Category Archives: Security

Renew certificate 2017 edition

Today I used my trusty post Resolve certificate error for Synology Diskstation part 3 of 4 again to renew my certificate. The site startssl.com is still alive, is still free and still works.¬†They even send me a reminder 2 weeks … Continue reading

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PNY ThinkSafe review

My new laptop is the MacBook Pro from Apple. The processor power, the brilliant screen and the speedy SSD make it to my perfect device. To keep it MY device I needed a security measure. Since it lacks the Kensington … Continue reading

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Password issues on mac

Our company enforces the use of complex passwords. They must contain letters, numbers and symbols, have a minimal length and differ from the last x passwords. My password is no exception. But when I log-in from my mac I always … Continue reading

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SpiraTeam database hack for user access

My test colleague uses SpiraTeam and needed some help restoring a backup. After restoring we granted access to the database from IIS (network service). But now he tells me nobody knows the Administrator password. What to do? Solution The SQL … Continue reading

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Renew certificate

In my post Resolve certificate error for Synology Diskstation part 3 of 4 I created a SSL certificate for my NAS. Today I received an e-mail notifying me about the expiration of that certificate. Following my original post I created … Continue reading

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Change remote desktop public port in Windows Azure

When you cannot connect to your Windows Azure Virtual Machine with remote desktop, maybe you’re being blocked. Most companies don’t allow communication over all ports. This limitation can be overcome by changing the public port Windows Azure uses for Remote … Continue reading

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Resolve certificate error for Synology Diskstation part 4 of 4

My Synology NAS allows the use of SSL to encrypt traffic. The default certificate supplied works, but gives an exception in the browser: There is a problem with this websites security certificate. The problem is the address and the certificate … Continue reading

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