Month: July 2017

Why the hackers are winning reason #2

Here’s a reason the hackers are winning: Reason #2:  Lazy good for nothing ISP / hosting company security teams & poor practices (#ISPidiots). We operate our own RBL, Realtime Block List (although…most like to call it a black list or a black-hole list we don’t use that term and who […]

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Corporate Routers & Open Source – GET REAL!

I’m pushing back!  Why?  Because you dear reader NEED to be enlightened (possibly).  Perhaps you’re already an enlightened digital soul…? MOST ROUTERS ARE OPEN SOURCE: Did you know most routers controlling corporate networks or even your home are “open source”…here’s a list?  Open Source shouldn’t be a dirty word anymore, […]

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Why the hackers are winning reason #1

Here’s a reason the hackers are winning: Reason #1:  Stupid TLD registrars who make it nigh impossible to report abuse (#ISPidiots). Our honeypot detected a brute force attempt from IP address:  91.191.19.58 Well lets do some looking into this abusive host / IP. The first thing we do is a […]

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Petya Ransomware

Petya’s been in the news lately so I thought I’d take a lookielou at it.  I found an interesting GitHub post about the topic here.  Here are my notes on the matter. * Our Whackers For Hackers IPBL blocked the distribution points for the most part (our firewalls would have […]

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What Microsoft says about BSD (and thus PFSense)

Ignorance is bliss right?  Not when it comes to budgets, your health, relationships, that wart developing on your face…well, maybe in a lot of things ignorance isn’t bliss now that I think about it but certainly not when it comes to your corporate edge which is our topic of discussion.  […]

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