Author: rwolf

IT Hypocrites don’t believe the Hyp(e)

IT companies selling cyber security services are mostly fakers when it comes to knowing the topic and to make matters worse flat out hypocrites.  Wow…bold statement!  How do you know?  Because we’ve seen it. The motivator and straw that broke the camels back (and we’ve got a strong back) is […]

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Microsoft License Verification Process SAM Audit

Have you been contacted by “Microsoft” to verify your Microsoft Licensing and do a SAM Audit?  Are you scared that the big bad $osftware company will come and lock you up (chants of “lock her up” are ringing in my head right now). Fear not – tell them to shove […]

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Matryoshka Packaging

Matryoshka packaging Matryoshka (Russian stacking dolls) are cool however, I had fun the other day unpacking a simple three inch mag strip reader from HP.  I was quite embarrassed for the human race after getting done though.  I should have taken a picture of the cardboard and packaging waste these […]

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BadRabbit have no fear

Another ransomeware hit the streets called “BadRabbit” on October 24th, 2017.  I’ve read a little bit about it BUT dear reader have no fear.  If you’re behind one of our firewalls; a popular open source FreeBSD based firewall loaded up with block lists galore, intrusion detection (IDS), Geo IP Blocking […]

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Your VPS & hosting provider is an IT loser!

Why VPS is part of the problem and not the solution: What?  My VPS (Virtual Private Server hosting provider) and web hosting provider is an IT loser?  What’s that even mean you angry angry person?! What we mean by this is more general than specific but yeah, they are!  Take […]

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First Google Ghetto

Have you ever heard these terms? That’s not a professional solution That’s not business class That’s not enterprise class That’s hodge podge That’s…whatever derogatory phrase someone can say to make your recommendation or solution seem ghetto and less than… Try not to take offense my dear engineer.  Why?  Because you’re […]

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Highly available IPSEC VPN

Does your company have multiple sites needing serious up-time on both Internet and VPN?  If so then you need PFSense and a DYNDNS provider.  Why?  Let me explain… PFSense is a router / firewall and in our opinion one of the best.  It’s free, Open Source and has reasonable pay […]

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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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