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IPv6: Link-Local Addresses & Global Unicast Addresses

If you type ipconfig on a IPv6-capable Windows system, you'll probably see a few different IPv6 addresses, such as an IPv6 address, a temporary IPv6 address, and a link-local IPv6 address. What are these? Why so many? I'm here to answer that question and continue from where I left off in my last post about IPv6 ...

What is Snort? Bonus: How to Write Snort Rules!

Snort is an open-source, signature-based Network-based Intrusion Detection System (NIDS). Actually, Snort is much more than just a NIDS because it also acts a packet analyzer and a Network-based Intrusion Prevention System (NIPS). Snort was originally developed to be a packet analyzer, and with such sniffing capabilities, it can be used to detect intrusions on ...

Wi-Fi Standards: The IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Specifications

Throughout the years of Wi-Fi, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have developed several specifications for its IEEE 802.11 family of standards for Wireless LANs (WLANs). Each 802.11 standard was created and maintained by the IEEE. The few that we use are the basis for our wireless networks at home and in enterprise ...

Reports Claim Cellebrite Can Unlock Any iPhone: Now the Federal Gov. Can Too

Remember when the FBI and Apple were in a tug-of war to unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino mass shooter? Not only did Apple refuse to cooperate, but the company also publicly stated that they would no longer help law enforcement unlock any of their devices, putting its customer's privacy first. At some point ...

Tips for Securing Your Network

Before I begin, let's address two obvious questions. Number one, what kind of network are we talking about here? I'm referring to a large or enterprise network. However, you can implement some of these security solutions on your home or SOHO network. Well, maybe you wouldn't want a network access enterprise server at your home. ...