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Website redirecting to another site from search results

I was recently informed by a friend that jermsmit.com was redirecting to another site when clicked on a google search result link. Initially, I thought he may have had some local malware. After a fair amount of time inspecting the web traffic, and review of site configuration, I was able to determine that the redirect […]

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Software

Edgerouter: Disabling IPSec

There are times where you just need to disable IPSec VPN Connection to/from your Edgerouter. While there are ways to stop the service I wanted something that would last during a reboot and retain my configurations for when I need it. This can be done with a few simple steps in the web UI. To […]

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One-Year Public-Trust SSL Certificates

By now you’ve likely heard about Apple’s announcement at the February 2020 Certificate Authority/Browser Forum meeting that they will no longer accept publicly trusted TLS web server certificates valid for longer than 398 days after Sept. 1, 2020, in the Mac OS and iOS platforms. The CA/B Forum had previously voted down an initiative to reduce public TLS certificate […]

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Giving Back

It came to our attention that 40% of students in Trenton, NJ, school system do not have the technology at home to support their participation in online education. Sparta partnered with TDI Connect, an all-volunteer organization that is a part of United Way of Greater Mercer County. TDI Connect refurbishes computers donated by businesses and organizations […]

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How to Encrypt Email Messages

When you need to protect the privacy of an email message, encrypt it. Encrypting an email message in Outlook means it’s converted from readable plain text into scrambled ciphertext. Only the recipient can decipher the message for reading. Any other recipient sees indecipherable text. Outlook supports Message Encryption (Information Rights Management). When to use Encryption […]