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For Sale – Brand new 120GB Crucial SSD £25 – HyperX HX424C15FBK2 8GB DDR4 £70 brand new

It’s Crucial BX300 CT120BX300SSD1 120 GB SSD brand new. Has not been used. Built a new system but ended up going for a bigger SSD instead. These are £37 new so I think £30 inc is a good price, can’t be posted out until next week so please bare this in mind

HyperX HX424C15FBK2 8GB 2 X 4GB Kit brand new

£68

Price and currency: £25
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For Sale – Brand new 120GB Crucial SSD £25 – HyperX HX424C15FBK2 8GB DDR4 £70 brand new

It’s Crucial BX300 CT120BX300SSD1 120 GB SSD brand new. Has not been used. Built a new system but ended up going for a bigger SSD instead. These are £37 new so I think £30 inc is a good price, can’t be posted out until next week so please bare this in mind

HyperX HX424C15FBK2 8GB 2 X 4GB Kit brand new

£70

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Oracle claims it can cut ERP system migration costs by 30%

An ERP system migration is one of IT’s most costly projects. One-time implementation costs can run into the millions. But Oracle claims it has developed tools that cut the time and cost of a migration by up to 30%.

The tools use automation and prebuilt integrations to software made by other vendors. Oracle also believes its cloud systems can replace many user-built ERP customizations.

“We’ve made it much easier for you to move from an on-premises ERP system to the cloud,” said Larry Ellison, CTO and chairman of the board at Oracle. He unveiled the tools on Tuesday, dubbed “Oracle Soar to the Cloud,” in a webcast.

Whether these new tools can deliver the promised ERP system migration savings remains to be seen. But the problem Oracle is trying to address is a big one. For example, in estimates released last fall, Atlanta put its first year, one-time cost of moving its on-premises Oracle ERP system to Oracle’s cloud at $13.5 million. The city believed the cloud system was less costly in the long run and approved the migration.

Jonathan Gross, managing director of Pemeco Consulting, an ERP project management firm based in Toronto, has not seen the details of Oracle’s new plan, but said he struggles to understand the Oracle ERP system migration savings claim, “given how much of an implementation project’s cost relates to people, process design and testing, training [and] change management,” among other processes.

Oracle automates migration functions

Larry Ellison, CTO and board chair of OracleLarry Ellison

Ellison, in his overview of the ERP system migration tools, said the first step is an “evaluator process” that scans the on-premises ERP system for customizations and integrations. It makes note of what’s been added to E-Business Suite, then analyzes and scans for configurations, metadata, users, how much memory is being used, disk space and other functions. That information is collected by a configuration analyzer and is used to configure the cloud middleware and applications. The data is extracted from E-Business Suite and loaded into cloud applications.

The ERP system migration tools are available for Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft and Hyperion Planning customers who are moving to Oracle cloud systems.

This new tool set also has what Oracle calls an “integration accelerator” that uses a library of prebuilt integrations for users “going from one standard software product to another standard software product,” Ellison said.

There are limits to what can be done 

We’ve made it much easier for you to move from an on-premises ERP system to the cloud.
Larry EllisonCTO and chairman of the board at Oracle

As an example, Oracle has prebuilt integrations to Salesforce’s sales or service applications and SAP’s ERP application. Oracle has more than 100 of these prebuilt integrations, Ellison said.

But for users with internal, custom-built integrations, “we’re going to have to rebuild that integration,” Ellison said.

With respect to customizations, Ellison said E-Business Suite does not have as many features as Oracle Fusion in the cloud — its suite of ERP applications. But when a user makes the migration from an on-premises ERP system, a user can “drop” many of those customizations, “because a lot of those customizations are now standard features in Fusion ERP,” Ellison said.

Charles King, an analyst at Pund-IT, said it’s worth considering why Oracle is offering these tools now.

“It may well be that Ellison and company have thoroughly gotten cloud fever and are happily building out new and related business lines,” King said. But it’s “also possible that Oracle has discovered that customers are resistant to moving complex, data-rich applications out of their private data centers to Oracle Cloud.”

The new offerings may include price breaks, with free to low-cost services “designed to nudge them in that direction,” King said.

Apstra adds EVPN configuration to AOS

Apstra has added to its AOS intent-based operating system tools that remove the manual chore of configuring the Ethernet VPN protocol used in securing multi-tenancy environments in a private data center.

Apstra added the capability in AOS 2.2, which the company released this week. The latest OS version contains other enhancements, including integration with authentication systems, support for more network hardware and software and better anomaly detection.

The EVPN configuration capability, however, is likely to have the broadest appeal to network operators. Engineers typically use the protocol with the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and the Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) encapsulation protocol. VXLAN creates an overlay network on an existing Layer 3 infrastructure.

