Apple Products Are At Risk

A new hack has been discovered that impacts ALL Apple devices and is truly putting your apple products at risk.  This is a very serious attack as it does not require any user input to take place.  It is difficult to detect and could potentially leak vast amounts of information including Wi-FI passwords, website credentials and email logins.  This attack has been coming in the form of a message with the user simply opening the message to implicate the damage.  It can also be exploited easily through the Safari browser. Patches have been released and additional ones will continue to be...

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SonicWALL Security Threat

IMPORTANT: Dell SonicWALL Security Threat On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, Google posted a blog outlining a vulnerability in glibc (the GNU C library) which is used in many products and leaves those products vulnerable to remote exploitation.  The vulnerability, identified as CVE-2015-7547, is similar to Heartbleed and Shellshock in terms of the scope of affected systems, but is not as serious as those.  It is though significantly more difficult to exploit.  Successful exploitation of the vulnerability relies on the potential victim communicating with a hostile/malicious DNS server or to be...

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Updates on SHA-1 SSL Certificates

We are urging all of our clients to immediately begin migrating from SHA-1 SSL certificates to SHA-2 or SHA-3 level certificates.  Due to the evolution of technological attacks over the last few years, the industry is moving to a more secure alternative for all browsers and applications.  The SHA-1 certificates will be obsolete soon and will put your organization at risk for the end-users receiving security warnings and browsers not displaying content properly. You can also check this site for free to see if your organization is prepared for these changes...

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I Don’t Want to Use Windows 8…

Microsoft ended support of Windows XP last year.  This means that there will no longer be any security or technical updates provided from Microsoft.  If you currently have Windows XP in your environment, it’s time for an upgrade.  While it may be hard to believe, Windows 7 is quickly approaching six years on the market.  So if you’re going to upgrade, it’s probably time to get familiar with Windows 8.1. One concern that many IT departments may have with this process is its effect on their end users.  Many individuals will likely have significant difficulties adjusting to the new...

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Should I Remove My VMware Snapshot?

Yes…the answer is yes.  VMware snapshots can be a very helpful tool when making any kind of changes to your environment.  However, if not properly managed they can cause a lot of issues.  Downtime, corrupted virtual machines, and data loss are just a few of the problems that can occur by forgetting to delete a manual VMware snapshot. There are several reasons why you would want to take a snapshot of your virtual machine.  Applying Windows Updates, installing a new application, or updating an existing one are all excellent examples of instances where it’s great to have a snapshot...

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It’s Time for VDI

As we begin 2015, know that the time has never been better to make the move to virtual desktops.  There are numerous reasons to make a move to this kind of infrastructure.  But if you’re still undecided, here are just a few of the fantastic features that virtual desktops will bring to your environment. From a cost savings standpoint alone, you will quickly see a return on your investment.  In a 100 user environment, the initial procurement of hardware and licensing necessary for virtual desktops may closely compare to the cost of purchasing new PC’s.  But with a VDI solution, you...

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