Heartbleed Security Bug

HeartbleedThe bug is such problem, it may require what amounts to a massive password reset for the internet at large. Some services are already calling on users to reset their passwords, including Yahoo’s Tumblr service and Heroku, a cloud service that runs all sorts of other applications. An informal survey of 10,000 internet sites, run on Tuesday, found that about 6 percent were vulnerable, but that doesn’t paint the full picture. Amazon’s load balancing service, used to help keep so many websites online, was vulnerable as well.

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Chicagoland HDI Receives 2013 Circle of Excellence Award

2013-HDICoEEstablished and awarded by HDI, the Circle of Excellence is designed to recognize chapters who go above and beyond in delivering value to their membership.  It’s a yearly application process that requires us to demonstrate that we’re meeting criteria set by HDI.

On top of the Circle of Excellence, there is a President’s Circle award that can be achieved based on voting by our membership.  This goes a step further to show that not only do we meet the criteria required for the Circle, but our local members feel they’re getting what they should out of their membership.

Johnny Chamboullides Named Midwest Region Desktop Technician of the Year

Johnny Chamboullides, a Desktop Support Technician with Downers Grove-based Advocate Health Care, was named The Midwest HDI Region’s Desktop Support Technician of the Year.  As a result, Johnny received an all expenses paid trip to the HDI national conference in Orlando, FL. and will be proudly representing the Chicago Chapter as one of six finalists for the national award.

Congratulations and good luck Johnny!