Saturday, February 21, 2015

Tabula Rosa Systems Now Sells VM Turbo!

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 Tabula Rosa Systems Now Sells VMTurbo!


COLLECTING, ALERTING AND FIRE-FIGHTING

With today’s dynamic environments, traditional approaches can’t scale: Collecting, monitoring, and analyzing hundreds of metrics per virtual machine; sifting through thousands of alerts; relying on your operations and infrastructure teams to interpret dashboard data and messages to take action. The dynamic nature of today’s virtual and cloud environments – combined with the volume of workloads under management and the hundreds of factors that can impact the performance of virtual workloads – means that it is not humanly possible to keep pace. The risk in terms of time, cost, and service assurance is too great to get wrong.

A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT VMTurbo Operations Manager is changing the way that virtual datacenters are managed. It is a control system that continuously and automatically optimizes virtual environments to assure application workloads performance while utilizing the underlying infrastructure as efficiently as possible. The system continuously analyzes real-time performance metrics, capacity, system constraints and service level priorities to determine and implement resource configurations and workload placement. VMTurbo short-circuits the break/fix cycle by maintaining the datacenter in a healthy state –rather than alerting when anomalies occur.

IT operators are freed from the reactive, firefighting common to many organizations; architects and planners are able to effectively plan for new virtual applications, additional users, and hardware upgrades. With VMTurbo’s IT Operators can simulate “what if” scenarios to project the impact of environmental changes for situations such as: optimizing resources with improved workload placement; expanding virtual workloads, including business-critical applications; refreshing hardware; consolidating datacenters; right-sizing virtual machines; merging clusters; and more.

For more information on VM Turbo, please contact us at sales@thbularosa.net. Or you can call us at (609 818 1802)
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In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” will be published soon follow by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  Additionally, I provide content for an online newsletter via paper.li. I have also established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and Yahoo.  I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. Further, I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and have been a contributor to numerous blogs and publications.
Lastly, I am the founder and president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a company that provides “best of breed” products for network, security and system management and services. Tabula Rosa has a new blog and Twitter site which offers great IT product information for virtually anyone.
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Tabula Rosa Systems Tech Term Of The Day - Vision Correcting Display


Vision Correcting Display From techtarget.com

A vision-correcting display is an assistive technology system that enables users to view the images on a screen without wearing glasses or contact lenses.

The technology can correct for common vision problems like near- and far-sightedness and astigmatism. Vision-correcting displays could also work for those with more serious problems such as spherical aberration, which cannot be addressed with corrective lenses. The systems could be used for displays on computers, televisions, smartphones, tablets and other devices.

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In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” will be published soon follow by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki
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 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  Additionally, I provide content for an online newsletter via paper.li. I have also established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and Yahoo.  I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. Further, I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and have been a contributor to numerous blogs and publications. 

Lastly, I am the founder and president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a company that provides “best of breed” products for network, security and system management and services. Tabula Rosa has a new blog and Twitter site which offers great IT product information for virtually anyone.
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Friday, February 20, 2015

Tabula Rosa Blog Of The Day - How To Protect Your Information From The Internet

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How To Protect Your Information From The Internet

Kotaku.com Patrick Klepek

Do you know how much of your personal information is floating around? It's more than you think and very easy to find. Phone numbers, home addresses, email accounts. As my recent story about gamers who got swatted showed, anybody can become a target. You don't have to be someone with a million followers. Social networks have encouraged us share everything, including where we're hanging out. We've signed up for a million different accounts, and we need to be more careful.

The worry here is doxxing.

Dox is short for documents. The act of doxxing involves finding online documentation related to a person, typically their phone number and home address. This information can be used in a variety of ways and it's often malicious. It could exist online as a scare tactic, a way of silencing someone through fear, or it could lead to other forms of harassment, such as swatting.
Before we move forward, a warning. Some of the websites listed here could be used inappropriately. These website have been and will be used to target and dox individuals. That said, doxxing instructions are easy to find on the Internet—they're a Google search away. Rather than pretend these websites don't exist, it seems better to become aware of how your own information might be used against you and begin to take some precautionary measures.

Determine What Information's Already Out There
The first step is learning how much of your information might already be floating around. It's shocking how much I found about myself through websites designed for culling public data. What follows represents a sample of what I've seen referenced in various doxxing threads.
It's important to remove information from these websites because there's a domino effect. These websites pull details from one another. Removal from one can directly impact another.

