The touch of death

grim reaper

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

sophosuse

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 […]

Colossal IT Fail: Accidentally formatting hard disks of 9,000 PCs and 490 servers

ntldr

HOLY CRAP.  Here is an IT horror story from Rod Trent over at myITforum.com (a great site if you get the chance to head there): A bit of helpful information for the uninitiated: SCCM or (Systems Center Configuration Manager) from Microsoft is a tool IT administrators use to facilitate automated deployments of patches, software, settings, […]