Category Archives: Security

WordPress Hack

By | September 20, 2020

Hackers first try and access the users database at: /wp-json/wp/v2/users/. If successful you next see repeated attempts to log on to the site, reflected in hits on /wp-login.php & /xmlrpc.php. This is what a WordPress brute force attack looks like: As you can see these hits come from all over the world:

AnyConnect Password

By | August 23, 2018

The Cisco Any Connect Client does not allow you to save a password on the client. This code when saved as a .vbs file will let you get around this.  Be warned that the client’s password is saved in clear text in the file. I hide the file in Drivers and create a shortcut to it with the… Read More »

SMG Queue – 450 4.4.1

By | August 21, 2018

If you are seeing the following error, on messages in the Symantec Messaging Gateway queue: 450 4.4.1 [internal] Connection Timed Out These messages are being interrupted during transmission. This leads to the sender receiving a delayed delivery notice. This is caused by something in the message being rejected by the Cisco router during inspection of the traffic. To… Read More »

Home Ed. in a Domain

By | May 22, 2018

You can connect a Windows home edition PC to a domain as follows: Change the PCs workgroup to the domain name (pre-Windows 2000) Change the local username and password to exactly match a domain account. The PC should now have full access to Outlook, network shares and printers without entering credentials.

Reverse DNS

By | November 4, 2016

Reverse DNS or rDNS is one of the older methods used to verify an email was sent from the domain. It is a record created by the ISP and not the DNS records associated with the domain. It should be setup anytime an ISP is added or changed. Each ISP has their own way of setting these up… Read More »