By now, we should have all received the news: Passwords are no longer enough. With faster and more powerful devices in the hands of determined cybercriminals, and the relative ease in which even "secure" password policies can be compromised by phishing attacks, the costs now outweigh the benefits of using predictable and vulnerable passwords. The... Continue Reading →
Secure Time Service may break authentication tokens
The Secure Time Seeding feature was shipped in the Windows 10 November 2015 (1511) release and is turned on by default. You may have seen the improvements in timekeeping on your Windows tablets and other Windows devices running this version of the OS, but you may have also found issues with broken authentication to SharePoint... Continue Reading →
Bypass authentication for Microsoft’s Network Tests to avoid Wi-Fi issues
An area where Windows 10 attempts to help users, but ultimately may cause problems in some environments, is with the network connectivity test the Operating System runs when establishing a new connection. Essentially, to work out whether your network connection is behind a captive portal or not, or has Internet access at all, Windows attempts... Continue Reading →
Windows Defender Security Center needs new Firewall Policies
Starting with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709), many people have found some unusual behaviour with the new Windows Defender Security Center (WDSC), and most of these issues appear to be related to firewall policies. The WDSC was introduced in Windows 10 Creators Update (1703), however it appears that changes in more recent versions of may... Continue Reading →
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