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    How Sudo Works on Amazon EC2 Linux Instances

    If you have ever launched a Linux instance on Amazon EC2 and SSH’d to it, you have probably attempted to use sudo to perform tasks which required elevated permissions. I definitely have, and if you are anything like me, you ran visudo (or inspected the /etc/sudoers file) on one of these servers at least once […]

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    Nimbo White Paper – Data Center Migration to the Cloud

    Migrating IT systems and infrastructure to a private or public cloud can be a daunting challenge even for the most seasoned IT professional. At the same time, it provides a great opportunity to revise, rethink and improve an organization’s IT architecture. The most common strategic drivers behind moving a data center to the cloud include; […]

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    WinShock – TLS Bugs for Everyone

    Yesterday Microsoft announced the existence of a vulnerability in SChannel Security Support Provider, which implements Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security in Windows. The vulnerability allows attackers to pass malformed packets to affected systems potentially allowing for malicious code to be run. The bug applies to any version of Windows that listens for […]

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    The Best Advice I Have Ever Received

    The other day I was leisurely perusing Pinterest (don’t judge, I’m addicted). Between looking at pretty houses and delicious recipes that I’ll never be able to perfectly replicate, I noticed a few silly quotes, which of course caught my curiosity and down the rabbit hole I went. I ended up reading inspirational pieces of advice […]

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    Data Driven Azure Service Bus

    One of our clients is in the business of manufacturing storage appliances that are used to back up devices to a local network and/or the cloud. The device could be anything a laptop, mobile phone, etc. This client was looking for a solution that could push messages to storage devices on client site, based on […]

  • WS2003 EOS – How to Mitigate Common Upgrade Issues

    Nimbo and Microsoft teamed up in a webinar addressing an urgent issue – the quickly approaching End of Support (EOS) for Windows Server 2003. After July 14, 2015 there will be no patches or security updates, causing security and compliance issues that can put your applications and business at serious risk. The first part of the […]

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    AWS CloudWatch Logs Monitoring on Windows Server

    Yesterday Amazon announced the availability of CloudWatch Logs in two new regions (US West 2 & EU West 1), along with an easier way to take advantage of the free service on Windows Servers. CloudWatch Logs is a service offered for free by Amazon that will process log files sent to it in real time and have them available […]

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    Shellshock: Heartbleed 2.0?

    The details of a new bug in the GNU Bourne Again Shell (Bash) were released yesterday. The stakes are high, as the bug has the potential to cause another set of widespread breaches and headaches, similar to what Heartbleed did earlier in the year. The bug was discovered by Stephane Chazelas and is outlined in […]