Can you hear me now? Tales from a Cisco voice instructor:

December, 2012

December 31, 2012  10:35 PM

New Years Resolution

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

It’s that time of year again - time to look back on the past year and start to think of what you can do to make the next year even better. While many people are going to promise to go on diets or quit smoking or something else to improve their personal health (which is always a good idea),...

December 31, 2012  5:42 PM

How Big is Your Digital Footprint?

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Have you ever wondered how much data you actually consume in a week's time? For me I would say that it varies based on that week's tasks. For example if I need to test a new application I may have to download multiple DVD ISOs. Other weeks the largest thing I may download is the menu to the...

December 30, 2012  3:20 PM

IE Remote Code Execution Warning

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

On Saturday Microsoft posted a security advisory warning users of Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 it has a security vulnerability that could allow the execution of remote code. The advisory explain it this way: "The vulnerability is a remote code execution vulnerability that exists in the...

December 28, 2012  2:35 PM

Cisco Umi – the End of a Bad Idea

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

I remember the first time I heard about Cisco's Umi product, I thought "that is not going to last long." While I can't say all of my predictions are accurate this one was. As of January 31st, 2013  the service will cease to exist. Just in case you don't remember (or never knew) what Umi...

December 24, 2012  6:43 PM

Becareful What You Say – Your Cisco Phone may be Listening

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

A couple of ingenious young men have devised a way to keep the microphone on a 7900 series phone open and send the audio to a smart phone. This sounds like a pretty major security hole and one that could cause a lot of trouble for Cisco. But when the dust settles , you see that it really...

December 24, 2012  9:43 AM

Is Linksys Going the Way of the Flip?

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Linksys is arguably one of the most recognized brands when it comes to home routers. If you scan for wireless routers in most residential areas, you are all but guaranteed to find at least one device telling the world that it is a Linksys device. In 2003 Cisco decided that it wanted to be in the...

December 20, 2012  6:52 PM

Connected or Addicted?

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

There is a fine line between being connected to Internet and being addicted to it. At times I have wondered if I cross that line from time to time. However, after reading the 2012 Cisco® Connected World Technology Report , I am not...

December 20, 2012  6:35 PM

Lab Time For CCNA Candidates

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

If you are working on achieving your CCNA, one of the most important things you can do is to spend time configuring Cisco routers and switches. A lot of the questions on the test will focus on Cisco IOS commands and their proper usage. The only problem is that getting access to Cisco equipment is...

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