Friday, 23 February 2018

FREE Protection From Unicode Domain Phishing Attacks

IDN Safe is a browser extension which blocks internationalized domain names (known as punycode domains) to prevent you from visiting probable fake sites.

The use of Unicode in domain names makes it potentially easier to spoof web sites as the visual representation of an IDN string in a web browser may make a spoof site appear indistinguishable to the legitimate site being spoofed, depending on the font used.

With IDN Safe you can temporarily allow domains or whitelist them at all. By default they are blocked. Available as FREE browser extensions, for Chrome, Firefox and Opera.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

FREE Daily Security Threat Intelligence Alerts

IT supplier BT Business Direct are offering FREE daily security threat intelligence alerts to help protect your organisation, with all the latest details of emerging threats and trends occurring around the world. BT have built a team of 2,500 experts who are constantly watching, learning, predicting and responding to threats, sharing their knowledge through this FREE daily email service. See:

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

FREE Cyber Security Simulation Assessment

Cymulate is a cloud-based cyber security Simulation as a Service (SaaS) which identifies the security gaps in your infrastructure and provides actionable insights for remediation. For a FREE assessment of email & browsing vectors with summary reports, see:

Thursday, 15 February 2018

FREE Remote Access to your PC or Mac

Remotely connect to your computer or support your family members - anywhere, anytime! RemotePC by iDrive are offering a FREE lifetime one user license, to access one computer. Platform independent, works from a PC/Mac, iPhone/iPad or Android devices. Additional features include file transfer, chat and remote printing. See: and select pricing.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

FREE DNS Security Solution

Quad9 is a free security solution that uses DNS to protect your systems against the most common cyber threats. Quad9 routes your DNS queries through a secure network of global servers and uses threat intelligence from 18+ cyber security companies to give a real-time perspective on what websites are safe and what sites are known to include malware or other threats. If the system detects that the site you want to reach is known to be infected, you’ll automatically be blocked from entry. See:

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Free AWS Backup

Cloud Protection Manager by N2WS offers FREE backup & recovery for all types of AWS services, including: Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Aurora. CPM Free Edition is a snapshot-based backup tool that lets you protect up to 5 EC2 instances from any type of data loss, outage, or failure. For more info see:

Friday, 9 February 2018

FREE Secure Enterprise Collaboration Platform

Symphony is an enterprise messaging and collaboration platform. Lets you communicate with internal and external teams, securely share documents and content, conduct meetings with conferencing and screen sharing. Essential version is free, see:

Monday, 29 January 2018

Free Cloud Monitoring Platform

Datadog is the essential monitoring platform for cloud applications. Datadog brings together data from servers, containers, databases, and third-party services to make your stack entirely observable. These capabilities help DevOps teams avoid downtime, resolve performance issues, and ensure customers are getting the best user experience.

Free edition offers core collection and visualization features for 1 to 5 hosts, with 1-day metric retention and discussion group support. See:

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Fix Volume Shadow Copy Service Issues

Acronis VSS Doctor is a free tool for diagnosing and repairing Volume Shadow Copy Service issues. Volume Shadow Copy Service (aka VSS, Shadow Copy, or Volume Snapshot Service) is a built-in Windows technology that allows snapshots of PC files or volumes to be taken. Most backup software programs rely on VSS to perform backup and recovery operations.

Acronis VSS Doctor helps quickly identify the problem and efficiently fixes the most common Volume Shadow Copy Service issues. Available for Windows 7 or higher and Windows Server 2003 or higher, see:

Friday, 19 January 2018

Free Business Startup Resources

If you are thinking of starting a business, going freelance or already working for a yourself, Startups#nofilter's resources pages lists hundreds of free web services, tools and assets to help you get started. Covering: Startup Business, Startup Marketing, Design & Code, Startup Productivity and Startup Learning. See:

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

OneTrust Privacy Management Platform

OneTrust helps companies comply with data protection and privacy regulations across sectors and jurisdictions, including the EU GDPR. The FREE edition of their platform supports the implementation of data protection and privacy impact assessments (PIA or DPIA), vendor risk assessments, and other compliance and risk assessments. Limited to one admin, but unlimited usage, including website scanning & cookie compliance for 1 website. See:

Monday, 11 December 2017

FREE Privileged Access Management Solution

Osirium’s PxM Express privileged access management (PAM) solution is free for up to 25 devices, forever. PxM Express ensures that privileged account credentials never exist upon the user’s workstation, making interception an impossibility. Setup is quick and straightforward, via a downloadable VM image. For more info see:

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

FREE Creative Resources

PinTab is a Simple and powerful project, PinTab served valuable resources of websites like Photography, Fonts, Icons, Sketch, PSD, Color Schemes and many more. When you need to add a resources in your project, PinTab saves your valuable time in a smooth, handy and inspiring way. See:

