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Fujitsu launches the world’s lightest 13.3″ thin client laptop weighing just 799g – MSPoweruser

Fujitsu this week launched a new ultra-portable thin-client, FUTRO MU937. Fujitsu claims that it is the world’s lightest 13.3″ mobile thin client and it weighs just 799g and comes with a thickness of 15mm. Generally, lightweight laptops will be less durable. Despite its extremely light body, Fujitsu this device has cleared several strict tests, including …

Source: mspoweruser.com

UNC Health Care Leverages IGEL in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Deployment

IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced that its Universal Desktop Converter™ , IGEL Universal Desktop™ UD3 thin clients and Universal Management Suite™ were selected by UNC Health Care to as part of the roll-out for the nationally-ranked health

Source: finance.yahoo.com

Additionally, the ease of integration between the IGEL UDC and IGEL UMS with Citrix XenDesktop and other solutions offered by Citrix Ecosystem partners, including Imprivata, has enabled secure access to the health care network’s Epic Systems’ Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system.

Dell Wyse 3040 Thin Client is basically a cheap, tiny, low power PC

A thin client is basically a computer that doesn’t need a lot of memory, storage, or processing power because it’s designed to let you access software that’s actually running on a server, often due to virtualization technology.So we typically see thin clients in business and enterprise environments. But Dell’s newest model actually looks like a pretty nice little PC in its own right… if you don’t need a lot of RAM or storage.The Dell Wyse 3040 Thin Client is a $329 system with an Intel Atom x5 Cherry Trail processor, support for dual displays, wired and wireless network support, and Dell’s ThinOS or ThinLinux operating system options.The only real catch? The Wyse 3040 has just 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. So if you were going to repurpose it as a full-fledged PC, you might want to either add storage, or find applications that don’t need much additional storage space (like using the system as a media streamer).Or if you actually are looking to use the system as a thin client, Dell says its Wyse ThinLinux operating system is based on SUSE Linux, but it features additional security hardening. And the system uses less than 5 watts of power.The Wyse 3040 includes Gigabit Ethernet, a USB 3.1 port, 3 USB 2,0 ports, a headset jack, and dual DisplayPort jacks with support for up to two 2560 x 1600 monitors with 60 Hz refresh rates.An 802.11ac WiFi card is also available as an option.The system measures 3.8 x 3.8 x 1.1 and weighs just over half a pound.[gallery ids=96133,96131,96130,96129,96127]press release

Source: liliputing.com

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XMLRPC or WP-Login: Which do Brute Force Attackers Prefer

XMLRPC compared to wp-login as an attack target in WordPress. Which is more frequently attacked and how to protect your site against brute force attacks.

Source: www.wordfence.com

Regarding US XMLRPC and Amazon —  

One possibility is that 36 servers at Amazon EC2 have been compromised and they have been used to launch a very rapid and wide-spread brute force attack during the past 2 weeks. That attack generated over 144 million failed login attempts across the sites we monitor.

An alternative theory is that a developer may be using EC2 to host an application that is trying to sign into WordPress websites using XMLRPC. The application may not handle bad user credentials correctly and may just keep retrying.

Cloud Shell Rumors Hint Thin Client Model for Windows – Windows Enterprise Desktop

Cloud Shell rumors hint thin client model for Windows 10 successor to run on all kinds of devices may be in the offing for later in 2017.

Source: searchenterprisedesktop.techtarget.com

“What would be more interesting is if Microsoft is truly trying to make a version of Windows for the masses that runs in the cloud and then streamed locally to your machine, much like a thin-client, but the details around Cloud shell are still a bit foggy.”

Praim announces the new version of ThinOx 10.1.11 operating system

The new version of ThinOx operating system: new Citrix Receiver and VMware Horizon Client with Blast protocol, better performances

Source: www.praim.com

Praim, global manufacturer of thin & zero clients and management software solutions, announces the release of the 10.1.11 version of the ThinOX operating system for thin and zero client solutions. ThinOX is an Linux based operating system, specifically design to offer users and administrators a high quality thin client solution, granting security, reliability and simplicity of management through ThinMan.

Dell unveils quad-core Wyse 5060 thin client

Dell has announced a new high-performance, highly-efficient thin client, the Wyse 5060, that is easy to deploy and manage, provides greater securit

Source: it-online.co.za

The Wyse 5060 thin client features an AMD 2.4GHz quad core processor that supports up to 8GB RAM and 64GB flash, offering up to 30 percent greater performance over the previous generation.Dell 5060 on Dell site

VNC over WebSocket tunnel. Practical tutorial for the remote office

Interactive desktop environments can be remotely accessed by using many technologies. Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is one of these.

Source: www.praim.com

In-depth article detailing exactly how to do VNC over WebSocket tunnel.  And excellent writeup/tutorial!

 

Excerpt: 

To evaluate if the WebSocket is a viable solution, we used VNCPlay[a], a set of tools to measure interactive performance. VNCPlay includes a VNC client that allows to record an interactive session and replay it under different system configurations. During the replay, the session output is saved into a log file. Two or more session logs can be fed to an analysis tool, included in VNCPlay, that produce response time statistics, which can be further elaborated. Response times to user activities are considered a good measure of interactive performance.

We built a test environment, composed of 3 LANs, that represent our “internet LAN”, the local network and the remote office network, and corresponds to the central, left and right parts in the figures above, respectively. The local and office LANs access to the internet LAN through two ZeroShell[b] router devices, each one configured to NAT the internal addresses to the router’s internet LAN address and to serve as default gatewayfor the internal LAN. The local LAN hosts the VNC client and the tunnel server with a port forwarding rule on the router to allow to connect to the tunnel server from the internet LAN. Similarly the office LAN hosts the tunnel client program and the machine running VNC server.

We used VNCPlay to record a test session, over a direct connection to the target machine with a Linux Mint OS.