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Frequency of SSL Cert Lookups

Q: Frequency of SSL Cert Lookups

Hey guys,

I have a few questions about how Windows 7 handles checking the internet for new certs and CRL's. We are looking to run Windows 7 Embedded in an offline configuration that still relies on creating a secure SSL negotiation with an in-house web application.
We're exploring options such as opening the our network's firewall to allow outbound access to GoDaddy\Microsoft CRL's and Microsoft's cert repository that it can get new Trusted Root certs from

1. When and how often does Windows check for new root certificates?
2. When and how often does Windows check the CRL's for cert revocations?
3. What websites does Windows look at for Microsoft's CRL and cert repository?


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I have a list of terms like:

Phrase Frequency
Hello Mother 5
Hello Brother 2
Hello Jackal 1

Is there a way I can get the cumulative frequency of each word in the list?

From the above example, the answer would be:
Hello 8
Mother 5
Brother 2
Jackal 1

Any help would be most appreciated.



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I was at Goodwill yesterday and I found an ECS K7SEM v1.0 motherboard for $6. Assuming that it works, I wouldn't mind getting an AMD cpu and some RAM to get this going as a multi-purpose additional computer for my apartment.

The original intent of this board was for AMD processor running at either 100Mhz or 133Mhz FSB. The manual for the motherboard says that the RAM speed cannot be less than the processor FSB. For example: according to the manual, if the CPU has a FSB of 133Mhz, then PC133 RAM must be used and PC100 RAM cannot be used. If a CPU has a FSB of 100Mhz, then either PC100 or PC133 RAM can be used, but not PC66.

This manual was printed in 2001. However, in 2002/2003, a new BIOS upgrade was created for this board to allow support for Athalon XP 2100 and 2200 processors.

I was looking at an AMD XP processor at newegg and realized that the FSB is 266Mhz, according to the specs. I always get confused about FSB ratings. Are you supposed to divide this number by 2 with AMD chips? Like if the FSB is 266Mhz, should I use PC133 RAM to be compliant with the statement in the manual about using RAM that matches or exceeds the CPU FSB?

Another question I had is related to the new BIOS update that supports the newer processors. Would I need to use an old processor in order to update the BIOS before I can use the XP processor? Or will I be able to update to the XP supporting BIOS with the XP processor already in the socket?

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A:CPU FSB frequency and RAM frequency agreement, and BIOS CPU support.

When an AthlonXP is advertised with a 266mhz FSB, it is actually running at 133mhz but its DDR nature makes it run as fast as a 266mhz FSB. Any 266mhz AthlonXP should work on that board provided it isn't above the 2200+ ( 1800mhz ).

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How can I get the Microsoft Message Analyzer to reverse lookup Host names in DNS from the IP addresses? All I see now are the source and destination IP addresses. I'm analyzing a trace file created with the NETSH TRACE command on a different system.

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Intro: I was doing some computer work for an elderly couple when the internet on that computer randomly stopped working. Rather than having me fix it, they simply bought a new computer. Once I got the new one up and running, they gave me the old one. I'm trying to get it set up so my step mother can have her own computer (it's actually not too bad a computer). The only problem left is the internet problem.

Problem itself: the problem persists on ethernet and wireless connections. The computer shows itself as being connected without any problems but chrome/firefox/ie all show "page not available" messages. They don't say dns problems specifically, but I'm pretty sure that is what I'm looking at. I can ping various ip addresses and google.com without any losses.. I did a tracert and nslookup for without a problem. I've tried configuring the computer to opendns and Neither worked. Disabling windows firewalls and the installed antivirus did nothing for me. There are no proxies set up on the computer. Antivirus/malware scans come back clean. At this point I really don't know what to do with it. Had the people kept the install disks or backup drive on the computer, I'd have just restored the computer to factory settings.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

A:Something preventing DNS lookups

Have a look at \windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
get a command prompt (aka runas /user:administrator cmd and give the passwd)

run dir \windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts and look at the size. if it is more than a kb, it has entries in it and can be suspect.
the required entry is LOCALHOST and everything else is optional.

run attrib -r on the host file to make it r/w
echo "localhost" >\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
run attrib +r on the host file to protect it

ipconfig /flushdns
net stop "dns client" (yes, quotes are necessary)​
you should be able to access google.com even though your dns client is not running
if not, investigate the LSP (winsock stack)

you can restart dns using net start "dns client"
test your browser access again

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Hi --
Is there a tool to test DNS lookups from a Windows client -- what DNS server the client accesses, whether that request is forwarded to another server, how many such forwards happen before a result is returned, how long a DNS request takes -- and hopefully
identify and correct and/or optimize any problems?