However, this post does not cover everything. Nothing can, really. There will always be new, unexpected tools. A more exhaustive list was featured in a reddit post a few years back.
·         Spokeo: One of the most common places for people to start looking for details. Just type in your name, email address, or phone number, and marvel at what comes back. It's scary. It doesn't have to stay that way, as it's possible to opt-out and have pages disappear.

Fill out this form to have a page removed. You can do this for yourself, loved ones, and others. There's a daily limit, but you can head back and request more takedowns. While it doesn't permanently scrub the information from the web, it removes one of the easiest ways for people to immediately access it. The harder it is to find, the better.

·         White Pages: This is one of the big aggregators. Thankfully, it's also easy to remove everything about you, friends, and family. This page will guide you through the process.4
http://www.whitepagescustomers.com/how-do-i-remov...
ifyoucanreadthis youareapope

·         10digits.us: Yet another aggregator culling data from across public sources.Fill out this form to have a page removed. You'll have to send a copy of your ID, but the site allows you to blank out your ID number and other private details. It's simply for verification.
·         Pipl: This one freaked me out because it elegantly compiles the information into an easy-to-read report. Listed below the report are the many sources of information Pipl is pulling from. This might help you figure out what social networking profile is responsible for listing your phone number in a public space because you didn't adjust the privacy settings.
·         WHOIS: If you own a domain, information on the owner is public. You'd be surprised how many people accidentally allow their home address, phone number, and other details to be listed so freely. This is often because they're not aware of it. Most domain providers make it possible to hide all of these details. Hover, for example, offers this service for free.
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Privacy Settings Are Boring But Really Important
Our personal information is monetized by social networks, and it's the reason these networks don't charge anything. But when's the last time you took a long look at your privacy settings?
Location data, which leaves a publicly available bread trail, is the primary concern here.
Log out your social network of choice and check out the "public" version of your profile. You might think your profile is private, but it doesn't mean some of that information isn't available.
While every network is different, there's a few really common examples of privacy missteps.
Facebook has some default settings, but they don't really go far enough. If someone's trying to learn about you, Facebook's a tremendously useful place to start. Many people don't hide their friends list, for instance. You might have our privacy settings locked down, but do your friends? For more, read this extensive piece from Gizmodo on totally locking down Facebook.

On Instagram, profiles are public unless you specify otherwise. Even if you don't tag locations, Instagram marks photos on a "photo map." Maybe you've snapped photos of your animals, children, or friends at home. GPS data is incredibly accurate these days. If so, this photo map leads right to your home. You can, thankfully, remove the location data and keep the photos.
Each services handles this differently. Bottom line, check your settings every few months.

Your Password Sucks
I'm serious. CNET published SplashData's annual list of the worst passwords last week, and the results are horrifying. Here are the worst offenders:

1.    123456
2.    password
3.    12345
4.    12345678
5.    qwerty5

Oof.
Company databases are compromised on a daily basis. Chances are your password, for one website or another, is already available online. If you're like most people, you cycle through a few passwords, perhaps adding tiny variations on them, and apply those across the Internet.
That's bad. If one of your passwords is undermined, it's easy to figure out the rest.
So much of your life is on the Internet, and it's worth investing a few dollars in protecting it.
Last Pass and 1Password are the best options available. Each has a powerful password generator, ensuring your passwords aren't your pet's name with numbers. Plus, there are browser extensions and mobile applications to make them ubiquitous across nearly every platform. With the press of a button, ridiculously complicated passwords are quickly entered into whatever website your on. If your password's compromised, they'll make you a new one.

Learn To Love Two-Factor Authentication
Even with 1Password or Last Pass, it's possible for a password to get shared around online. While nothing is ever truly foolproof, two-factor authentication is about as safe as you can get.
It's a simple concept. With two-factor authentication, it's impossible to login to any website or service without providing additional confirmation from another device. As a result, even if your password is found, unless someone has direct access to your phone or tablet, you're fine.
Bookmark this page for an updated list of websites with the option for two-factor.

Below is a list of likely places where Kotaku readers might want to consider the added security:
·         Twitter
·         Tumblr
·         Facebook
·         Xbox Live
·         Skype
·         Gmail
·         Steam Guard
PlayStation Network does not support two-factor at this time, unfortunately.

If You're Worried, Let The Police Know Now

Most police departments don't know what swatting or other forms of anonymous harassment are, but it can't hurt to let them know you're worried about becoming a target. Give them your phone number. In the event the police are called into action, they'll be able to contact you.

