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Build Your Own UTM With pfSense - Part 2

pfSense logoIn the second part of our series, we start the upgrade of our pfSense-based box from IDS to UTM.

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Build Your Own UTM With pfSense - Part 1

pfSense logoIn the first part of our series, we see if pfSense can be configured to perform UTM duties.

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Build Your Own IDS Firewall With pfSense

PFSense logoWe'll show you how to get enterprise grade network protection by making your own intrusion detection firewall with pfSense.

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Nmap getting SNORTed

Open source innovator and SNORT creator, Sourcefire, Inc., and Insecure.Org, the creator of the Nmap Security Scanner, today announced a licensing agreement for the parties to jointly develop open source vulnerability scanning technology based on the general purpose Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) embedded within the Nmap network discovery tool.

Under the agreement, Insecure.Org will develop the engine while the Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team (VRT) will develop and contribute plug-ins for discovering specific vulnerabilities.

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Snort vulnerability found

On Monday, Sourcefire — the company behind the open-source intrusion-detection application Snort — said that hackers could potentially execute malicious code on a system running Snort and gain access to confidential data.

The vulnerability was reported to Sourcefire by Internet Security Systems (ISS), the security arm of IBM.

Full story on ZDNet UK

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How To: Sniffing the Air

The nice thing about wireless LANs is that you don't have to be physically connected to use them. But that strength also opens the door to security problems. Derek Boiko-Weyrauch shows you how a popular open source tool can be used to keep tabs on WLAN activity.   Read more...