GNU WGet for Windows (Windows 7, Vista, XP, etc.)

Whether you need a quick-and-dirty way to download a file via HTTP, HTTPS or FTP; or test a web page or recursively download a whole site, WGET is a great tool for the task. GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It […]

AWS EC2 Windows Passwords, Users, and Authentication

The default password on the Windows Administrator account is set automatically on all instances to a random value by the ec2Config service. You can retrieve the password originally set by using the ec2-get-password command, as shown here: C:>ec2-get-password i- -k gsg-keypair.txt Alternatively, you may use the “Get Administrator Password” command in ElasticFox by right-clicking on […]

How to Change User Password at Command Prompt

To change a user’s password at the command prompt, log on as an administrator and type: net user user_name * /domain When you are prompted to type a password for the user, type the new password, not the existing password. After you type the new password, the system prompts you to retype the password to […]

NET.exe – Windows User Management From the Command Line

The NET Command is used to manage network security resources as follows: View user account password and logon requirements (also displays the machine type – NT Server or NT workstation)NET ACCOUNTS View password and logon requirements for the network domain.NET ACCOUNTS /DOMAIN Set the number of minutes a user has before being forced to log […]

Setting up a SFTP Server on Windows

This tutorial will help you turn your Windows based system into a SecureFTP server. BackgroundSecure Shell (SSH) is a program that lets you log into another computer over a network, to execute commands in a remote machine, and to move files from one machine to another. It provides strong authentication and secure communications over insecure […]

A quick overview of PuTTY and SSH for AWS Newbies

Linux Access with SSH & PuTTY This post will (attempt) to explain what SSH and PuTTY are so that as a user you understand the terminology of AWS and so that you can be productive in the environment. This post will not attempt to make you an expert in SSH. For best practices in implementing […]

Upload Photos to Twitter via Flickr Email

How do you share photographs with friends on Twitter?You probably upload them to an online photo sharing site (like Flickr or Picasa Web Gallery) first and then copy-paste the web address of the uploaded image into your Twitter client. Or you prefer to use Twitter specific services like Twitpic that automatically send a “tweet” on […]

Changing root password in mysql

Changing root password in mysql mysqladmin command to change root password If you have never set a root password for MySQL, the server does not require a password at all for connecting as root. To setup root password for first time, use mysqladmin command at shell prompt as follows: $ mysqladmin -u root password […]

Cyber Security – Password Creation

Passwords are the most common means of authentication, but if you do not choose good passwords or keep them confidential, they are almost as ineffective as not having any password at all. Many systems and services have been successfully broken into due to the use of insecure and inadequate passwords. Some viruses and worms have […]