Security

 Encrypted files using Cygwin and OpenSSL

with 1 Comment by Daniel Petri

Using Cygwin, the free open-source terminal emulator, in coordination with OpenSSL, you can create cross-platform encrypted files. The files created using Cygwin can be exported using mobile media including thumb drives, CDs, external hard drives, etc. Cygwin and OpenSSL are bundled in the download of Cygwin. The following tutorial (although demonstrated using Windows Vista) can… Read More

GFI MailSecurity

by Daniel Petri

GFI MailSecurity 9 Latest version for Exchange & SMTP mail servers includes advanced quarantine filters and rules London, UK, 2 August 2005 - GFI has today released a new version of GFI MailSecurity for Exchange/SMTP, its email content security solution. Version 9 provides administrators with far greater ease of use and highly reduced maintenance requirements… Read More

Data Protection and Recovery in Windows XP

by Daniel Petri

What are the new EFS features in Windows XP? Featured Product: Passware Kit - Password recovery software pack for the world's most popular office application files including Excel, Word, Windows 2003/XP/2000, Access, Outlook, QuickBooks, Lotus Notes, etc. Download FREE version now! Microsoft Windows 2000 introduced the capability for data recovery with the implementation of Encrypting… Read More

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    Disable EFS in Windows 2000

    by Daniel Petri

    How can I disable EFS on Computers Running Windows 2000? To disable EFS on computers running Windows 2000, you must remove the default data recovery agent from the computer. This restriction is removed in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 to help prevent security attacks on computers that are not members of a domain. The… Read More

    Quickly Check EFS Attributes

    by Daniel Petri

    How can I check to see if a file is encrypted with EFS or not? When you try to access a file on an NTFS file system volume, you may receive an "access is denied" error message. The file's NTFS permissions indicate that you can access the file. Sometimes this means that the file is… Read More

    Quickly Check Which User Encrypted a File

    by Daniel Petri

    How can I easily discover who's the user that encrypted a file? The Windows Explorer user interface (UI) shows which files are encrypted but not who encrypted them, causing a lot of confusion when trying to access specific files needed by other users. As an administrator, you could rectify the situation by decrypting the files.… Read More

    Block Ping Traffic with IPSec

    with 7 Comments by Daniel Petri

    How can I configure a Windows 2000/XP/2003 computer to block Ping packets? Windows 2000/XP/2003 machines have a built-in IP security mechanism called IPSec (IP Security). IPSec is a protocol that’s designed to protect individual TCP/IP packets traveling across your network by using public key encryption. In a nut shell, the source PC encapsulates the normal… Read More

    Block Web Browsing with IPSec

    with 1 Comment by Daniel Petri

    How can I block a Windows 2000/XP/2003 computer from surfing on the Internet? Windows 2000/XP/2003 machines have a built-in IP security mechanism called IPSec (IP Security). IPSec is a protocol that’s designed to protect individual TCP/IP packets traveling across your network by using public key encryption. In a nut shell, the source PC encapsulates the… Read More

    Change User Password from a Remote Computer

    by Daniel Petri

    How can I change my user-account password from a remote computer? You can change a Windows User Account password that is on any Windows computer from any other Windows computer regardless of whether the User Account is on a workstation, a stand-alone server, or a Windows domain controller. Additionally, it makes no difference whether the… Read More