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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Steelhead Default username and password

The default username and password for Riverbed Steelhead are: Username = admin Password = password   To reset the unit to factory defaults do the following > enable #reset factory reload     A quick Google is sometimes easier than … Continue reading

Group Policy checking

When trying to troubleshoot why a group policy does not appear to be applying to a user the following command can be used “gpresult /r” This will tell you what policies are applied and which ones are not.

Vulnerability in WPS leaves many WPA/WPA2 protected networks open to exploitation…..

It seems that a weakness in WPS has severely weakened the security of many WPA and WPA2 protected wireless networks. The WPA Pre-Shared Key and WPS PIN can be recovered in a matter of hours using a “Reaver”. Ars-Technica have … Continue reading

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Easily find unicode characters by drawing the character

ShapeCatcher allows you to easily find the correct unicode character by simply drawing the character Example below shows an “é” but holding down the “Alt Gr” key and pressing áéíóú is a much quicker way for that….. .

Fortigate – “The string contains XSS vulnerability characters.”

When creating a new SSL VPN portal (on Forti OS version 4 MR 2 Patch 9  at least) you may encounter the following message when attempting to save the Portal “The string contains XSS vulnerability characters.”   If this is … Continue reading

Fortigate ping response on WAN interfaces

Recently I encountered a issue where a Fortigate when pinged from an external source  was not responding to pings on the WAN interfaces . Administrative access was set to allow pings on both interfaces.   Solution: When all the admin … Continue reading

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