George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 29 July 2014, Total: 527 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
20 Monitoring 19 May 2014
161 News 24 July 2014
93 Products 29 July 2014
34 Security 25 July 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
16 Virtualization 23 June 2014
  1. Windows Servers Hardening

    A highly recommended best practice in securing Windows Servers is to stop unnecessary services and disable unused functionality. A brief checklist containing high level definitions of tasks to be performed would help administrators reduce the attack surface of their servers. A typical checklist would include: Stopping and disabling all unnecessary services and applications Renaming the Administrator account Creating a new... Read More

  2. Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will go out of support!

    Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 on April 8th, 2014 which means that after this date, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates. Microsoft recommends users and organizations to migrate to the latest systems and is providing a Deployment Toolkit to accelerate and... Read More

  3. Wireless Charging Technology

    Qualcomm's (a world leader in mobile technologies) last year acquisition of HaloIPT (provider of wireless charging technology for electric cars) seemed slightly unusual! But Qualcomm's investment and interest is not the automobile industry but the wireless technology in mobile devices and the added value wireless charging would bring to their existing wireless devices. Read more about Wireless energy transfer technology... Read More

  4. Wireless mobile phone repeaters hacked by security experts

    The two researchers will give a demonstration about the femtocells hack at the Black Hat and Def Con hacking conferences in Las Vegas... Read More

  5. Wireshark latest security advisories

    If you are running a vulnerable version of Wireshark you should consider upgrading... Read More

  6. World IPv6 Day

    Dedicate the 8th of June to IPv6. The Internet-Society together with major organizations like Google, Facebook, Yahoo and others will be testing IPv6 for 24 hours. The ultimate goal is to get the attention of all stakeholders and motivate them to prepare their infrastructures for a smooth transition to IPv6 from IPv4. If you already started your IPv6 test implementation... Read More

  7. Your writing style can give you away!

    Researchers have found a technique based on linguistics that could track down users... Read More

  8. Zero-email Policy

    According to a former French finance minister and present CEO of Atos tech firm, email is polluting the working environment and invading the personal lives of all. In order to stop this trend, Atos CEO has put in place a 'zero email' policy. The company employees use instant message and a Facebook-style interface instead when communicating internally and use emails... Read More

  9. Zoho CRM Happy Customers

    Zoho's online CRM solution is wooing customers. As a hosted solution, the Customer Relationship Management solution allows customers the flexibility of performing work anytime anywhere. For big firms the whole customer relationship can get complicated and hence, a solution that is easy to use especially for newbies, and a solution that meets the users' needs in terms of functionality is... Read More

  10. Zoho Docs

    Zoho's Document Management online system has a new user interface! The new UI is more user friendly designed on simple and intuitive concepts that gives users improved navigation on tasks that they do on regular basis. It's a keep it simple while effective approach which reminds us of Google's style in doing things! The sleeker UI was released in May... Read More

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