Ansible – mySQL root password change on Ubuntu

  This Ansible script will fully rotate your MySQL root account passwords (or change any MySQL account passwords if you change the script) and implement my.cf so you don’t have to keep putting the password in. This took me a while to figure out, there are¬† Test Bed Ansible control server running Ubuntu 18.04 Ubuntu… Read more »

How to Reveal Hidden Passwords in Web Browsers

In many places where you need to input your password to gain access, authorise or confirm a transaction, whenever you type passwords into the input box, the characters automatically change into asterisks or bullets. This is to protect your password from straying eyes. There is a simple trick to find out what is behind the… Read more »

Configure Encrypted Cisco Enable Password

There are two ways to configure an enable password on a Cisco device, the unsecured way or the encrypted way. Obviously one is also associated with the wrong way and the other isn’t! Add Encrypted Enable Password Log into your device prior to running these commands

Remove Plain Text Enable Password

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Secure Administrator account in Active Directory

Securing the Administrator account in Active Directory You may be thinking this should be common knowledge but time and time again I see directories with the Administrator account still in the “Domain Admins” group and active! Before you do this, ensure you are not using the domain administrator account for authenticating! I always follow a… Read more »