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End of availability for the Cisco IPSEC VPN Client this summer. Time to migrate! -

For those that have been hanging on to the old Cisco IPSEC client, its time to really consider a migration. The. 

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Alicia Butler from Lancope wrote a interesting post about the 5th Myths about NetFlow. You can find the original. 

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End of availability for the Cisco IPSEC VPN Client this summer. Time to migrate!

By Joey Munz | On Tue, Apr 15th, 2014 - No Comments »
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For those that have been hanging on to the old Cisco IPSEC client, its time to really consider a migration. The client will no longer be downloadable as of July 29th of this 2014 year. This also means it will no longer be supported. The official notice can be foundHERE.   End of support notice for IPSEC VPN Client The suggested replacement is Cisco Anyconnect. The good news is basic. 

Five Myths about NetFlow

By Joey Munz | On Mon, Apr 14th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Alicia Butler from Lancope wrote a interesting post about the 5th Myths about NetFlow. You can find the original post HERE.  NetFlow is an important tool for incident responders, providing valuable insight into the activities that take place on organizations networks. NetFlow is capable of summarizing information about network traffic into brief records that may be maintained indefinitely,. 

Boxee Forums Compromised

By Aamir Lakhani | On Fri, Apr 11th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Boxee, the set-top-box and media center company which was recently acquired by Samsung has just announced their online forum systems were compromised. It appears the attack was limited to their forum. You should change your password on the Boxee forum, and other site you may have used the same password. Kudos to the company for handling their clear and effective communications and disclosure.   NOTE:. 

Heartbleed bug causes Phishing and Scams to rise

By Aamir Lakhani | On Fri, Apr 11th, 2014 - 3 Comments
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Everyone is in frenzy due to the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug. The mainstream media has been reporting on it for a few days. Unfortunately, with this much publicity, there is also opportunity for attackers to take advantage of the hype. In the last 24 hours I am seeing a major rise in phishing emails and other scams. As people understand and hear about the bug, I expect scams and malicious phishing. 

Launching and Preventing Denial of Service Attacks – DDoS / DoS

By Aamir Lakhani | On Thu, Apr 10th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Joseph Muniz wrote a fantastic overview on DDoS. You can find the original HERE via www.drchaos.com. I have recently seen a uptick in DDoS / DoS attacks against my customers and asked questions such as “how easy is it to perform these attacks?”, “who launches these attacks?” and “how can I defend against such attacks?”. I have spoke about this topic in the past however. 

OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug

By Aamir Lakhani | On Tue, Apr 8th, 2014 - 2 Comments
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Heartbleed is a serious vulnerability affecting OpenSSL cryptographic libraries. The Heartbleed vulnerability allows an attacker to steal information protected under normal SSL TLS conditions. The vulnerability will be followed by major phishing and scam attacks, which we are already seeing.  Here is what you need to know: This is a very serious vulnerability. It harms personal computers. 

Phishing for Facebook logins with the WiFi Pineapple Mark V from HAK5 (Setup Guide)

By Joey Munz | On Wed, Mar 19th, 2014 - 1 Comment
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I wrote about one of my favorite hot-spot honeypot tools known as the WiFI pineapple Mark III last year HERE. The pineapple only cost $100 dollars and can be found at the HAK5 store. To summarize what this bad boy does, it is a small portable attack tool that can run things such as Karma used to spoof trusted SSIDs and SSL strip to remove trusted connections while sniffing traffic. So for. 

Quanta Servers in High Demand Thanks to OCP

By Aamir Lakhani | On Mon, Mar 10th, 2014 - Comments Off
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Ever since Facebook established the Open Compute Project in 2011 and Mark Zuckerberg revealed his company’s designs for a stripped-down, energy-efficient data center, organizations have been scrambling to set up OCP-inspired data centers of their own. According to Zuckerberg, the social media giant was able to save the equivalent of 40,000 homes worth of energy in just one year, thanks. 

The Imminent Demise of Bitcoin

By Aamir Lakhani | On Fri, Mar 7th, 2014 - 4 Comments
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Bitcoin started as a transparent open source currency that provided anonymity. It also provided advantages over traditional currency. Bitcoin is not bound to any organization or country. It is a peer-to-peer trading currency, so it is not subject to financial institutions such as banks, merchants, or payment gateways. A Bitcoin, in almost every way, is like real currency coins that you can.