3 Steps to Get Control of Your Local Admin Account Passwords

Mar. 20, 2017 by

A few years ago, Microsoft removed the ability to store passwords in Group Policy Objects using the cPassword method that Active Directory domain administrators had been using for over a

Microsoft Domains to Trust in Your Browser Script-blocker

Nov. 4, 2016 by

If you’re using some kind of script blocker in your browser–and you should be–some websites can be very difficult to configure properly. Every script blocker I’ve used will show you

A Primer on SPF Records

Jul. 1, 2016 by

Yesterday there were a million and one web pages on Sender Policy Framework. Today there are a million and two. When I was researching SPF record syntax for some changes

Troubleshooting a Recurring Account Lockout

Aug. 25, 2015 by

If you haven’t had to deal with a mysterious, recurring account lockout, then you haven’t been on the job very long. Almost all Active Directory installations include a Group Policy

Keep Flash Player Up to Date for Better Security

Aug. 6, 2015 by

Adobe Flash Player is a bear trap on your computer, just waiting for you to stumble onto the wrong website to spring and install malware onto your computer. Recently a

Beware of Scam Callers

May. 20, 2015 by

We’ve been getting a lot of scammers and robocallers lately. My wife just alerted me to a scammer pretending to be from the Fraternal Order of Police. Red flags: 1)

Flawed password management model for Microsoft’s new Outlook app

Feb. 18, 2015 by

Microsoft’s new Outlook for iOS and Android isn’t like other ActiveSync clients. In fact, it isn’t really an ActiveSync client at all. The actual ActiveSync client is a Microsoft-owned server