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The NetUSB router flaw Part 2 - Detection and Mitigation

Without a comprehensive list of routers vulnerable to the NetUSB flaw, the burden falls on us to test our routers. This requires scanning for port 20005 on the LAN side, for sure, and possibly the WAN side too. Here I describe...

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7 great open source monitoring tools

Seeking greater visibility into your network? Look no further than these excellent free tools.

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7 free tools every network needs

From device discovery to visibility into systems, networks, and traffic flows, these free open source monitoring tools have you covered.

BMC automates the mainframe change ticket

Mainframe operators using BMC software may now be able to enjoy the speedy, devops-style development pace that is quickly becoming the norm for customer-facing mobile applications and Internet services.

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How to set up Microsoft's Web Application Proxy

Implementing WAP involves a lot of moving pieces; here's what admins need to know for a successful rollout.

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How to safely mingle personal and business data in a Windows world

Work Folders, new to Windows Server 2012 R2, helps administrators manage user-created data in a BYOD environment.

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In Depth

Cryptolocker: How to avoid getting infected and what to do if you are

The newest piece of ransomware is particularly nasty and, once you've got it, it's a real pain to get rid of. Here's how to protect your corporate assets before getting bit.

Ding-dong! AIX is dead: IBM doubles-down on Linux (as Microsoft gives up)

Penguin-power suffocates AIX as it sleeps. IBM (NYSE:IBM) is pouring more money into Linux. This time, it's to get people to use Linux on its POWER servers. But that doesn't mean IBM is killing AIX. Oh no. Not at all. Honestly....

Steve Ballmer was actually fired, sources say. So what now?

Goodbye, Steve. We'll miss your 'unique' presentation style. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer was fired, say sources. Not that this is a huge surprise to industry-watchers: Who seriously believed he'd actually decided to...

Meet Windows Server's BYOD features

Workplace join, work folders and other new Windows Server 2012 R2 features help beleaguered IT staffers manage the jungle of end user devices.

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