Entries by Tim Mektrakarn

WannaCry Ransomware Webcast

As you’ve likely heard, WannaCry is a new ransomware variant that takes advantage of a vulnerability in the Windows operating system (MS17-010) to encrypt the infected computer’s data and hold it hostage until a ransom is paid. In addition, the vulnerability enables WannaCry to quickly spread to other machines in the same environment – all […]

New Ransonware WannaCry Spreading Like Wildfire

On March 14, 2017 – Microsoft released Critical Security Patch MS17-010 – to resolve vulnerabilities in SMBv1 protocol effecting all Microsoft Windows versions from Vista to Windows Server 2016 and Server Core versions. Windows XP was not patched as it is no longer supported and has not been for over 3 years now! Please make sure […]

Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) 5.0 Released!

Zerto has announced the release of ZVR 5.0 today with some new and exciting features that enhances the product and solidifies their position as the leader in Cloud replication. Some new and exciting features include: One-To-Many Replication This feature allows you to replicate to multiple onsite or Cloud targets by placing VM’s into multiple Virtual […]

Krypt HostingCon China 2015

There was a great turn out this year at HostingCon China 2015 which took place on May 30th! VPLS’ popular dedicated and cloud server hosting brand Krypt was on display as a first time Silver sponsor. Thank you to all of our customers who attended the event and visitors to our booth. We hope to see […]

Veeam Announces New Features for Future Release v9

Veeam the leader in virtualization backups announced an awesome new feature for EMC customers that will allow Veeam to open up EMC Snapshots and extract files and backup content. The new integration expands the market opportunity for Veeam-powered backup and disaster recovery (BDR) services, by enabling more frequent backups and replicas for customers with stringent RPOs. […]

VPLS Inc. Named to CRN’s Managed Service Provider 500 List

VPLS Inc. has earned recognition on The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 on the Hosting 100 list.  The MSP 500 recognizes companies in Northern America whose approach to delivering managed services is one innovative step ahead enabling their customers to improve operational efficiencies and utilizing technology to achieve greater competitive advantage.

GHOST Vulnerability Effecting GLIBC

Background Information GHOST is a ‘buffer overflow’ bug affecting the gethostbyname() and gethostbyname2() function calls in the glibc library. This vulnerability allows a remote attacker that is able to make an application call to either of these functions to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application. Impact The gethostbyname() function calls are used for DNS resolving, […]

Shellshock – Bash vulnerability!

By now you may have heard of the latest vulnerability that effects over 500 million devices around the world!! Not only are web servers effected by things like your security cameras, Android devices and even Mac OSX! Here’s a super detailed explanation from Troy Hunt: http://www.troyhunt.com/2014/09/everything-you-need-to-know-about.html Additional information from Trend Micro: A brand new vulnerability […]