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This week in SolarWinds

I saved up the SolarWinds stories.    A fourth malware was found in the incident.  Called Raindrop, it’s used after the Sunspot, Sunburst and Teardrop.    It’s…

FCC Policy coming and going

Before leaving, former FCC Chairman Ajit Pai sent out his Annual Broadband Report.   His take – 3MB upload and 25meg download is good enough for…

New Administration, new approach to regulation

Yesterday, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the US.    Let’s hit a couple of important notes here. The Biden administration is…

An update on Microsoft’s push direct

Let’s follow up to last week’s discussion about Microsoft going direct.   If you missed it, several providers sounded the alarm about emails to customers soliciting…

“The Future of Ransomware”

Here’s your scary new trend.  Sophos is reporting that ransomware code is being shared across so called “code families”.  Some ransomware groups are even appearing…

Auvik’s 2021 Network Field Report

Auvik Networks has released their 2021 Network Field Report.   Some highlights: Only 36% of organizations back up their network device configurations daily or weekly. Think…

The promise of wearables has a solid use case

A new study has found that heart rate variability, measured by smartwatches and wearables, can be used to detect COVID-19. Detection is before the virus…

Social Media misinformation stats

In the battle to combat misinformation online, there’s now research.    In the week after President Trump was suspended, research firm Zignal Labs found a 73%…