E prot: https:// serverport: contenttype: 14.46.45/Variables doreplresult: |%USERDATAPATH/HTTPGet.txt| -> |/storage/0000-0000/Tasker/Userdata/HTTPGet.txt| 14.46.45/E checkSDPath: /storage/0000-0000/Tasker/Userdata/HTTPGet.txt useRoot: false there: false file: true dir: false 14.46.45/FileUtil HTTP Get/checkSDPath: wudf: no write needed 14.46.45/E HTTP Get: checkSDPath: /storage/0000-0000/Tasker/Userdata/HTTPGet.txt useDocFile: false 14.46.45/E HTTP Get: checkSDPath: /storage/0000-0000/Tasker/Userdata/HTTPGet.txt ok true 14.46.45/E method: GET url:,4.541367286268402&sensor=false&key=mykey...&language=nl&region=nl timout: 10000 dataisfile false save /storage/0000-0000/Tasker/Userdata/HTTPGet.txt 14.46.45/WakeLockManager acquired partial lock for M flags: 1 autorelease: true warn: true 14.46.45/WakeLockManager setClearAlarm: not setting, last set 107ms ago 14.46.45/WakeLockManager setClearAlarm: not setting, last set 115ms ago 14.46.45/E body isfile: false cont: null 14.46.45/WakeLockManager acquired partial lock for M flags: 1 autorelease: true warn: true 14.46.45/WakeLockManager setClearAlarm: not setting, last set 160ms ago 14.46.45/E user didn't specify content type, server said application/json; charset=UTF-8 14.46.45/Utils contentTypeToCharset: parsed charset: UTF-8 from application/json; charset=UTF-8 14.46.45/E Input/Output error for,4.541367286268402&sensor=false&key=mykey...&language=nl&region=nl: /storage/0000-0000/Tasker/Userdata/HTTPGet.txt (Permission denied). 14.46.45/E result: stop task (error) 14.46.45/E Error: 1 14.46.45/MacroEdit action finished exeID 1 action no 0 code 118 status: Err next 0

I've granted Tasker permission to write to the SD card and a write file command works ok. Also writing the file to the internal storage works ok. Can someone help me out with this one?


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Airtool 1.7.1 - Check the state and channel configuration for built-in Wi-Fi.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:14

Airtool is a system menu-bar application that provides basic functions to check the state and channel configuration of the built-in Wi-Fi adapter, as well as to perform frame captures on single and multiple channels. It can be used together with Wireshark to let you change channel settings while performing live frame captures. In addition, captures can be automatically uploaded to CloudShark.

  • See Wi-Fi adapter state (associated, not associated) and channel information
  • Disconnect from network
  • List supported channels and channel widths
  • Perform frame captures on single or multiple channels
  • Change channel settings while performing live frame captures from external tools such as Wireshark or tcpdump
  • Automatically or manually upload captures to CloudShark

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

Version 1.7.1:
  • Changed it so that Airtool will always disconnect before capturing, even when capturing on the active channel
  • Updated supporting libraries

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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mailbox export exclude deleted items and capture in timeslots FUN!!!

Sysadmin - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:12

hi all wondering if anyone can figure out why this is running but fails and sits at 265kb

New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox firstname.surname –Excludefolders "Deleted Items" -ContentFilter {(Received -lt '06/15/2018')-and (Received -gt '01/01/2000')} –FilePath “\\servername\pst\

i am trying to export mailboxes to a pst without the deleted folder and from a specific date range.

i have seen some people say use #DeletedItems# rather than the speach marks but i couldnt even get that to run.


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Active Directory Forest Trust with AWS Directory Services - Security Concerns/Advantages

Sysadmin - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:11

/r/sysadmin, I need a little help with security concerns for some cloud resources.

What concerns should I have for a trust relationship between our internal AD and AWS Directory Services that we (mostly) control?

What security advantages would we receive from a trust relationship over directly joining these systems to our internal domain?

Story/More Info:

We are currently using AWS for a handful of use cases. We are considering using AWS Directory Services and creating a trust relationship with our existing domain.

The big reasons that I want to do this is to use Windows Authentication with RDS SQL Server.

It is my understanding that we will need a two-way trust. Our domain will need to trust systems on the AWS side and the AWS side will need to trust our users for authentication.

I feel like this is a relatively safe configuration and we should have full control over most of the AWS Directory, but the domain root will be owned and managed by AWS.

The control of the root will most likely be piece that our AD admin focuses on the most as the potential for concern. My position on this is that if AWS does not properly secure or does something that exposes customers using their control of the domain root, there are larger concerns with the AWS platform.

My primary security concerns are related to exposure of our internal domain. We currently allow (Windows) systems in AWS to join our internal domain. To me this feels less secure than a controlled trust relationship as the trust relationship isolates our domain from the systems in AWS.

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Prevent re-naming of Teams in Microsoft?

Sysadmin - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:10

Anyone know if this is possible? We are taking a managed approach to creating new Teams, the idea being we have a few Team power users for each department and they are the only ones with rights to create new Teams. So if a end user thinks they need a Team created they go to one of the power users. That person evaluates the persons needs and decides if there's a better option (new channel in existing team, use a chat instead, share files in one drive, etc). If it's decided the user should have a dedicated Team created the power user creates the Team and makes the requester the Owner.

Here's where we have a problem. Our guidelines state that the owners shouldn't be renaming Teams. Once they are done with a Team we want it archived and if they have another project they should request a new Team. However we are starting to notice that end users aren't listening and are re-purposing their existing Teams. So far I haven't found a Technical way to prevent an owner from changing the Team name, I'm wondering if anyone else is seeing this as an issue and has a solution.

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Windows 10 1803 EDU install with S Mode enabled is failing

Sysadmin - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:07

During the Windows Setup phase I get the following error:

Windows could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass [specialize]. The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for component [Microsoft-Windows-Deployment].

below is the unattend file that I use, with some changes to username/passwords. It fails for me if I specify to enable or disable S Mode.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend" xmlns:wcm="" xmlns:xsi="">
<settings pass="windowsPE">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS">
<FullName>Reading Public Schools</FullName>
<Organization>Reading Public Schools</Organization>
<MetaData wcm:action="add">
<Value>Windows 10 Education</Value>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS">
<settings pass="specialize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS">
<RegisteredOwner>Reading Public Schools</RegisteredOwner>
<RegisteredOrganization>Reading Public Schools</RegisteredOrganization>
<TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time</TimeZone>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Deployment" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS">
<RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<Path>reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Signatures\FirstNetwork" /v Category /t REG_DWORD /d 00000000 /f</Path>
<Description>Setting Network Location</Description>
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS">
<LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS">
<settings pass="offlineServicing">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-CodeIntegrity" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS">
<cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim://dist-nas-01/techfolder/microsoft/desktop%20os/sw_dvd9_win_pro_ent_edu_n_10_1803_64bit_english_-3_mlf_x21-82160/sources/install.wim#Windows 10 Education" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />

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Mobirise - Create websites with no coding.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:06

Mobirise is an offline app that allows you to easily create small/medium websites, landing pages, online resumes and portfolios, promo sites for apps, events, services and products.

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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