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Dell kbox exploit is out in the wild and probably being hammered on

12 March, 2014 (00:26) | antivirus/spyware, linux, security | No comments

It looks like the Dell Kace folks could use a talking to from the Dell Secureworks folks. My recommendation (changed 3-12 after taking the time to look at the source code) 1. Disable ports 80 and 443 in a manner you choose 2. Instruct users to submit tickets using email and respond with email […]

Microsoft Management Summit begins today in Vegas. Already spotted a hooker.

7 April, 2013 (22:39) | Monitoring, OS | No comments

Well we are out at the Four Seasons hotel waiting for the MMS to start. Got registered today, the swag was ok. Nice laptop bag compared to normal, a pen, notebook, not much else. I have to give the little lady some raver light to wear at the party on Thursday. The sessions tonight looked […]

Free windows 8 ISOs straight from microsoft

8 July, 2012 (19:58) | OS, software | No comments Or google it yourself, “windows 8 consumer preview ISO” and go grab it. You need to start getting ready for the upgrade now if you are like me. I’m just adding the link because people keep asking me.

Why Macs are not designed for business use

30 June, 2012 (16:01) | linux, mac, security | No comments

Macs are great machines if you are a rich trendy person who was so brilliantly targeted by Steve Jobs. Not so good for normal people trying to keep up with the Joneses. Also not good for business at all.  This list is just a reminder for myself  when people are complaining as to why we […]

OSX Flashback shows apple innovating something in security. wait what? Apple and security in the same sentence?

15 April, 2012 (10:12) | mac, security | No comments

Apple did something brilliant. They might not be good at security, in fact they pretty much always suck at it. This forced them to create something new and just brilliant. If a user doesn’t use Java for X time, it SHUTS OFF! How incredibly obvious but new is that? How cool would it be if […]

Rest in Peace Steve Jobs

5 October, 2011 (16:57) | mac, OS | No comments

One of the great men of the computing world passed away. Pretty sad day for nerds everywhere. We all learned a lot and felt the world change from innovation after amazing innovation. Mr. Jobs gave us windows guys serious motivation to improve. Check the apple page they have a nice entry:  

Why Apple has difficulty in the corporate world

2 April, 2011 (10:10) | linux, mac, OS, security | No comments

I’m tired of absolute statements like being accused of hating iEverything. I like an ipad for surfing the web on the couch, ipad for listening to music and supporting clueless users on a mac. They can’t figure out how the hell to fire up vi, how are they going to break it? That is great […]

Apple could save open source and make a mint at the same time

18 December, 2010 (11:32) | linux, mac | No comments

The new Mac app store could build an awesome business model. Charge individuals to install open source software with an easy to use itunes interface, and fund the open source software projects in return. This seems like a perfect arrangement. DIY people get better funded projects, and normal users get access to difficult to manage […]

iphone vs droid – missing the point, you want the best ladder to your cloud

24 June, 2010 (21:17) | OS, security, wireless | No comments

iphone vs droid – missing the point, you want the best ladder to your cloud

Windows and OSSEC ipsec blocks

17 February, 2010 (19:33) | OS, security | No comments

Today I started toying with the idea of using OSSEC active response in Windows. My goal is to block a whole IP, you can do port or traffic type as you wish, if anyone wants that let me know.  The first piece of work to share: netsh ipsec static add policy description=”ossec block list” netsh […]

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