Shellshock’ Vulnerability

SUMMARY: A critical vulnerability has been found in a large number of operating systems that may effect commercial and consumer electronics. This vulnerability effects a component of the Linux operating system. Specifically, GNU Bash versions 1.14 through 4.3 contain a flaw that processes commands placed after function definitions in the added environment variable, allowing remote…

The Situation – Microsoft Windows XP – Part 2

Updates: Will Microsoft Security Essentials be supported after April 8, 2014? Microsoft Security Essentials will not be available for download on Windows XP after April 8, 2014. If you already have Microsoft Security Essentials installed, you will continue to receive anti-malware signature updates through July 14, 2015. However, please note that PCs running Windows XP…

Dropbox: Taming the Wild West

A modern-day Wild West can be found in the slapdash enterprise use of cloud-based file storage and sharing. But new security technologies puts user-managed security atop those platforms without burdening the IT department with lots of administrative overhead. “Transparent layers of encryption with enterprise-owned and managed private keys can now be implemented on top of…

Samsung Reveals Professional-Grade Tablets

Apple iPad’s new contender; the Samsung NotePRO 12.2 was announced during #CES2014.  Samsung also announced a wide array of new products, including curved television sets, cameras, tablets, and more. With its eyes set firmly on Apple, the company revealed four new Android-based tablets that up the ante to the nth degree. Falling under the NotePRO and…

Therapy for your inner Geek…

      We at CIT have a core value to “Embrace your inner geek”. Well, this week thousands will share in this at Comic-Con.             Comic-Con is this week in San Diego, the largest comic book and pop culture convention in the world. Tens of thousands of self-identified “geeks” will…