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October 16, 2017

Latest on available KRACK patches

WPA2, at one time, was the answer to our Wifi security woes. Now, it appears that it’s one of the problems. An announcement this morning indicated a far-reaching and serious vulnerability with the protocol. What we once thought was encrypted traffic, and immune to prying eyes, appears to be ...

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September 12, 2017

Hyperconvergence is now mainstream, why?

Both HPE and Dell EMC announced triple digit growth of hyperconverged solutions in their latest quarterly results. Nutanix more than doubled quarterly revenue year over year. VMWare VSAN, barely 3 years old, has crossed over the 10,000 customer mark. Companies are clearly adopting hyperconvergence ...

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May 26, 2017

7 YEAR OLD CODE-EXECUTION BUG FOUND IN SAMBA

It appears Wannacry may have gotten people looking at the SMB functions in Samba on Linux as well.  A code-execution bug was detected in all versions of Samba 3.5.0 (released March 2010) and onwards.  It is CVE-2017-7494 and there is already a Metasploit module available for attacking Linux servers ...

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May 16, 2017

A CYBERSECURITY ENGINEER’S PERSPECTIVE ON WANNACRY

When an otherwise routine crypto cash-grab becomes international news, it can make the most seasoned of us pause momentarily in reflection. At its core – WannaCry isn’t anything special. It has your usual components of a ransomware attack – the Bitcoin buy, scary pop-ups and flutter. It has the ...

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March 20, 2017

COMPLIANCE AND SECURITY ARE NOT THE SAME THINGS

The EU General Data Protection Regulation was approved on April 14, 2016 and will come into enforcement on May 25, 2018.  This timeline leaves little time to perform the work necessary to avoid the stiff 4% penalty (4% of total revenue).  Additionally, New York State has implemented a recent ...

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February 15, 2017

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

“I’ll be back…” A piece of monologue most of us recognize, whether or not we know where it originated. Some of us might even attempt to mimic the hint of a German accent, which graced the original line. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Terminator. 1984. The basic plot of the story: machines become ...

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