Monday, 13 November 2017

Check That Your Twitter Followers Are Human

TrueTwit is a validation service for Twitter, letting you know that your followers aren't bots. New followers are direct messaged a validation request. If they successfully complete the CAPTCHA (or already a TrueTwit user), you are sent an email indicating they are a TrueTwit-validated human! For a FREE TrueTwit Basic account, see:

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

FREE Tools to Automate Your Website Growth

The guys at AppSumo spent over 4 years building these tools internally to grow their AppSumo Newsletter, which helped them grow to over a million subscribers. These tools are available for you, with a FREE tier limited to 500 subscribers. See:

Friday, 18 August 2017

FREE Cyber Security Skills for the Real World

Hacker Highschool (HHS) is collection free lesson books written for a teen audience. Lessons are produced ISECOM and translated into 12 languages. All lessons work with a free "live linux" CD and topics covered include: Being a Hacker, Essential Commands, Beneath the Internet, Playing With Daemons, System Identification, Hacking Malware, Attack Analysis, Forensics, Hacking Email, Web Security and Privacy, Hacking Passwords. See:

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Top 20 Online Security Blogs to Look Out For in 2017

As online security and data privacy are two of the hottest topics there is in IT at the moment, vpnMentor rounded up the best online security bloggers to look out for in 2017. vpnMentor's reviews are not based on advertising; but real experiences, will full, detailed advice on anything and everything VPN related. This includes easy-to-read guides on hard-to-understand subjects, in 27 languages. See:

Friday, 11 August 2017

Monthly Security Update Review

The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), is a program for rewarding security researchers for responsibly disclosing vulnerabilities. But for everyone else their blog has an excellent monthly security update review. See:

Friday, 4 August 2017

FREE Bitdefender Security Software

Bitdefender now offers over 11 free security tools. Over 7 are for Windows and Mac that can enhance your antivirus, especially if you are relying on the built-in antivirus for Windows or have no Mac antivirus.  While 4 are for Android mobiles. See:

Thursday, 20 July 2017

FREE Microsoft eBook Giveaway!

Microsoft Director of Sales Excellence - Eric Ligman is kicking off his annual FREE MICROSOFT EBOOK GIVEAWAY extravaganza!  This time with over 250 eBooks, including: Windows 10, Office 365, Office 2016, Power BI, Azure, Windows 8.1, Office 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, System Center, Cloud, SQL Server and more!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

12 Zero Cost Cyber Security Steps for Business

Improving cyber security in your business is not just about spending money. These 12 practical steps do not cost anything other than your time, even if you implement only a few of them, it could make all the difference. See:

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Check If You Are Vulnerable To EternalBlue

EternalBlue is the name given to the NSA exploit used by the WannaCry and NotPetya attacks. Eternal Blues is a free EternalBlue vulnerability scanner. It helps finding the blind spots in your network, these endpoints that are still vulnerable to EternalBlue. See:

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

FREE Security Awareness Training & Tools

KnowBe4 is an integrated Security Awareness Training and Simulated Phishing platform, with over 8 FREE tools. These include a phish alert button, phishing security test, email exposure check, domain spoof test, ransomware simulator, USB security test, weak password test and a training preview. See:

Monday, 19 June 2017

Chrome Cleanup Tool

This free application from Google will scan and remove software that may cause problems with Chrome, such as crashes, unusual startup pages or toolbars, unexpected ads you can't get rid of, or otherwise changing your browsing experience. Available for Windows 10/8.1/8/7:

Friday, 16 June 2017

Rapid Audit & Inspection Reports

It is not often I post about a paid app, but if any part of your job involves taking photos and creating task reports based on those photos, this is a real time saver. Site Audit Pro lets you quickly generate snagging PDF reports (even without typing) and annotate your photos so everyone is clear about what needs to be done. Available for iOS at £16.99 with all themes and Android for £6.99 + in-app purchases. See:

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

BgInfo Has Finally Been Updated

An update to BgInfo was released on Windows Sysinternals in February 2017 and is now on v4.21, which correctly reports Windows 10.

For those unfamiliar with BgInfo, it automatically displays relevant information about a Windows computer on the desktop's background, such as the computer name, IP address, service pack version, and more. See:

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

FREE Phishing Assessment Tool

Duo Insight is a free phishing assessment tool by Duo Security that allows you to identify your vulnerable users. Choose from a preset, and Duo will send a customised phishing email to a chosen group of your users. Users' credentials will not be collected or exposed to Duo.
After the campaign, Duo will send you a customised report that makes the business case for the security investments that keep your users safe.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Freeze Malware Processes

Rkill is a free utility that lets you freeze any malware processes that may be preventing your security software from removing them. Available for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, see:

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Create bootable USB drives in Windows

Rufus is a small free utility that helps quickly format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc. It can be especially useful for cases where you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.) for machine that do not have a DVD drive.

Available for Windows XP or later, see:

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Free Email Reminder Service

FollowUpThen lets you clear out your inbox by forwarding your emails to yourself to be received at a future date using an email addresses like or
A free account is limited per month to 50 Followups, 5 recurring Followups and 5 tasks. See: