Sometimes you find your WSUS server keeps crashing over and over again. WSUS is unavailable and/or the WSUS management console hangs. When you start to investigate as to why Windows Server Update Services crashes, you’ll notice the following error message being logged in the HTTPErr log files:Read More »WsusPool keeps crashing: stops again and again
Recently the WordPress Jetpack email sharing service is often abused by spammers. They use the Send to Email Address for sending spam. All these kind of “Tell a Friend” scripts are abused a lot. Here is how to disable email share service in Jetpack.Read More »Remove Jetpack email sharing service
A quicky: if you need to merge multiple text files into one new file in Windows, you can use the
copy command in cmd.exe, and here is how:
When you have just installed your new Windows Server, with or without IIS as web server, it is important to take a few extra security measurements. Securing your server is important to keep hackers out and your data safe. This article shows
3 4 key steps in securing your Windows Server web (IIS) or file server.
Disable SMBv1 to prevent prevent Petya / NotPetya, WannaCry / WanaCrypt0r ransomware spreading through your network. These worm viruses exploit a vulnerability in Windows Server Message Block (SMB) version 1 (SMBv1), and spread like wildfire. It is urged you disable SMBv1 in your Windows variant (Windows 10, 8.1, Server 2016, 2012 R2), and here is how if you haven’t done so yet.Read More »How to disable SMBv1 in Windows 10 and Windows Server
Detect the ethernet network speed using PowerShell or WMI is perfect for Windows Server Core. If you ever need to lookup the speed of your ethernet network card in Windows, on the command-line, use one of the following WMIC commands on your PowerShell prompt:Read More »How to detect ethernet network speed in Windows
This post explains how to restrict automatic NS resource record registration in Windows Server DNS using
Dnscmd. This prevents Windows Server DNS to automatically create NS records for zones that it hosts on the server.
The default WordPress theme Twenty Seventeen’s content width can be easily changed to full width. All you need is this bit of CSS.Read More »How to make Twenty Seventeen theme full width in WordPress
Verify WordPress Core files md5 checksums against WordPress’ checksums API, using this standalone PHP file. I chose to use a standalone PHP script to check the md5sum of WordPress Core files against the API so you’re not dependent on a possibly hacked WordPress installation. This kind of guarantees the result can be trusted, as opposed to using a WordPress plugin. I think this is a better integrity check of WordPress Core files.Read More »Check WordPress Core files integrity
Windows Server 2016 was finally released last week, meaning we can finally lift the idiotic 260 characters limitation for NTFS paths. In this post I’ll show you how to configure the Enable Win32 long paths setting for the NTFS file system, through Group Policy (a GPO). Also for Windows Server 2019.Read More »Enable NTFS long paths in Windows Server 2016 and 2019 by Group Policy
In various hosting environments, WordPress core-, plugin- and theme updates sometimes fail because of enabled opcode caches. Popular PHP opcode caches are OPcache, WinCache and APC. This little WordPress Must Use Plugin tries to flush opcode caches. Making your live a bit easier when updating WordPress Core, Plugins and Themes.Read More »Clear PHP opcode caches before WordPress Updates: ease the updating process
WinCache, or Windows Cache Extension for PHP, is a PHP accelerator that is used to significantly increase the speed of PHP applications running on Windows Server IIS. Besides increasing the speed of PHP applications, WinCache decreases CPU usage making it a win win situation extension.Read More »The WinCache effect: Save with object caching
WordPress load testing with ApacheBench.
Read More »Benchmarking WordPress, simple load & speed testing with ApacheBench
ab is a small benchmark utility that comes with Apache. It’s a really simple HTTP load generating tool, ideal for a simple WordPress load & speed test. How fast does your WordPress site respond? How many HTTP requests per second can your server handle? These are questions on which ab can shed some light.
How to measure WordPress’ loading time and executed database queries?
During an HTTP request, WordPress executes a lot of queries on your MySQL database. Not just the database queries take time, also loading and executing PHP takes time. How do you measure this?Read More »Measure WordPress loading time and queries
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 behavioural examples of attacker activity. If you are looking to enhance your detection in your core network this is the document!Read More »Intrusion Detection with Windows Event ID’s