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JAMF Software Casper Suite in an Amazon EC2 Cloud
JAMF Software Casper Suite in an Amazon EC2 Cloud

I had the interesting opportunity of installing the Casper Suite on an Amazon EC2 Cloud server and wanted to post my findings on the subject for other future “cloud” users. Overall the process is very simple, as you can configure a Windows 2008 R2 Server or Linux server via one of Amazon’s Quick Launch Configurations. I’ll review technically what was needed for the environment along with a couple of “gotchas”. [ Read More... ]

XProtect updated - 2013.02.26

On Feb 19, 2013 11:48 PM Topher Kessler releases his article for CNET that New Mac malware opens secure reverse shell is out, “but has not yet been determined to be much of a threat”. His article properly sources Intego’s original article on the matter. In short it uses a modified implementation of openssl to establish a secure connection to a remote server thus creating a botnet or Command and Control (C&C) environment. [ Read More... ]

‘The Switcher Chronicles’ - Screen Shots

Confession, I FORCED my wife to be a “switcher”. Yes, I forced her to start using OS X, because Christmas 2012 I purchased a new laptop for her at her request (she didn’t specify a brand… and um… yeah… I’m not buying a PC). This may come to a shock for some people as: [ Read More... ]

Migrate OSX 10.6 Wiki to 10.8 with lost Directory
Migrate OSX 10.6 Wiki to 10.8 with lost Directory

This title is very specific and may not be everyone’s exact scenario, however, there was plenty of beneficial items in my latest exercise with Wiki data on OS X; specifically taking old 10.6 Wiki data and putting it on a new server in which the Directory information was lost. [ Read More... ]

Octotransfigurator-inator: Migrating from Wordpress
Octotransfigurator-inator: Migrating from Wordpress

Let’s face it, this site has become stale over the winter months… but largely due to dedicating time to researching, writing, practicing for my two MacIT presentations that happened from Jan 30 - Feb 2nd. Now that I’m finished with MacIT, I need to post PDF links and Vimeo video links that I promised during my session. But as I look at my site I’ve realized that it needs something new. I’m tired of looking at the little squares that were on the top right hand corner. I’m tired of the default blue. I’m tired of Wordpress… but there are two issues: [ Read More... ]