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The 5 top reported cyber scams

Internet scams, phishing attacks, email spam, we all deal with these numerous times a day.  If we stay on our toes, and remain alert chances are you will never fall victim to one of these attacks. With National Cyber Security Awareness month reaching the half way mark I thought I would share an infographic from Stay Safe Online.  Feel free to download the infographic and share it with friends and family and spread the word on Information...

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Sophos UTM – Web Filtering Options

Sophos UTM – Web Filtering Options

One of the great features of the Sophos UTM firewall is the ability to filter and monitor web traffic on your network.  If you are using this in a home network you will more than likely have it filtering far less than a corporate environment would.  You can be as permissive or restrictive as you wish.  You can also setup multiple policies and apply them to certain hosts, or users.  This will allow you to be more restrictive for young...

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PC Build

PC Build

Recently I decided to upgrade my aging Dell computer so that I could accomplish more labs, and also be able to play games on my downtime.  The Dell was over six years old and just wasn’t up to the task of running multiple VM’s.  I did a bit of research looking at various magazines and reviews as well as checking on prices.  At first I thought of just buying one that was already built, however I found that buying the parts...

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Sophos UTM Firewall

Sophos UTM Firewall

I have been wanting to upgrade from my PIX 515E firewall for some time now.  I was originally looking into an ASA 5510, however seeing this is for my home network it is hard to justify the costs of such devices, even purchased off eBay.  I looked into other vendors as well, and while many of the devices are “doable” in cost, although still stretching it in the budget, it is the licensing that always gets me.  Many of them...

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RSA Conference – San Francisco

RSA Conference – San Francisco

I will be attending the RSA Conference in San Francisco later on this month.  The various topics all look very interesting, and I have scheduled out the sessions I will be attending while there.  I plan on writing up information on what I learn while I am there. My Schedule Monday – April 20, 2015 Security Basic Seminar Tuesday – April 21, 2015 Security’s Age of Enlightenment Enhancing Cloud Trust Security on Offense The...

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Apple releases security patch for the FREAK SSL vulnerablity

Apple releases security patch for the FREAK SSL vulnerablity

Apple today has released the security patch for OSX as well as iOS 8.2 for iPad and iPhone devices that resolve the FREAK SSL Vulnerability on Apple devices.  It is highly advisable to if you have any Apple devices that you run the updates as soon as possible to resolves these security issues. After you have updated your system you can confirm the issue has been resolved by visiting FREAK Attack which will scan your client and inform you...

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FREAK SSL security flaw

FREAK SSL security flaw

Another SSL security flaw has been detected by cryptographers from IMDEA, a European Union research group; INRIA, a French research company; and Microsoft Research.  The Washington Post reported earlier today that “They could force browsers to use the old export-grade encryption then crack it over the course of just a few hours.  Once cracked, hackers could steal passwords and other personal information and potentially launch a...

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