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By Nancy Rand, Posted in Uncategorized

December 13, Help Net Security – (International) Cryptolocker copycat targets US, European users. Researchers at IntelCrawler analyzed a new piece of ransomware dubbed Locker that encrypts targets’ files and demands a ransom to decrypt them. The ransomware is spread by executable files disguised as mp3 files. Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2651 December 13, Softpedia – (International) Serious vulnerability in Safari exposes user passwords. Researchers at Kaspersky discovered a se... read more.

  • December 16, 2013

By Nancy Rand, Posted in Uncategorized

December 6, Softpedia – (International) Russian authorities prosecute BlackHole creator and 12 other suspects. Authorities in Russia announced charges against the alleged creator of the BlackHole exploit kit and 12 others for allegedly using BlackHole to distribute banking trojans and cause losses totaling $2.1 million. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Russian-Authorities-Prosecute-BlackHole-Creator-and-12-Other-Suspects-406627.shtml December 9, Softpedia – (International) Man pleads guilty to role... read more.

  • December 10, 2013

By Nancy Rand, Posted in Uncategorized

November 20, Krebs on Security – (International) Cupid Media hack exposed 42M passwords. Personal information including names, unencrypted passwords, email addresses, and birthdays belonging to around 42 million Cupid Media customers was discovered on the same servers that stored stolen information from Adobe, PR Newswire, and other organizations. The Australia-based dating site company stated that the data appeared to be related to a January 2013 breach. Source: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/11/cupid-med... read more.

  • November 21, 2013

By Brian Wagner, Posted in Uncategorized

XenDesktop 7 was released in June 2013, and just 5 months later Citrix has released XenDesktop 7.1. XD 7.1 adds support for Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2. It also adds official support for GPU offload. This feature requires XenServer for interaction with NVIDIA GRID cards (K1 and K2) to offload the graphical processing from the virtual machine's processors to the GPU card. This increases end user performance significantly and allows for increased density by lowering vCPU usage. With Citrix releasing... read more.

  • November 07, 2013

By Nancy Rand, Posted in Uncategorized

Splunk Enterprise 6.0 was released on Oct. 1, 2013. This version contains many updates to provide powerful tools for the beginning user to import data types, and create dashboards and reports. The new release is now available from www.splunk.com along with new supporting documentation covering the application basics and the new features: Enhanced Search - Splunk 6.0 has a new interface that has search and reporting together. Reports can be edited in the search page. Also included are user interface chang... read more.

  • November 07, 2013

By Ed Bratter, Posted in Uncategorized

With Exchange 2003 end of support on the horizon (April, 2014) and Exchange 2013 migrations hitting full stride, those of us in the trenches are beginning to experience the road bumps that are encountered when performing an Exchange 2013 migration from Exchange 2007/2010. (There is no direct migration path from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2013). One of the architectural changes in Exchange 2013 is the way Outlook clients connect to Exchange. Gone is RPC over TCP connectivity that has existed since the earl... read more.

  • October 15, 2013

By Russell D. Vines, Posted in Uncategorized

September 27, Softpedia – (International) Exploit kit uses VBScript to deliver malware. Researchers at Sourcefire identified an exploit kit that uses VBScript to write an executable file to the disk without using a vulnerability or downloading an executable file. A malicious Web site prompts users to run an add-on named “Microsoft Script Runtime” to begin the attack. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Exploit-Kit-Uses-VBScript-to-Deliver-Malware-386776.shtml September 27, Threatpost – (International)... read more.

  • October 02, 2013

By Brian Wagner, Posted in Uncategorized

I sit down with many clients each week to discuss a Windows 7 upgrade, a virtual desktop infrastructure, or a XenApp (RDS) environment to deliver shared desktops or applications. The common theme for all of these projects is that the client is looking for a better way to deliver a desktop compared to how Windows XP was delivered. Sometimes this means leveraging automation with role-based provisioning to virtualize and deliver applications. Or it could mean using VDI or RDS to deliver the new desktop and app... read more.

  • September 30, 2013

By Nancy Rand, Posted in Uncategorized

vSphere 5.5 is available for download from the VMware web site as of 9/22/13. There is a 14 MB documentation bundle of pdfs also available for review in addition to an updated edoc site: VMware vSphere 5.5 Documentation Center. An upgrade warning on the download site states “vCenter Server upgrade to 5.5 may fail When upgrading from vSphere 5.1 to 5.5, the vCenter Single Sign-On upgrade may fail. This issue affects some vCenter Server 5.1 systems running with default certificates that are upgrading to vC... read more.

  • September 26, 2013

By Nancy Rand, Posted in Uncategorized

NOTE: The password used for admin@system-domain at installation time for VMware Single Sign On (SSO) is the Master password. Changing the password for this account does not change the Master password. Please be sure to record this Master password in the event it is needed for future use as it cannot be changed. One example of where this password will be requested is during the procedure for resetting a SSO admin account that is locked out from too many retries. VMware SSO user passwords expire after 365... read more.

  • July 12, 2013