Apstra customers use EVPN, BGP and VXLAN together to segment the physical network in a multi-tenancy architecture. IT operations use multi-tenancy to serve multiple customers on a single instance of a software application. Network segmentation isolates customers so data and malware can’t travel between them.

The benefit of EVPN configuration

Apstra added EVPN configuration in its AOS software to remove an arduous task from the to-do list of IT staff, said Carly Stoughton, a senior technical marketing engineer at Apstra.

“We’ll actually automate that complex EVPN configuration for you, which is huge,” she said. “Configuring this plus BGP, plus VXLAN, if you’re doing that on every single switch in your data center, that’s a very complex configuration, and it’s a human, error-prone process.”

Apstra already provided tools for configuring BGP and VXLAN, so the EVPN capability filled a hole in AOS.

Apstra’s AOS software is part of the network management layer. The product monitors the configurations of multi-vendor network hardware and software and alerts IT managers when the intent of the setting is violated. Other startups taking an intent-based approach to network management include Forward Networks, Intentionet and Veriflow.

Other improvements in AOS 2.2 include support for switches from Mellanox Technologies and Dell EMC, a unit of Dell Technologies. New software support comprises OpenSwitch, an open source network operating system, version 3.6 of the Cumulus NOS and version 16.04 of the Ubuntu server OS.

In January, Apstra introduced customizable analytics in AOS. The feature lets network operators define the type of data they want the software to collect and then set the rules for extracting intelligence from the information.

Apstra said it would release the latest version of AOS this month at no additional cost to customers.

For Sale – Kingston 16gb DDR4 Fury RAM (2x 8Gb, 2666mhz)

Following a change to a Ryzen system, my mini-itx X99 system is up for sale. All parts were purchased new from OCUK in August 15. The CPU, Motherboard and GFX card came with 3 year warranty, so all are in warranty until August 2019.

All parts are boxed, in good condition and fully working.

23 May – I am now selling 16gb (2x 8Gb sticks) of Kingston Hyper X Fury RAM (p/n HX426C15BK2/16) which is CAS 15 2666mhz RAM.

Looking for £110 delivered.

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Asrock X99e-ITX – the only mini-itx X99 motherboard in the world. The included cooler was never used. The paper manual is missing but can be downloaded from Asrock. Note that this uses the Socket 2011-3 Narrow Mount, not the bigger square mount found on MATX and ATX boards. I know that both Noctua and Asestek provide specific narrow mount brackets for their coolers. SOLD

Asus GTX 970 Mini – Mini-ITX sized GTX970 graphics card. SOLD

Intel i7-5820K (retail boxed ) – ran at stock. SOLD

Noctua NH-D9DX i4 3U – I used this as my cooler for about a year or so. Comes with 2011-3 narrow and square mounts. SOLD

Price and currency: £110
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Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: Wotton-under-Edge
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For Sale – Kingston 16gb DDR4 Fury RAM (2x 8Gb, 2666mhz)

Following a change to a Ryzen system, my mini-itx X99 system is up for sale. All parts were purchased new from OCUK in August 15. The CPU, Motherboard and GFX card came with 3 year warranty, so all are in warranty until August 2019.

All parts are boxed, in good condition and fully working.

23 May – I am now selling 16gb (2x 8Gb sticks) of Kingston Hyper X Fury RAM (p/n HX426C15BK2/16) which is CAS 15 2666mhz RAM.

Looking for £110 delivered.

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Asrock X99e-ITX – the only mini-itx X99 motherboard in the world. The included cooler was never used. The paper manual is missing but can be downloaded from Asrock. Note that this uses the Socket 2011-3 Narrow Mount, not the bigger square mount found on MATX and ATX boards. I know that both Noctua and Asestek provide specific narrow mount brackets for their coolers. SOLD

Asus GTX 970 Mini – Mini-ITX sized GTX970 graphics card. SOLD

Intel i7-5820K (retail boxed ) – ran at stock. SOLD

Noctua NH-D9DX i4 3U – I used this as my cooler for about a year or so. Comes with 2011-3 narrow and square mounts. SOLD

Price and currency: £110
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Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: Wotton-under-Edge
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For Sale – Kingston 16gb DDR4 Fury RAM (2x 8Gb, 2666mhz)

Following a change to a Ryzen system, my mini-itx X99 system is up for sale. All parts were purchased new from OCUK in August 15. The CPU, Motherboard and GFX card came with 3 year warranty, so all are in warranty until August 2019.

All parts are boxed, in good condition and fully working.

