Category Archives: Windows

Reset Administrator password in Windows XP

Reference URL: http://ccm.net/faq/8228-how-to-recover-windows-xp-admin-password Steps: Recover Windows XP Administrative Password The first step in recovering your Windows XP password is to reboot your computer in safe mode. You can do this by restarting your computer and repeatedly pressing F8 as the computer loads. Once in safe mode, click on Start > Run. In the box that … Continue reading Reset Administrator password in Windows XP

XAMPP – Port 80 Conflict

XAMPP – Port 80 Conflict The Final Solution! XAMPP has its own built in netstats button, but you can DIY like this: netstat -ano | find “:80” Shows PID using ports with :80 In my case it was http.exe which is responsible for 6 services in all. I first tried to disable in registry, and … Continue reading XAMPP – Port 80 Conflict

Testing SSL Connections with SSLyze, Nmap or OpenSSL

Introduction: OpenSSL is a great tool to check SSL connections to servers. The difficulty here is when one want a full scan of all possible SSL Cyphers and protocols used by a server. That is where SSLyze comes in handy. This tool is a Python script which will scan the target host/port for SSL handshake … Continue reading Testing SSL Connections with SSLyze, Nmap or OpenSSL

Can’t connect to VSFTPD with Filezilla

Problem: Because of some incompatibility of the default use of cyphers in VSFTPD FileZilla cannot connect to it. Solution: Edit the VSFTPD configuration file /etc/vsftpd.conf and add the following directive:ssl_ciphers=HIGH Restart VSFTPD server and use the default settings for new FTP connection with incryption of ‘explicit FTP over TLS’. Go to The IT Matrix website … Continue reading Can’t connect to VSFTPD with Filezilla