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Oh hell no, Logmein bought Citrix Goto products. No BAA/HIPAA compliance for you!

28 April, 2017 (11:12) | complaining, Mindless Blather, security, software | 2 comments

Logmein acquired the fleet of Goto products from Citrix last year. We moved away from logmein because they refused to offer or acknowledge they were responsible for a BAA for HIPAA data per the HITECH Omnibus of 2013. Now we are sad about our use of gotomeeting, webinar, training and gotoassist. Citrix offered us a […]

World of Tanks firewall exceptions March 2015 (Sophos UTM)

1 March, 2015 (22:12) | How to, Mindless Blather, networking | No comments

Gamers really suck at tracking down firewall ports, I don’t. World of tanks has a bunch of ports needed, it may seem like a lot but they do appear to be using massive resources so a /24 isn’t out of line. Here is a test from the Sophos UTM 9 firewall. Great UTM box for […]

McGladrey security is downright awful

24 August, 2014 (11:32) | complaining, Mindless Blather, security | No comments

I have been forced to work with McGladrey for quite a while now in order to maintain our accounting server and clients. I like the guys doing the work, they are good at what they do and pleasant to work with. What I can’t stand is the lack of oversight McGladrey employees get when it […]

Windowsnerd.com vs ABC’s The Bachelor

20 February, 2012 (20:09) | Mindless Blather, prediction | No comments

God I hate this show. Only in the US can you have the polygamist player asshole show garnering an #1 ratings spot while real news (and G4tv’s Morgan Web) is falling off the radar. Nevertheless, due to my female counterpart’s enticement programme, I end up noticing most of each episode while playing Star Wars – […]

Mac virus vs trojan argument is like kleenex vs tissue

25 January, 2012 (19:40) | Mindless Blather | No comments

http://www.mndaily.com/2012/01/25/mac-and-android-viruses-spread-across-campus-and-globally People have been calling a threat to a computer a virus for decades. I don’t think it is going to go away because some fanboys get angry at the proper definition. Most windows machines, macs and droids end up with trojans not viruses. Viruses don’t make sense anymore. Sad to see the journalist in […]

New computer checklist updated for the holidays

1 January, 2012 (06:07) | Mindless Blather | No comments

http://windowsnerd.com/how-to-for-normal-people/you-just-bought-a-new-computer-now-what/

Apple spyware numbers through the roof (for a mac)

18 May, 2011 (15:23) | Mindless Blather | No comments

So first read this: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/why-malware-for-macs-is-on-its-way/3243 Ed got it right 13 days ago. Mac trojan on a large scale popped up in a big way. The problem with this particular one stems from the press it is already getting. If more news agencies catch on, more dumb users will start to panic. As they start to […]

Black market movie trading getting way too easy, RIAA is going to be pissed

4 May, 2011 (19:09) | Mindless Blather | No comments

You can find all sorts of places on the net these days to buy a 2-3TB hard drive with a few thousand episodes of tv show or movies. As storage capacity increases, it will be more difficult for Hollywood to keep up their old model. Movies are going to have to get really cheap if […]

USGCB compliance help list started here for Windows 7

12 April, 2011 (15:36) | Mindless Blather | No comments

I’m starting up a set of pages to help out with Winodws 7 USGCB compliance. Probably 4 items per page, starting here

HP Slate 500 first impressions

21 March, 2011 (09:29) | Mindless Blather | 1 comment

Just got my first HP slate 500 for my office. This is going to be interesting finding out how it works with our medical SAAS model. Ipad is the worst thing you could possibly do to a HIPAA/PHIPA bound organization, but it is very good for viewing data. My main goal with the HP Slate […]

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