NetGate introduce new SG-1100 entry point firewall appliance

NetGate has announced a new version of its entry point gateway appliance. The SG-1100 has 5 times the performance of the previous SG-1000 micro firewall appliance. Marvell‘s EspressoBIN platform provides the core of the device. The appliance uses the dual-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 processor, 1GB of memory, and three 1Gb/s network ports. The device has…

One step beyond VMware 6.5U1

VMware has updated their ESXi platform again, so we’re now one step beyond the 6.5U1 upgrade. It comprises mostly with VSAN improvements and a set of patches for kernel forking issues. After my challenges with updating to VMware ESXi 6.5U1, it’s nice to see an update work correctly the first time. Again, installing this on…

IPv6 Security Myths

I’ve been reading an article on Linux.com on various IPv6 security myths. IPv6 was originally proposed with several in-built security features. Expectations have expanded over time to IPv6 to be the most secure protocol ever. But in reality things are different. The article covers some of the security fallacies that built up around IPv6 and…

MDSec produce PowerShell delivery via DNS

Remember a few months ago, I posted a piece via Engadget about Cisco’s Talos team finding bot control traffic in DNS data. Now MDSec have produced and published a proof of concept code for this. MDSec are security consulting and education company based in the UK. The publish the Web and Mobile Application Hacker’s Handbook…