Greetings from Barcelona! I’m here for VMworld and you can find me at the SolarWinds booth, at my session on Wednesday, or in the VM Village hanging out with other vExperts. If you are at the event, please stop by and say hello. I’d love to talk data with you.

 

As always, here are some links from the intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!

 

Equifax Says Cyberattack May Have Affected 143 Million Customers

There are only 126 million adults in the United States. So, yeah. You are affected by this.

 

Are you an Equifax breach victim? You could give up right to sue to find out 

As if suffering a breach isn’t bad enough, Equifax is tricking people into waiving their right to sue. Like I said, you are affected. Don’t bother checking. Equifax needs to notify you in a timely manner.

 

Three Equifax executives sold $2 million worth of shares days after cyberattack

If true, that they sold knowing about the breach, then my thought is this: Equifax can’t go out of business fast enough for me.

 

Surprising nobody, lawyers line up to sue the crap out of Equifax

Oh, good. That should solve everything because lawyers can go back in time to prevent the theft of our identities, right?

 

Windows 10 security: Microsoft offers free trial of latest Defender ATP features

Security should be free for everyone. Here's hoping Microsoft does the right thing and tries to protect everyone, always, for no additional cost. Too bad they didn’t help Equifax.

 

Hackers Gain Direct Access To US Power Grid Controls

If the Equifax stories didn’t rattle you enough, here’s one about hackers controlling your electricity.

 

A Simple Design Flaw Makes It Astoundingly Easy To Hack Siri And Alexa

EVERYTHING IS AWFUL

 

To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now

Long, but worth the read. It’s a fascinating comparison between the American workforce 35 years ago and today.

 

The view from my hotel room at VMworld, overlooking Plaza Espanya at sunset: