Documentation is one of the least regarded aspects of the work that an IT professional needs to cover. How many times have you had to trace cables in the heat of a problem only to realise that the documentation is either wrong or non existent. However there are tools available to help you with the […]
Synology update The latest release is out and ready for installation on your synology device. Time for an update !! Fixed Issues Fixed two Linux kernel vulnerabilities that could allow local users to cause a denial of service resulting in uncontrolled recursion or unkillable mount process (CVE-2014-5471 and CVE-2014-5472). Fixed one Linux kernel vulnerability that […]
Synology have released another update for the RS NAS range – time to get that patch on Version: 5.0-4493 Update 3 (2014/07/24) Improvements 1. Improved the stability of volume expansion. Fixed Issues 1. Fixed two SAMBA vulnerabilities which allowed remote attackers to use the weaknesses to perform DoS attacks (CVE-2014-0244, CVE-2014-3493). 2. Fixed an […]
I recently had the opportunity to replace my iphone 4 which has served me well for some time. I considered a new iPhone but decided to cast the net further and looked at Android. After consulting with colleagues and looking at physical handsets the dice was thrown and I am now the proud owner of […]
Santa brought a useful little gift for the Ipad2 or 3. A stand with speakers from Gear4 called the Houseparty View which you can get here. Its a very handy platform for changing the ipad and viewing the unit at the time. The main uses so far have been Youtube and skype as it means […]
In a timely reminder I received notification from IOmega that they were potentially some issues with public facing access to their NAS products. Ironically yesterday I outlined for a client the options to best secure something like this which they were hoping to implement. As with any file or media sharing – understanding what surface […]
The Microsoft Wireless Arc Touch doesn’t look like your fathers mouse. Its a departure from the “full body” mouse that we have gotten used to in the various sizes from desktop to ultra portable. It actually looks more like a mobile phone and the means on switching on and off involves bending the lower part […]
A client required a link between two locations to allow disaster recovery planning to create off site copies of virtual machines and dat. However the preferred fibre optic option was not possible and the client required a higher bandwidth that conventional fibre to cabinet offerings such as BT Infinity.