Tag: computers

Windows Active Directory Password Policy: Still ​Misunderstood

I am going to make this short and sweet. I want to not focus on the Password Policy settings and ​ focus just on the deployment of the Password Policy in Active Directory. Here is the reality of the Password Policy in bullet format, for easier consumption: The Password Policy for the domain is defined in the Default Domain Policy Group Policy Object (GPO) by default

Safely Delegating Password Reset Capability in Active Directory

I have been preaching for years about how powerful Active Directory is in the ability to delegate control over certain tasks and certain objects in Active Directory. One of the most obvious delegations is giving a one group of users the ability to reset passwords for a different group of users. There are a few issues using the Microsoft solution, and those issues can cause insecure settings, hard-to-report delegations, and access to AD that is hard to find and remove

Worried of FBI’s Blackout? Let ME help you to fix your DNS

This is in continuation with this post on FBI shutting down the stand-in DNS Servers on March 8, 2012 and its implications In short, the computers affected by the DNSChanger Trojan will not be able to connect to the internet after March 8 until the DNS Settings have been fixed. The DNS Checker tool discussed in the above blog post helps you primarily find whether your system is infected with the DNSChanger Trojan. You will have to fix your DNS Settings manually to be able to connect to the internet.

The Best Security Suites for 2011

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