Six Immediate Lessons to Learn from the British Airways IT OutageMay 30, 2017, 08:38 AM Ben Gane
Over the weekend, BA’s IT systems all went down. All British Airways flights were grounded for almost two full days. And not just at one airport in the UK, but worldwide. The news has been filled with pictures of mountains of luggage...
Office 365: Configuring User Passwords to Never ExpireMay 30, 2017, 08:33 AM Ben Gane
One of the questions that we are most frequently asked is regarding users or administrators who subscribe to Office 365 but who are tired of receiving Office 365 password expiration notifications. These users might not be used...
Windows 7 and 8.1 ridiculously simple to crash using 4-character stringMay 30, 2017, 08:30 AM Ben Gane
Due to an error in the way Windows operating systems handle file names, a maliciously crafted website can send computers to destination-BSOD upon accessing a directory name modified to fetch a sensitive system file.
The Inaugural Ivanti Threat Thursday UpdateMay 26, 2017, 14:54 PM Ben Gane
As you may have been following, Ivanti cybersecurity experts have been tracking the WannaCrypt/WannaCry attack since soon after it happened. To help keep you informed, welcome to the Ivanti Threat Thursday Update...
The 6 Bad BDR Habits You Need to ChangeMay 26, 2017, 14:50 PM Ben Gane
Bad IT habits are like weeds, springing up everywhere and difficult to get rid of. They especially proliferate in backup and disaster recovery. IT professionals learn bad techniques from mentors and leaders, then pass them down...
Get behind Griff - CRN Fight Night is upon usMay 25, 2017, 15:04 PM Ben Gane
The time for talk is almost up, the time for action awaits our man Griff "The Silencer" Akai as he faces off with what will be an unknown quantity tonight at CRN Fight Night. An unfortunate withdrawal of his original opponent has thankfully not derailed...
The Latest on WannaCry, UIWIX, EternalRocks and ShadowBrokersMay 25, 2017, 09:00 AM Ben Gane
Ransomware has gained global attention over the course of the last two weeks due to the huge spread of WannaCry. Following the initial attacks, we’ve seen UIWIX, Adylkuzz and now EternalRocks come onto the scene...
German Hackers Use Contact Lens to Circumvent Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Scan FeatureMay 25, 2017, 08:55 AM Ben Gane
What was supposed to be an extra layer of security for users of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 phones has turned out to be an outright vulnerability. German researchers have hacked the iris-scanning feature on the device using a point-and-shoot camera...
Western Digital TV Media Player Streams Multiple Security FlawsMay 24, 2017, 09:41 AM Ben Gane
The firmware of Western Digital TV Media Player contains several security vulnerabilities of critical severity, according to researchers. The flaws are easiest to exploit if the attacker is...
Challenges with Critical Infrastructure: IoT, Smart Cities Under AttackMay 23, 2017, 08:51 AM Ben Gane
Internet of Things technology is now more widespread than many people realize. Systems that fall under the IoT umbrella are popping up in an array of settings, even outside consumer circles...