A simple command in PowerShell! Windows 10 has built-in networking and PUA protection. The network protection prevents you from connecting to known malicious domains, while the PUA protection warns you before installing potentially unwanted applications. In either case, to enable… Read More »Quickly enable Windows 10’s built-in network and PUA protection!
Check out this official Microsoft site! Microsoft provides free virtual machines for developers to use, to develop for IE and Edge. And just to develop in general. Currently, you can choose between Windows 7, 8 and 10 VMs. All but… Read More »Just need a quick Windows VM?
I’ll show you a way around this!(Don’t forget to read the notes on security below!) Start a new WSL session as you usually would. Type sudo EDITOR=nano visudo and hit enter Use your arrow keys to scroll to the end… Read More »Tired of needing a password for sudo in WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux)?
Cross-platform and easy to use! If you use a Raspberry Pi, you probably had to flash an “image” to SD card in the past. Or if you want to install Ubuntu from USB you had to write an ISO to… Read More »How to flash images to your SD card or USB drive
Don’t let just “anyone” issue a certificate for your domain! If you run your website, you probably secure it with HTTPS (if not, you really should). And if you’re techy and smart, you’re using Let’s Encrypt to do so. This… Read More »Securing your website further with Certification Authority Authorization (CAA)
Just a quick one to improve things! Beginning January 2020, SSLLabs.com will give you a grade B if you still have TLS 1.0 or 1.1 enabled, as it’s considered insecure. The following is an example warning you might see: So… Read More »Quickly harden Apache 2 by disabling insecure SSL/TLS and only allowing strong ciphers
SMS 2FA: Two Factor Authentication by SMS.In many cases, it’s better to not have 2FA than SMS 2FA. As a rule of thumb, don’t ever hand out your mobile number to sites. The problem with SMS authentication SMS authentication is… Read More »SMS 2FA is often less secure than no 2FA
Looking to restore an ancient machine, or run a VM to use old software, but you don’t want to install tons of updates? Well, Microsoft released an updated Windows 7 ISO that includes all updates up to August 2018. This… Read More »Microsoft updated the Windows 7 ISO!