Author Archives: Tom Aafloen

My two sessions from TechX [in Swedish]

I gave two talks at the TechX conference held at Microsoft headquarters in Stockholm on February 13-17 2017. The sessions were recorded and are now available to watch on YouTube [see links below]. Note that they are delivered in Swedish. … Continue reading

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Translate Windows messages in other languages

Sometimes I run into error messages in foreign languages, like this French one: Ok, I admit it, I made the dialog box myself, but the message text is real. And I have no idea what it means. So, how can … Continue reading

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LastPass now also free on mobile devices

The password manager LastPass has always been free to use in your web browser, but they just announced that they will no longer require a paid subscription for accessing your LastPass from mobile devices: If you are not using a … Continue reading

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Azure Information Protection client – now with diagnostics!

The Azure Information Protection client was recently updated to version 1.2.4.0. One of the improvements is a built-in diagnostics tool: You get to this dialog box by going to the Home tab and clicking on the Protect icon in an … Continue reading

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Get free SSL certificates with Let’s Encrypt

I have previously blogged about how you can get a free SSL certificate from the Certification Authority called WoSign, but they have been misbehaving lately (see details here) and some big companies like Apple, Google and Mozilla are actually considering … Continue reading

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Links from my Windows Security and ATA session

A few days ago I spoke about IT security in general and Advanced Threat Analytics in particular at Microsoft’s headquarter in Stockholm. I showed a few sites and was asked to share them. So here they are: Norse Norse is … Continue reading

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SSL Certificates and SAN – What domain names are valid?

An SSL certificate has a field called Subject. The Subject field contains the domain name that the certificate is valid for. Subject can only contain one domain name: The field Subject can have more information, like the screenshot below, but … Continue reading

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Get a free publicly trusted SSL-certificate

This blog post will guide you through the steps of obtaining a publicly trusted SSL certificate with up to 5 domain names, at no cost. There are no hidden costs, ads or referrals involved. You do need to be able … Continue reading

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My Advanced Threat Analytics session (in swedish)

About a month ago I gave a talk about Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) at TechX, a Microsoft event here in Sweden. The session is now posted on YouTube and available for everyone to see. Please note that the talk … Continue reading

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Installing CA via PowerShell : “-Whatif” not working

I just installed a CA server for testing, and noticed something strange. First I installed the binaries with the cmdlet Add-WindowsFeature, without any issues: When I was about to install and configure the CA role with the Install-AdcsCertificationAuthority cmdlet, I … Continue reading

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