Datacenter in the Cloud can be a good thing, but….

... a cloud in a Datacenter most likely is going to ruin your day (especially if it's a smoke-cloud). On March 10th, at about 00:47h local time some of our servers did stop responding. One of our Providers, OVH, has faced the worst of all nightmares last night: One of their Datacenters in Strasbourg (FR) did burn to crisp. There are four Datacenters at the Strasbourg facility, SBG1, SBG2, SBG3 an...
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SRF & IT Security…

One of our valued Customers was so nice to send this in (Thank you very much!!) User & Password clearly visible... Sure thing, SRF does adhere to the highest standards in IT Security (NOT) Sorry, but this is just in every way a bad example. If you have standard passwords... stick them somewhere where nobody can get them - especially when you know that there are tons of people with camer...
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Proxmox VE V6.2 released

Proxmox released Version 6.2 of their virtualization environment today. Features to look out for are: Debian Buster (10.4) and a Linux Kernel 5.4 QEMU 5.0, LXC 4.0, and ZFS 0.8.3 Ceph Nautilus (14.2.9) Create templates for containers on directory-based storage Zstandard for Backup/Restore [NOTE: we most of the time use NFS storage] New LDAP sync enables synchronization of LDAP...
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NextCry – Your encrypted data encrypted again – this time not for good!

Some days ago, NextCloud inc. announced a major security issue with it's Product NextCloud in connection with NGINX and PHP using FastCGI. Some few days later, BleepingComputer issued this alert, that there is an expoloit in the wild actively encrypting NextCloud Data. The good news first: We have been lucky again and have not had an issue so far. Since we update our servers on a regular basis ...
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Firefox, WTF?

Problem: As of today, 00:00hrs, Firefox plugins are no longer working. Proof: Start Firefox, surf to a News Advertising Website and - oups? What the....?! Links: Here, here, on Reddit, and on heise.de. Honestly... I do like the fact that firefox checks for its certificates and has signed add-ons. What I absolutely hate is the fact that: Nobody at firefox cared about the validity period...
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Merry Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! We wish all our Customers, Partners, Employees, helping Hands, Office suppliers, Friends, Idea-Generators and Delivery Partners a merry Christmas. Enjoy the Holidays!
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pfSense V2.4.0

pfSense V2.4.0 has been released. We have been running RC- and Beta Versions on our Infrastructure for quite some time and have had no issues. PLEASE NOTE: The Update may take up to one hour!
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GPGTools 2017.1 (2006n) for MacOS 10.13 released

... Probably the first Time since the existence of GPGTools... the impossible has become true: GPGTools for MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra) is already released. Link: https://releases.gpgtools.org/nightlies/GPG_Suite-2006n.dmg As you might know, Compination GmbH is hosting GPGTools Download-Servers. We are proud being able to contribute our resources and experience for the GPGTools Team!
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iX: “ZFS und Debian 9: Proxmox VE 5.0 überzeugt im Test”

In der aktuellen iX (KW35 / 2017) ist ein sehr informativer Artikel über Proxmox VE 5.0 erschienen: https://www.heise.de/ix/meldung/ZFS-und-Debian-9-Proxmox-VE-5-0-ueberzeugt-im-Test-3813719.html
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