IT Fail: This is why you don’t mess with Windows logon

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Republished with permission from our friends at The Daily WTF: Companies beyond a certain size all follow the same basic pattern. Where possible, everything gets centralized in the global office- email, web servers, Active Directory, etc. They dictate policy and then leave it to the extremeties to solve their own problems within the corporate boundaries. Al […]

The touch of death

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I work in a medical facility where we run a few procedure rooms for operations, etc.  The PCs in the room are outfitted with a large 40″ medical grade LCD screen for viewing high-resolution diagnostic images and/or X-Rays. At the time of this story, the screens were about 6 years old, and they have seen […]

Pro Tip: As an AV company, try not to flag your own software as malware

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Sophos had a little issue this week. After a typical update – since AV products update frequently – update, their AV was then detecting various updater agents (like the one that Sophos uses) as malware, called “Shh/Updater-B” and was quarantining or deleting those components, rendering Sophos completely without updating capabilities (ya know, so it could […]