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LaCie 2Big Network 2 Data Recovery – An Update

April 18th, 2018 // 7:02 pm @

So, after working on the LaCie recovery nearly 4 years, I quickly jotted up some notes in case anyone else ran into the same troubles I did. Well… I am happy (or sad) to say they did… an anonymous web tech nerd emailed me over the weekend, thanking me for the original article and offering […]

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Category : Hardware &Linux

IKEv2 VPN on macOS and iOS

September 4th, 2017 // 7:10 pm @

I have been working on an improved and more stable VPN option for macOS users since the demise of PPtP. My personal preference is for an improved firewall experience using UTM appliances like FortiGate and then leveraging SSLVPN, as it seems to work from a large majority of locations and internet connection types. However, the […]

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Category : Mac OS X &MikroTik &Networks

MacRansom: ransomware as a service

June 15th, 2017 // 5:45 pm @

From Fortinet’s recent blog post: Many Mac OS users might assume that their computer is exempt from things like ransomware attacks and think that their system is somehow essentially “secure.” It is true that it’s less likely for a Mac OS user to be attacked or infected by malware than a Windows user, but this has nothing to […]

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Category : Networks &News

WordPress Brute Force Amplification Attacks Against XMLRPC

October 10th, 2015 // 10:09 am @

Brute Force attacks are one of the oldest and most common types of attacks that we still see on the Internet today. If you have a server online, it’s most likely being hit right now. It could be via protocols like SSH or FTP, and if it’s a web server, via web-based brute force attempts […]

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Category : Web

Google is changing… mobile-friendly sites

April 18th, 2015 // 11:30 pm @

Mobility is king… and Google is changing along with the way we use the web. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/17/google-search-update_n_7085642.html It’s probably the most significant change that Google Inc. has ever made to its mobile search rankings, according to Matt McGee, editor-in-chief for Search Engine Land, a trade publication that follows every tweak that the company makes to its […]

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Category : Web

MikroTik Certifications

July 25th, 2014 // 4:33 pm @

I have just completed a week long course with Tridigital and DuxTel on MikroTik routers, and have now completed the MTCNA and MTCRE certifications. #1407NA348 #1407RE077  

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Category : MikroTik &Networks &News

LaCie 2Big Network 2 Data Recovery

June 28th, 2014 // 8:31 pm @

While working on-site with a customer, I was attempting to upgrade the firmware in the LaCie 2Big Network 2 NAS. These units have a bit of a reputation for issues after upgrading the firmware, and this one was no exception. After applying the update, the web interface displayed a messages along the lines of “completion […]

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Category : Hardware &Linux &News

WordPress Hosting Providers still vulnerable to HeartBleed

April 17th, 2014 // 9:29 am @

From the Wordfence Blog: One week after HeartBleed, 1% of WordPress sites we tested running SSL are still vulnerable http://www.wordfence.com/blog/2014/04/one-week-after-heartbleed-1-of-wordpress-sites-running-ssl-are-still-vulnerable/

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Category : News &Web

WordPress 3.9 Is Out

April 17th, 2014 // 9:25 am @

The latest build of the awesome CMS WordPress is now available. If you have a modern hosting solution and are running one of the newer builds of WordPress, the update should be automatic for your site. Make sure you check all of your plugins for compatibility and ensure that they are also up-to-date. More information […]

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Category : News &Software &Web

Synology Security Updates are now available

April 8th, 2014 // 7:57 am @

Synology have recently released security updates for both 4.3 and 5.0 versions of DSM. We recommend you check the updates on the control panel of your Synology to make certain you are running the latest version. If you have your Synology accessible from the internet, check out this guide for tips on securing your Synology. […]

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Category : Hardware

Confluence 5.0 is out now!

February 27th, 2013 // 9:47 pm @

Confluence 5 has been released today. Meet the all-new, redesigned Confluence – the result of months of tireless planning, user testing, and pixel-by-pixel optimization. You’re going to love it. Check out the Atlassian blog here.

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Category : Software

MYOB Tax Tables

July 18th, 2012 // 8:08 pm @

If you are running MYOB or QuickBooks on the Mac or Windows and need to update the tax tables to comply with the changes to tax rates, but don’t want to upgrade to the latest version of MYOB and pay the high price for the MYOB Cover agreement, check out these guys: http://www.fghtables.com/ These guys […]

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Category : Software

Confluence 4.2 Has Been Released

April 9th, 2012 // 7:27 pm @

Confluence 4.2 has been released today with heaps of new features and functionality. There is an improved content creation with Page Layouts. There are is now more support for social collaboration with Confluence “Likes” and “What’s Popular”. Quick Comments allow you to quickly comment on content and share feedback. The new visual Page Layouts features […]

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Category : News &Software

Confluence 4.1 is now available

December 18th, 2011 // 4:09 am @

The latest release of Confluence, 4.1, is now available for download from Atlassian. I have already updated one site using Confluence, and the AANDCP Wiki will be updated over the next couple of days.

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Category : News &Software

Confluence 4.0 is now available

September 20th, 2011 // 5:28 am @

The team at Atlassian have just released version 4.0 of their fantastic Wiki platform, Confluence. You can find out more information here: Faster. Richer. Simpler. A new standard in content collaboration. We have already downloaded the upgrade (as we have been using Confluence for a year or so now for documentation) and installed it without […]

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