Microsoft Hello

For quite a long time, we have been following the routine of typing in a password for accessing our computers. Strong password requirements make us set complex passwords which we often tend to forget, and then we frantically chase the administrator to reset our forgotten passwords. More importantly, even the most secure network is vulnerable to security breaches and the network credentials could easily end up in wrong hands. Users could also easily fall prey to replay or phishing attacks and end up exposing their passwords. Isn’t it time for a change? What if we could have something more unique than passwords for authentication? Well, Microsoft Hello helps us do just that. Read more  

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Active Directory Schema

Active Directory (AD) schema is a blueprint which describes the rules about the type of objects that can be stored in the AD as well as the attributes related to these objects. The schema thus defines the content, and the structure of the object classes and the object attributes used to create an object. While creating a new object, the AD references the classes defined in the schema and utilizes the retrieved information to create the object. Read more  

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Active Directory Domain Name System

Imagine that you have to send an e-mail or use a printer on your network. Would you rather have a recipient e-mail address such as 192.168.12.210 and select a printer named 172.24.115.235 or have easy to remember names for e-mail address and printer? Who relieves us from the onerous task of remembering these IP addresses? It is the Domain Name System (DNS). DNS is a name resolution system which helps a client resolve the host’s name to its IP address in a network. Read more  

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