Granted, these steps are a pain in the ass. Changing passwords sucks. Authenticating takes time. It's too bad we can't just live on the Internet and have everyone be cool. We don't live in that world. It's highly unlikely you'll become a target but you never know. Better to be careful.
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**Important note** - contact our company for very powerful solutions for IP management (IPv4 and IPv6), security, firewall and APT solutions:

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In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” will be published soon follow by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  Additionally, I provide content for an online newsletter via paper.li. I have also established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and Yahoo.  I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. Further, I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and have been a contributor to numerous blogs and publications.
Lastly, I am the founder and president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a company that provides “best of breed” products for network, security and system management and services. Tabula Rosa has a new blog and Twitter site which offers great IT product information for virtually anyone.
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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tabula Rosa Security Alert From US-CERT Via The IRS


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National Cyber Awareness System:
02/18/2015 09:46 PM EST

Original release date: February 18, 2015
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a press release addressing a new spear phishing scam targeting tax preparers and other tax professionals. Scam operators often use fraudulent e-mails to entice their targets to reveal login credentials.
US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the IRS press release for details and refer to US-CERT Security Tip ST15-001 for information on "tax" themed phishing attacks.


This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

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In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” will be published soon follow by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki
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 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  Additionally, I provide content for an online newsletter via paper.li. I have also established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and Yahoo.  I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. Further, I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and have been a contributor to numerous blogs and publications. 

Lastly, I am the founder and president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a company that provides “best of breed” products for network, security and system management and services. Tabula Rosa has a new blog and Twitter site which offers great IT product information for virtually anyone.
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Tabula Rosa Systems Bolg Of The Day The Internet Of Things Goes Extraterrestrial



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The internet of things goes extraterrestrial
Kevin Fitchard
Feb. 19, 2015 - 12:22 PM PST

As the internet of things grows to encompass many more “things,” so are the number of wireless ways to connect them. Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth Low Energy and cellular are being embedded in every manner of gadget from thermostats to cars, but industrial IOT specialist Sigfox is suggesting one more type of connection: satellites.
Sigfox is partnering with aerospace company Airbus Defense and Space, French research institute CEA-Leti and engineering firm Sysmeca on project called Mustang that aims to build a hybrid terrestrial/satellite that can be used to connect the internet of things. Sigfox is already developing low-power, low bandwidth wireless networks in several countries designed to connect sensors, industrial appliances and other gadgets to the internet. Its work with Mustang could expand the scope of that network to the entirety of globe. Devices connect to a Sigfox terrestrial transmitter where available, but beam their information up to the heavens when not.
These kinds of satellite machine-to-machine (M2M) networks have actually been around for some time, run by big orbital communications provides like Orbcomm, Iridium and Globalstar. But Mustang seems to have something more ambitious — or less ambitious, depending how you look at — in mind. Instead of uploading telematics data from military tanks in the desert or collecting data from buoys in the ocean, Sigfox is geared at connecting more everyday objects, from the alarm system in your home to the tracking device on your dog’s collar.
These types of networks don’t have much bandwidth: they only need to transmit at few bits per second, they consume very little power and they cost very little to operate. If Sigfox, Airbus and their research partners can optimize a satellite network for those kind of use cases, they would have something quite impressive on their hands.
Mustang’s founders said that the project has a three year timeline, in which the plan to develop the modem technology and the communications protocols necessary to make the system work. So while my dogs are connected by Bluetooth and Wi-Fi today, it may take some time before they’re beaming info into space.

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In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” will be published soon follow by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki
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 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  Additionally, I provide content for an online newsletter via paper.li. I have also established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and Yahoo.  I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. Further, I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and have been a contributor to numerous blogs and publications. 

Lastly, I am the founder and president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a company that provides “best of breed” products for network, security and system management and services. Tabula Rosa has a new blog and Twitter site which offers great IT product information for virtually anyone.
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Tabula Rosa Systems US-CERT Security Alert - Updates For BIND



National Cyber Awareness System:
02/18/2015 09:38 PM EST

Original release date: February 18, 2015
The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) has released security updates to address a vulnerability in BIND. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition.
Updates available include:
  • BIND 9.9.6-P2
  • BIND 9.10.1-P2
Users and administrators are encouraged to review ISC Knowledge Base Article AA-01235 and apply the necessary updates.
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In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” will be published soon follow by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki
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 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  Additionally, I provide content for an online newsletter via paper.li. I have also established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and Yahoo.  I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. Further, I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and have been a contributor to numerous blogs and publications. 

Lastly, I am the founder and president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a company that provides “best of breed” products for network, security and system management and services. Tabula Rosa has a new blog and Twitter site which offers great IT product information for virtually anyone.
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