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The Cloud Failed. "I came to bury it, not praise it." The solution to hacking and ransomware is - Virtualization and Hardware Based clustering.

on 03 Jul 2021  Posted by CorpRattX  Category: Technology  Comments: 0
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The Cloud FAILED and is now an Obsolete Architecture.    You can quote me on that if you like:  Todd W. Byars,  July 1, 2021

All Clouds should be replaced immediately with a hardware based solutions and FULL Virtualization.   Modern, real time, incremental backups are recommended too.

How to Implement a Switch from Clouds to Hardware Clusters running full Virtualization:

  • Create Transition Plan to move from Clouds to Hardware Clusters.    VMware is our primary recommendation.  VMware in Command Line Interface, CLI, without all the GUI controls, gauges and services.
  • Select Micro-ITX or smaller motherboard computers that run cool or even fanlessly. Select Linux Load (preferred) or Windows Load or Other Load Procedure
  • Build Hardware, Setup and Test with Dummy Loads and Dummy Database.  After burn in and load testing run your pentesting and QA
  • Migrate Data to new Hardware Based Clustering.
  • Test, Run Live, Stress Test, PenTest and verify those backups.
  • Turn Clouds Off.

This problem is LARGE and GLOBAL.  So, The Computer Dudes, Inc and I, once again, GIVE you the procedure to use and share.   

It is for everyone, everywhere, including our competition who we consider as brothers and sisters in IT rather than competition.  So PLEASE SHARE!  

Who's your pal?  ;)  Todd  
www.thecomputerdudesinc.com 

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Computer Dudes - Stand Down for 30 Days, Large Contract for Security Products Pending

on 14 Jun 2021  Posted by CorpRattX  Category: Technology  Comments: 0
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Computer Dudes - Stand Down for 30 Days, Large Contract for Security Products Pending

Continue All Projects.   Continue all Contracts.  Check on your clients. Verify Backups.  

No new clients for 30 days as Enterprise Level - International Security Group considers security product purchase and production.

We will continue to post on our line of Monolithic Solar Supercomputers, which are Polymorphic.    The Computer Dudes, Inc are still on track to the worlds first outdoor
off grid Data Center made of Granite Monoliths, requiring no wired connections that is sensor platform or public information kiosk friendly.

The primary benefit of our Solar One Monolith system is No Data Center Cost, No Electric Bill, No Air Conditioners, no hurricane proof buildings, no
need for huge backup generators with thousands of gallons of fuel. #solaronemonolith on LinkedIn 

That and it is designed to last 100 year with spare parts which are modular and preprogrammed for each client.  

Todd W. Byars
Field Engineer, Founder, Inventor, Teacher
The Computer Dudes, Inc
a Dunn and Bradstreet listed company

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The Computer Dudes offer our solution to the wave of Hacking and Ransomware hitting the United States and World

on 07 Jun 2021  Posted by CorpRattX  Category: Technology  Comments: 0
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Here at Computer Dudes we believe everyone is in this together.    That it is good people and good corporations vs bad people and bad corporations.

We believe all Computer Techs, Architects, Engineers, Server Techs, Security Companies and even other Companies in any of these fields NOT to be our 
competition, but as our Brothers and Sisters. In that spirit, I give to your our current procedures for cleaning a home or office that has been hacked.

Read, Enjoy and PLEASE SHARE.   This is for computer users, phone users, techs and families too.   Print out a copy if you want.

Computer Dudes Standard House/Office Sweep with Data Capture and Reset of All Devices.

Procedure: 

  • Once a site or client has been hacked, enter the location and do a full scan of all Wi-Fi Signals, Sources, IP Numbers, Routers, Network and Devices.   (software Wireshark, Wi-Fi Analyzer App on Phone)
  • After data is recorded and your paperwork/report has been started, turn off all Routers, Devices, Phones, TVs and everything else that uses the network or Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Repeat Scans. Locate items and turn them OFF.
    Repeat Scans until everything is clear. Make your notes.
  • Setup laptop for Nmap capture. Reactivate client's Main Router. Capture for 30 minutes.
  • Look at your data for abnormalities, strange IPs, scripts, hack attempts and signals from any hacker attempting to reconnect to the hacked devices, their IP, location, time and ISP. Copy all reports and data and submit to law enforcement.
  • Factory reset EVERY device in the house. Then, do Firmware Upgrades and test. Have the client set much longer and stronger passwords and remind them to change those from time to time and NOT to share them.
  • File Report and/or Invoice.   Have your people contact the ISP where the hacker accessed and get them cut off.   Block all IP's from the hackers or even by region.
  • Train Client on Basic Safety.
  • Present Client with Final Reports and/or Invoices.
  • Clean and Reset Laptop You Used to Clean Network and Capture Data so it is ready for the next job. 

