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A Special Day in Baseball -- For Those Who Appreciate Any Sport
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 110
Security Alert: IBM Java 6 SR16FP3 IF1 Contains Vulnerabilities Impacting Domino - Get the Fix
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 17
"Let’s Get Ready to Logjam!" -- The Need to Know About This New Exploit
Fri, May 22nd 2015 16
Train Tips for European Traveling -- Chapter III
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 10
Ten Behaviors That Could Kill Your Career
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 7
How To Kill a GHOST: The Next Vulnerability
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 13
Flying SWISS? Avoid Selecting These Seats
Mon, Apr 6th 2015 12
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A Special Day in Baseball -- For Those Who Appreciate Any Sport
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 110
New SSL3 Exploit: The POODLE Is Here and Lifting Its Leg
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 21
Security Alert: IBM Java 6 SR16FP3 IF1 Contains Vulnerabilities Impacting Domino - Get the Fix
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 17
Firefox Upgrade Kills iNotes, ICS SSL Product Access with Domino CA/Self-Signed Certs
Sun, Aug 3rd 2014 16
"Let’s Get Ready to Logjam!" -- The Need to Know About This New Exploit
Fri, May 22nd 2015 16
Skype 4.3 on Linux Crashing? Here’s a Fix.
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 15
Silent No More: IBM Makes Security Announcements on SHA-2, TLS, POODLE
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 15
Ryder Cup Skype Chat Announced
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 14
Linux Bash Bug - Shellshock - is Real: Get Patched (Mac Too)
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 14
Linux Bash Bug - Shellshock - FINAL FIX RELEASED: Get Patched (AIX, Mac Too)
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 13




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A Special Day in Baseball -- For Those Who Appreciate Any Sport
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 1:28a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
I make no grand illusions about being a professional baseball fan (which is short for fanatic), I leave that to my friends like Curious Mitch and Chris Whisonant for example, who love their respective teams. I like the game, listen to radio broadcasts when I can and that is enough for me. Today though, was something of a dream for any child who seeks to play professional sports. That special event occurred in New York City, on Citi Field, with the Mets on Sunday, 28 June 2015. Today, a young St
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Security Alert: IBM Java 6 SR16FP3 IF1 Contains Vulnerabilities Impacting Domino - Get the Fix
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 5:38p   Bill Malchisky Jr.
IBM Security released a new bulletin today, entitled, "Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java 6 SR16FP3 IF1 affect IBM Notes and Domino" describing the latest reported vulnerabilities by Oracle. Know that IBM Java 6 SR16FP3 IF2 resolves the issues and is suggested that you install it on your production Domino servers as soon as you can. Multiple Vulnerabilities Addressed The IBM security bulletin provides detailed descriptions and links for each of the 13 vulnerabilities
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"Let’s Get Ready to Logjam!" -- The Need to Know About This New Exploit
Fri, May 22nd 2015 2:35a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
Logjam (CVE-2015-4000) is the latest server exploit hitting the nation (world). In scope are 8.4x10**3 of the top 1x10**6 websites and 14.8% of mail servers in the IPv4 address space as per weakdh.org. The cause is a weakness identified in the Diffie-Hellman key exchange (explained here and here), with the exploit reported early by Ars Technica. The root cause goes back to the 1990's. Recall when products like Lotus Notes had a North American encryption flavor and an International encryptio
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Train Tips for European Traveling -- Chapter III
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 2:30a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
This year I needed to travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Ghent, Belgium by rail. In contrasting the route through Paris two years ago, I decided to take a chance and transfer instead in Cologne, Germany. This post describes the lessons learned and useful tips to make your next rail experience even better. As I needed to work and needed to increase the chances for power, I chose first class end-to-end on this trip. The rates were reasonable enough that the service upgrade proved cost-effecti
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Ten Behaviors That Could Kill Your Career
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 1:30a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
A few weeks ago, Jack Welch wrote an article for the Daily Mail covering common pitfalls stalling one's career. Many items listed were taught to me when I worked as an employee or through customers along the way, thus, I appreciated his wisdom. If you have not read the piece, I wanted to share it. Perhaps you know someone that can use the information to better himself or herself in their current job, or apply an item below to your own aspirations. I find point three is particularly important
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How To Kill a GHOST: The Next Vulnerability
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 2:10a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
The first big vulnerability for 2015 launched during IBM ConnectED. With conference and presentation prep the past several weeks, I checked Planet Lotus to see if GHOST was previously covered. Not seeing any posts, I wanted to write about it now. In my opinion, this vulnerability gained less traction than POODLE and Shellshock due to the limited scope. GHOST (CVE-2015-0235) impacts the glibc gethostbyname() and gethostbyname2() calls. Applications using DNS resolution are primarily impacted,
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Flying SWISS? Avoid Selecting These Seats
Mon, Apr 6th 2015 2:30a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
Just providing a perspective to those that travel, based upon my recent experience. If this helps someone have a more comfortable flight in the future, than I am happy to write about my trip. Airbus A330-300 Trouble Seats The SWISS Airbus A330-300 configuration is losing its luster, included in that is seat 24B--completely substandard. As SWISS decided to place the entertainment system controls inside rectilinear solid cases below every seat in the main cabin, some aisle seats have signifi
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Running Traveler 9.0.1? Hold off on that Upgrade for Now
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 9:54a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
Saw a few colleagues communicating on a recent upgrade issue with Traveler 9.0.1.3. Once resolved, one may choose to author a more detailed blog post, but I wanted to at least offer a place holder hopefully to save you time and keep your end users happy. If you are running Traveler on Windows 2008 R2/64bit with Domino 9.0.1 FP3 HF241 underneath, you might want to delay holding off til resolved. Traveler can crash every few minutes in this configuration (as of this writing). (Other hot fix lev
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Engage 2015 was Exceptional -- Plus New Domino Script Released
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 4:30a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
This year, the Engage 2015 crew accepted my abstract to present at their conference in Ghent, Belgium, for which i am grateful. The experience overall proved gratifying on many levels. First, the top-notch planning and execution by Theo Heselmans and his team proved quite exceptional. From the amazing city and venue to the flow of the event. Details properly covered and enhancements seen throughout the event all proved to be well received. With 30 sponsors this year, Theo's Engage by BLUG b
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The 2015 Linux Jobs Report Is Out -- Strong Demand Continues
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 7:42p   Bill Malchisky Jr.
"Unstoppable Linux Job Market Shows No Signs of Slowing Down" The Linux Foundation in cooperation with Dice released their March 2015 Linux Jobs report. In a phrase, growth for Linux professionals remains strong once again and is growing stronger. If you are looking for a new opportunity, or to expand your existing skill set, Linux is a great way to do that. As I reported in 2013, the trend line for Linux talent progressed upward from 2012 through 2013 and that remains true today. Cloud ser




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