Category Archives: Technical

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Windows Server Updates: Use The Proxy

This is a more technical note than usual because I happened to have a Windows 2012 server that was refusing to see any Microsoft updates. And as someone who goes around telling people to patch their servers, it is somewhat … Continue reading

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How Effective Is Anti-Virus Detection?

Out of amusement I decided to take one of those strange email spams telling me about an order that I never made (“Order no. 7160668120”), and see if the attachment was detected as a virus. To make things interesting, the … Continue reading

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Enhancing SSH Server Security

Every so often after I run security scans, I think about investigating making¬†ssh more secure. Normally I don’t have the time to do it, but this time I have made the time. It turns out that whilst the ssh protocol … Continue reading

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Security Conference: 30C3

The content pointed to here is a bit more technical than is usually posted here, but this blog is not just for introductory material. Basically I’ve been through many of the 30C3 videos and picked out some of the more … Continue reading

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Password Audit Procedure

This blog entry is intended to document a technical procedure used to perform a password audit. This is mostly intended for future use by security analysts who may be called on to perform a password audit, but is published here¬†for … Continue reading

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