How we fell for a SORBS SPAM trap because we are such nice guys 10

How we fell for a SORBS SPAM trap because we are such nice guys
A few days ago our IT teams got a support ticket from an employee, who sent an email and it bounced. The explanation for the reject states: “This message has been blocked because it is from a FortiGuard – AntiSpam black IP address”. Naturally it was quite a surprise for us. A quick check with ...

Is Adaptec’s latest 7.4.0 (build 30862) firmware bugged?

Update (5/2): This was resolved. Adaptec worked with me directly on this issue. The issue was confirmed, identified and a fix was found. The fixed firmware will be released in the next official release which is promised to be delivered later this month. For now I recommend you don’t use builds 30612<x<=30862 of the firmware. Glad ...

Study shows technical individuals choose better passwords

Study shows technical individuals choose better passwords
A research at Carnegie Mellon University tested how likely a password is to be guessed, segmented by the faculty of the password owner. The news were covered in Ars Technica. To me this is scientific proof that technically inclined individuals care about computer security more than non-technical ones. I would go as far as to ...

IO Performance Benchmarking 101 3

IO Performance Benchmarking 101
Introduction There are 4 parameters that are important for any storage setup. They are, in no particular order: Performance – speed of reading and writing data at various usage patterns [measured in bytes/sec or operations/sec for each pattern] Capacity – how much space you can use [measured in bytes] Cost – $ per GB [measured ...