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GremlinIT last won the day on 23 August

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  1. If you have locked yourself out of a PC by forgetting the administrator details, you can sort it out by buying a Razer mouse! https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/razer-bug-lets-you-become-a-windows-10-admin-by-plugging-in-a-mouse/
  2. It will be interesting to see the results of the shake up in a year or two.
  3. I don't know who was hit. It was on premises hosts. Basically, everything Windows on their network was destroyed. Could possibly have something to do with this.
  4. I was discussing measures to guard against ransomware with an OGI support member. Hosts of virtual machines are not safe. They had a client a few weeks ago, where the ransomware managed to get into the hosts (plural) and it destroyed the vhdx files (what a virtual machine is stored in). In a lot of instances, with limited access, more ports closed on the host and so forth, you would be inclined to believe that they are safe and only the virtual, more "public access" machines would be affected to different degrees. I am now looking into making a Linux host, so that backup snapshots of a virtual machine will be safe and can easily be fired up for emergency cases.
  5. I don't use Linked In. Good post. My colleague had that all the time, would ask OGI support, "How do I do this?" and would receive the answer, "It can't be done." A week later they would go back to OGI with, "This is how you do it." Now they don't even bother to log tickets with OGI. If OGI cared and had enough staff to put more time into working these things out with my colleague, then they would have an over all better product and better service.
  6. Latest response from OGI: My response: I don't know why development did half a job of it in the first place and that getting this on their enhancement wishlist is such an uphill battle. Anyone else want to log a similar request and join the chorus?
  7. Oh, they are. They only want the yellow liquid someone else is giving them because they were convinced, somehow, that it is lemonade. 😼
  8. Now how do I convince colour blind horses that the water is clean and safe to drink? 😛
  9. Not mine and I have lead so many horses to the water but I can't get them to drink. Putting it out here in public view is a last straw / venting action.
  10. Had a fun chat with OGI about Open Attach and Ransomware ... Currently, OA uses SYSTEM to modify and create folders and files. However, it uses the User's permissions to read and open files. This means that I can help prevent ransomware from encrypting the data but not prevent it from exfiltrating the client documents. They decided that getting someone to finish the other half of the job was a bespoke contract. Told them we can wait, far more likely another broker is affected and kicks up a storm that affects OGI rather than us.
  11. It was initially fired across our bow as a full replacement, something that would address all the shortcomings of Tripos + Java and Open-I would be phased out in a few years. Those few years have already come and gone of course.
  12. We have a full OGI buffet, including ICP, ODP, binders and so forth. Mobius simply doesn't offer enough to be remotely enticing right now.
  13. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/jun/14/ransomware-is-biggest-online-threat-to-people-in-uk-spy-agency-chief-to-warn I recommending reading the full article but what might be on the horizon:
  14. We recently revisted migrating to Mobius. There is no local server hosting. It is limited to consumer only. We frequently get news flashes that there are problems with the current Open-I Cloud solutions. Performance is worse with Exchange 365 than locally hosted Exchange 2013 (that we previously had). Integrated products, Open Attach working with Outlook and thefore MS mainframes has been frustrating and cost us a lot in productivity. We might revisit this in two years time. I doubt I will be recommending it as the way forward at that time.
  15. Hour and a half for us. Microsoft's Hyper-V doesn't leverage host CPUs very well at all.
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