Posts under Security tag.

SMB Port 445 139

What is an SMB Port? What is Port 445 and Port 139 used for?

NetBIOS stands for Network Basic Input Output System. It is a software protocol that allows applications, PCs, and Desktops on a local area network (LAN) to communicate with network hardware and to transmit data across the network. Software applications that […]

How to reset NTFS file permissions in Windows using Graphical Utility

How to reset NTFS file permissions in Windows 10/8/7

In Windows OS, the files are maintained at different authorization levels and you need proper permissions before you can make changes to a file. You can’t just simply go and edit a file that is owned by some other user. […]

Infographic: IoT Security challenges and threats

Connecting a smart device digitally to a network infrastructure forms an environment commonly referred as Internet of Things. It has many benefits. For instance, we can do some great things we never imagined earlier. However, there’s a rider attached to it […]

Data Loss Prevention Policies (DLP) in Office 365

Organizations need to protect all its sensitive information and have to prevent its unintentional or careless disclosure. The sensitive information can be financial data, credit card numbers, social security numbers, health records or any particular data. The organization wants to […]

whitelist a program in Windows 10

How to blacklist or whitelist a program in Windows 10

In today’s harsh security landscape, the best way to stay safe and protected is by carrying out the of application whitelisting on your Windows computer. When you do this, only software that you have whitelisted will be allowed to run […]

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Check for dangerous or unsigned Certificates using SigCheck

Some of you may remember SuperFish or eDellRoot. They were unsafe Root Certificates that were installed on users computers without their knowledge. While most anti-malware tools are adept at identifying and removing rogue Certificates, there are some tools like RCC Root […]

Reset Hosts file

How to reset Hosts file back to default in Windows 10

The Hosts file in Windows 10/8/7, is used to map host names to IP addresses. If for some reason, you find that your Hosts file has been compromised and that some malicious entries have been added, you can if you […]

How to disable Protected View in Microsoft Office

Today, we will see how you can disable Protected View in Microsoft Office programs like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., via the Trust Center – also called Data Execution Prevention Mode. Protected View in Microsoft Office 2019/2016/2013/2010 helps keep your Windows […]

Anti-Hacker software makes your Windows computer hack proof

Are you a security freak? If yes then this tool is going to interest you a lot. Anti-Hacker is a free software designed to prevent possible hacking attacks on Windows and close all vulnerabilities. You can make your computer hack proof […]

Color coded Email Safety Tips for Office 365 users

Just sending unsafe emails to the Junk mail folder is not enough. The Office 365 team is adding an extra layer of protection for the email users. The malware attacks and spam, are so well done today that they look real […]

How to customize the Password Policy in Windows 10

You might have seen on certain websites that for registering, you will have to enter a password that matches the criterion set by the website (for example a password should be minimum 8 characters long, should contain lower and upper […]