VMware vSphere Users – Urgent End of Life Notice

All versions of vSphere prior to version 7.0 are about to be retired from support I would like to make you aware that on October 15th, 2022, all VMware vSphere versions prior to version 7.x will no longer be supported by VMware.

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Weekly Tech Tidbit – I challenge you to prove your backups work

  “None shall pass” -The Black Knight “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” Today I would like to challenge you to “test two aspects of your network backups. Most of you have never done this because yPreview (opens in a new tab)ou are “too busy putting out fires”. It is summer.

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Weekly Tech Tidbit – The attack of the Smart TVs

  A few years ago, in a Tech Talk I talked about a major college that suffered a complete network lockout due to a soda machine that introduced malware into the network that sought out all the default passwords on their devices and locked out an estimated 5,000 devices that each had to be manually […]

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Weekly Tech Tidbit – Paper’s Please

  The first line of email defense is a properly formed SPF record “Paper’s Please” Those words denote fear. Some official, authority person (often with a gun and with lots of their co-workers with guns) is asking for identification at a checkpoint.

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Tech Tidbit – The pain of changing passwords

“Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don’t let anyone else use it and change it every six months” -Clifford Stoll Password security is always on our minds. The NYS Comptroller’s Office technology audits love to list this in audit reports as an area that needs improvement.

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Vulnerability Disclosed in HPE BIOS

Recently I wrote about the increasing vulnerabilities in BIOS/UEFI underneath the operating system and encouraging you to update your devices to current BIOS levels. We have been notified of a vulnerability in select HPE BIOS. If you have HPE endpoints, please read the attached notice.

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