UpGuard 101: Verifying Windows Groups

This article is part of our ongoing UpGuard 101 series that focuses on ways to use UpGuard to keep your environment ready and yourself sane in real world scenarios.

Filed under: server management, Windows, UpGuard101, how-to, IT operations

Top 10 Ways To Harden Nginx For Windows

With 13% of the overall web server market share, the high performance open source HTTP server Nginx is a rising star in the pantheon of web server heavyweights. Even the most hardcore of Microsoft aficionados are dropping IIS in favor of Nginx in Windows Server environments; for those with stringent performance/speed requirements, Nginx can't be beat. But like all web servers, the fastest growing solution on the market is not without its security shortcomings. The following are the top 10 ways to harden Nginx for Windows.

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Top 10 Windows 7 Vulnerabilities And Remediation Tips

Upon its release, Windows 7 was hailed as "the most secure Windows ever"—true enough at the time, but its predecessor Windows Vista didn't exactly set a high bar security-wise.  Nonetheless, the updated OS shipped with literally hundreds of security changes and additions, addressing the needs of a more security-conscious home and business user base with features like AppLocker, BitLocker Drive Encryption technology, and more. Despite these improvements, Windows 7 has its own set of critical vulnerabilities—here are the top 11 on the list and how to fix them.

Filed under: security, Windows, vulnerabilities