Windows Server: Disabling SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, and TLS 1.1
May17

Windows Server: Disabling SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, and TLS 1.1

KB ID 0001675 What are these protocols? Both SSL and TLS are cryptographic protocols designed to secure communications over a network (remember the internet is just a network). Originally we had SSL version 1 and version 2. But they were, (to be honest) ‘a bit bobbins’ and full of security holes, so never really took off. Version 3 however did and was widely supported. The problem with version 3 was, (again) that was also ‘bobbins’....

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Cisco: Getting a SKU (Product ID) From a Serial Number
Apr28

Cisco: Getting a SKU (Product ID) From a Serial Number

KB ID 0001674 Problem I had a situation a couple of weeks ago where I had the serial numbers for a bunch of Cisco switches, I needed to get some extended cover for them, but what I didn’t have were the Cisco SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) codes. Solution You will need to have a Cisco CCO login, once you have that go here > Add devices. Give the device a name, (it does not matter what) > Paste in the serial number > Add. Boom,...

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Cisco Firepower 1010 Configuration
Apr23

Cisco Firepower 1010 Configuration

KB ID 0001673 Background This page will be used as a central repository and ‘index’ for configuration on the Cisco Firepower 1010 series firewall. I intend to add to it as I test the capabilities and work out any problems whilst trialing/deploying and operating this platform. Config Documents VPN Firepower 1000 series running ASA Code. EZVPN Is not supported on this platform, it cannot be configured as an EZVPN client....

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Cisco Firepower 1010 Licensing
Apr22

Cisco Firepower 1010 Licensing

KB ID 0001672 Problem So we have unboxed and setup our Firepower 1010 device, simply logging into the ASDM fires off warnings that it’s only running DES and I need to register the unit go get any decent level of encryption, (seriously why is 3DES still an ‘add on’ licence, who is still doing 56bit encryption!)  So let’s get is registered and licenced. Solution The ‘Licence Envelope’ in the box is...

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macOS: FaceTime HD Camera Not Working In Microsoft Teams?
Apr22

macOS: FaceTime HD Camera Not Working In Microsoft Teams?

KB ID 0001671 Problem My firm are in the middle of moving from Skype to Teams, so more and more online meetings are being done with Teams. I have had some problems trying to get my camera to work? Solution Firstly you need to ‘Allow’ Teams to use the camera; Click the ‘Apple’ icon > System preferences > Security and privacy > Privacy > Camera > Tick to enable ‘Microsoft Teams’ (Note:...

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