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Anything more i can do to be more safer?

Wi-fi security: WPS disabled WPA2-PSK + AES + 54.000 SECONDS(15h) Group Key Update Period UpnP disabled Spi firewall enable All ALG enable Ignore ping packet from WAN and Lan to router Default ...
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monitor port scan on the same segment

if theres a port scan on the same segment and it does not reach the firewall at all, it is not detectable by anything. is there any solution to that ? maybe using the windows fw on ach workstation to ...
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Google Cloud and Firewall

I am trying to look for a server which is able to provide security to host some software tools. I was looking at cloud solutions such as google cloud and amazon aws services and comparing them with a ...
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firewall zones for private web server

How can I configure the zones of a firewall to provide maximal security for a private web application? Here is the use case: 1.) Twenty known users will have http/https access to the web ...
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Port Scan Detected and Blocked! - Bitdefender 2014

I have Bitdefender Total Security 2014 Recently I have been getting the message/alert "Port scan detected and blocked", I did not cared about it much till I getting increasing specially in a specific ...
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Using Linux iptables to implement a stateless, packet filtering firewall

When I began my career in network security, almost a decade back, the industry standard was stateful firewalls that even had the ability to inspect some application layer protocols. I had only heard ...
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Blocking IP After multiple connection with Netsh advfirewall to mitigate DDos

Hello I wanna block Ip address if they exceed 20 connections with port 80 TCP for HTTP Server. I wanna do this using Netsh advfirewall, In Linux I use IPTables: iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport ...
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What is a Sonic Wall? [closed]

I found an old box in my garage and it contains a 'sonicwall' device. It looks like a huge router but I am unsure what it does. Do I hook it up between my modem and router and it somehow provides ...
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Do firewall rules have to be symmetric? That is, does a firewall have to block a particular traffic type both inbound and outbound

Do firewall rules have to be symmetric? That is, does a firewall have to block a particular traffic type both inbound (to the protected site) and outbound (from the site)? Why or why not? I have to ...
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Will changing the 'Action' for Heartbleed signatures in PAN from 'alert' to 'drop' have any production impact in my organization?

I have been seeing some Heart-bleed PAN alerts. I want to set the default action from 'alert' to 'drop'. But I am not sure if this would block some legitimate packets. Since there are a vast number ...
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How do you explain to experts that a database server should not reside in the DMZ?

Our security experts, database administrators, network team and infrastructure team are all saying it's OK to have the database server located in the DMZ along with the HTTP server and middle-ware ...
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How can I scan hosted POP3 or IMAP e-mail for viruses?

In our company we use a hosting provider for e-mails and it seems they don't scan incoming email against viruses. And our employees does not very careful about attachments... So we deal with virus ...
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PC in VMWARE can ping Host computer but host computer can't ping the VMWARE machine [migrated]

I'm creating PFsense lab with this diagram The Webserver can ping the outside host (PC3) but the PC3 can't ping the webserver. The firewall i'm using is PFSense. I have disabled all Window ...
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What problems if any are caused by opening a port in the firewall that no program listens on?

I have a port forwarded and open in the firewall that I sometimes use to play games with friends over the internet. The game server doesn't run 24/7, only when I'm actually playing is something ...
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Best practice in securing a web server and an offsite worker

Suppose I'm hosting a web server and a separate box offsite that crunches data. The web server interacts with the worker using the worker's API over port 2888. What would be the design of a secure ...
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Proper way to allow access to systems within different offices? [closed]

I have a system that sysadmins in a few of our global offices need to access. What is the best way to grant them access through our firewall to this system? I don't think that having them use static ...
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What are the difference between IPS and WAF in terms of DDoS?

I have heard about both Web Application Firewalls (WAF) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS). Which is better in preventing a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack and why?
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Upload data from Internet to DMZ to an intranet

I've got the following situation: A web server located in a DMZ receives file uploads from web browsers. The uploaded files are stored on the web server's file system. In the next step, these files ...
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How can I keep track of the packages to check any strange behaviour [closed]

I've just realized there was a girl that asked someone to hack my computer and also my telephone (that's why WhatsApp was working strange). Right now I'm trying to protect myself at least on my ...
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Do I need antivirus for this unusual installation - or just firewall?

I'm donating an old Windows XP laptop to a school. The machine will spend its golden years doing only one thing - a process that consists of just three steps: Recording lectures and discussions ...
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Firewall with packet capture and inspection?

Is there such thing as a firewall with packet inspection? Most outbound firewalls simply prompt the user with "program.exe is trying to connect to the internet - allow or deny?". I find it impossible ...
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Who will fix the vulnerabilities found in Firewall

As a security guy, i run vulnerability scan and found vulnerabilities in firewall Like as follows SSL Server Allows Anonymous Authentication Vulnerability Solution SOLUTION: Disable support for ...
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What is the difference between Internal and External scan in PCI

Is each firewall interface IP is considered as external IP?. Do we need to scan each interface IP??. What is an internal scan? What are the elements for internal, how we do it?.
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Tools to check the firewall Configurations as per PCI standards [closed]

How do you audit the Firewall rules and configuration policies as per PCI standard. What are the tools used for it.
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How to block traffic coming from an “public” WiFi hotspot and going to the LAN (iptables)

I followed this tutorial (http://elinux.org/RPI-Wireless-Hotspot) for an Wifi Hotspot in the guesthouse. This is working fine, but every device on the WiFi network can reach any LAN device in the LAN ...
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How to detect/mitigate UDP port scan using OpenBSD and pf

