Tag: security

Install duo client on CentOS

DUO is a self-described "easy-to-use" two-factor authentication method that protects access to federated cloud and on-premises applications and servers.  DUO offers several pricing plans and a free tier.  The free tier is quite generous providing dual factor authentication to up to 10 users.   This article assumes that you have created a DUO account, logged into the admin dashboard and ready...Read More »

Create an Ansible script for DISA STIG and execute it in CentOS 7

Securing a CentOS 7 install doesn't have to be tough.  Code already exists, we just have to find it and execute it. Prerequisites yum install openscap scap-security-guide -y Verification The version of the scap-security-guide that was tested is 0.1.40. scap-security-guide.noarch 0.1.40-13.el7.centos @updates Test The purpose of this test is to determine if the scap-security-guide supports DISA STIG. oscap info /usr/share/xml/scap/ssg/content/ssg-centos7-ds.xml...Read More »

Microsoft Windows XP cannot access Vista share

The situation is common. In the past, shared access between computers rather they be Linux, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows NT, or Windows XP is a relatively painless and simple process. However, recently, I have encountered increadible difficulty accessing a share from a Windows XP Professional to a Windows Vista share. At first, I thought it to because…

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Microsoft Word Accept and Reject Change Options Greyed Out

There is a feature in Microsoft Word that allows one to “track changes”. Using the Track Changes and Comments features in Microsoft Word, one can enable others to edit or add comments to the document without the original text being changed and, when the document is returned, any editing changes that have been made may be accepted or rejected. Recently,…

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