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Month: October 2018

Scam alert: Microsoft license has expired

Scam alert: Microsoft license has expired

You receive a robocall stating your Microsoft license has expired. This is a absolutely, positively, 100% a scam. And it is making its rounds again. For what it is worth, I can recall exactly one phone call from Microsoft in my 20+ year career and that was because I put in a support call to them. Needless to say, Microsoft will never call you because you have a virus, for any level of tech support, or pretty much any other…

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Installing OpenVAS on CentOS 7

Installing OpenVAS on CentOS 7

This is a walkthough for installing and configuring OpenVAS 9 on CentOS 7. OpenVAS (Open Vulnerability Assessment System) is an opensource vulnerability scanner. Brief History OpenVAS forked from Nessus when Tenable took the previously opensource product to closed source back in 2005. That’s worth mentioning primarily because on a side note, I’ve used Nessus for many years and I remember when it was forked. Since then, Nessus became one of the leaders in the vulnerability scanning space and a fairly…

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