Defensive SSL security in Windows and IIS

In my previous post, I wrote about how SSLMate has made my life easier. I also mentioned how SSL-based attacks like POODLE and Heartbleed have forced us into using TLS. Which is all very well, except that Microsoft’s whole premise in their product line is backward compatibility. This means that a lot of older securityContinue reading Defensive SSL security in Windows and IIS

Exchange 2003 Fail Server

Holy hell, it’s hard to recover mail from an Exchange Server if you’ve lost your domain controller. But I’ve done it. Once again, I’m a legend. On Monday, a customer’s Windows 2003 Small Business Server went down due to a planned power outage. When it came back up again, the drives were corrupt. Their mostContinue reading Exchange 2003 Fail Server

What I’ve learned from my Windows 7 upgrade

Vista sucks. I believe that strongly. We’ve just recently got our Enterprise copy of Windows 7 so I started my upgrade yesterday. After the first reboot during installation, I was told I had a missing operating system. Damn, I forgot to decrypt the TrueCrypt system partition! Did that (back in Vista), restarted installation, and nowContinue reading What I’ve learned from my Windows 7 upgrade