Blessed are the Geeks, for they shall internet the earth

What's old becomes new again

thenetworkadministrator.com is not dying but changing. It's been a while since the last time I wrote for thenetworkadministrator. I think I still had hair back then. Time has moved on, and so did I for a while. Now it's time to come full circle and here I am back …

Read More →

Virus Insecurity

Viruses are to the IT department, what venereal diseases are to doctors. Once a virus can infiltrate a users contact list, it infects the user and all the people the user has ever had e-mail with. The "I Love You" virus is a perfect example of this; The I Love …

Read More →
The Healing Powers of SPAM

The Healing Powers of SPAM

If there were any truth in Internet advertising, with respect to SPAM, the world would be a thinner, more medicated, lower interest rated, a place where lonely housewives finally have a place where they can be appreciated.

Read More →

Phising

Phishing is what a spammer does when he or she wants to steal someone's identity. Some have labeled the action as "Social-engineering hacking done through e-mail", but there are no hackers involved in this scam. Phishing is all the work of spammers and conmen.

Read More →
How to build a cheap Security NOC

How to build a cheap Security NOC

The Network Operations Center or NOC is the cornerstone of all computer networks. I've worked at AT&T's NOC, been around Government NOCs and seen small scaled versions. Most look like something out of the movie, "WarGames" and surprisingly, whether you're a Linux or...

Read More →