Tag: firewall

You’ve been PONED & you probably didn’t even know it!

Are you wondering why we used PONED instead of PWNED that you might typically hear in gamer parlance meaning that you’ve been OWNED? That’s because in the world of IT there’s an organization called the “Ponemon Institute” and if you’ve read any of their study’s, seen any of their quotes […]

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Cisco Talos…so dumb

If you’ve read our blogs, heard our talks at our local KLUG group, personally talked to me or conversed via email you all know how much I love Cisco (eye rolls).  I was at an event in Lansing, MI recently about small business in Michigan (SBAM).  A rather derpy VAR […]

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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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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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Country Blocking & why you NEED to do it

Out of the box all of our Firewall-Z routers are configured to do country blocking.  Whether you use the embedded, install-able, virtual machine, rack mounted, etc versions…they’re all the same.  Country blocking is a pay for extra on many routers or you have to go above and beyond to hack […]

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De-Cloud from NuWave 360!

Without much help from NuWave Partners in Technology we managed to migrate EVERYTHING from a clients 360 Cloud deployment back to a hybrid on-premise and Office 365 configuration. Things we managed to grab making the transition easy for us and the client: The entire Active Directory infrastructure The entire DNS […]

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