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Latest major security problem in Windows affects ALL supported versions.

There’s no real way to know how much legacy code is still in Windows but i get it is more than anyone wants to admit.  I see articles that claim windows has been rewritten but i have known for a long time that is not the case.  The latest major security problem in Windows affects everything from the upcoming server 2016(based on Windows 10) all the way back to 7. I have also seen many […]

Microsoft: Enabler of bootkits via firmware. Lenovo the ...

I have not been a fan of Windows 8 and I was not enamored with Windows 10.  With windows 8 persistent reliance on the cloud and Windows 10 even more so I had serious concerns about both operating systems.  Microsoft has now really done the unthinkable and purposefully built in the ability to persistently compromise your machine being built into the Windows with the ability to modify the firmware persistently.  If you are running Windows […]

Critical Windows bug could make worm meat of millions of ...

Update your machines now.  If you are running a server with rdp exposed first firewall it off the internet then use another actual secure vpn to get to that server and update.  I would then never allow rdp direct access to the net again. Microsoft has plugged a critical hole in all supported versions of Windows that allows attackers to hit high-value computers with self-replicating attacks that install malicious code with no user interaction […]

I Had This One Right

I had some folks I know telling me MS wasn’t going to release Win8 in 2012.  Everything I have seen though form public to ms partner materials has strongly hinted at 2012 for the next windows stack..server 8 windows8.  Most likely office 2012 as well.  Right from the MS CEO: so what do you do if you are on anything form xp on up?  wait to upgrade until windows 8 comes out…or for my […]

New ECC Operating System Recommendations

As the software landscape changes and so does technology so does my recommendations for clients.  The biggest one right now is do you buy windows 7/server 2008 now or wait?  ECC is saying to wait unless you absolutely MUST upgrade now.  Why?  2012-2013 Windows 8, Server 2012, and Office 2012/2013 are going to be coming out.  I would not buy anything srver 2008 related right now(that includes the latest versions of SBS as they are […]