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Daily Archives: July 24, 2021

  • Tasks for the weekend – July 24, 2021 – what’s your password?

    Posted on July 24th, 2021 at 23:27 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

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    Just the other day I was helping someone out with setting up a new laptop and they didn’t know what their wifi password was. Fortunately the person who installed their internet connection had left behind a piece of paper that had a username and a password. I figured this was the account set up info and sure enough I was able to log into their Comcast account and figure out what their existing wifi password was. Does your ISP provide you with a web interface to review your wifi? Or an app that allows you to troubleshoot the Internet connection? Often rebooting devices is a great way to make the television or Internet magically get fixed and these apps can make it easier to determine if the issue is you or them.

    Also while you are poking around the ISP account, see if they have any shared hotspots turned on. In this wifi interface is often the place to disable this “shared hotspot” that many ISPs turn on by default.

    So have you logged into your ISP’s web account or downloaded their app? What do you do regularly with it?

  • Check your certificate services

    Posted on July 24th, 2021 at 20:48 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Guidance for businesses:

    For those of you that have active directory domains – and especially if you use Small Business Server or Essential Server and have migrated your active directory over from these platforms check out this article I wrote for CSO online earlier.

    Bottom line you may have Certificate templates you either have now due to Essentials server, or you brought it over from the active directory when you migrated to your current active directory domain. As a result you may need to adjust the certificate templates on the server – or – if you no longer have an Essentials server in your network – you may need to remove the certificate templates.

    Next another issue to read up on:  SANS site is showcasing an issues with certificate services.  Mind you that SMB signing should be enabled in most networks anyway, so you may have some mitigation already.

    Guidance for consumers:

    Be glad that you don’t have a network, slightly worry about all of the businesses you interact with that do.