Digitally signing email with S/MIME and Outlook 2016

You can use S/MIME certificates, also called “Digital Certificates” or “Personal Certificates”, with most email clients to digitally sign and/or encrypt email messages. In order to digitally sign or encrypt your email, you will need a digital certificate. Get a certificate For this example, we will use the free certificate service from Comodo. Head over …

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Windows Media Creation Tools

Note to self, and to you…  🙂 Some quick links to: Microsoft Windows Media Creation Tools Windows 7 (Media Download) – https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows7 Windows 8.1 – http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=510815 Windows 10 – http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691209 Windows USB/DVD Download tool The Windows USB/DVD Download tool allows you to create a copy of your Windows 7/8 ISO file on a USB flash …

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VeraCrypt on Windows 10 64bit, now TrueCrypt has gone

If you have upgraded to Windows 10, it is likely you will run into problems enabling full disk encryption / system encryption with VeraCrypt due to the GPT configuration of your disk. If your prepared to reload your computer, you can achieve full disk encryption, on Windows 10 home, at no cost. (Providing your disk …

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The need for Full Disk Encryption (FDE) / System Encryption

With the increasing number of mobile computing devices the fixed desktop PC in the home has been on the decrease, in favour of a mix of mobile platforms. Whilst a number of people use their mobile or tablet devices for browsing the web, there is a large number of laptops in use which do not …

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Windows 8.1 System with failed drive

So the drive has failed (or you have reloaded with Linux) and you now need to get Windows 8.1 reinstalled. No rescue media to hand, and no recovery partition available. Its time to reach for the Windows Installation Media Creation Tool. A great tool that enables you to create an ISO or boot USB from …

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Mitigating Credential Theft using the Windows 10 Isolated User Mode

In this video Seth Juarez interviews Seth Moore who describes another benefit of the Windows 10 Isolated User Mode, credential theft mitigation. He first describes the kinds of credentials that can be stolen and how a hacker gains access to them. He then describes how the Windows 10 Isolated User Mode prevents the typical techniques …

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Windows 10 Security with Isolated User Mode Processes and Features

I stumbled across these videos by Seth Juarez the other day, which explain the detail around Isolated User Mode and security improvements in Windows 10. There is a lot of talk about privacy and ‘telemetry’ in relation to Windows 10, however there is a bigger picture. This should make an interesting watch for those interested …

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