George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 16 Oct. 2014, Total: 561 Blog Posts

With a career spanning more than 23 years in IT, George Chetcuti has hands-on experience on HP high-end UNIX setups, Windows high-availability clusters and cloud computing. He has overseen various network projects and managed IT departments. The aim of this blog is to address various network related issues and topics from networking concepts to hands-on tasks for the community of network administrators, where your comments and suggestions are always welcome. He also writes about Windows 7 in the little free time he has at www.windows7library.com.

9 Command-line 10 Sept. 2013
152 General 23 June 2014
37 Implementation 10 July 2014
23 Monitoring 16 Oct. 2014
180 News 13 Oct. 2014
94 Products 28 Aug. 2014
45 Security 10 Oct. 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
16 Virtualization 23 June 2014
  1. Amazon’s AWS re:Invent event

    Attend Amazon's AWS re: Invent this November, the No.1 event for the AWS Cloud community. It is the event of the cloud computing developers, hottest start-ups, and visionary technology leaders. The event includes topics that will make you a Cloud expert in: monitoring cloud resources, optimizing performance, managing security, and cutting costs. Plus you can meet with Amazon's AWS engineers... Read More

  2. Drive-by download attacks - a favorite tactic used by many attackers

    According to Microsoft's Tim Rains, drive-by download attacks continue to be a favorite tactic used by many attackers attempting to compromise large numbers of systems around the world. In his MS Security blog, Tim discusses drive-by download attacks and the need to keep all software up-to-date in an effort to mitigate this type of attack. He refers to information from... Read More

  3. Amazon has fixed a problem that helped hackers gain control over Honan's online accounts

    Following the devastating cyber-attack on Mat Honan's digital life, Amazon changes its policy and fixes the security hole by no longer allowing people to call Amazon and change account settings like credit cards and e-mail addresses. Previously, Amazon's phone policy essentially allowed hackers to use social engineering tricks on support representatives to learn sensitive information about targets like Honan. Read... Read More

  4. Sharing Responsibilities in Cloud Environments

    Cloud Computing elements such as, guest operating systems, physical platforms and others are easily associated with one party (provider or customer) being responsible for both management and security but what about responsibilities when elements overlap boundaries between the provider and the customer? Cloud Computing has brought about new challenges and most importantly, a distributed control environment. Although, some argue that... Read More

  5. Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 virtual launch event

    Microsoft will be launching its Visual Studio 2012 this September at a virtual event – exactly on September 12, 2012 at 9:30 am PDT. Learn about the new features and experience how it integrates best practices that accelerate development and deployment. The keynote speakers of the virtual launch event are S. Somasegar and Jason Zander - Corporate VPs, and Brian... Read More

  6. Flexible Battery revealed by Korean Scientists

    The limitation in physical flexibility of portable devices can be defeated thanks to a super-thin and flexible battery invented by Korean scientists. The battery which seems to be commercially viable, can lead to gadgets that can be folded away into your pocket. The battery remains one of the largest single parts of any portable device but this lithium-ion battery is... Read More

  7. Attack Surface Analyzer 1.0 Released

    The beta version of Microsoft's Attack Surface Analyzer is now replaced with version 1. Microsoft's SDL team releases version 1.0 of the tool as a continuation of its effort to provide tools that hardened the stability and security of Windows environments. The tool helps software developers, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and IT Professionals understand changes in Windows systems' attack surface... Read More

  8. iCloud apparent flaw

    An apple user sells his MacBook Air and finds out that he can still track the device using Apple's "Find My Mac" feature, even though the laptop's hard drive has been completely erased. An apparent flaw in Apple's iCloud, allows owners of second-hand Apple devices to be tracked by the original owner, who can also remotely wipe all the data... Read More

  9. Register for free training - Windows Server 2012: First Look

    Learn how to cloud optimize your IT with Windows Server 2012 and how to take advantage of the skills and investment you have already made in building a familiar and consistent platform. With Windows Server 2012, you gain all the Microsoft experience behind building and operating private and public clouds, delivered as a dynamic, available, and cost-effective server platform. This... Read More

  10. Rights Protected Folder Explorer

    Rights Protected Folder Explorer is a Windows based application that allows you to work with Rights Protected Folders. By using Rights Protected Folder Explorer, you can securely store or send files to authorized users and control which users will be able to access those files while they are in the Rights Protected Folder. It works with Active Directory Rights Management... Read More

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