Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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Happy Sysadmin Day [video]

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We hope you're all feeling appreciated on this special day.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBIthGN4AV0]

CCleaner Compromised – Contains Malware [info]

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One our favorite tools has been compromised. Piriform is reporting CCleaner 5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud 1.0.7.3191 are the affected versions.The software was modified unknowingly before...

New Gmail Phishing Attack [news]

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Wordfence (a cyber security firm) reported a Phishing scam that targets Gmail users. They are calling it "highly effective."The attackers send an email to your Gmail...

iSue 2: Apple’s lawyers gunning for Polish grocery chain

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Apple, who seems to be suing everyone they can, has focused on a grocery store in Poland, claiming copyright and/or trademark infringement.  I kind...

Tech news flashback: I think we know the answer to this.

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I saw a photo linking to this article on Imgur the other day via the NYT and I felt it was worth commenting on.Stated...

Apple stores really should have drive-thrus [news]

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On January 13th, an elderly person drove their Lincoln Town Car right into the Lincoln Park, Chicago Apple store.  No "geniuses" were hurt in...

One part awesome, one part “Oh crap”: DARPA funded power-strip can hack your network

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Well, keep on the lookout for this gizmo...called the "PowerPwn" - fitting, right?From ZDNet: The Power Pwn may look like an ordinary power strip, maybe...

Firefox bug: Now I Feel For Dev George [update]

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Well, what started out as a humorous slant on an unsuspecting web dev (probably someone who was pressed into service to build a web...

FailDesk – Nominated For SysAdmin Blog Award [info]

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FailDesk has been shortlisted for a SysAdmin Blog Award - Most Humorous Blog You read that correctly! We were chosen as a finalist for the...

Guy builds video game in Excel. In other news, least efficient game designer...

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BBC reports that an accountant (of course) named Cary Walkin developed a fantasy turn-based RPG in Excel(!) over the course of 4 months while...