Tag Archive | "firewall"


31 May 2012 | 1,068 views

Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 Review

Introduction I do examine Security Software now and then to see what’s going on, if there are any new developments and what the state of affairs is when it comes to consumer grade Antivirus and Firewall software. Countermeasures are useful, especially when it comes to less tech savvy users (which we may happen to live [...]

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21 November 2007 | 4,519 views

Apple Fixes ‘Misleading’ Leopard Firewall Settings

Apple has admitted that is has at LEAST three serious design weaknesses in it’s new application based firewall being rolled out with Mac OS X ‘Leopard’. It comes (somewhat oddly) only 24 hours after a Mac OS X security update that fixed 41 OS X and Safari security vulnerabilities. Previously independent researchers proved that Apple’s [...]

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19 July 2007 | 13,285 views

FTester – Firewall Tester and IDS Testing tool

The Firewall Tester (FTester) is a tool designed for testing firewalls filtering policies and Intrusion Detection System (IDS) capabilities. The tool consists of two perl scripts, a packet injector (ftest) and the listening sniffer (ftestd). The first script injects custom packets, defined in ftest.conf, with a signature in the data part while the sniffer listens [...]

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11 May 2007 | 9,623 views

Outpost Security Suite PRO Review

Agnitum Outpost Security Suite Pro is a step up from their Agnitum Outpost Firewall PRO with a more wholistic look at security. The suite also includes pre-emptive threat protection, anti-spam protection and safe-surfing. The Software is fairly sizeable at around 36MB, you can download it here, for a 30 day free trial. As I’ve mentioned [...]

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29 March 2007 | 7,010 views

Agnitum Outpost Firewall PRO Review

Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro is a software based firewall I respect a lot, and used to actually use…It used to be fairly light weight, secure and had some good features the other firewalls at the time didn’t have (system file integrity checking and so on). But nowadays with NAT routers, the need for desktop firewalls [...]

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22 March 2007 | 4,489 views

Check Point VPN-1 Power VSX NGX – Virtual Firewalls Get Clustered

Clustered Firewalls? What on earth next, beowulf IDS systems? Check Point has added cluster support and more granular controls to its virtual firewall software, memorably named Check Point VPN-1 Power VSX NGX. Virtual firewalls can now be distributed around a server cluster, with standby firewalls on alternative servers. System administrators can also shift processor power [...]

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01 November 2006 | 5,898 views

Hackers Target Home Users for Cash

Hackers are switching targets now, companies are getting too hard to break into due to the availability of decently configured perimeter kit like firewalls and IDS. Plus the information they do get if they manage to break in is often worthless commercially and really not worth the effort. So instead, they target the end user, [...]

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13 September 2006 | 19,557 views

Using the capture command in a Cisco Systems PIX firewall.

This is an excellent article you might find useful covering the use of the capture command in Cisco PIX firewalls. A vital tool to use when troubleshooting computer networking problems and monitoring computer networks is a packet sniffer. That being said, one of the best methods to use when troubleshooting connection problems or monitoring suspicious [...]

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31 May 2006 | 3,582 views

Without OneCare in the World.

Today sees the launch of “OneCare”, Microsofts “secrity solution”. Combining firewall, anti-virus and anti-spyware in to one handy package…. but would you trust it? I guess many people will, and over time we will find out if its a well spent $49.99 or not, but for me? I don’t think so. Microsoft do many things, [...]

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26 May 2006 | 7,365 views

Serious Symantec Anti-Virus Vulnerability

Apparently a gaping security flaw in the latest versions of Symantec’s anti-virus software suite has been discovered that could put millions of users at risk of a debilitating worm attack. According to eEye Digital Security, the company that discovered the flaw, the vulnerability could be exploited by remote hackers to take complete control of the [...]

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