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Backup of VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5

It’s always a good idea to backup your work to provide you a way to recovery if things go wrong with your environment. Running an home lab I have cause my own share of issues many of times which had forced me to reinstall and configure my vCenter environment. Moving forward I will be taking advantage […]


Microsoft Patched the KRACK Vulnerability Last Week

Last week, Microsoft released an update ‘Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4041676‘. Guess what was also included within this… Yup! The Patch for the Krack Vulnerability.  At this time the KRACK vulnerability that was not publicly disclosed, until Monday, October 16 2017. Very slick move on the part of Microsoft slipping this in to protect its […]

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Windows 2003, HTTPS Access Issues

One of the teams I support had run into some issues. Spending a lot of time investigating code and possible configuration problems. What they later suspected to be a policy issue, possibly a firewall, network issues turned out to be something entirely different. Lets start with the symptoms: Service request to a secured site stopped functioning, […]

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Monitoring Public Facing Servers, and Services for Free

Its not often I can say a free hosted product can give you alerts and all the info you wanted,  but this one does. I was using the service which is excellent to monitor public site and endpoints.  However for free version had a limitation of only 2 systems so I had to resort to […]

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Security News – POODLE Security Vulnerability

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, Google researchers announced the discovery of a vulnerability that affects systems with SSL 3.0 enabled. This vulnerability has been named POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption). Details are available at It has been strongly encouraged to discontinue the use of SSL 3.0. Info Sources