If you are getting into Enterprise networking, or if you want to learn more and is setting up a lab environment at home, you might have heard the phrase domain controller before. This is a fundamental part of enterprise networks and if you are even thinking about working with networking, knowing what a domain controller is, is essential.
It is in everyone’s interest that you secure your home network, even if you are not a tech-person. Having an open network where other people can (and will) spy on you is something that I think we both agree is a bad thing. I just came bad from a work-trip where I spent some time setting up a new office. While that was on another level of network configuration, I couldn’t help to wonder how many people that simply connects the ethernet cable to the router and then lives happily ever after.
Not too long ago, we had quite the situation at work. We got a virus into the network, which started encrypting all our files and stopped us from using them. The only way to unlock the encryption was to pay money into a BitCoin-account. Now, this is a company, where we take regular backups, re once the virus was stopped, we rolled back an hour, and everything was back to normal. But what when you are not a company? Making sure it never happens in the best defense.