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Here is a complete list of the Microsoft patches by OS to correct the SMB v1 flaw Wannacry is exploiting. # KB4012598 KB4012212 - Windows Server 2008 # KB4012212 KB4012215 KB4019264 - Windows Server 2008 R2 # KB4012214 KB4012217 KB4019216 KB4012220 KB4015551 KB4015554 - Windows Server 2012 # KB4012213 KB4012216 KB4015550 KB4019215 - Windows Server 2012 R2 # KB4013429 KB4019472 KB4015217 KB4015438 KB4016635 - Windows Server 2016 # KB4012598 - Windows Vista # KB4012212 KB4012215 KB4019264 KB4015549 - Windows 7 # KB4012213 KB4012216 KB4015550 KB4019215 - Windows 8.1 # KB4012606 KB4013198 KB4013429 - Windows 10 # KB4012598 - Windows XP # KB4012598 - Windows 2003 # KB4012598 - Windows 8 For the official list go to here To protect your organization against Ransomware you need well trained employees and a reliable backup.     Training is only effective  as long as it continuous.   The tricks keep changing so the training needs to keep up.  Knowbe4 is a leader in security training.   The best solution for having a good backup of your file data is Panzura.   Data backup snapshots are built-in.   You get the benefit of SSD local access speed with the ...

RansomWare Wannacry
You may have seen the news this past weekend. Hackers have released a new strain of ransomware that spreads itself automatically across all workstations in a network, causing a global epidemic. If you or a co-worker are not paying attention and accidentally open one of these phishing email attachments, you might infect not only your own workstation, but immediately everyone else's computer too. For additional information this particular Ransomware, please see the following website,  click here. For information of patching your Windows based computer, click here.

Network license servers made easy or at least made easier.  As an IT professional I have installed and configured the Autodesk license manager hundreds of times.   Depending on your deployment model it’s pretty easy.   So I will not get into the actual setup.  But here is a link if you like light reading.  One piece of technology that makes running a network license server easier is virtualization.  In their simplest forms Virtual machines are just files.  You can change them.  Save them.  Then if you don’t like something go back to the previous version.  Just like in AutoCAD you can hit the Undo button.  In a virtual machine you can undo a recent change you made pretty easily if you saved you changes along the way.  Just like other computer files virtual machines are portable.      You can copy/move them to other computers to run because their windows machine names and network mac addresses do not change.  Ever run into a conflict on your only server between the license manager and another piece of software that cannot be relocated?  Spin up a ...