Exploit Against Adobe Flash, Acrobat and Adobe Reader

Thursday, 10. June 2010

Exploit Against Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader.

I thought I got this posted the beginning of the week, but I guess it slipped through the cracks… June 4, 2010, Adobe confirmed that a zero day exploit exists in it’s Flash Player,  Acrobat and Adobe Reader software. This bug effects all of it’s supported platforms, and has been found in the wild.

So, you all know the drill, if your computer has the software listed in the Adobe Security Bulletin, then follow the instructions and get yourself safe!

— Stu

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Ubuntu 10.04 – A Quick Review

Tuesday, 8. June 2010

Ubuntu 10.04 – A quick review.

The latest Ubuntu release has brought both praise and controversy to the boards and email lists. The debate regarding some of the visual changes, as well as the new services tied to Canonical, has caused a minor tremor through the open source community. But even with all the controversy, it’s still worthwhile to load up 10.04 and see what all the buzz is about!

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Building Redundant Networks in Data Centers

Monday, 7. June 2010

Building Redundant Networks in Data Centers.

I recently was asked to put together a brief web presentation on the different methods of creating redundant networks. I couldn’t think of a better place to put it, then right here on my blog. After all, I was overdue for a post anyways…

What do I mean by redundant networks?

A redundant network is two or more distinct paths for data to travel to and from an upstream network. In it’s simplest form, it can be a piece of equipment that can be manually placed into service easily upon a failure. More often though it is set up so that any single device or connection can fail, and without user intervention, a backup system or connection will automatically step in and take over the job of the failed device, or connection. A redundant network does not mean that no mater what happens, your data will still be reachable. There are many factors that need to be considered, ranging anywhere from your providers, to your applications, that can cause a failure.

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