I have an issue with slow Internet access within a Windows domain -- most obvious when dealing with Web browsing to sites/pages loading elements from a gazillion other hosts -- that I cannot pin down.
We have no problem with the Internet connection, and the bandwidth is more than sufficient. Things load at a decent speed once the sending host has been identified. Downloads happen quickly enough. VPN traffic is just fine. Web browsing, however, can get
pretty slow.

The ISP has reported an ongoing, nagging problem with their DNS servers, so I switched to OpenDNS servers for the time being. But this hasn't helped as much as I thought it would, and I'm beginning to suspect that the problem may be at least partly internal.
We have Windows 7 and 10 Pro PCs running in a Windows domain controlled by an SBS 2011 box.
The DHCP server on the SBS 2011 box pushes the IP address of the SBS box as the first DNS server, then the IP addresses of the OpenDNS servers second and third, and finally the ISP's DNS IP addresses fourth and fifth. The IP address of the Internet router
is pushed as the default gateway for all devices on the network.

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I'm trying to find details on how to deal with historical data. Both in terms of gathering, storing and reporting.
With EU General Data Protection Regulation coming up, the requirements for reporting data about a breach within 72 hours from detection, can potentially raise a need for forensics data from quite a while back.
If a company should report on ATA findings about a security breach, 9 months ago or even years back, are there any clear recommended sizing, strategy for being able to live up to the legislation producing a report?

Steven W

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Let's see if I can explain what I'm trying to get out of the attached file.

We are trying to find a way to easily track what rebates a customer gets for certain products. Currently it is all done in individual files, and printed. The person gets the monthly rebate, and then compares to the printed documents. We are trying to see if we can make this process a bit faster for everyone involved.

The attached document has multi tabs.
TAB: Products
PURPOSE: List of all products available for possible rebate

TAB: Price List
PURPOSE: Create a list that shows what the discounted price would be for a particular product

TAB: Customer
PURPOSE: Lists all the customers

TAB: Contract Info
PURPOSE: Select the customer, create a unique contract number, and set the start/end dates of the contract

TAB: Rebates
PURPOSE: The user would select the contract and product. The file should then populate some of the fields/cells. It should show the price of the product before rebate (which is pulling from the Price List tab), and do calculations based on the after rebate amount entered.

TAB: Notes
PURPOSE: Add any notes that would apply to the contract, specific to the customer/contract
What I'm having troubles with getting to show the way I want/need is the price before rebate on the "Rebates" tab. It is possible that a contract could not match the dates for the price list. It is also possible (and very likely) that there would be the price list code and product in for... Read more

A:Solved: MS Excel Help - Lookups

Hi Jenn,
The problem with VLOOKUP and non-unqiue keys is that it stops at the first match.
I'ts almost midnight here but I've got an idea that I want to checkout tomorrow that might help you with using macros

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I have very little computer experience. I don't know enough about this to solve it with the "Help" function. I am working on a very large book with names and phone numbers referenced throughout. These names and phone numbers will change fairly frequently but I don't want to have to rewrite the book every time they do. I'd like one page (first or last) of the word document to have a table/spreadsheet of referenced data: name, title, phone number, etc. for each referenced contact and then throughout the text command an area to read that table and display the result within my text. I should be able to change the info on the table and have it automatically change everywhere in the book. I know this can be done in Excel, can it be done in my book using Word?
Thanks in advance.

A:Formula in Word (lookups)

You can use "Reference" (REF) form fields to accomplish what you want. I will give you the basic steps of creating one and you'll have to play around with it on your own or check and see if there is more help available on the Microsoft site.


From the Forms Toolbar insert a text form field by clicking the button labeled ab Double click the newly inserted field and check the box marked "Calculate on Exit." Make note of the bookmark name that is assigned to this newly inserted field (By default it will be named Text1, Text2, etc)

After inserting text form field hit enter several times to move down a few lines in the document.

