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While not as quick and painless in setting up as Mozy was, iDrive appears to be a robust backup system as well.  It offers the option of Continuous Backup, which will continually update 50MB of data that you select. The setup was a little different than Mozy in that you […]

Online Backups – iDrive


This is a continuation of my post about the cyber attack on Morgan Hill, CA.  In that post, I mentioned how the “ham” radio operators helped out, and suggested that people either get their license, get a CB radio, or befriend someone who has one.  I want to discuss part […]

Shortwave Radios




 VRT: Updating Software This is a short blog post from the VRT team at Sourcefire.  It’s mainly about updating software on a *nix system (or mac) but can easily be modified to work on Windows. The post boils down to the following items if you’re installing on Windows (although you […]

VRT: Updating Software



Some conficker lessons learned – isc The Internet Storm Center has some good lessons learned about the Conficker worm.  They’re posted from an academic institution, which ran into the infection recently. Mainly these reiterate the need for proper patching, making sure your antivirus and antispyware are updated, and disabling autorun […]

Some conficker lessons learned – isc



It’s been a busy week for the virus creators and the antivirus companies.  And we’re all the collateral damage.  On April 8, Conficker finally got the update that the world was dreading 8 days earlier.  As you know, the Internet didn’t end though.  Then over the Easter weekend, Twitter was […]

Worms, worms and more worms…



As reported by Microsoft and Websense in the past few days, an old worm called Neeris has a new look.  The people behind the worm have updated it to use some of Conficker’s methods and techniques.  Neeris was originally (and still is) an IRC Bot that traveled through MSN Messenger.  […]

Old Worm—New Face.



I was attending the University of Phoenix online, but decided to transfer over to Colorado Technical University Online instead.  Today was the first day of my classes there, and it seems like it will be similar to UOP.  Why am I posting this today?  For two reasons.  1) to inspire […]

Starting a new Term at CTU online