Solid State Disks – Samsung produces 32TB high-end version

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These “world’s largest” SSD units are for very expensive & targeted for very high end corporate uses.  As the article notes SSD technology is continuing to improve over time. http://www.eweek.com/storage/samsung-now-mass-producing-32tb-solid-state-disks The previous SSD record for data capacity was held by Samsung’s 15.36TB lineup introduced in March 2016. This new 32TB SSD will find a lot of use […]

Security – Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection coming to Windows 7 and 8.1

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Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ADT) is coming to Windows 7 and 8.1 around mid-year 2018.  This protective security facility is currently only available to WIN10 clients. https://redmondmag.com/articles/2018/02/12/windows-defender-atp-windows-7-and-8.aspx https://blogs.windows.com/business/2018/02/12/announcing-windows-defender-atp-support-for-windows-7-and-windows-8-1/ Microsoft on Monday indicated that its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) security service soon will be coming to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients. The service will […]

Privacy – 2018 VPN products review for home users

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PC Magazine shares an informative article.  VPN security is a “must” for those who travel or frequent access the internet in public networks.  It can also make activity via ISP more private & secure.  There are minor additional costs, performance impacts, and even a few compatibility issues.  Still, this is a valuable tool to be […]

Malware – Infected MSI files circulating FEB-2018

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SANS ISC shares an analysis of infected Microsoft Installer (MSI) files circulating in-the-wild.  These are complex installer facilities that often work with cabinet files to add new applications to Windows.  While this is not a new vector of attack, some new tools are surfacing to analyze these attacks as documented below https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Analyzing+MSI+files/23355/ Xavier wrote a […]


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