One of our OpenBSD firewalls experienced a flood of UDP traffic from a compromised host within our internal network. The traffic was exchanged between the compromised internal host and a single ...
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Windows Firewall Connection Security with Certificate

I've been fiddling with the Windows firewall configuration of some computers within a VMWare based LAN (no domain). To aid in my testing and debugging, I created a small, self-hosted console ...
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Where to place a vulnerability scanner within a data center

There is currently a debate in my office on the best location to place a vulnerability scanner (a distributed scanner - Rapid7 Nexpose, using scan engines) within a data center. I see two options: ...
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Strange TCP traffic on Mac OS X from 'rdmd'

I noticed some curious traffic today on my MBP after running lsof. It seemed that a process called rdmd had begun 3 TCP sessions: rdmd 85842 0 9u IPv4 0xca0e547f0a118fdb 0t0 TCP ...
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cisco asa syn flood detection and response not working

I have a Cisco ASA 5510 (ASA Version 8.3(2)) that has been getting a syn flood attack on it (or more accurately through it - targeting a host behind it) a couple of times a day for the past few days. ...
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Confusion over a firewall and proxy

A proxy usually controls HTTP(S) traffic going outbound. IE it can be blocked, and so forth. How is this different to a firewall working on port 80/443? Also, if a firewall is to control outbound ...
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How does the Dell Sonic wall Authentication works?

My College Router has Dell Sonicwall authentication. We will be automatically redirected to the login page. If the username and password is correct a new popup opens showing that user 'x' has logged ...
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Is there a trusted independent firewall review company?

I don't know how to write this without it sounding like a plug (lol), but it's not. So please don't close-vote it, even if you really want your editor badge. Here goes: There's this site called ...
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Why do we need IDS/IPS if a firewall is present?

Why do we need IDS/IPS if a firewall is present?
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Configure icefloor to prevent leaks when VPN connected

I am trying to configure icefloor firewall on OS X 10.9 so as to make sure all traffic will go through VPN. I recently notified that even with "Route all traffic through vpn" option in tunnelblick ...
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Based on which criteria is this outbound traffic being blocked? Only HTTP passes, on any TCP port?

There is a server program running behind a home ADSL modem/router, at a premise that I'll call C; the program listens on TCP port 29401, and accepts connections using a custom binary, non-HTTP, ...
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Firewall log entry: need help in interpretation

I recently setup an Hardware UTM Firewall. The firewall log shows the this entry every 20 seconds: /var/log/packetfilter/2014/09/packetfilter-2014-09-30.log.gz:2014:09:30-12:06:15 utm ulogd[11342]: ...
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How can I implement a whitelist based on packet content?

At the moment I am looking for some way on Linux to have packet filter whitelisting done but based on fine-grained parameters such as packet content rather than more general parameters such as ...
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HIDS that can detect attacks, take immediate action locally, and then report to a central service for re-broadcasting to other systems?

I've been researching this for a bit now and cannot find what I want. So I'm to the point where I'm weighing my options as to how I can proceed. Background I'd like to setup a HIDS that has the ...
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Has Palo Alto firewalls released perimeter protection for the vulnerability in the Bash shell utility?

im wondering if palo alto firewalls have released perimeter protection for the bash shell vulnerability.
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Virtualisation: security on the host side

Virtualised environments are focused on isolating the guest OS. Using the VirtualBox model, the guest might be behind a virtual NAT and/or talk only with other VMs via internal networks, and only ...
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Security implications of packets with an invalid state (iptables)

I have been seeing few rules with -m state --state NEW, ESTABLISHED, RELATED. First I thought that was pointless as it was contemplating the three possible states, so there was no need to define -m ...
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Why the Websense blocks same site when used with http & not when used https? [closed]

I have been working in a IT firm. I have access to some social sites. When I try to open site Links in mail (that are having http://), the websense prompts me that the access is blocked. However, when ...
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How common is port-knocking? [closed]

Today I read about port-knocking for the first time. It has been a pretty known concept for more than ten years, but I don't know anybody who uses it for their servers. How common is the usage of ...
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Should reverse connections be used to bypass NATs?

I'm planning on doing a demonstration on how remote administrative tools work for my schools computer security club. I plan on writing a RAT in C++ and demonstrating/explaining how it works. I ran ...
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Which IPTables chains should I log from a security perspective

So far I've always been logging the INPUT and OUTPUT chains because I only used iptables as host firewall. Now I'm configuring network firewall which uses iptables, but I don't know whether I should ...
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Creating a secure home network - Which firm ware should I use and how should I configure my firewall?

I am starting to take on more and more enterprise clients while working remotely from my home office. I have a pretty secure network at the moment, but I have a lot hardware that I am not using and ...
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Trying to get rid of hackers who have access to all my devices

What is the best way to go about getting rid of hackers that have gained access to all my personal computers, (both old and recently purchased) phones, and even random computers I use to simply get ...
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How do you back up cardholder data remotely without a network connection?

In the PCI DSS version 3 it says: 1.3.3 Do not allow any direct connections inbound or outbound for traffic between the Internet and the cardholder data environment. But in the event of hard ...
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Web browser initiating connection on non-standard ports. Should it be blocked?

I am doing some egress monitoring on my computer. Once in every few days, I would find some strange connections being logged, which I believe is initiated by the web browser through a related but not ...