23 May – I am now selling 16gb (2x 8Gb sticks) of Kingston Hyper X Fury RAM (p/n HX426C15BK2/16) which is CAS 15 2666mhz RAM.

Looking for £110 delivered.

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Asrock X99e-ITX – the only mini-itx X99 motherboard in the world. The included cooler was never used. The paper manual is missing but can be downloaded from Asrock. Note that this uses the Socket 2011-3 Narrow Mount, not the bigger square mount found on MATX and ATX boards. I know that both Noctua and Asestek provide specific narrow mount brackets for their coolers. SOLD

Asus GTX 970 Mini – Mini-ITX sized GTX970 graphics card. SOLD

Intel i7-5820K (retail boxed ) – ran at stock. SOLD

Noctua NH-D9DX i4 3U – I used this as my cooler for about a year or so. Comes with 2011-3 narrow and square mounts. SOLD

Price and currency: £110
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: Wotton-under-Edge
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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SS7 vulnerabilities enable breach of major cellular provider

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned of an exploit of the Signaling System 7 protocol that may have targeted American cellphone users.

The Washington Post reported that DHS notified Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) last week that malicious actors “may have exploited” global cellular networks “to target the communications of American citizens.” The letter has not been made public, but The Washington Post obtained a copy of it and reported that it described surveillance systems that exploit Signaling System 7 (SS7) vulnerabilities. According to the report, the exploit enables intelligence agencies and criminal groups to spy on targets using nothing but their cellphone number.

SS7 is the international telecommunications standard used since the 1970s by telecommunications providers to exchange call routing information in order to set up phone connections. Cellphone providers use SS7 to enable users to send and receive calls as they move from network to network anywhere in the world. The protocol has been criticized by analysts and experts for years because of its vulnerabilities and because it enables spying and data interception.

In a different letter to Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Wyden referenced an “SS7 breach” at a major wireless carrier and criticized the FCC for its inaction regarding SS7 vulnerabilities.

“Although the security failures of SS7 have long been known to the FCC, the agency has failed to address the ongoing threat to national security and to the 95% of Americans who have wireless service,” Wyden wrote.

He explained the SS7 vulnerabilities enable attackers to intercept people’s calls and texts, as well as hack into phones to steal financial information or get location data.

“In a prior letter to me, you dismissed my request for the FCC to use its regulatory authority to force the wireless industry to address the SS7 vulnerabilities,” Wyden wrote to Pai. “You cited the work of the [Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council] as evidence that the FCC is addressing the threat. But neither CSRIC nor the FCC have taken meaningful action to protect hundreds of millions of Americans from potential surveillance by hackers and foreign governments.”

In the letter, Wyden included a call to action for Pai to use the FCC’s “regulatory authority” to address the security issues with SS7 and to disclose information about SS7-related breaches to Wyden by July 9, 2018.

In other news:

  • The U.S. government ban on using Kaspersky Lab products was upheld this week, and the security company’s lawsuits were dismissed. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly dismissed two lawsuits filed by Kaspersky Lab in response to Binding Operational Directive 17-01 and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), both of which banned the company’s products from use in the federal government. Kaspersky argued the ban was unconstitutional and caused undue harm to the company, but Kollar-Kotelly dismissed the argument and said while there may be “adverse consequences” for Kaspersky, the ban is not unconstitutional. Kaspersky Lab has said it will file an appeal of the ruling.
  • The U.S. House of Representatives advanced a bill that would require law enforcement to get a warrant before collecting data from email providers. The Email Privacy Act was added as an amendment to the NDAA, which is the annual budget for the Department of Defense. The bill passed the House 351-66 and will now move to the Senate for approval. The amendment was authored by Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) and is the latest version of the 2016 Email Privacy Act that received unanimous support in the House. If the NDAA passes with this amendment included, it will provide warrant protections to all email, chats and online messages that law enforcement might want or need for investigations. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has been a proponent of email privacy in law, saying, “The emails in your inbox should have the same privacy protections as the papers in your desk.”
  • The private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo is acquiring a majority share in the security company LogRhythm. LogRhythm offers its users a security information and event management platform that also has user and entity behavior analytics features. The company has been in business for 15 years and has more than 2,500 customers worldwide. “LogRhythm believes it has found an ideal partner in Thoma Bravo,” said LogRhythm’s president and CEO, Andy Grolnick, in a statement. “As we seek to take LogRhythm to the next level and extend our position as the market’s preeminent NextGen SIEM vendor, we feel Thoma Bravo’s cybersecurity domain expertise and track record of helping companies drive growth and innovation will make this a powerful and productive relationship.” The deal is expected to close later in 2018. Thoma Bravo owns the certificate authority company DigiCert, which recently purchased Symantec’s CA operations, and has previously invested in other cybersecurity companies, including SonicWall, SailPoint, Hyland Security, Deltek, Blue Coat Systems, Imprivata, Bomgar, Barracuda Networks, Compuware and SolarWinds.

