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CCNA Security Lab update

CCNA Security Lab update

I am continuing to update my CCNA Security Lab and nearly have everything I need to go through all the Cisco Labs for the exam.  The equipment will also serve as the foundation of my CCNP Security Lab once I pass the CCNA Security exam this spring.  The last piece of equipment I need to complete the current lab is an ASA 5510, this one will be more difficult as they are not inexpensive as a switch or a router would be for the same lab. The...

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Swift Calculator Program and learning to Code

I have tried learning to develop for iOS for some time, and have gone though a number of books in my attempt to teach myself. While I was able to learn some of the basics of programming, mainly in Objective C, C++, and Python it was still far from being able to actually make a working program. So currently I have a basic understanding of both the Objective C and C++ language, which is a good foundation to have, and now recently with Apple...

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Apple releases security update for OS X, Safari, iOS, and Apple TV

Apple releases security update for OS X, Safari, iOS, and Apple TV

Apple has released an update to address security issues within OS X, Safari, iOS, and Apple TV.  One key vulnerability allows a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.  It is recommended that users of these products update their software as soon as possible. Updates available include: OS X v10.10.2 and Security Update 2015-001 for OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, and OS X Yosemite v10.10 and v10.10.1...

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Word Smith App

My first app has just recently been submitted to the Apple App store and hopefully will be approved soon.  The app is called Word Smith Game, and includes six puzzles in two different categories.  The two included categories are Science and Animals.  Under science there are three puzzles on The Elements, Meteorite Minerals, and Minerals.  The Animal category has three puzzles on Mammals, Birds, and Insects.  More information to come...

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Apple releases bash update

Apple releases bash update

Apple has release OS X bash Update 1.0 and is recommended for all Apple users.  The update is available for: OS X Lion v10.7.5, OS X Lion Server v10.7.5, OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5.  This update is to address the issues found in the Bourne-again Shell (bash). For more information, review the following articles TA14-268A, VU#252743, and the Redhat Security...

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Shell Shock bug affecting Unix, Linux and Mac OSX computers and servers

Shell Shock bug affecting Unix, Linux and Mac OSX computers and servers

A new bug has been found in the widely used BASH command interpreter used on many Linux and OSX systems.  This effectively puts at risk of being hacked many servers, PCs, Mac OSX systems, routers, websites and anything that uses the BASH command interpreter.  The vulnerability can be found in versions up to and including 4.3 and was discovered by Stephane Chazelas. According to the NIST vulnerability database, which rates the flaw 10 out...

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Home Depot continues investigation

Home Depot continues investigation

Home Depot is continuing their investigation into the possible security breach, and have since also brought the Secret Service into the investigation.  Brian Krebs found an interesting correlation between new cards being place online for sale recently with the location of Home Depot stores across the nation.  The new credit cards are listed by region and zip code, as the thieves that purchase these cards know in order to stay under the...

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