From file menu across the top of your document click INSERT--> FIELD. Choose the category "Links and Reference" and choose field name "REF." From the Bookmark listbox select the bookmark name that you want this new field to reference. With the bookmark name highlighted click the "Field Codes" button and make sure the proper reference has been set it should say something like REF Text1. Click OK to create the reference. Now protect the form document by clicking TOOLS --> PROTECT DOCUMENT --> FORMS. Now type some text into the first field you added and click TAB. You will now see that whatever text you type in the first form field will also appear in the newly added refererence field.


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I have several groups I want to send a bulk mailing. I would like to select the groups and make one lookup so I can print the labels in zip code order. Is there a way to combine groups into one lookup?

A:Act! 2000 Groups/Lookups

Honestly, if you want to do anything fancy I would move to Access. Doing anything other than the basics in Act is a royal pain in the neck. Sorry I can't tell you much more than that. Good Luck!

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my escient mx 111 music server connects to the internet fine for internet radio and registration, but cd lookups on Gracenote allways fail. It says "CD info not found". I am using Starband satellite for my broadband. Perhaps there are latency or port issues. One tip - when doing the test in the escient network setup menu, all the lookups pass until it gets to "Determine External IP Address". Then it takes a while and returns failed. All other devices connect to the internet through the same gateway with no problem. The escient mx 111 connects to the free internet radio stations just fine as well. Only CD lookups on Gracenote fails. Please help!
Mod edit: remove email addresses

A:gracenote cd lookups fail

I've removed your email addresses. We keep all the support in the forums, and you'll get buried with SPAM anyway if you post this in the clear on public websites.

Do you try FREEDB as an alternative to Gracenote? It's an alternate database for CD info.

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My first post to this forum.

I recently switched from using my ISP's own DNS servers to a well-known public DNS service: OpenDNS. It was then that I realized that my computer is making literally thousands of forward DNS lookups every day for the same list of domains. The actual number of DNS lookups varies from day to day - sometimes more, sometimes less - but always adds up to a very large amount numbering in the thousands. By the end of today, my computer will easily surpass 100,000 DNS lookups in total for the same set of domains.

The domains in question are:


From my research I learned that people who play Everquest - a popular MMOG - must connect to patch.everquest.com in order to play.

The remaining domains all belong to LogMeIn, a well-known application used for logging in to a computer remotely. According to LogMeIn technical support, the prefixes before logmein.com (app51, app52, app04-01, app04-02, etc.) indicate that these are servers that LogMeIn uses to balance the load of requests for its services.

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A:Thousands of DNS Lookups for the Same Domains Every Day

Little addition: Regardless of what my ISP claims, I am being thrown off the internet every half hour or so, which will make my ability to fix this problem that much harder. Whomever is doing this has apparently been angered by my attempts to thwart them: There were over 153,000 DNS lookups yesterday alone.EDIT: My ISP has assured me that they would not knock me off the internet without first attempting to contact me, which I accept. In any case, I seem to have solved the problem of losing my internet connection. Time will tell, but it seems that was a hardware problem.My router has the ability to block outbound access to specified domains, and I have blocked access to everquest.com and logmein.com. That seems to be working. Nevertheless...something is trying to contact these domains more than 100,000 times a day, and I would like to find the cause and a cure. Many thanks for reading thus far.

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I recently discovered when searching my eamil address on Spokeo, my name, loction city and my IP address was available. I am wondering for privacy reasons, if there is a way to block this information from such websites who can do these types of searches?

A:Blocking reverse email lookups

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Anytime a chrome lookup fails, I get redirected to some crappy page at api.mybrowserbar.com. I've scanned with MS Security essentials, and took a quick look with hijackthis, but didn't see it there.

Could somebody please help me?

Thanks in advance,


A:Browser lookups fail to api.mybrowserbar.com... is this an infection?

