IOS 11 Tip. “Turning Off” your Bluetooth or WiFi from Control Panel doesnt really turns it OFF

BAD NEWS: In IOS 11, turning off BLUETOOTH and WIFI doesnt really turn it off in the background. It just disconnects you from your connected bluetooth peers (or wireless networks)   The GOOD NEWS is, there is still away to totally TURN OFF your Bluetooth (and WIFI) to save power. You can do this from … Continue reading IOS 11 Tip. “Turning Off” your Bluetooth or WiFi from Control Panel doesnt really turns it OFF

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

Eternal Blues – a free EternalBlue vulnerability scanner

So, I came across this new tool that scans for vulnerability on your network against EternalBlue (the exploited tool used as a framework for many, if not most, of the well-known Ransomwares around)  called EternalBlues.exe developed by Elad Erez. Here are some tips from Elad before running the tool: Tips If you’re about to run … Continue reading Eternal Blues – a free EternalBlue vulnerability scanner

Petya, NotPetya Security Recommendations

Prevention To proactively prevent from being attacked by this Petya-family of malware or mitigate the damage: Keep your computer with the latest patch, especially apply Microsoft Windows security update MS17-010. Enable the Windows Firewall to block incoming requests to ports 135, 139, and 445. Disable SMBv1 in Windows https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2696547/how-to-enable-and-disable-smbv1-smbv2-and-smbv3-in-windows-and-windows. Segment your network into multiple network … Continue reading Petya, NotPetya Security Recommendations

Microsoft Windows 10 to introduce protection “switch” against Ransomwares

In a blog statement released by Microsoft on the 28th of June, Microsoft released a Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16232  and Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 15228 to Insiders in the Fast ring which is part of the new end-to-end security features in Windows 10. This is to tackle the serious issue of a … Continue reading Microsoft Windows 10 to introduce protection “switch” against Ransomwares

#WCry Wannacry Security Recommendations

Outbreak Date: 13 May 2017 - (Ransomware) WannaCry I know its bit old, and (almost?) quiet (perhaps, evolving) after the "kill switch" was triggered up. But here are my compiled Security Recommendations from various Firewall Vendors on mitigating the risks and protecting your network from the threats brought about by this ransomware known as WannaCry.  Yesterday, another … Continue reading #WCry Wannacry Security Recommendations