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Use 7z to compress & encrypt zip files

7z a -tzip -mem=AES128 -bd -y -pPASSWORD -mx=0 — OUTPUT_FILE.zip file1 file2 file3 file3 This uses AES128 encryption and uses a compression rate of 0 (archive mode). You can pick a number up to 9 (highest compression rate) Enjoy!

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Force uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection from Windows without password

I figured out it would be much easier to just use the CleanWipe utility from here: https://symwisedownload.symantec.com//resources/sites/SYMWISE/content/live/TUTORIALS/124000/HOWTO124983/en_US/CleanWipe3897.zip?__gda__=1517979685_a3d644edaa4bd0b810351c5a6cab2aa6 Enjoy! Source: https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.HOWTO124983.html

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Force expiry of a Linux Account

Just locking the linux account isn’t enough, since the user can use other methods to login, such as PKI. The best solution would be to force expire the account: sudo chage -M 0 username

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Create random passwords from command line in Ubuntu

There are two handy tools that generate random passwords from the command line in Ubuntu (and other distros of course). It’s more secure to use passwords from these tools instead of online password generators. First of which is apg and … Continue reading

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How to reset lost password on Ubuntu

From the official Ubuntu LostPassword documentation (with minor changes to work on more recent versions of Ubuntu) Reboot your computer. Hold Shift during boot to start GRUB menu. Press e to edit. Find the line starting with “linux” and change “ro” … Continue reading

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