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here.If you get crashes in normal mode,run it in safemode with networkingDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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I have script that fetch warranty data for Lenovo machines using api calles to: "https://csp.lenovo.com/ibapp/il/WarrantyStatusBatch.jsp"This script is building a csv file with the ssn and machine type and post it to your api.This flow was working fine, until recently when I tried to fetch warranties to machines of series 'LENOVO_MT_20LD_BU_Think_FM_ThinkPad' (Yoga)The problem was, that anther machine have the same serial number, therefor the server is not able to decide which one of them is the right warranty.This is how it looks when I try looking up the warranty manually: And this the response to my post request with the Machine Type also:You can see, it does gets the Machine Type together with the serial, but for some reason it places the MT under the ProductID, and not fetching any warranty date.Thanks

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Hello again OBP - long time, no speak! I hope you are well . I am in Access 2007 and have a combo box on a form dispalaying a number of organisations. I want to be able to pick the appropriate org and display its name, not its value. However, it's the number which gets pasted in not the org name. What am I doing wrong? (I think it's something simple-stupid!)

A:Solved: OBP- Access 2007 problem with combo box lookups

You need 2 columns, one for ID one for the description, but the first column width is set to zero cms.

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hello all,
i have a spreadsheet with 5 columns of data that update periodically. next to each data cell is the time of the last update of that particular cell.

i need a formula that will scan the data and pick the most recent cell value (in case of a tie it should pick the highest value). i also need the formula to exclude any data that is older than 15 minutes.

thanks in advance for your help

A:Solved: excel - time updates and cell lookups

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When doing DNS lookups Windows XP Pro SP3 is using the DNS suffix search list for every single one. Even for fully qualified domain names. For example I lookup "www.microsoft.com" but windows actually asks for "www.microsoft.com.eondream.com" (eondream.com is my primary domain). Now I can fix the issue by removing the Primary DNS suffix, but it seems to me that the DNS suffix search list should be for short, invalid names (where dots=0 or something). I'm sure I have a misconfiguration somewhere in windows but I don't know where. I've changed every option I can think of or find.

For some reason the problem doesn't seem to effect browsing or a lot of other activities but say if I try to browse to a computer on my internal network I cannot use \\servername.eondream.com\sharename\ only the IP address will work because it is resolving the incorrect domain name.

Below is the output of ipconfig /all and nslookup (with debug & db2 enabled). This is using a static IP & (internal) DNS server.

[codebox]C:\>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : frayedlogic
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : eondream.com
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : eondream.com

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

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Q: A+ cert

Hey, im just wondering if ne one knows the answer to this:
(since there are 2 parts to A+ cert.)
I took the old core hardware A+ test, 220-301, last summer, and i have school so i didnt take the other one. Now i want to take it the other half (OS), but there are new A+ tests now, so im wondering if i take the old OS test i still get the cert? Or is it useless? Or do i need to write both new ones?

A:A+ cert

Likely yes. Ask them. It all depends on whether they gave you a time frame by which you had to take the second test?
How much did you spend for the test taken? Did you pass well with a good score?

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Is anyone certified here??

Am working on and wanting to take the test on the last week of December.

I am watching professor messer vids.
Has any one tried test king?

Am getting the cram exam book next month.

A:getting N+ cert.

I am Network+ certified circa 2006. Anything you are looking for?

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Q: cert's

will there be certification on win xp?


the exams for win2k and XP will be interchangeable, from what i've heard. and so far, there won't be a required upgrade for current mcse's (for windows 2000)

you should check out http://www.microsoft.com/train_cert for more info...


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I'm currently in 60-780 Operating Systems class and we will be taking the Windows 7 Cert this October. Is there any advice to prepare myself for it other than study? Any links to something I should check out would be helpful. I'm new here so thanks for the help guys!

A:Windows 7 Cert.

Give this ago

Its really helpful

Microsoft Virtual Academy ? Free IT Training, Online Learning of Microsoft Technologies

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We have a working DA environment using a single server, we are planning to go NLB  and Multisite but MS advises not to use a self signed cert for NLS which we currently do use.
I have created a Web server cert for our NLS server following the below issued by our internal CA

I add the NLS cert on our DA server, click next and then go to apply the DA settings.
When I do this it says DNS name does not exist. I can create this manually before adding the cert but it gets removed. If I tick use self-signed cert the DNS name gets created automatically.
I can't understand what I'm doing wrong and why DA will not accept our CA issued NLS cert

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Hey all,

We've just set up a Cisco 3000 series VPN on our network, and are using an internal server here as the certificate server for the VPN clients.

Just one problem. I'm still fairly new to doing new things on Windows 2000.

