Removing Crypto-Mining Malware from Windows using SysInternals Tools

I recently had a Hyper-V server commissioned in a data center for a specific project. Unfortunately the engineers who commissioned the server did not install any Windows Updates and ‘secured’ the server with a very weak password. As a result, … Continue Reading

Backup and Restore IIS on Windows Server 2016

The process to backup and restore IIS on Windows Server 2016 is identical to the process used in previous versions of IIS. On the source server perform the following tasks: Backup all Website Files. Export any SSL certificates you may … Continue Reading

Ethical Hacking Reconnaissance Plan: Passive Footprinting

In this post, I am highlighting which sources and tools I use to perform passive footprinting as part of the Reconnaissance phase of an ethical hacking exercise. Passive footprinting involves the uses of tools and resources that can assist you … Continue Reading

PFSense – Enabling Administration via the WAN Interface

About PFSense PFsense is an open source firewall and routing solution which is built on FreeBSD. This firewall solution is the unsung hero of open source firewalls so if you have not seen it, get your hands dirty and you … Continue Reading

Azure Security Center – Setting Security Policies

As per my previous overview post on Azure Security Center, this Azure service provides and overview of the security state of Azure apps and services running on a specific subscription. The power of Azure Security Center is only unleashed when … Continue Reading

Configuring SendGrid for WordPress on Azure

If you utilize Azure as your hosting provider for WordPress, you will need to configure an SMTP service so that your site can send outgoing email. Why would you need an SMTP service? Without this service proactively managing your site … Continue Reading

Input must be of the form {key =”value”[;key=”value”]}

As part of my investigation into Microsoft’s new Nano Server I hit an unusual WinRM error that had me going round in circles for quite a while. I finally figured out what the issue was and decided to post this … Continue Reading

Creating an SMTP Service on Windows Server 2016

From time to time you may need an SMTP service to relay mail from an internal application. I generally create these services for applications which only need to send mail from an internal network segment. A good example would be … Continue Reading