For Sale – Steelseries Stratus XL Joypad….. prices reduced

Bought a new system this week ( MSI Trident 3) so upgraded the ram from the machine, the machine has only been turned on once and run for 30 min so pretty much new.
Had a quick look around online and it seems the going rate is around £80ish
So £55 delivered obviously if it can be found cheaper please link and i will adjust. New price of £35 deliverd

Also i have a brand new sealed steelseries joypad again the cheapest i found was £47
So £40 new price £35 delivered

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What is Windows event log? – Definition from WhatIs.com

The Windows event log is a detailed record of system, security and application notifications stored by the Windows operating system that is used by administrators to diagnose system problems and predict future issues.

Applications and the operating system (OS) use these event logs to record important hardware and software actions that the administrator can use to troubleshoot issues with the operating system. The Windows operating system tracks specific events in its log files, such as application installations, security management, system setup operations on initial startup, and problems or errors.

The elements of a Windows event log

Each event in a log entry contains the following information:

Date: The date the event occurred.

Time: The time the event occurred.

User: The username of the user logged onto the machine when the event occurred.

Computer: The name of the computer.

Event ID: A Windows identification number that specifies the event type.

Source: The program or component that caused the event.

Type: The type of event, including information, warning, error, security success audit or security failure audit.

For example, an information event might appear as:

Information        5/16/2018 8:41:15 AM    Service Control Manager              7036       None

A warning event might look like:

Warning               5/11/2018 10:29:47 AM  Kernel-Event Tracing      1              Logging

By comparison, an error event might appear as:

Error                      5/16/2018 8:41:15 AM    Service Control Manager              7001       None

A critical event might resemble:

Critical   5/11/2018 8:55:02 AM    Kernel-Power    41           (63)

The type of information stored in Windows event logs

The Windows operating system records events in five areas: application, security, setup, system and forwarded events. Windows stores event logs in the C:WINDOWSsystem32config folder.

Application events relate to incidents with the software installed on the local computer. If an application such as Microsoft Word crashes, then the Windows event log will create a log entry about the issue, the application name and why it crashed.

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Security events store information based on the Windows system’s audit policies, and the typical events stored include login attempts and resource access. For example, the security log stores a record when the computer attempts to verify account credentials when a user tries to log on to a machine.

Setup events include enterprise-focused events relating to the control of domains, such as the location of logs after a disk configuration.

System events relate to incidents on Windows-specific systems, such as the status of device drivers.

Forwarded events arrive from other machines on the same network when an administrator wants to use a computer that gathers multiple logs.

Using the Event Viewer

Microsoft includes the Event Viewer in its Windows Server and client operating system to view Windows event logs. Users access the Event Viewer by clicking the Start button and entering Event Viewer into the search field. Users can then select and inspect the desired log.

Windows Event Viewer
The Event Viewer application in the Windows operating system

Windows categorizes every event with a severity level. The levels in order of severity are information, warning, error and critical.

Most logs consist of information-based events. Logs with this entry usually mean the event occurred without incident or issue. An example of a system-based information event is Event 42, Kernel-Power which indicates the system is entering sleep mode.

Warning level events are based on particular events, such as a lack of storage space. Warning messages can bring attention to potential issues that might not require immediate action. Event 51, Disk is an example of a system-based warning related to a paging error on the machine’s drive.

An error level indicates a device may have failed to load or operate expectedly. Event 5719, NETLOGON is an example of a system error when a computer cannot configure a secure session with a domain controller.

Critical level events indicate the most severe problems. Event ID 41, Kernel-Power is an example of a critical system event when a machine reboots without a clean shutdown.

Other tools to view Windows event logs

Microsoft also provides the wevtutil command-line utility in the System32 folder that retrieves event logs, runs queries, exports logs, archives logs and clear logs.

Third-party utilities that also work with Windows event logs include SolarWinds Log & Event Manager, which provides real-time event correlation and remediation; file integrity monitoring; USB device monitoring; and threat detection. Log & Event Manager automatically collects logs from servers, applications and network devices.

ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer builds custom reports from log data and sends real-time text message and email alerts based on specific events.

Using PowerShell to query events

Microsoft builds Windows event logs in extensible markup language (XML) format with an EVTX extension. XML provides more granular information and a consistent format for structured data.

Administrators can build complicated XML queries with the Get-WinEvent PowerShell cmdlet to add or exclude events from a query.