Author Archives: Jarrod

Enable SMB Encryption on SMB Shares

Enable SMB Encryption on SMB Shares

By default data transferred over the network to an SMB share is in plain text, meaning that an attacker with access to the network can view the files being transferred. By enabling SMB encryption on SMB shares this can be prevented.

When creating an SMB share either with PowerShell or through the graphical user interface (GUI) we have the option to enable SMB encryption on the share. We’ll be showing you how to enable SMB encryption on an existing SMB file share in these examples using both PowerShell and the GUI in Windows Server 2016.

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How To Setup A LAMP Web Server With CentOS 7 Linux

How To Setup LAMP Stack Web Server In CentOS 7 Linux

With the correct packages we can quickly setup a simple CentOS 7 server to run a full LAMP stack.

This will turn our Linux system into a web server capable of serving out dynamic content from a database back end.

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Configure Storage Reports in Windows Server 2016

Configure Storage Reports with File Server Resource Manager

We can configure storage reports with File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) in Windows Server 2016 to generate various useful reports. These reports allow us to get a high level overview of the file shares on the file server.

In this example we’ll show you how to configure storage reports in Windows Server 2016, however the steps are very similar to older versions of the Windows operating system.

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BSides Canberra 2017 CTF – Rekt Exfil Write-up

The BSides Canberra 2017 conference just wrapped up along with the capture the flag event and I wanted to document my solution to one of the two memory analysis challenges from the forensic category titled “Rekt Exfil”.

I was keen to try this challenge as I’m pretty interested in memory analysis. The first time I ever attempted a memory challenge was actually during the BSides Canberra 2016 CTF, so it’s been a full year since my first time.

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Configure File Screens for File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)

Configure File Screens with File Server Resource Manager

We can configure file screens with File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) in Windows Server 2016 to restrict users from saving defined file types to the file share. For example, we can configure file screening to deny users from saving large video files on the file server.

In this example we’ll show you how to configure file screens in Windows Server 2016, however the steps are very similar to older versions of the Windows operating system.

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Where Is The Apache Configuration File In CentOS?

Where Is The Apache Configuration In CentOS Linux

How can we find where the default configuration files for the httpd package in CentOS are located?

By using the RPM command we can query a package to find all of its associated configuration files. Failing that we can use the find command to search the file system for these files, as we will see here.

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Configure Quotas with File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)

We can configure quotas with File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) to warn or limit a user based on the total file size of all of the files that they own on the file server. This can be used to fairly share the available space between many users.

In this example we’ll show you how to configure quotas in Windows Server 2016, however the steps are very similar to older versions of the Windows operating system.

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Install File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) Role in Windows Server 2016

Install File Server Resource Manager - FSRM

This guide will cover how to install the File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) role service in Windows Server 2016 with both PowerShell and GUI methods.

FSRM is used to configure quotas, file screens, and storage reports on the file system in Windows.

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How To Disable The Firewall In CentOS 7 Linux

How To Disable The Firewall In CentOS 7 Linux

Default installations of the CentOS 7 Linux operating system have the firewalld firewall installed and enabled by default as a security measure, but how can we disable it?

In this quick guide we will show you how to disable both firewalld or iptables in CentOS 7 through the command line.

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Determine hardware and firmware requirements for secure boot and encryption key functionality

Determine hardware and firmware requirements for secure boot and encryption key functionality

Confirming whether or not your hardware and firmware support secure boot and encryption keys doesn’t really have anything to do with Windows Server 2016, these features must be supported at lower levels than the operating system. This post will address Microsoft’s 70-744 exam objective “Determine hardware and firmware requirements for secure boot and encryption key functionality”.

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