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  1. Good security can cost a lot of money. I don't know what your company is, but I'll give some surface-level advice below that would be suitable for an enterprise. If you want it to find zero-day threats some advice I could offer is to invest in security technologies that can actually find those threats. IPS can block exploit kits and attack methods based upon signatures, antivirus components can block Trojans etc based on signatures. A good IPS won't necessarily block malware but it will block an exploitation attempt. If you want the best security then
  2. Have you got the software solution sorted out? One of the issues I can think of is how you will dedicate a GPU to each user. My initial thoughts are to run KVM with GPU passthrough for each host and each user can RDP to their own jumphost and play games that way. That would be the most straightforward way in my opinion. The latency could potentially be an issue. One of the fastest and easiest to set-up network solutions would be to utilise something like ZeroTier. Otherwise set-up something like Guacamole with 2FA and LDAP so your friends can RDP via a web browser
  3. Could also be a graphics driver issue then. Once again pointing toward a Windows issue, which is good. If you did it through the BIOS then it will be a hardware raid. Follow the steps in the article below and let me know how it works out. Recovery options in Windows 10 (microsoft.com) - Expand the "Use installation media to restore your PC" section and follow that. If you can't restore from a restore point, try and reset Windows and preserve your files. Otherwise you may need to backup your data and reinstall Windows.
  4. If by virtual memory you mean the page file, then I would suggest setting it to auto or as small as you can without impacting stability. On Linux Systems, we have the swap file and it's recommended to set it to 4GiB as a standard if your RAM is over 4GiB. The reason you don't want your virtual memory too high is because it will actually offload some of your game files from RAM to your hard disk, and your hard disk is significantly slower. This will actually reduce your gaming performance significantly. It's usually used for two things: To act as a buffer s
  5. You could try booting with only one RAM stick in, and if the problem persists, alternative and try boot only with the other. It could potentially be OS corruption, is there anyway you're able to make a Linux USB of some distro like Ubuntu and boot up from that. If you can I can help you with some commands to see if everything looks ok on your disks provided their in a hardware RAID 1. You could also try booting up with only your OS disk attached. Personally, if I had to guess what was wrong it sounds like you've got faulty RAM. But a lot of things ca
  6. If you're hosting dedicated game servers, you should only need enough of a GPU to give you a text output. You'll want a high-speed CPU, and since some game servers love their RAM you'll want a lot of RAM probably around 64-128GB for a decent physical server (if you can afford it) you should be good using a high-speed Ryzen. Run your OS on a dedicated disk like a 120GiB NVMe, and create a Storage Array such as a Raid 5 of hard disks which you can use to run the game servers off of, you could add a mirror if you wanted extra redundencies. You can use softwa
  7. This is a pretty popular practice - isn't this illegal in the State of California now?
  8. If you want to get a job working in Linux there are three distros you should get used to (in order from most popular to least popular in the enterprise) RHEL (Red Hat / CentOS - rocky linux ) Ubuntu OpenSuse I would suggest just learning Linux how you want to learn it, and not focusing on a specific OS because it's used in the enterprise. All distros are quite similar, and knowing the core of how Linux works is more important than knowing some tools The main thing you should work toward if you want to work in Linux is getting Red Hat certifi
  9. You can back up your iPhone to your PC via iTunes? That might be the best option since the only way to do it in stages would be to offload to somewhere, and then let that upload. You could see if you could backup to your PC, and then let your PC perform a backup in the background over a few days. Anything more than that is probably out of the question for iTunes since it's Apple and we need to use a solution they provide. The best argument for the above solution is that you could use a better and more affordable cloud storage solution such as AWS S3 (object storage)
  10. This is very common with antivirus vendors. The most scammiest companies are the ones that provide consumer security software. Follow what was stated in the above comment, and make sure you use PayPal for any future purchases. Alternatively, you can purchase antivirus keys, and not have to directly pay for a subscription. Windows Security has improved thouroughly and has quite good security against APTs, for example they now have the ability to: Isolate processes from each other reducing the attack surface a malicious application has once run on your machi
  11. I can remember when we said the same thing about AMD. I'm not saying it's good Intel can't compete, but it's good the tables have turned. Hopefully Intel uses these as a motivation to improve their processors. A lot of organisations are partnering nowadays, and I think Intel is going to have to develop strategic partnerships with companies like Nvidia or Samsung or something like that to regain their footing in the desktop processor market.
  12. Malware exists for Linux - Malware exists for every platform. The only thing is that malware on Linux is not very prevalent because of package managers (on ubuntu apt) which by default uses a repository of approved software. Malware for Linux is usually usually more of a threat since Linux is a big target for hackers looking to gain big access to systems. The best ways to secure your server is: Don't expose services publicly if you can - SSH, HTTP, Samba, NFS, etc don't expose these unless you have to. Use a firewall on your server and co
  13. You'd have to know the network pretty well to do that, or have someone very gullible inside of the organization. Attacks like this require recon and at some point along the line definitely some social engineering. Definitely targeted, and there's probably going to be someone blamed within the organization. It's pretty common as they want to save money, time and resources by having a main digital system they backup to. I'm glad they had tapes. Even then, the real question is how the attackers compromised the backups... a lot of government
  14. I'm glad the idea that a VPN is the ultimate key to privacy is becoming less prevalent. VPN's might hide your IP address at the remote server after you exit the tunnel, but they don't ensure the provider of the VPN is securing the VPN correctly, or that the server they are using isn't compromised. VPN's are most useful if you are trying to connect to a remote and would like to use an encrypted tunnel so as to prevent unauthorized parties from gaining access to the network and protecting network security. If you want true privacy get a burner laptop, and a
  15. The issue is more that we don't really know much about the problem. You updated the ubuntu version, do you know which packages you updated? What do you use as a Database? Is it hosted locally or online? Do you run wordpress inside of a container or do you have a web server that hosts it on the server? All kinds of stuff like this would be useful.