WPA3 Incoming!

WPA3

Our needs.

If you pay any attention to the word security you definitely got password on your Wi-Fi. And this is it ? Only password? I got bad news for you. Any IT professional with some spare time or/and motivation can access you Wi-Fi, and after get access in your home or company network. So available nowadays and uses as something natural like air or water Wi-Fi is not so simple thing.

To maintain properly secured Wi-Fi is a hard job. Somebody think that they got nothing to hide, and this misunderstanding could cost them nightmares until the end of their life, especially if your PC connected permanently to targeted Wi-Fi.  What is more important that Wi-Fi is not the cable you can control access to. Anybody can try to attack the Wi-Fi you are using, from your beloved neighbor to authorities who got some suspicious questions to you. And if you just unboxed the Wi-Fi router and following quick-step-guide installed the ISP settings and password you did nothing to protect you data. Ecpecialy if you are lazy enough to use WPS option – the best door for all type of Wi-Fi attacks.
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ESXi 6.7 vs Hyper-V 2012/2016 vs XEN 7.6

Recently I was about to change my Home lab. I wasn’t changed since 2013. I works stable, everything what were able to virtualize were virtualized. Things like my CCTV, webmail, NAS are running on dedicated separate server. Another dedicated server is my firewall, sorry, but security is vital priority. But my third server is virtualization station for tasks like web servers, remote sandboxes, development environments and various sets of VPN channels. Everything run quite smoothly on Windows Server 2012 R2 under Hyper-V. The 16 GB ram with 8 cores and several SSD and HDD drive are enough to separate all the tasks.

So why I decided to make some changes if everything is up and running ?

  • Windows Server 2019 here. Means EOL of Server 2012 R2 is the matter of time.
  • Too many adired screaming around KVM, ESXi and XEN
  • I had huge experience with ESXi versions 3.3 till 5
  • I wish to make hardware upgrade for this virtualization system and this is perfect opportunity to try something new
  • KVM, ESXi and XEN are free (the Windows Server 2012 R2 was obtained almost for free £400 with outdated dell server on Ebay). Means after EOL Windows Server 2012 R2 I’ll have to pay to Microsoft crazy price.

Early Saturday in the morning I found that my total night backup was completed and I’ve started my efforts to test and implement following solutions: Continue reading

US is no longer CPU empire. Elbrus-4C

The world is changing rapidly. I’m glad to announce that more and more alternative CPU appeared today. Since the leadership now belong to US companies like Intel and AMD, and British ARM, there is another release of newest Russian CPU – “Elbrus-4C”. It’s predecessor “Elbrus 2C+” was good enough for almost any real world needs, but this new “Elbrus-4C” is almost equal to modern desktop and server CPU the market leaders.


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