Tag: VMware

New Security Vulnerability in ESXi

VMware posted this article where academic research has found a vulnerability with Transparent Page Sharing (TPS). Apparently they can use this to determine the “private” AES encryption key of another virtual machine. Woops … another “breakout attack” for VMware. I’m still waiting on the first one for Hyper-V. TPS is one of those features that…

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Microsoft News Summary – 1 September 2014

Frak! It’s September already!?!?!?! Here’s my first update in a since last Wednesday – travel and events took priority. The big news broke late on Friday and Saturday. The moron judge presiding over the FBI/Microsoft case cancelled the stay on the order to force Microsoft to turn over data from the Dublin data centre to…

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Microsoft News Summary – 26 August 2014

I know very few businesses deployed Windows 8, but any "upgrade" that requires a wipe & replace is not a service pack. However, that’s what Microsoft now thinks, and that’s had an impact on the Windows 8 support policy. Someone in Redmond needs a quick kick in the nether region, because coffee clearly won’t be…

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Microsoft News Summary-2 May 2014

The big news yesterday was the general release of the new patch for IE on XP. Personally, I think this is a stupid mistake by Microsoft, and it will lead to some laggards to reason that Microsoft has reversed course on the end of support. Microsoft can comment all they want; most people never read…

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Microsoft News Summary-1 May 2014

Happy May Day, comrades! I was tied up with events the last couple of mornings so here is two days worth of news. Note the new beta for System Center Advisor. The security functionality looks very interesting! Virtual Processor Scheduling – How VMware and Microsoft Hypervisors Work at the CPU Level: Have you ever wondered…

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Please Welcome 5nine!

I’m pleased to announce that 5nine have become a sponsor of my blog.  5nine is a key player in the Hyper-V partner ecosystem, making of security, networking, and management tools & extensions. You’ll find an alternative to SCVMM for small/medium businesses, extensibility to SCVMM and the Hyper-V virtual switch for the medium to large enterprise,…

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