Tag Archive: Security

May 07

Changes with NginX 1.6 – Strongly Recommended

Changes with NginX 1.6 Below are the list of changes from the 1.5.13 release of NginX to version 1.6 This is provided as reference only and was obtained from: http://nginx.org/en/CHANGES. This update makes the development / mainline version 1.5.13 part of the stable branch. Because of this several new features are included and we highly suggest people upgrade to …

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May 07

Changes with NginX 1.7 – Low

Changes with NginX 1.7 Below are the list of changes from the 1.5.13 release of NginX to version 1.7. This is provided as reference only and was obtained from: http://nginx.org/en/CHANGES. This update includes several new Features so updating to this version is not considered urgent/critical. Changes with nginx 1.7.0 24 Apr 2014 *) Feature: backend SSL certificate verification. *) …

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Mar 30

Resolved: Passwords must meet complexity requirements

Resolved: Passwords must meet complexity requirements Recently we were working on synchronizing passwords between an onPremise AD deployment and Azure Directory Services. As part of that we had to enable a strong password policy (You can configure this security setting by opening the appropriate policy and expanding the console tree: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Account Policies\Password …

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Dec 21

pgp – Not enough random bytes available. Please do some other work to give the OS a chance to collect more

pgp – Not enough random bytes available. Please do some other work to give the OS a chance to collect more I was working on getting a private key in order to sign a PPA and upload it to Launchpad. However, when I ran gpg –gen-key the server kept asking me to give it more entropy: …

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Nov 05

How to: Generate Random Passwords

How to: Generate Random Passwords Sometimes one of the issues I have is coming up with Random Passwords. It takes time to play around with the keyboard and although just hitting random keys seems easy I struggle with that. This is specially true when you are trying to set passwords for a long list of …

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Aug 25

How to secure WordPress

How to secure WordPress This is a coleciton of… lets call them best practices for securing your WordPress installation. I used to be very carefree when it came to the Internet. But as you have probably heard hacking is a much more common activity nowadays. Back in the day usually the main targets were large …

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Mar 14

How to: Use the Certificate Enrollment MMC in the TMG host machine

How to: Use the Certificate Enrollment MMC in the TMG host machine Behavior: When you are using the Certificate MMC snap-in and/or try to perform a certificate auto-enrollment in your localhost/TMG server you’ll most likely run into an error message on-screen that reads ” RPC failure “. If you try requesting a certificate on other computers joined to your …

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Mar 10

How to: Remotely manage a Hyper-V Server / Enable Firewall exceptions

How to: Remotely manage a Hyper-V Server / Enable Firewall exceptions Unfortunately one of the things you will find out when you install a Hyper-V Server 2012 is that it is completely locked down. You are provided with a very neat utility that allows you to easily perform common tasks like enabling remote management, configuring your …

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Jan 30

How to: Add your Interactive Brokers account(s) to your Mint.com account

How to: Add your Interactive Brokers account(s) to your Mint.com account After several months of waiting for Mint.com to support Interactive Brokers finally they have that option available to their users! Unfortunately, it does come with additional work users are not used to. Usually just typing in your username and password is all you need to download …

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Dec 21

Lync 2010: On the iPad app I get the following message: “Can’t verify the certificate from the server. Please contact your support team.”

Lync 2010: Can’t verify the certificate from the server when logging in from the iPad / iPhone When trying to log in from an iPad or iPhone you may run across the error message: “Can’t verify the certificate from the server. Please contact your support team.” Something I’ve noticed through experience working with anything from …

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