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One for the IT Boffins
« on: May 02, 2017, 02:47:37 PM »
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There is an escalation of privilege vulnerability in Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel® Standard Manageability (ISM), and Intel® Small Business Technology versions firmware versions 6.x, 7.x, 8.x 9.x, 10.x, 11.0, 11.5, and 11.6 that can allow an unprivileged attacker to gain control of the manageability features provided by these products.  This vulnerability does not exist on Intel-based consumer PCs.
 
   
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There are two ways this vulnerability may be accessed please note that Intel® Small Business Technology is not vulnerable to the first issue.
•An unprivileged network attacker could gain system privileges to provisioned Intel manageability SKUs: Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT) and Intel® Standard Manageability (ISM). ?CVSSv3 9.8 Critical /AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

•An unprivileged local attacker could provision manageability features gaining unprivileged network or local system privileges on Intel manageability SKUs: Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel® Standard Manageability (ISM), and Intel® Small Business Technology (SBT). ?CVSSv3 8.4 High /AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

 
   
Affected products: 
The issue has been observed in Intel manageability firmware versions 6.x, 7.x, 8.x 9.x, 10.x, 11.0, 11.5, and 11.6 for Intel® Active Management Technology, Intel® Small Business Technology, and Intel® Standard Manageability.  Versions before 6 or after 11.6 are not impacted.
 
https://security-center.intel.com/advisory.aspx?intelid=INTEL-SA-00075&languageid=en-fr


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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 05:46:51 PM »
Don't know of many shops that use remote Intel tech anyways... Never bloody works



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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2017, 02:02:38 PM »
FYI.
I've just wasted day and half on this one

Newish laptop E7250 Dell comes with 3x USB 3 ports ONLY - no USB 2.
No built in DVD player - using External USB one.
Trying to reinstall Windows 7 64bit off the Genuine Dell CD
Windows 7 DVD doesn't include USB3 drivers.
Doesnt know about the DVD Drive at all... tells you to get ****ed


This fixes it.
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000017241/mini-pcs.html
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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2017, 03:32:01 PM »
For you savy ones.
Ive got a Galaxy S2 tab. Of late I cant open Word doc's stored on the tab.
I can open ones on emails or if downloaded, but the ones in "My Files" wont open.
They were created and saved on the tab, and used to open ok, but last few months they wont open. Ive googled it but havent found a fix.
Anyone got any ideas?

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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2017, 04:02:47 PM »
For you savy ones.
Ive got a Galaxy S2 tab. Of late I cant open Word doc's stored on the tab.
I can open ones on emails or if downloaded, but the ones in "My Files" wont open.
They were created and saved on the tab, and used to open ok, but last few months they wont open. Ive googled it but havent found a fix.
Anyone got any ideas?

Cheers Glen
any errors?? hints?? updates? do they open on a PC ?
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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2017, 07:17:18 PM »
any errors?? hints?? updates? do they open on a PC ?
They open on a PC
When I try and open them on the Galaxy it opens Word, which is just a blue screen with Word written on it.
Im on nights tonight so dont have my tab to take a screen shot.
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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2018, 03:55:08 PM »
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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2018, 10:29:14 AM »
just wanted to give a quick review/shoutout to backblaze...

since getting my new QNAP NAS (thanks to Bird  :cheers: ), i have moved my offsite backups from amazon glacier to backblaze, more specifically their B2 cloud storage product.

was a snap to sign up for and configure on the QNAP, with built-in integration for easy backup job creation.

i have uploaded approx. 300GB of documents (over 12,000 files), music (over 39,000 files) and pictures (over 18,000) to three separate 'buckets', with no issues at all.

the music upload was the longest, taking approx. 36 hours, using my 30mbps NBN FTTN upload connection...

according to backblaze, my first bill for this storage will come to a grand total of 86 cents...  ;D

it has been easy to setup, easy to configure and easy to integrate...  can't ask for much more than that...

would highly recommend any of backblaze's backup products or services...

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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2018, 10:57:24 AM »
anyone using Beyond Compare for replicating 2 servers?
https://www.scootersoftware.com/

Have been using Robocopy scripts
robocopy \\oldserver\d$\ \\newserver\d$ /s /e /sec /z /purge /ipg:10 /r:3 /w:10 /eta

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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2018, 11:44:19 AM »
anyone using Beyond Compare for replicating 2 servers?
https://www.scootersoftware.com/

Have been using Robocopy scripts
robocopy \\oldserver\d$\ \\newserver\d$ /s /e /sec /z /purge /ipg:10 /r:3 /w:10 /eta

others?

i was using this one for a long time...

https://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/syncback-hub.html

easy to configure, simple to understand...

have also used robocopy scripts in the past...

