Security

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

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    Configuring IPSec Policies through GPO

    by Daniel Petri

    How can I configure an IPSec Policy through GPO? As written in previous articles (see related articles at bottom of page), 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. Besides… Read More

    Copy Encrypted Files on the Network

    by Daniel Petri

    Can I copy or move an encrypted file or folder across the network? No. When you attempt to gain access to a file on a shared network resource, the following error message may be displayed: This behavior can occur if the shared file was encrypted by another user using the Windows 2000 Encrypted File System… Read More

    Creating Strong Passwords

    by Daniel Petri

    In today's digital world one of the most important pieces of personal identity is the user's private password. Passwords are used to protect various aspects of our digital life such as our AD user account (used to log on to network resources), email accounts (such as Yahoo!, Gmail, Hotmail and others), credit card accounts, online… Read More

    Access Denied Error in EFS Encrypted Files

    by Daniel Petri

      Why do I get an “Access Denied” error every time I try to read a file even though I’ve double-checked my permissions, and they’re ok? 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… Read More

    Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Version 3.0 Combats Rise in “Google Hacking” Attacks

    by Daniel Petri

    Seattle, Washington - November 21, 2005 – Acunetix, a leading security software company focused exclusively on helping enterprises secure their web applications and web sites, today announced the next-generation version of  Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner, which provides a comprehensive solution to detecting system vulnerabilities that are frequently exploited by hackers. Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner provides… Read More