firewall Archive

Let’s talk about DDoS

I’ve been reading today a bunch of articles concerning the most recent DDoS attack with references to previous attacks like the one on Krebs Security, but I didn’t see anywhere a discussion about the actual responsibility behind the proliferation and severity of these attacks. I remember that back in the days when DDoS wasn’t this

IP blocks have become useless

I keep seeing posts on forums and also getting support requests that reference adding manual IP blocks although doing so is obsolete and useless. Ever since the botnets started to be a thing and the IP allocation space increased just to be nearly maxed out today it was pretty clear that blocking IP’s by hand

Basic security tips for Sentora

It’s pretty common for people to consider Sentora as an insecure control panel just based on the fact that it runs on port 80 while other panels run a separate webserver and thus use a different port. However, running a separate webserver for the control panel only has it’s cost and that cost is taken

Evade firewalls and captive portals

When connecting to public WiFi networks, such as those provided in airports or hotels you are limited to a specific time period and your access might be limited to specific sites only. At first sight there’s no way around this because the connection limitations will not allow you to do much and hacking it isn’t