This is our Standard Operating Procedure for June 2021.

Todd W. Byars
Computer Dudes
A Dunn and Bradstreet Listed Company
Local, State, Regional, National, International 

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CorpRattX
2 weeks ago
Our #solaronemonolith and the worlds first Monolithic Off-Grid Solar Data Center have become a minor attraction here just South of Tallahassee, Florida.
The Granite Monoliths are quite beautiful in the Sun or at Night. People drive by slowly or stop on the street out front to take a look several times a day.
We put signs on the fence next to the road explaining the project and listing some of the technical specs.
Good Job Computer Dudes! :)T

CorpRattX
3 weeks ago
Cue up AC/DC "Back n Black"

and TURN it up!

#solaronemonolith
#toddwbyars

CorpRattX
4 months ago
Hey! This is Todd.

I am still on medical restriction from working for a month or so as I recover from my open heart surgery about 2 weeks ago.

It is slow going and painful but I am making progress every day and the medical people are sending 2 nurses by my house each week - one for case managment and one for physical therapy.

I am under orders not to lift anything weighing more than 10 lbs.

Thanks for everyones concern and all the kind note, emails and discussions on LinkedIn.

More soon. Thanks - Todd

Administrator
5 months ago
Hi, I am Thomas Riker, I am an engineer out of New Orleans helping cover the SE United States with Computer Dudes products and services.

As many of you are aware our Founder and the inventor of the #solaronemonolith recently had chest pains and went to the Hospital. Todd is out of the Hospital now but must return for Open Heart Surgery next week or the following week.

Todd transferred command of Computer Dudes to me this morning.

He plans to return in 6 to 12 weeks. Until then the rest of the Computer Dudes and their engineers will continue operations normally.

You have my word on this. :)

Thomas Riker
Computer Dudes, New Orleans, Field Engineer and now Temporary CEO of Computer Dudes.

CorpRattX
5 months ago
War or No War.
All our clients are STILL secure.
All backups done and in storage.
Good Job Dudes!

Regards,
Todd

CorpRattX
5 months ago
Network and Workstation Virtualization Starts Here:

https://www.vmware.com/topics/glossary/content/network-virtualization.html

Use "Baremetal" Servers with No Clouds or Command Consoles for most secure operation

Google P2V for more info. :)T

CorpRattX
5 months ago
ALERT: As our confidence in Windows Operating Systems continues to decline we would like to advise all our friends and clients to P2V any critical Windows Systems that they have online or in critical systems and servers.

Virtualization allows safe operation and quick restoration of any computers that fail.

Virtualized systems can be kept safe and monitored externally in real time behind your companies routers and DMZ.

Virtualized Systems on local servers with offsite data center backup and redundant backups.

CorpRattX
5 months ago
Cellular or WiFi Data can be less Expensive than a Satellite Link for remote projects and Data Centers.

We have several versions of Cellular Data available for our #solaronemonolith products and outdoor off-grid data centers.

https://sixfab.com/hardware/

Why should Data Centers have ANY power bill or even a building with this level of technology? ;)

Regards,
Todd W. Byars

CorpRattX
6 months ago
ALERT: Facebook and groups supporting Facebook and Meta are Phishing all the other Social Networks currently - including LinkedIn, for new members or for people to rejoin Facebook.

It has happened to me quite a few times and several of my employees and dozens of my friends in the last 2 weeks.

Personally, I just drop and block them, like I do other spammers, or bots.

Pass the word. Let people know not to get #phished by #facebook.

Friends don't allow each other to get phished or conned. Spread the word.
:)Todd

CorpRattX
6 months ago
Computer Dudes received their first Wind Turbine to double the power available at our Site One Solar Monolithic Data Center. #solaronemonolith

Our Outdoor Solar Data Centers require no Grid Tie or Data Line.

Design life using Granite, Steel and Glass as well as modular replaceable parts is 100 years.

Zero Power Bill. Wifi, Satellite, Fiber or Wired Data are all options.

Multiple Power Inputs including Backup Generators keep the outdoor data centers running around the clock in any weather.

I can't wait to see the 5 bladed Wind Turbine up and in action.

It provides from 200 to 600 Watts according to wind speed and the wind is always blowing in North Florida. :)T

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