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Network device security: Appliances, firewalls and switches News
April 13, 2018
News roundup: Home routers are susceptible to a UPnP vulnerability that proxies bad traffic in a new way. Plus, AMD and Microsoft released patches for the Spectre flaw, and more.
October 06, 2017
News roundup: Google researchers find and patch vulnerabilities in the Dnsmasq server that are used widely in routers and IoT devices. Plus, EU-U.S. Privacy Shield challenge and more.
June 22, 2017
Cisco claims it can accurately detect malware activity in encrypted traffic using machine learning, but some experts worry about privacy implications.
June 16, 2017
The latest WikiLeaks release on CIA hacking tools includes the CherryBlossom project, which highlights router security issues, including a lack of firmware signing validation.
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A unified threat management (UTM) system is a type of network hardware appliance, virtual appliance or cloud service that protects businesses from security threats in a simplified way by combining and integrating multiple security services and ... Continue Reading
In computing, a firewall is software or firmware that enforces a set of rules about what data packets will be allowed to enter or leave a network. Continue Reading
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Data center operations have changed, making firewalls potentially weaker and breaches more likely. Next-gen firewalls, though, are better adapted to today’s DC environment. Continue Reading
Getting firewall settings right is one of the most basic ways to protect enterprise data from accidental exposures. Expert Judith Myerson discusses how to review firewall policies. Continue Reading
Learn about the similarities and differences between five basic types of firewalls, including packet filtering firewalls, application-level gateways and next-gen firewalls. Continue Reading
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Vulnerabilities in Ruggedcom switches could open the industrial switches and other communication devices up to attacks. Expert Judith Myerson explains how to mitigate the risks. Continue Reading
With the WikiLeaks Cherry Blossom project, attackers can potentially inject malicious firmware into wireless routers. Expert Michael Cobb explains how to stop it from happening. Continue Reading
Medical devices pose a good deal of risk, experts say. One expert believes this is because the focus has been on patient privacy instead of the safety of medical devices. Continue Reading
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Mozilla recently decided to pull the HTML canvas element from the Firefox browser. Learn from expert Matt Pascucci what this means for the security and privacy of users. Continue Reading
QNAP vulnerabilities in NAS enabled attackers to control devices. Expert Judith Myerson explains each of the QNAP NAS vulnerabilities and their fixes. Continue Reading
The WannaCry TCP port 445 exploit returned the spotlight to Microsoft's long-abused networking port. Network security expert Kevin Beaver explains how to detect and defend such attacks. Continue Reading