Here's a great tool for testing DNS, Mail, SMTP, and similar environments to see if they are listening on certain ports across the internet. https://www.dnswonder.com/Tools/ With it, you can test: GET DNS RECORDS GET MX RECORDS GET PTR RECORDS GET SPF RECORDS GET BLACKHOLE LIST (RBL) GET SMTP SERVER TYPE TEST SMTP CONNECTIVITY TEST EMAIL DELIVERY TEST EXCHANGE SERVER TEST IMAP SERVER TEST ZIMBRA SERVER TEST REGULAR EXPRESSION ENCRYPT DATA Enjoy. … [Read more...] about Tools for Testing SMTP, DNS, other mail server types, and more
This issue applies to Server 2003 schemas. Remember, your schema may be lower than your domain controller server version. So you're working through some policy issues and you find that your computer isn't picking up the proper password policy that you've applied, even though your machine is definitely part of the OU where the GPO is linked. You do an RSOP and see that the resultant policy is not applied and can't figure out why some things like password age or complexity are not being changed … [Read more...] about Password Policies such as Maximum Password Age are not being set by GPO
Every once in a while you'll run across issues with NTFS security that just can't be explained. You'll want to move folders, files into folders, or take ownership of a file but Windows Explorer just won't let you. Run these two commands and you'll get your ownership back. takeown /f S:\path/r /d y icacls S:\path /grant administrators: f /t If you are logged in as yourself, the first command will make you the owner. The second command will clear up any issues with administrators having … [Read more...] about An error occurred while applying security information – Access is denied
I was dealing with a security vulnerability and wasn't having much luck finding how to fix this issue online. I finally came across a few website posts that got me a little closer to what I was looking for. The full solution can be found below: Here's the report: Summary This host is running Remote Desktop Protocol server and is prone to information disclosure vulnerability. Vulnerability Detection Result Vulnerability was detected according to the Vulnerability Detection … [Read more...] about Vulnerability: This host is running Remote Desktop Protocol server and is prone to information disclosure vulnerability.
Here's the default username and password to Fortinets as well as most Fortigates: user: Admin password: (none) Hope this helps some of you guys. Cheers. … [Read more...] about Fortinet default username password
As an admin, you've got lots of devices that you log into using IP addresses and other pages that you access such as https://localhost. It gets annoying when you have to see "your connection is not private" a few times a day and then choosing to proceed anyway. Here's how to disable that: Copy this switch: [crayon-5a36e1269810c103538739/] Go to the properties of your Chrome shortcut. Most of the time this means right clicking on the shortcut and going to properties. In the "Target" … [Read more...] about Chrome: Disable the “your connection is not private” page
We use Windows for a reason. It's hard for computer professionals to admit it, but the a GUI and the functionality behind an app, even a small one, can be really helpful. Sometimes there just isn't enough functionality in a command prompt or console. So when little apps come along that make our lives a bit easier, it's important to give them some recognition. CurrPorts is a little executable for Windows computers that helps us out. CurrPorts will give you a table showing all the information … [Read more...] about View Port Bindings via Windows based GUI – CurrPorts
While doing some end of the year vulnerability scans, we were getting some web servers coming back with some potential security threats, all too common in the IT world. Looking for a faster method to patch up these holes, I came across a very neat little tool Call IIS Crypto made by the good people at Nartac Software. Their explanation of the tool: IIS Crypto is a free tool that gives administrators the ability to enable or disable protocols, ciphers, hashes and key exchange algorithms on … [Read more...] about Disable Vulnerable Ciphers, Hashes, Keys, using IIS Crypto