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How to confirm your systems aren’t suffering a major Heartbleed

The Internet was rocked last week when a two-year-old bug in OpenSSL was revealed. Heartbleed, as the vulnerability is known, can result in massive information disclosure through simple requests that require no privileges, and leave no logs. Anything from command history to other users’ credentials to private keys can be exposed, and the aftershocks of […]

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Oracle 144 – Microsoft 4

The scorecard this month looks like a slaughter, but in this game the object is to get the lowest score possible, and as far as patches are concerned, Microsoft is the clear winner this month. January 2014 has been a great start to the year for Microsoft because “Patch Tuesday” saw no critical updates from […]

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The Top 20 Free File Management Tools for Sys Admins

Here are 20 of the best free tools for file comparison, archiving, encryption, renaming, de-duplication, merging, copying, syncing and search. This list is intended to supplement the list provided on 101 Free SysAdmin Tools. Even if you may have heard of some of these tools before, I’m confident that you’ll find a gem or two amongst […]

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10 of the Most Dangerous Things to Have on Your Network

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions – any sysadmin would relate to this.  You have nothing but the best intentions when you install a tool, set up a service, or plug in a device on your network, convinced that these will be of benefit. Yet how often did you find […]

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About us Welcome to GFI Software‘s blog – an information hub with the latest research and security news, informative videos, checklists and other articles covering IT topics for sysadmins and IT enthusiasts. Here’s what you’ll find in each category: GFI PatchCentral: Get all the Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates, third-party patch updates and any other patch news from […]

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