Tag Archives: security

Removing SA from Azure SQL Database

One of the recommendations from Microsoft SQL Server is to use Windows authentication. This has been in the docs for years, and I’ve heard many MS consultants and employees note this. Many customers and clients have tried to use Windows … Continue reading

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Shared Security

When I worked in a large Operations team, we had various passwords for some systems that we stored in a password vault. This was on a network share that only the administrators had access to read. We used this for … Continue reading

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A Bug or a Vandalism Opportunity

I hadn’t heard about this problem at all until I saw a story recently. Apparently a one line command can be hidden inside a Windows shortcut file, a ZIP archive, batch files, or various other vectors. This command can trigger … Continue reading

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Default Credentials

Years ago I got a call to help someone with a database. I walked over to their desk (when this was possible) and sat down. They asked me how they could get into a database they had been told about. … Continue reading

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