The VMRC console has disconnected…attempting to reconnect

“The VMRC console has disconnected…attempting to reconnect” warning on my VMware esxi5.5 environment at work annoyed me no end for a few hours as I was baffling over what it meant. There are two resolutions that I could find; Restart the client machine, log back into the vsphere client and all should be well. IfContinue reading “The VMRC console has disconnected…attempting to reconnect”

New OWA attack steals Outlook passwords

New OWA attack steals Outlook passwords Businesses beware. Security firm Cybereason researchers recently discovered a backdoor in Microsoft’s Outlook Web Application (OWA)  that steals passwords. Dan Godin of Ars Technica reported this morning: Researchers have uncovered advanced malware that can steal virtually all of a large organization’s e-mail passwords by infecting its Outlook Web Application (OWA)Continue reading “New OWA attack steals Outlook passwords”

What is the actual signal strength on my iPhone?

What is the actual signal strength on my iPhone? Well it probably has no useful link to the bars that you can see in the corner of your handset. Follow the below steps to change to a dB signal strength indicator. Dial *3001#12345#* on your iPhone then press Call. You’ll notice a signal strength indicatorContinue reading “What is the actual signal strength on my iPhone?”

Accessing WiFi password history – Mac

In order to see the passwords used by your Mac, navigate to the applications folder and open other and then Keychain Access. Once open, select System inside the Keychain box and look for your network, double click the chosen network and tick the show password box. A dialogue box will then pop up and ask you to confirm youContinue reading “Accessing WiFi password history – Mac”

Vi, commands at a glance – basic

Vi can often be daunting, so here is my Vi commands at a glace list. Inserting: r            Replace character under cursor with next typed character. R           Replace characters under cursor until esc is pressed. i            Insert before cursor. a    Continue reading “Vi, commands at a glance – basic”

Get the Start Menu back

If like me you have ignored the cries of frustration from others about how Windows 8 or 8.1 have stolen the Start Menu then fear not as there are several solutions kindly provided by great people. Below are a couple of links that are by no means exhaustive but will give you an idea ofContinue reading “Get the Start Menu back”

Run as command

The “Run as command” is incredibly useful and can save you logging in as a different user. Open cmd.exe and type the following runas /user:<localmachinename>\administrator cmd or if on a domain runas /user:<DomainName>\<AdministratorAccountName> cmd cmd is not required, it can be exchanged for your desired program.