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Server HMW35 hardware issues being fixed

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Those on server HMW35 may have noticed slow performance and intermittent connections affecting services on this server including email and website. This was due to failing hard drives giving errors. So new hard drives were installed and data cloned from data on the live server. Once this was done, the tech team then noticed that the hard drive controller was also failing so they...

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New Mirai Variant Targets Routers, Knocks 900,000 Offline

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Attackers are targeting DSL routers this week with what’s being called a potent new variant of the Mirai malware that knocked offline major Internet companies like Twitter and Spotify last month. According to Germany’s Deutsche Telekom 900,000 of its DSL router customers have already been targeted by attackers. According to the telecommunications company impacted customers are...

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Microsoft update servers left all Azure RHEL instances hackable

Monday, November 28, 2016


Microsoft has patched flaws that attackers could exploit to compromise all Azure Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) instances. Software engineer Ian Duffy found the flaws while building a secure RHEL image for Microsoft Azure. During that process he noticed an installation script Azure uses in its preconfigured RPM Package Manager contains build host information that allows attackers to find...

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New Malware Sneaking Onto Mac Computers, Bitcoinists Be Warned

Monday, August 22, 2016


Some tricky new malware is infecting Mac users by imitating legitimate software. The “Advanced Mac Cleaner,” professes to be an anti-malware tool in order to sneak onto Mac computers.   Bitcoinists who use Macs ought to be especially concerned, as the malware specifically targets Mac users by mimicking an anti-malware tool designed for Macs. Malware can be used to steal...

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Criminals Set Up Fake Companies to Hijack and Sell IPv4 Addresses

Friday, June 24, 2016


Speaking at the North American Network Operators Group’s NANOG 67 conference, Leslie Noble, Senior Director of Global Registry Knowledge at the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), revealed the lengths to which crooks go to get their hands on brand new IPv4 addresses. Last September, ARIN announced it depleted its IPv4 address pool, meaning there were no new IPv4 addresses...

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Momentary loss of power to Rack for HMW35 affected several websites

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


UPDATE: 06/18/2016 4:23am Pacific Time: Server HMW35 has restored to the June 13th backup.  The server is doing background maintence so things may be a bit slow but the websites and mail are back online and running.  Please check back with this page for any new updates. ———— UPDATE: 06/17/2016 11:10pm Pacific Time: Server HMW35 has...

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Microsoft Patches Outlook.com to Fix Recent Spam Flood

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Earlier today, reports surfaced about a giant spam flood that managed to bypass Outlook and Hotmail's spam filters, drowning users in Viagra ads and Russian bride ads. The issue started on the night between May 31 and June 1, 2016, and has slowly escalated until it reached peak annoyance during mid-day today. Angry users flocked to show their annoyance on  Reddit  and...

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Now you can see if your LinkedIn or other accounts were hacked here

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Now you can see if your LinkedIn or other accounts were hacked. Were you a LinkedIn user in 2012 or earlier? Email addresses and passwords on more than 164 million users were stolen in the massive hack. Now you can see if you were caught up in the breach. Security expert Troy Hunt,  who runs breach notification site Have I Been Pwned , received a copy of the hacked data last...

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Information Stealer "Fareit" Abuses PowerShell

Thursday, April 28, 2016


Researchers at Trend Micro have spotted a new variant of the Fareit malware being delivered to victims using Windows PowerShell. Fareit, also known as Pony Loader, is an information stealer malware family that has been making rounds since 2011. It recently joined the long list of threats that abuse the Windows PowerShell task automation and configuration management framework in their...

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