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The recent ransom ware viruses have many re-examining computer security. While Gigastrand OS users have nothing to worry about, this recent string of viruses exploited a vulnerability in Windows the CIA had kept to themselves. Microsoft recently decried the stockpiling of vulnerabilities for use in intelligence operations. We tend to agree […]

Viruses and Gigastrand OS







Gigastrand OS
Gigastrand re-released Gigastrand OS 3.4 today for one very good reason: security. The original image for Gigastrand 3.4 released about a week ago with a few minor enhancements and some security updates. Today’s release switches from OpenOffice to LibreOffice and adds a password reset tool that deletes itself from the […]

Gigastrand re-releases OS 3.4 for a very good reason.


One of our NVRs was attacked recently using a known attack that would have compromised or destroyed an off the shelf DVR. The operating system was corrupted by the attack, but it effectively stopped the attack in its tracks. The damage was repaired in less than 45 minutes and only […]

Anatomy of an unsuccessful NVR attack