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Let’s Make a Single Statement Mode for ADO.NET

September 5th, 2022 · No Comments · .net, security, sql, Sql Server, stackoverflow

One of the issues I see often in code on Stack Overflow is SQL injection. I still typically answer multiple questions per week that include, along with the rest of answer, some form of the text, “This is scary-vulnerable to SQL injection issues.” This is a “Really Big Deal”™. It’s one of about three things […]

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Using Flash in the Browser post-2021

January 21st, 2021 · No Comments · IT News, networking, security, Windows

Think Flash is dead? Think again. I present you a method to run Flash in a variant of Google Chrome in 2021.

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Certificate Authentication in SQL Server

November 23rd, 2020 · No Comments · development, networking, security, sql, Sql Server

I sometimes see questions asking how to do certificate authentication in SQL Server. Contrary to what you may have heard, SQL Server does indeed have support for certificate authentication. It just looks a little different from how some other database products do it. Instead, SQL Server’s equivalent option is the Integrated Security feature. It works like this…

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Supporting Outlook with G Suite

May 4th, 2017 · No Comments · IT News, networking, security

Where I’m at, we use Google Apps (G Suite) for e-mail, but still rely on Active Directory for individual accounts and use MS Office rather than Google Docs most of the time. One situation to come up in the last few years is Google no longer supports MS Outlook out of the box. If you […]

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What are “Less Secure Apps” in Google?

May 4th, 2017 · No Comments · IT News, security

If you’ve tried to use Outlook or another traditional e-mail client with GMail, you may have run into this requirement to enable “Less Secure Apps”. There are other situations that may prompt you to turn this on, as well. What does that mean? Why does it matter? I think I can explain. Google, by default, […]

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Cleaning an Infected Computer at Work

September 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · security, superuser

I have two¬†basic philosophies underpinning¬†how I approach infected computers. To begin with, I don’t really believe in cleaning an infected computer at all. I could cover the reasoning for this in more detail, but I already have a well-voted answer on SuperUser.com that I think says it better than I could fit here. For computers […]

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