How-To

How To Encrypt Data In Amazon S3

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Most data uploaded to the cloud is protected by the standard username and password authentication, and is usually stored in plaintext for easy access and retrieval. However, because some data can be sensitive and confidential, this level of protection will not be enough against certain threats or to meet certain requirements such as : External […]

Enable Encryption for Microsoft SQL Server Connections

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It’s late in the afternoon and I have just received a most interesting task. A client of mine wants to connect to his Microsoft SQL Server over the public network, with no VPN, and he’s asking me how can we best secure this connection. First thing that popped up in my mind is encryption! So […]

Using Wireshark to Sniff an SMB transmission

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Have you ever wondered what is happening under the hood when connecting to a Windows share?  There is one easy way to find out. Use a packet sniffer such as Wireshark. What is Wireshark? Wireshark is a simple to install and easy to use packet capturing tool that is supported on both Windows and Linux. […]

How to Configure IPSec on Windows

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There are many applications which will implement authentication and encryption of network traffic through a separate third party program. However, the Microsoft operating system can also implement this natively through the configuration of IPSEC. In this article we will look at what IPSEC is and a simple example of implementation.   What is IPSEC? Internet Protocol […]

How to Create a Local FTP Server from Scratch

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Windows 10 users can create a personal cloud server that lets them transfer files without limits. In this guide, we’ll show you how to create a local FTP server that gives you more control over how you share files. Enable FTP on Windows 10 File transfer protocol or FTP is an old way of transferring […]

How to Upgrade Microsoft SQL Server the Right Way

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Hello and welcome to another detailed article on MSSQL. Today I will be touching the subject matter of doing an in-line upgrade of a MSSQL Server from one version to another. For today’s article, we will be upgrading from Microsoft SQL Server 2014 to SQL Server 2017 . As with any upgrade, we should first […]

Brocade ISL Configuration Step by Step Guide

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Hello everyone! I have recently received the task to connect a Brocade SN6000B switch to an existing switch fabric, so I thought I would write a article on how to do this since there are a lot of contradicting articles and not so clear articles online. So let’s do this, step by step style! So […]

Automatically Pass WinSCP Passwords to PuTTY (SSH)

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WinSCP has been one of the most effective and lightweight secure file-transferring clients on the Internet for nearly 20 years. It supports FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, SCP, and SSH. If you’re a web developer or just someone who manages websites and servers as a hobby, you’ve probably heard of this tool before. One of […]

Attach a USB Device to a Virtual Machine in VMware

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Hello and welcome to another article on VMware. This time we’ll talk about a simple task, of attaching a USB device to a VM in VMware. This article is intended for the beginner audience in the virtualization world and I hope it will add a little more knowledge here and there. Ok so let’s start. […]

How to Run Linux on Windows 10

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Linux users celebrated when it was reported that Bash shell was coming to Windows. And while it was not readily available to all users at first, the Windows 10 Creators Update made Linux on Windows more accessible. Want to join in on the fun? Here’s how you can have Linux on Windows operating system without […]