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Top 51 Most Visited Posts on Sysadmins of the North

Here are the Top 51 Most Visited Posts on Sysadmins of the North. This list of high rated and interesting posts is compiled using Jetpack’s statistics and a nifty shortcode function by WebDevStudios.com.

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Intrusion Detection with Windows Event ID’s

Found via cyber-ir.com: This paper is the best I have ever read on how to build IOC’s with Windows Event ID’s. I highly recommend you to read it, it contains very useful information and some very interesting

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Tips to Speed Up WordPress, serve gzip comressed static HTML files

Who said WordPress is slow on Windows Server IIS? Gzip compress and serve WP-Super-Cache or Cache Enabler static HTML files, to supercharge your WordPress blog. Here is how to serve gzip compressed HTML

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10 Practical Tips To Optimize WordPress hosting

In this optimize your WordPress hosting post, I provide 10 practical tips for you, to improve your WordPress hosting performance. This post tackles most of your performance issues by explaining those important

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WordPress advisory: Akal premium theme XSS vulnerability & abandonded

Over the course of one week I had the opportunity to audit two hacked WordPress websites. I could quickly discover two vulnerabilities: a Cross Site Scripting, or XSS, in a premium WordPress theme Akal,

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5 Extra Ways to Clean Up Disk Space in Windows Server

How to perform disk cleanup in Windows Server 2012 (R2) to regain used disk space using DISM from your Windows Component Store (WinSxs) is one of the most popular posts here on Saotn.org. So apparantly,

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Samsung’s smart camera. A tale of IoT & network security

Pen Test Partners writes about IoT and security in the Samsung smart camera SNH-6410BN. They discovered eleven (11) issues, chained together to gain root access. Got r00t?

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List all MAC Addresses of all Hyper-V Virtual Machines

You sometimes need to list and get all MAC addresses of all Hyper-V virtual machines in your network. Either for your Hyper-V administration or provisioning if you don’t set an unique MAC address

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Windows Server 2016 licensing model

Mark O’Shea writes on TechNet that the licensing model for Standard and Datacenter were changed with Windows Server 2016, and he introduces the changes. The information is pulled from the Windows

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“How we broke PHP, hacked Pornhub and earned $20,000”

This is a very interesting read on how Dario Weißer (@haxonaut), cutz and Ruslan Habalov (@evonide) were able to find a PHP unserialize bug to exploit and gain remote code execution on Pornhub. Pornhub’s

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HTTPS for WordPress

SSL in WordPress, How To Move Your WordPress Site to HTTPS? The Definitive Guide

How to add SSL and HTTPS in your WordPress site, the definitive guide! An SSL certificate on your website is the de-facto standard nowadays. Google ranks sites having HTTPS -or an SSL certificate- higher

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25 New SQLServer PowerShell cmdlets

Ayo Olubeko of the SQL Server Blog writes in the SQL PowerShell: July 2016 update. The July update for SSMS includes the first substantial improvement in SQL PowerShell in many years. We owe a lot of thanks

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MySQL InnoDB performance improvement: InnoDB buffer pool instances – Updated!

Are you running into MySQL load problems? Learn how how I tuned my MySQL servers for a heavy InnoDB workload, by configuring innodb_buffer_pool_instances. Dividing the InnoDB Buffer Pool into multiple

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KB3157663: Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5

When you’re installing Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5, don’t forget to install KB3157663 before installing any server roles, features, or other products. Installing KB3157663 prior

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KMS Migration from 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 R2 and KMS Activation Known Issues

How to migratie an Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS to Windows Server 2012 R2, for volume activation of Microsoft products? On a new KMS server? You don’t, apparently there is no Windows Server 2008 (R2)

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