14 March 2016

Cybersecurity Vendor Error Message: Taking Heat in UC Campus Big Data Surveillance Dispute?

Screenshot from Fidelis XPS web page 
The handling of a cybersecurity appliance manufactured by Fidelis is at the center of a dispute between University of California cybersec experts and UC administrators working to contain recent breaches. 

Whether by design or by accident, the vendor's web page describing the particular model involved is throwing this inelegant error.

SNIP According to a Univ of California faculty expert, . . .'These appliances, depending on how they are configured, can be privacy doomsday machines.'"

Full packet inspection = #BigData threatening #privacy | @academeblog @FidelisCyber #governance #standards http://bit.ly/1pj87IB @bigdatastandards #computersecurity #cybersecurity

18 January 2016

FooPlugins - Internal Server Error

Webserver error at Fooplugins.com

Today this Apache webserver error is being thrown at Fooplugins. Will this ubiquitous error still be with us twenty years hence?




21 September 2015

Skype Network Issue - Except for Business Users

Skype is currently unusable in our East Coast USA location over the Verizon FIOS network. The symptom is a failure to connect, even if already logged in.

The Windows client does not suggest the Heartbeat site for status, but here it is anyway. Nor does it send a notification of the outage to users by email or text.

Skype Heartbeat reports:

Skype Heartbeat Announcement

The symptom in the Skype Windows client presents itself as:

Skype Windows Connect Fail

Lastly, here's the information provided via Twitter: