GitHub Facing Massive DDoS Attack From China

github-ddos-attack-china-1(DDoS) attacks have been around for a while but still a major problem today. Fossbytes.com just published a post covering how Github is being slammed by a massive DDoS attack from China. The original post can be found HERE. Thefastcompany.com also posted about the attack still happening against GitHub HERE.

Here is the post from Fossbytes.com. Continue reading

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Open Whisper Systems releases free open source Secure Messaging and Voice app

oepn-whisper-systemsMy buddy Aamir Lakhani wrote a great post on Open Whisper used for secure messaging. The original post can be found HERE. Here is the post from Aamir.

I have been waiting for almost a year for Open Whisper systems to release an iOS Apple compatible application for secure messaging. This is free, it’s open source, its easy to use. Download it now. Continue reading

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Labminutes.com – Great Source For Learning Cisco Technology

labminutes1A buddy of mine introduced by to a really good resource for learning Cisco technology. The site is http://labminutes.com/. It is free to watch the videos and they are really good about going into details on various topics. For example, there are 33 Cisco ASA FirePOWER videos. You can search for a specific tasks such as how to integrate with AD, configuring malware protection and so on. Here is an example list of the number of videos for popular topics. Book mark this site if you are looking for hands on training videos.  Continue reading

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Talos Discovery Spotlight: Hundreds of Thousands of Google Apps Domains’ Private WHOIS Information Disclosed

dataleakThe security research team at Cisco known as Talos released a huge discovery of complete hidden whois data attached to more than 282,000 domains registered through the company’s Google Apps for work service. This accounts for around 94% of the addresses Google Apps has registered through a partnership with eNom. The original post can be found HERE. The post was created by Nick Biasini, Alex Chiu, Jaeson Schultz, Craig Williams and William McVey. Continue reading

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This USB Drive Can Nuke A Computer

usbBOMBYou may have heard the saying “don’t ever stick a unknown USB drive into your computer”. Here is a great example why this is good advice. Usually the fear is how malware can auto launch and compromise your computer. An example is the classic rubber ducky found HERE. Dark Purple at http://kukuruku.co/ posted HERE about a USB drive that can actually fry your computer.

Here is a summary of how it works.  Continue reading

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Installing Cisco Sourcefire FireSIGHT / Defense Center on ESXI

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This post will cover how to install Cisco Sourcefire FireSIGHT / Defense Center on a environment aka a virtualized FireSIGHT manager. The purpose is to setup the management system for central management of ASAx series appliances running the FirePOWER services. For more information on how to use Cisco Soucefire FireSIGHT and FirePOWER services go HERE. For more information on licensing go HERE. For more information on setting up the ASAx with FirePOWER services go HEREContinue reading

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Installing and Troubleshooting Kali Linux On Raspberry Pi

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I have been asked a handful of times about the steps to install Kali Linux on a Raspberry Pi. My buddy Aamir Lakhani and I went through the installation process a million times with different models to develop our best practices for the installation process. This post will cover a very short summary of how to install Kali Linux on a model B+ Raspberry Pi. The full details as well as many other Raspberry Pi penetration testing use cases can be found in our book HERE. Continue reading

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SourceFire Licensing And How To Get License Key for FireSIGHT / Defense Center

sourcefirelogoI am asked about Cisco Next Generation Security aka FireSIGHT licensing at least once a week. This post will explain the license options for Cisco FirePOWER and what is needed to request demo licenses to enable your demo system. NOTE: This is the current license model as of March 8th 2015.

For those that are not familiar with the new Cisco FirePOWER offering, it is a blend of Content Filtering, Reputation Security, Application Visibility and Controls, Vulnerability Scanning, IPS/IDS, Network and Endpoint Day Zero protection. These features are offered as a dedicated physical or virtual appliance, as a software option ran inside of a X generation ASA or as a Cloud service. For the dedicated appliance, virtual appliance and ASA version, there are three license options. Continue reading

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