I created a new how to install and configure ASA with Firepower FTD video HERE and shown below. The FTD image is the “unified image” meaning the software that combines the ASA and FirePOWER technology into one solution. So this all can be managed by one GUI. There are Pros and Cons to using the unified image verse separate image as explained HERE. You can also find other FirePOWER ASA installation videos HERE. Continue reading
Buzzfeed news posted HERE about how the Veris Group was contracted to penetration test Palantir’s network. Palantir handles extremely sensitive data so they have what many would consider a very secure network. The reason I found this article interesting is there are many organizations that invest a ton in security and “assume” they are secure. It is great to see that Palantir put their security to the test and is sharing that they found holes, which are being secured. Kudos to them. Hopefully others will follow the same strategy by actually evaluating their security once they feel it is up to par. Continue reading
Whoh there are some big acquisitions being announced. First Microsoft is acquiring linkedin for $26.2 Billion. You can learn more about this via Wall Street Journal’s post HERE. At first glance, it looks like Microsoft is paying a ton to enhance its social media play. Continue reading
Time to change your passwords! Looks like millions of twitter account passwords are being sold for around $5,800 dollars on the dark web. Original post from thehackernews can be found HERE.
The world came to know about massive data breaches in some of the most popular social media websites including LinkedIn, MySpace, Tumblr, Fling, and VK.com when an unknown Russian hacker published the data dumps for sale on the underground black marketplace. Continue reading
Cisco just released its latest version of its access control and identity management software known as Identity Services Engine (ISE) 2.1 (release notes found HERE). To summarize the release, it’s a big deal. There are a ton of changes including a face lift to the GUI. This post will summarize what is new as well as walk through how I upgraded from 2.0 to 2.1. Continue reading
The people at tripwire wrote a interesting post about how cheap it can be to use a online rental Distributed Denial of Server attack offering. The original post can be found HERE. An important note is that most companies shouldn’t be worried about the cheap offerings however its crazy how many are available that cost around 5 bucks. You can also learn more about DDoS reading a post I wrote HERE. Continue reading
A South African bank became a victim of a bank heist 10,000 miles away, after a group of criminals stole $13 million out of cash machines on another continent using fake South African credit cards. The original post can be found HERE. Check out the associated video. ATM hacking isn’t new as we saw this years ago at Blackhat / Defcon thanks to Barnaby Jack. This takes it to another level. Continue reading