POODLE Vulnerability: Padding Oracle on Downgraded Legacy Encryption

INTRODUCTION POODLE abbreviates to Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption. This vulnerability was discovered by Bodo Möller, Thai Duong & Krzysztof Kotowicz from the GOOGLE security team and published here. I’m using the information published in this article as a reference for this blog post. This vulnerability has been listed in NVD; here is the…

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Azure Web App: Connect to your site via FTP and upload/download files

In this post I will describe on how to connect to an Azure Web App via FTP using FileZilla as a FTP client. The readers are free to choose their FTP client  Download publishsettings file from Azure Portal: Login to Azure portal: https://portal.azure.com Click on App Services. Select the Site and then click on Get…

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Microsoft Azure: Services availability by region

While Microsoft Azure continues to enhance the services it provides it is also expanding its footprint in various geographical regions. Currently Azure provides its services in 4 continents (11 DC’s): Asia Europe North America South America Web Sites is one of the few services which is available in all the data centres. You may view…

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WEBINAR: Developer Live Series

Developer Live is an initiative started by the “Developer Tools” Support team in Microsoft Support where we present sessions on various developer technologies like Visual Studio 2013, BizTalk Server, IIS, ASP.NET, C++, C#, VB.NET, Internet Explorer, Setup and Deployment Projects etc. We have designed these sessions keeping in mind the common issues that developers run…

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Microsoft Azure Web Sites: Deploying wordpress to a virtual directory within the azure web site

Microsoft Azure Web Sites allows you to have a virtual directory created within the site. There are many advantages to this. Consider a scenario where you your org’s site is deployed to root http://<sitename>.azurewebsites.net. You now want to have separate branches for different departments within your org. For example: http://<sitename>.azurewebsites.net/marketing http://<sitename>.azurewebsites.net/sales http://<sitename>.azurewebsites.net/hr Another example could…

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SSL Diagnostics for IIS 6 (Windows Server 2003)

SSL Diagnostics tool for Windows Server 2003 is no longer available for download on TechNet. I had to ping my peers to who had a copy of the tool which they had downloaded earlier. Main stream support Windows Server 2003 ended in 2010, while extended support will end next year in 2015. Click here for…

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Windows Azure Web Sites: File upload limit for PHP sites hosted on WAWS

In my previous post I discussed about .user.ini file and how it is useful in WAWS. In today’s post I will address the issue of increasing the limit of the file size to a PHP site hosted on WAWS using the .user.ini file. As mentioned in my previous post, we cannot edit the contents of…

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Windows Azure Web Sites: PHP, .user.ini and WAWS

Happy New Year 2014 to all the readers!! Its been quite some time I wrote a blog post. I am back and today I will be writing a small post on the importance of .user.ini file w.r.t Windows Azure Web Sites (WAWS) As you know WAWS supports PHP framework. As of today it supports the…

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