Read: 22 mins. Splunk is a GREAT tool to aggregate and correlate information from a variety of sources, and its SPL queries can help surface what you may need. In this post, we extend our previous Active Directory Account Lockout Troubleshooting article with Splunk Dashboards. SimpleXML source codes are provided to create visual representations of Windows Security event log data to aid with lockout investigations. They can also help identify data or behavior patterns and how many accounts are failing authentication over a specific time period.
Read: 10 mins. The myQ Chamberlain Smart Garage Control provides a homeowner the option to remotely control the garage door via a smartphone app with real-time notification and other conveniences, including scheduled closes for when you accidentally left it open. I had strong security and hacking concerns. See what they were, what steps I took to address them, and what I thought of the device.
Read: 3 mins. Configuring Single-Sign on (SSO) for Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) with Azure Active Directory (AD) was not a simple task as documentation was lacking. This article will guide you how to configure SAML with Service Provider-initiated login.
Read: 13 mins. Losing important data -- documents and treasured photos -- can be a frustrating, sad, and time-consuming ordeal! I had encountered multiple losses over the past, two decades, and that experience prompted me to look into Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices to provide data protection and disaster recovery. The Netgear ReadyNAS series had reliably safeguarded my data and also had been hosting the Plex Media Server: a free software that presents your movie, TV, music, and personal video collection in a beautiful, Netflix-like interface. In this review, I share why the ReadyNAS had become my favorite NAS and provide comprehensive tips on making the most of it.
Read: 6 mins. If you care about optimizing your website's performance to improve its search engine ranking, one of the things to evaluate is the number or size of fonts in use. The Avada Theme used by this site is wonderful but also very bloated. I went to create a Custom Icon Font with just the images the site needs to speed up the time it takes to load this site. However, I unexpectedly ran into an issue of the icons disappearing from the Classic Editor (TinyMCE) toolbar. This post details the problem and the workaround I implemented.
Read: 2 mins. I recently ran into an odd, visual behavior with the Windows 10 Taskbar where each application label was too wide and wasted valuable screen estate. Rather than showing just the first handful of characters of the application name and cutting off the rest, each button took up a wide portion of the taskbar. Here is how to fix or change the Taskbar buttons' minimum width back to default or to a desired length.