Send discrete, self-destructing notes via Privnote

Discovered a really cool tool to send notes that will self-destruct after being read. Good for sending passwords or information across discretely and securely. No log-ins or identity involved. All you need to do is generate a link to the note and has the option to notify you via email if it has been read. … Continue reading Send discrete, self-destructing notes via Privnote

Fortigate 5.2 Vulnerability: SSH/SSL – Weak Encryptions

Known issue to: FortiOS 5.2.x (can also apply to higher versions). But 5.4.x and later has already disabled weaker ciphers DES, RC4 and SSLv3, so Firewalls running on later version are less-prone to vulnerabilities.     Recommendations/Mitigations:  What does strong encryption do? Enabling the use of strong encryption will only allow strong ciphers such as: AES … Continue reading Fortigate 5.2 Vulnerability: SSH/SSL – Weak Encryptions

Facebook adds Google Authenticator for Two-Factor Authentication

Good news! Facebook now makes Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) easier to set up by allowing common third-party apps like Google Authenticator or Duo Security on both desktop and mobile. 2FA adds layer of security to your Facebook login by requiring you to provide a passcode or from “something that you have” (which is the 2FA generated … Continue reading Facebook adds Google Authenticator for Two-Factor Authentication

Fortigate: Best Practices Guide (per Topic)

This Best Practice Guideline for Fortigate is compiled from both FortiOS 5.2 and 5.4 for common issues encountered by myself and shared to everyone to ensure the most secure and reliable operation of our Fortigate units. This is updated periodically as I come across known issues and best practice recommendations. A. General Configurations  Below are … Continue reading Fortigate: Best Practices Guide (per Topic)

Fortigate: Web Filtering is “Unreachable”

Came across this problem that I am unable to use "Web  Filtering" feature on my Fortigate 200B on Firmware 5.2.11 Web Filter error shows the following error before you can create a profile. Licensing information on Fortigate Portal shows I am licensed to use Web Filtering, but on my local firewall error shows "Unreachable" Things … Continue reading Fortigate: Web Filtering is “Unreachable”

Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls) Released

  Here is an overview of the leaders in Unified Threat Management (UTM) for 2017. The quadrant is based on the vendor's ability to execute and the completeness of vision.  For 8th straight year, Fortinet is recognized as the market leader in UTMs. To learn more about Gartner's complete view of the UTM market, register for … Continue reading Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls) Released