Archive for April, 2011

Fortinet acquires TalkSwitch – what does it mean?

Per an email blast Today Fortinet announced the acquisition of Ottawa, Canada-based TalkSwitch®, the developer of owner-friendly® phone systems for remote offices and distributed enterprises. With tens of thousands of customers and a network of 1,500 resellers and distributors, TalkSwitch delivers owner friendly phone systems to companies, home-based businesses, institutions and franchises. Looks like Fortinet […]

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Is CentOS going to fade into the sunset?

I’m starting to hear some rumblings about CentOS releases and updates taking longer and longer thus stalling. You can applaud Larry Ellison of Oracle for that because of Unbreakable Linux. To summarize real quick; my opinion and my others, Unbreakable Linux is nothing more than RedHat with some language changed. RedHat releases source to comply […]

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Uh oh… Hacker ‘handshake’ hole found in common firewalls

Read this yesterday and have heard “things”, but it’s been confirmed apparently. There’s a technique (TCP Split Handshake attack) to fool common firewalls into “treating” an attacker as if it’s on the inside of the network. Appears to affect many of the big names in firewalls, Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet, SonicWall. Read more about that here….

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Playing with Fortinet’s FortiAP220b

I started playing with the latest FortiAP220b device. Plugging in my trusty ultra-cool USB Bluetooth Serial adapter powered by the USB port on the FortiAP I noticed the following: FAP22B3U1XXXX314 login: admin Mar 1 12:12:03 login[606]: root login on `ttyS0′ BusyBox v1.01 (2010.08.28-00:38+0000) Built-in shell (ash) Enter ‘help’ for a list of built-in commands. FAP22B3U1XXXX314 […]

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