So I've been going through Microslop's site trying to figure out exactly how to set up the certificate server here. But I haven't found anything which explains everything, or if I need to install something, (besdies Cisco's VPN client) on the client computers.

I've created a couple keys through Certificate Server, but have no idea how to go about using them, or how to view the keys like in NT, like;
You know, that big encrypted key.
So if anyone knows a quick explanation of this, or where to find a description of what I need to do, I will be forever indebted to you.

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I have lost an ATA environment previously (late last year) because i did not deal with the expiring self-signed cert.  How do i tell if my recently built ATA environment is going to suffer the same fate?  Is there a quick check i can do to see
when the cert expires?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 4084 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M, 1536 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 463819 MB, Free - 373230 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Qosmio X505-Q894
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I keep getting a popup message about redirecting to a website that does not have a valid certificate, do i still want to proceed. This happens even when there is nothing else open on my computer. My computer had blue screened twice, done a check disk for errors spontaneously and can't successfully restore a previous windows restore point... although i think the windows restore issue is not related. I've had that issue since I bought the computer and even when it was put in for warranty for the issue it still couldn't update windows when they gave it back to me >.< I've backed up all my data. Thanks in advance for the assistance!

A:Go Daddy cert not valid.

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has anyone taken this?

A:How hard is the N+ cert test?

your book and transceder together is what i would use. dont bother too much with the vce

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Dear all,
ATA cert in lightgateway DC or gateway are going to be expired. how can I update the cert?

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Getting an invalid security cert. warning on chase.com. over the last 3 days on a home computer but not on other work computers at a different location. ?

A:invalid security cert

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Our Nessus vulnerability scanner has been flagging our computers with the following vulnerability: SSL Certificate Signed Using Weak Hashing Algorithm

Basically what it's telling us is that we need to upgrade the local Remote Desktop Certificate from SHA1 to SHA2.

These certificates are self-signed and self-generated by the local machine. If you look at the certificate you'll see that theIssued to: and Issued by: fields show the name of the local machine.

The question is: how do these auto-generated, self-signed certificates, which are currently SHA1, get upgraded to SHA2? Remember, these are not created by the local Enterprise CA, they're auto-generated by the local machine itself for Microsoft-branded software such as AD and RDC.

Looking for ideas/suggestions on how to do this.

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TCP and IP option leak.

If you, or any Cisco routers that you know of that directly face the Internet / do something silly like allow unACL'd web admin access, please upgrade IOS.

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An Introduction to Malware by CERT-UK:


An excellent, easily understood guide that covers the bare essentials of malware types - such as trojans, rasomware, phishing, keyloggers, rootkits, etc.

First rate infos.

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I recently read that a Netherlands CA, DigiNotar, had been hacked so updates are coming out to remove it from the CA list but that it should mostly affect Iran. So today I got an error message trying to access my bank (neither it nor I have any connection with Iran). The error message said "Peer's certificate has been revoked".

It seems too much of a coincidence for this to be unrelated so my question is whether the problem is wider-spread than the article said, or did one of the updates revoke a wider range of certificates than was needed, or did I just get unlucky?

Does anybody know what's going on with this problem? Thanks.

A:Revoked cert problem

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I installed ATA with the self signed certs as i was having trouble getting it to work.  Now that I have it working i want to put a real cert on the management site.  What is needed to complete this?  

Do i simply go to iis and change the cert?  
Do i also need to change it in the configuration page where it references it by ip address?
When i do that, do i need to redeploy / update the gateways?  

I am on 1.6 as of an hour ago.  Please reference the version number you are familiar with in your responses.  I would imagine that they are the similar if not identical but i want to be sure we are on the same page.  

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I'm getting an error msg on my own website after installing my Verisign SSL Seal. Certificate itself works fine, but the seal (click here to verify) is giving errors on one IE browser and not another.

Can you guys please help me by telling me if you see an error msg displayed on the IE information bar when you visit my page:


I'm getting an error with my new Verisign SSL cert on my computer at work but not at the one at home. Using IE on both computers, same version, v. 7.0. I don't get this error on FireFox on either computer.

The error I get is:

To help protect your security, IE has blocked this website from displaying content with security certificate errors.

I don't understand why it's showing up on my work computer and I'm hoping it's not showing up on other people's computers.

I would love it if I got a lot more computers checking to see if they get the same error.

Please help!

