Server HMW35 hardware issues being fixed

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 ... Read More »

27th Dec 2016
New Mirai Variant Targets Routers, Knocks 900,000 Offline

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 ... Read More »

29th Nov 2016
Microsoft update servers left all Azure RHEL instances hackable

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 ... Read More »

28th Nov 2016
New Malware Sneaking Onto Mac Computers, Bitcoinists Be Warned

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 ... Read More »

22nd Aug 2016
Criminals Set Up Fake Companies to Hijack and Sell IPv4 Addresses

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, ... Read More »

24th Jun 2016
Momentary loss of power to Rack for HMW35 affected several websites

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 ... Read More »

14th Jun 2016
Microsoft Patches Outlook.com to Fix Recent Spam Flood

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 ... Read More »

1st Jun 2016
Now you can see if your LinkedIn or other accounts were hacked here

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, ... Read More »

25th May 2016
Information Stealer "Fareit" Abuses PowerShell

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 ... Read More »

28th Apr 2016
Apple: WARNING: Software update #031-51913 breaks Ethernet port on most Macs (BCM5701 driver)

UPDATE FROM APPLE: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT6672**************************************************************Apple has pulled this bad update. This update installed on any Mac today makes ethernet ports stop working!  DO NOT INSTALL!!! I suggest running softwareupdate --schedule off as root to disable updates until Apple ... Read More »

27th Feb 2016