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TCP port 21 FTP vulnerabilities

Since the birth of the Internet, one of the exciting capabilities it has enabled is the ability to transfer data from one place to another over long distances. One of the first protocols designed for transferring files from one... Read More

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Open ports and their vulnerabilities

One of the age-old tenets of good network security is only open network ports that are necessary and make sure you have protection around any port open to the outside world.    Open ports provide attackers with an opportunity to compromise... Read More

How to unlock active directory account lockouts

There is no question that one of the most common tasks that helpdesk and IT admins carry out on a daily basis is user account management.  Specifically, triaging user account issues in an Active Directory domain environment takes a... Read More

How to enforce password history in Active Directory

The “Enforce password history” setting in Active Directory is used to determine the number of unique passwords a user must use before they can use an old password again. This is an important setting because password reuse is a... Read More