Nexsan SATABeast Password Reset via Serial Interface

I set a colleague of mine the task of updating our Nexsan storage devices with randomly generated administrator passwords as part of our regular security review. For whatever reason one of the Nexsan SATABeast units decided on next logon that it didn’t like the new password we had set, nor would it accept the old … Read more

Trend Micro Deep Security Multi Factor Authentication

If you’re running the latest version of Trend Micro Deep Security you can now take advantage of a great feature, multi-factor authentication (MFA). This is also known as two factor authentication (2FA). Why is this a good thing? Well these days it’s rare that a week goes by without us hearing about another company being … Read more

Change Supermicro IPMI Admin Password

Changing default passwords is a vital task – it is never a good idea to leave any system credentials as they come ‘out of the box’. With that in mind I’m changing the password on the IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) admin account for my two Supermicro SYS-5028D-TN4T servers.   First off I log onto … Read more

Microsoft Webmaster Account Signup – Password Limitation

I just signed up to enable Microsoft webmaster tools for this site and while doing so encountered an interesting error message with regard to password length – I must say this surprises me greatly though to be fair this isn’t the first time I have come across this problem. I have previously liaised with other … Read more