Information Technology Tip Thursday – 10,000 Linux servers hit

Apparently a malware attack dubbed “Windigo” has been active since 2011 and continues to hit Linux servers.


So irritating that there’s scum creating attacks like this! Check out the full story here: Windigo

Information Technology Tip Thursday – Hackers again!

Who are these people? 300,000 wire routers gone fishing. Check out the full story and find out if you’ve been¬†hacked.


Information Technology Tip Thursday – The return of a classic

I just wanted to notify you IT professionals that “the best-selling router of all time” is back!

Linksys WRT1900AC

Check out the article here:Classic Blue Router with Open Source

Information Technology Tip Thursday – 30 Skills every IT person should have

With the complexity of computer networks evolving so fast it’s every IT professionals job to also be on top of his skills. Nunchuck skills did not make the list.

1. Be able to fix basic PC issues.

2. Work the help desk.

3. Do public speaking.

4. Train someone.

5. Listen more than you speak.

6. Know basic networking.

7. Know basic system administration.

8. Know how to take a network trace.

9. Know the difference between latency and bandwidth.

10. Script.

11. Back up.

12. Test backups.

13. Document.

14. Read “The Cuckoo’s Egg.”

15. Work all night on a team project.

16. Run cable.

17. You should know some energy rules of thumb.

18. Manage at least one project.

19. Understand operating costs versus capital projects.

20. Learn the business processes.

21. Don’t be afraid to debate something you know is wrong.

22. If you have to go to your boss with a problem, make sure you have at least one solution.

23. There is no such thing as a dumb question, so ask it … once.

24. Even if it takes you twice as long to figure something out on your own versus asking someone else, take the time to do it yourself.

25. Learn how to speak without using acronyms.

26. IT managers: Listen to your people.

27. IT managers: If you know the answer, ask the right questions for someone else to get the solution; don’t just give the answer.

28. IT managers: The first time someone does something wrong, it’s not a mistake — it’s a learning experience.

29. IT managers: Always give people more work than you think they can handle.

30. IT managers: Square pegs go in square holes.

If you want more information on these 30 skills ckeck out the full article:

30 Information Technology Skills

napoleon dynamite

Information Technology Tip Thursday – IT Salary Survey

I just read this article and thought you’d get a read also, you’ll get a good feel for the outlook of the IT employment and what the budget outlook is for many companies.

Link to Article –¬†IT Salary Survey

Up close shot of a RJ45 plug


Information Technology Tip Thursday – BGP Route Reflector for IPv6

Our YouTube buddy Keith Barker always has some very informative videos. Here’s a great example.

Networks, so much fun!