The Importance of HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)

Why HSTS is important

The HTTP Strict-Transport-Security (HSTS) header can be used to increase the security of a website. In this post we’ll discuss how it works, why it’s important and why you should consider using the HSTS header.

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Implement BitLocker Recovery Process using self-recovery and recovery password retrieval solutions

Implement BitLocker Recovery Process using self-recovery and recovery password retrieval solutions

What happens if you forget your BitLocker PIN or lose the key? We can implement BitLocker recovery process using self-recovery and recovery password retrieval solutions in Windows Server 2016.

There are a few different methods of recovering BitLocker which we’ll cover here.

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Which Version Of Linux Mint Am I Running?

How To Check Linux Mint Version

This post will show you how to check which version of Linux Mint you are running. This can be done both through the graphical user interface or command line, we’ll cover both options here.

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Configure SMB signing via Group Policy

Configure SMB Signing via Group Policy

The Server Message Block (SMB) protocol is used to provide file and print sharing in a Microsoft based network. To help detect man in the middle (MITM) attacks that may modify SMB traffic in transit, we can configure SMB signing via group policy. By digitally signing SMB packets the client and server can confirm where they originated from as well as their authenticity.

SMB packet signing is available in all supported versions of Windows. Microsoft also note that depending on factors such as the SMB version, file sizes, and specific hardware in use, SMB packet signing can degrade the performance of SMB, which is to be expected as we’re signing every packet that goes across the network, which adds overhead.

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How To Install LXDE GUI In Debian 9 Linux

Install LXDE desktop manager in Debian 9 Stretch Linux

By default a full installation of Debian 9 Linux will have the graphical user interface (GUI) installed and it will load up after system boot, however if we have installed Debian without the GUI we can always install it later, or otherwise change it to one that is preferred.

This quick guide will cover how to install LXDE on Debian 9 Stretch, which will provide a GUI for working with the Linux system. While I don’t suggest using a GUI on a production server, it’s a good option if you’re using Debian as a desktop.

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How To Install XFCE GUI In Debian 9 Linux

Install XFCE desktop manager in Debian 9 Stretch Linux

By default a full installation of Debian 9 Linux will have the graphical user interface (GUI) installed and it will load up after system boot, however if we have installed Debian without the GUI we can always install it later, or otherwise change it to one that is preferred.

This quick guide will cover how to install the XFCE4 Desktop on Debian 9 Stretch, which will provide a GUI for working with the Linux system. While I don’t suggest using a GUI on a production server, it’s a good option if you’re using Debian as a desktop.

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How To Install MATE GUI In Debian 9 Linux

Install MATE desktop manager in Debian 9 Stretch Linux

By default a full installation of Debian 9 Linux will have the graphical user interface (GUI) installed and it will load up after system boot, however if we have installed Debian without the GUI we can always install it later, or otherwise change it to one that is preferred.

This quick guide will cover how to install the MATE Desktop on Debian 9 Stretch, which will provide a GUI for working with the Linux system. While I don’t suggest using a GUI on a production server, it’s a good option if you’re using Debian as a desktop.

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How To Install KDE GUI In Debian 9 Linux

Install KDE desktop manager in Debian 9 Stretch Linux

By default a full installation of Debian 9 Linux will have the graphical user interface (GUI) installed and it will load up after system boot, however if we have installed Debian without the GUI we can always install it later, or otherwise change it to one that is preferred.

This quick guide will cover how to install the KDE Plasma Desktop on Debian 9 Stretch, which will provide a GUI for working with the Linux system. While I don’t suggest using a GUI on a production server, it’s a good option if you’re using Debian as a desktop.

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How To Install Cinnamon GUI In Debian 9 Linux

Install Cinnamon desktop manager in Debian 9 Stretch Linux

By default a full installation of Debian 9 Linux will have the graphical user interface (GUI) installed and it will load up after system boot, however if we have installed Debian without the GUI we can always install it later, or otherwise change it to one that is preferred.

This quick guide will cover how to install Cinnamon on Debian 9 Stretch, which will provide a GUI for working with the Linux system. While I don’t suggest using a GUI on a production server, it’s a good option if you’re using Debian as a desktop.

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Secure DNS Traffic Using DNSSEC and DNS Policies

Secure DNS Traffic Using DNSSEC and DNS Policies

In Windows Server 2016 we can secure DNS traffic using DNSSEC and DNS policies. DNSSEC allows a client to validate DNS responses, as by default DNS was not designed to be a secure protocol. DNSSEC allows a client to confirm that the information which has been returned from a DNS server has actually come from the correct and trusted DNS server without modification.

DNSSEC, which stands for Domain Name System Security Extensions, was added to help secure the existing DNS protocol. This guide will walk you through configuring DNSSEC in a Windows Server 2016 environment.

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