Thank you,

A:Verisign SSL Cert Error on IE?

I did not try the link but I will offer a few words of advice though.

You do not want to go into any restricted sites at work and should wait till ya get home but if you cannot do that then here ya go.

Open IE7

Click Tools
Click Internet Options
Click the Security tab
Click the Internet icon
Click Custom level
Locate Display mixed content
Click the radio button next to Enable (the default setting is 'was Prompt'
Click OK to save your changes

Have fun!

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I am intrested in taking the A+ certification exams. I have no formal training in these areas. I have been an I.S. manager for 7 years but would like to pursue the cert. for personal gratification.
Can someone give me names of the best documentation for both hardware and software exams and any other advice that might be helpful.
thanks, Geno

A:Advice please, best book for A+ cert

The best books I found for studying for exams are by coriolis.


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I have an L380 Yoga configured as described here. Over the past few months it has been producing a large number of reverse DNS lookups (in-addr.arpa) relative to my other machines. I couldn't really figure out what the culprit was until this week when the problem apparently went away. This morning I installed this Lenovo Power Management Driver update. Since that installation and reboot, the excessive reverse DNS lookups have returned. It seems to me therefore that this issue is caused by the Power Management Driver. Can this be fixed? Any ideas?

Windows 10 Pro: Lenovo Flex 5 (15") 81CA | Lenovo ThinkPad L380 Yoga

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I hope this is the place for this post... I've been thinking of getting A+ Certified. I also heard in Dec. or Jan. they will take out the DOS stuff and put in Windows 2000. I know both, but would one Cert. be better than the other - or is there an advantage to getting it now or waiting?




A:A+ Cert. - Get it now or wait for Win2K stuff???

Now or never. I too had this question in mind, but have settled for doing it asap.

BTW, DOS/WIN 95/98 are still quite wide spread.

After A+ try going for Network+, CCNA and MCP

Best wishes

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Whenever I try to play certain games on my Compaq 5420 d/top w/ Win. XP, about 5 to 10 mins. into the game, the keyboard locks up & the "half-moon" hibernation light comes on on the keyboard, however the rest of the computer & the game running continue to run fine, with both mouse or gamepad continuing to function normally.
This problem only seems to happen with Tomb raider 3 & Dungeon keeper 2 as well as Blaxun contact 4.4 ( a client prog. for the "Cybertown" 3d chat site).

A:Keyboard goes to sleep in cert. games

Just a few suggestions...

Try turning off all power saving features...

If that is a no go try uninstalling the games and reinstalling them under the compatibility mode Right click on the Setup.exe goto properties - the compatibility mode tab and check the box for run under compatibility mode and select the OS the game was designed for...

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Dell latitude d630 with smart card reader.
I want to use a smart card for authentication without a CA.
I kind of wonder if I can use any smart card of my choice (gas, groceries, credit) as an authentication device.
Can WinXp read the card, confirm my request to use it, and drive on?
Again, I want to use a self cert, or un-cert, card, a one-off card, as auth for my laptop.
Any suggestions?

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Do i need a certificate server to deploy EAP-TLS to laptops? We have a godaddy certficate that we purchased for our wireless network and i'm wondering if i can use that? I can push out the certificate via GPO, right? My main question is do i need to install
an CA server because we need to generate a client certificate. We are using NPS and cisco wireless controller. EAP-PEAP works, but my company wants to move to EAP-TLS.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  

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Chrome decided to change the way they handle SSL certs and apparently the common name is no longer enough to pass validation.  So i am scrambling to change all of our SSL certs that we issue from our CA.  Because of this I have to update the ATA
web interface cert.  

When i go to the ATA console and select my new cert, my gateways sync up and when i try to activate it, it says activation failed.  I saw in another post to check a log file and here is my result.  Can anyone give me any info on what is going on

2017-04-30 03:13:45.7643 3052 393 d6bb349f-57b7-490b-841d-d9cd8b2039ae Error [CryptographicException] System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException: Bad Key.

   at System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException.ThrowCryptographicException(Int32 hr)
   at System.Security.Cryptography.RSACryptoServiceProvider.DecryptKey(SafeKeyHandle pKeyContext, Byte[] pbEncryptedKey, Int32 cbEncryptedKey, Boolean fOAEP, ObjectHandleOnStack ohRetDecryptedKey)
   at System.Security.Cryptography.RSACryptoServiceProvider.Decrypt(Byte[] rgb, Boolean fOAEP)
   at Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Utils.SecurityProvider.ReencryptAsymmetric(Byte[] encryptedData, X509Certificate2 sourceCertificate, X509Certificate2 destinationCertificate)
   at Microsoft.Tri.Center.Management.Controllers.SystemProfileController.<UpdateGatewayConfigurationsAsync>d__16.MoveNext()
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Good Day to all. I hope you are fine and doing well.

