Best Solution for Securely Storing Passwords and PINs

You should never write passwords or PINs down on paper nor should you keep them stored in a text file, Word document, or Excel spreadsheet. Additionally, you should never use the same password at more than one place or web site because doing so will prov… more »

Configuring Cisco ASA for VPN with Android and Windows 7

When attempting to configure my Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 5505 firewall for VPN connections from my Droid, I found a number of sites that provided information but none that worked perfectly. Part of the problem may be that my ASA is not run… more »

Boolean Variable in C# .NET Not Being Set

I developed a Windows service a couple of years ago that rids dormant user objects from Active Directory. It was a fairly simple service that did what it needed to do and took into consideration the quirks of Microsoft's Active Directory Domain structure… more »

Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller LDAPS Certificate Expiration

Applications these days should be using secure LDAP (LDAPS) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) for authentication and authorization against a domain controller (DC). This provides an encrypted connection for data to traverse between a client, which could… more »

Windows 7 VPN Connection Locks Active Directory User Account

It comes in handy at times to connect with my network at home through a secure VPN connection. I typically use this connection to access files that have been backed up or archived. Prior to upgrading my notebook PC from Windows XP Professional to Windows… more »

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