Month: April 2016

You were caught by Ransomware Petya? Already have a solution

At the end of March a new ransomware that was baptized with the name of Petya was out. Like other Ransomwares, the Petya has the ability to encrypt all hard drive information and at the end of ransom to the user. But the users who have been caught by this ransomware can now breathe of relief as there are already solution. The ransomware Petya uses as bait a supposed job offer that arrives by email, and the user is led to download a so-called Curriculum Vitae (which is actually the malicious file) that is hosted on Dropbox. Recently an anonymous programmer provided via Github a tool that allows you to decrypt data that was encrypted by ransomware Petya. According to reports, the tool works perfectly, despite being complex for a user with little knowledge in the IT...

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Fiber Channel Adapting to a Bench For Testing

So right now I’m trying to figure out a way to bench test fiber channel hard drives on a regular desktop computer system.  Normally it seems that these work by first having an overpriced fiber transmitter/receiver which then transmits over fiber optic cable to another transmitter/receiver, and finally is connected via copper to a 40 pin SCA type adapter. What I’m trying to do is to bypass the fiber optics altogether.  I’m not looking to go any distance here, just be able to run some tests, wipe or image a drive, etc.  So no need to go from copper...

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Welcome to Whitt Blog!

Welcome to Whitt Blog Home of all things Whitt related.  Looking for some whitty comments on my first post here.  My name is Whitt Wittaker master of all things computer related.  I actually invented the mouse, though some would debate that.  Ok, so probably everyone would debate that.  Anyway I know a lot of stuff about computers and I’m always trying to learn.  I’ll be posting all sorts of fun and creative computer technology related stuff on this blog.  So be sure to check back often and find out what’s new. I know this site is a little bit...

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