I need your help about the Establishing the CERT/CSIRT

I am in phase of planning the CERT Process and Team. I will appreciate if you can help me for the following questions:

1. What Scope the CERT should have ideally it should address the incidents related to the information security i.e. Confidentiality/Integrity/Availability, but what will be the role of CERT in case of Physical Security Breach or Theft of Critical Hardware?

2. Should CSIRT also come in action in case of any IT Security Policy violation for example Pornography although it does not hit the three pillars of the IT Security CIA but it is against the company policy so who is going to take care of such policy violation?

3. How can I define the categorize incidents levels should I do it at high level for example DoS Attack, Hacking, Virus and Malicious Program and Unauthorized Access to Information or I should be more specific and define each incident in detail.

A:Establishing Scope of CERT/CSIRT

2. Considering that porn sites are known to install malware, I think CSIRT should come and do a scan. If nothing malicious is found, the team could at least wag a finger at the user. But, porn surfing can also be taken care of with a content filter at the gate.

3. Are you trying to assign priority to incident response? What do you want to use the levels for?

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Hello All,

I just found out the the self signed cert I was using on the center machine has expired. I figured no big deal I will change out the cert and everything will be fine. I tried to go to the web page to login to ATA and found not page available. I notice the
service was not running on the center machine. I tried to start the service and the service will not start. I found the following error in the error logs:

2018-02-12 17:58:17.7830 1948 5   00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 Error [SecretManager] Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.ExtendedException: Certificate is invalid [CertificateThumbprint=C2C1B90EE5CFDBFB6F2A0352EC88864029740A25]
   at Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Framework.SecretManager.UpdateMutableConfiguration(SecretManagerConfiguration configuration)
   at Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.ActionExtension.<>c__DisplayClass1_0`1.<ToAsync>b__0(TItem _)
   at Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Framework.ConfigurationManager`2.<>c__DisplayClass17_0`1.<<RegisterConfigurationAsync>b__0>d.MoveNext()
--- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---
   at System.Runtime.ExceptionServices.ExceptionDispatchInfo.Throw()
   at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
   at Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Framework.ConfigurationManager`2.<RegisterConfigurationAsync>d__19.MoveNext()
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Hi all,

Got a question if you please..

We recently installed an SSL cert as we were getting annoyed with the self cert ones.

Since we've installed this SSL cert our out of office isn't working. You can enable it either in outlook or OWA and set the message to both internal and external, but its just not actually being sent internal or externally.

It was working fine before the ssl was installed, but not afterwards. Any idea on where I need to look for this?


A:Out of Office stopped working since SSL cert installed

Sorry - I also want to add that all the pc's are for some reason set to use outlook anywhere (even though half of them are internal users only.. Not sure why or how that was setup?!)

Test exchange connectivity site came up with:

Testing SSL mutual authentication with the RPC proxy server.
Verification of mutual authentication failed.
Tell me more about this issue and how to resolve it
Additional Details

That site above tells you what it should match, our SSL cert says mail.domain.com and on the http over rpc it also shows as being "msstd:mail.domain.com"


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Ran a full scan on my comp and it says it detected 5 dangerous events. The option to disinfect was grayed out (I use Kapersky Lab) - I only have quarantine as an option and when I picked that, it asked me to choose what file to open. Eh? Does the fact that my antivirus already detected the events mean it's been handled or I need to do something? Because earlier a security certificate window kept popping up, asking me if I want to install it. I didn't, of course, and worked up the courage to delete all the files the antivirus detected as threats.

....That may have been a stupid move, y/y? The window is still popping up but not as frequently. Is it even a related problem?

I am IT-blind *whimper* My Hijack log below. Thank you!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:06:09 PM, on 12/7/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rund... Read more

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