From the monthly archives: September, 2014

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Goodbye Heartbleed, Hello Shellshock

It has only been a few months since Heartbleed rocked the internet world but now we are over that and it’s time to turn our attention to Shellshock,which is a little more complicated.  The technical details of Shellshock make explaining the vulnerability and the potential damage a bit difficult, but we will give it a go. So, putting Shellshock into the simplest terms, it's a vulnerability that lies in Bash – this is system software used by millions of computers as a simple command processor, which effectively opens up the possibility that an attacker could execute commands on any machine running it. Bash has existed since the 80s and is the default shell for OS X, Linux and some versions of Unix. Versions of Bash are also often installed on Windows, but usually only by people writing computer code. Bash can be used as a parser for CGI scripts — this is the way in which many websites display dynamic content. Note that this is pretty important because CGI scripts are ...

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Get Ready For Threshold AKA Windows 9!

Windows 9, also known as Threshold, is set to be launched on September 30th 2014. After the dissatisfied response of many to Microsoft Windows 8, users are waiting anxiously to find out if Microsoft have listened to their gripes and corrected usability issues in the new release.  Given the slow uptake of Windows 8 within our client base, ITbuilder takes a keen look here at some of the new features you can expect of Windows 9 which include redesigns, changes to licensing and the return of our start menu. Will this be the upgrade that finally releases our customer's steely grip on good ol' Windows 7? We hope so, because there are some good elements to Windows 8/8.1, such as the actual operating system kernel itself, which makes for a very fast and reliable system, that we want users to benefit from. If they can just stop scaring everyone with those touch-screen features. During a recent Microsoft conference, CEO Satya Nadella advised that Microsoft will streamline Windows, Xbox and Windows Phone&nbs ...

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76 User Mailboxes to One Cloud Provider ... Challenge Accepted!

At ITbuilder we never shy away from a challenge even when it seems monumental which is why when we were approached by a client who wanted to migrate his 76 user mailboxes over to Office 365 “in the cloud” without interruptions we didn’t hesitate to say yes! Our client was originally using an expensive hosted system which was running off an exchange 2010 infrastructure. This came at a much higher cost than Office 365 which allows clients to individually licence their Office suite saving a considerable amount of budget. The clients hosted system was also managed by a 3rd party provider which was adding additional costs to their operation and meaning that they were not in control of their updates and operating systems. Office 365 ensures that businesses will always be up to date with the latest technology in a much simpler, more organised and effective manner. The Best Man for the Job James Gray, Support Engineer at ITbuilder has extensive experience with hosted services and specialises ...

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  1. Re: Veeam - Cannot backup files in a Windows 2012 R2 cluster

    Hello dear, getting bellow error. 6/9/2017 2:15:33 PM :: Unable to create snapshot (Microsoft Software...

    -- Subodh

  2. Re: Veeam - Cannot backup files in a Windows 2012 R2 cluster

    Technology never ceases to amaze me. Every other say there are new developments and even more interesting...

    -- ujwalpandit

  3. Re: De-clutter your life

    Emailing is now an important element of our routine lives and specifically our businesses base entirely...

    -- Henry George

  4. Re: Veeam - Cannot backup files in a Windows 2012 R2 cluster

    Excellent, this articule help us a lot. Thanks, because the Veeam support dont know how to solve this...

    -- HEIKI

  5. Re: Countdown to GameOver Zeus Virus

    Great advice- think I'd better start having a PC cleanup starting with all the saved passwords! :)

    -- Charli

  6. Re: Veeam - Cannot backup files in a Windows 2012 R2 cluster

    Thanks for the wonderful advise and great note. This article saved my life. I had the same problem...

    -- Nizam