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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2018, 10:09:40 PM »


anyone using Beyond Compare for replicating 2 servers?
https://www.scootersoftware.com/

Have been using Robocopy scripts
robocopy \\oldserver\d$\ \\newserver\d$ /s /e /sec /z /purge /ipg:10 /r:3 /w:10 /eta

others?

We use emcopy for long copies of a lot of data... It's EMCs command line tool, a bit hard to find though - give me a yell if you want to give it a go

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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2018, 07:19:41 PM »
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We use emcopy for long copies of a lot of data... It's EMCs command line tool, a bit hard to find though - give me a yell if you want to give it a go

I have 4 sites to replicate... some small. some not big but not small.
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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2018, 07:24:23 PM »
Is this a DR type of replication, or for backups?

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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2018, 07:30:56 PM »
Is this a DR type of replication, or for backups?

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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2018, 08:13:46 PM »
old (2003!) server to new (2016 which looks like a ****)...
Robocopy is probably the best way to do it

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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2020, 05:21:20 PM »
FEw places are being hit with Ransomware attacks with so many working remotely it was bound to happen

Mates business has been struck, and he has someone coming in to find out how and why, but the bloke is flat out busy with places being struck.
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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2020, 01:23:35 PM »
FEw places are being hit with Ransomware attacks with so many working remotely it was bound to happen

Mates business has been struck, and he has someone coming in to find out how and why, but the bloke is flat out busy with places being struck.
Yeah I have been trying to track something with Toll, and their tracking page is shut down due to ransomware attacks
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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2020, 08:03:10 AM »
FEw places are being hit with Ransomware attacks with so many working remotely it was bound to happen

Mates business has been struck, and he has someone coming in to find out how and why, but the bloke is flat out busy with places being struck.

It was a bad day for Bluescope recently - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-15/bluescope-steel-cyber-attack-shut-down-kembla-ransomware/12251316
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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2020, 11:27:58 AM »
One for the Boffins.

What AV are you using with Windows 10 and the latest update - Version 2004?

Our Symantec End Point 14.0x is now not compatible, and our Trend Micro BSOD with TMESCORE.SYS error's.

Im not sure if this will affect home users with their AV too...

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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2020, 11:36:24 AM »
One for the Boffins.

What AV are you using with Windows 10 and the latest update - Version 2004?

Our Symantec End Point 14.0x is now not compatible, and our Trend Micro BSOD with TMESCORE.SYS error's.

Im not sure if this will affect home users with their AV too...

???

assuming you mean at work?  because i don't need to use one at home... :)

we are using McAfee at work (> 5000 desktops), with little to no issues...

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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2020, 11:59:31 AM »
We use Windows Defender with good results.

Our daughter brought her PC around because it wasn't working and a bit of sleuthing revealed that it was full of viruses. And by full I mean FULL. When I quizzed her she told me that she'd tried everything under the sun both paid and free but nothing can stop a house full of teenagers. All I did was reinstall Windows with Defender and applied all of the updates and told her to keep it updated and for the last six months or so she's been OK. Of course the kids moaned about some of their doubtful gams will no longer work because they're being blocked but they don't seem to have died yet. :D

Windows Defender along with only an unprivileged user I reckon is the way to go.
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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2020, 11:16:45 PM »
assuming you mean at work?  because i don't need to use one at home... :)

we are using McAfee at work (> 5000 desktops), with little to no issues...
WOW - there are organisations that actually use mcafee!  I only thought gullible home users use it because they inadvertently downloaded and installed when they installed adobe acrobat reader.    The standard offering from MS is actually pretty good these days.  We use it on approx 6000 desktops and mobile devices
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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2020, 07:01:59 AM »
WOW - there are organisations that actually use mcafee!  I only thought gullible home users use it because they inadvertently downloaded and installed when they installed adobe acrobat reader.    The standard offering from MS is actually pretty good these days.  We use it on approx 6000 desktops and mobile devices
Business version is a completely different beast to the consumer version.

I didn’t pick it.  I just know the business uses it.  I’ve had zero issues with it in 9 years of being here...


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