Windows Sysinternals Installer (WSI) 5/29/14

Windows Sysinterals Installer (WSI) installs the entire Windows Sysinterals Suite on your computer and, optionally, automatically updates all of the tools weekly or monthly.

WSI is a Windows installer… it downloads the official ZIP from the Window Sysinterals team, unzips it to your Program Files folder, creates Windows Start Menu shortcuts and optionally allows you to update the applications either weekly or monthly (or none).

The 5/5/14 installer was flawed. Ooops. It was flawed because I BLAME MICROSOFT (no, don’t take their stupid little survey, they don’t care anyway and you probably won’t win anything).

schtask.exe has a nice little “bug” that ignores spaces inside quotes unless they are “escaped” properly. Idiots at Microsoft. I swear.


It’s fixed now. The new MSI can be installed ONE TIME (I hope) and you never have to read my boring posts ever again.

Until next time! muhawha…

Dangerous Google & Apple Phishing Scams

There have been two very convincing scams recently which have tricked users into handing over their Google and Apple accounts – to complete strangers (hackers).

How convincing? I sent out an email message to everyone in our company last Friday (3/21/14) and posted this article (below) to our corporate website in an attempt to warn everyone here about this potential threat. This morning (3/27/14) a co-worker received an email message from one of his customers with the subject “Document”. The message contained a link so my co-worker clicked the link. This took him to a web page with a real address. The page looked like a real Google login page (but it was fake) so he supplied his login information. Once he got signed in the site took him to a random online Google document. It didn’t make any sense so he just dismissed it and closed the page. The second he signed in to the fake page his Google account was taken over by a hacker (or a robot) who then started sending out mass email messages from his compromised account to every email address associated with his account… not just people in his contacts, but everyone in his history (to, cc and from).

Don’t think you can be tricked? Think again.

Please read this article as soon as possible.

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