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Security Month on DevCentral

Posted February 24, 2017 by John Wagnon

We are always interested in security at F5, but this month we are taking it a step further and highlighting lots of great security content on DevCentral. From discussing specific F5 security technology to looking back on security trends from 2016 to looking ahead at what's to come in 2017, the month of February on DevCentral will not disappoint! Read more

Security Month on DevCentral: Challenge #2

Posted February 24, 2017 by John Wagnon

As we highlight security on DevCentral this month, we wanted to pose a fun security challenge to exercise those brain cells a little bit. Our first challenge focused on decrypting a secret message. Our second and final challenge requires you to search for clues around the Internet and find/calculate a secret value. Read more

Lightboard Lessons: Mirai Botnet and GRE Floods

Posted February 23, 2017 by John Wagnon

The Mirai Botnet grabbed headlines at the end of last year when it used thousands of IoT devices to launch DDoS attacks on several targets. These attacks were larger than anything the Internet has ever seen. While it's certainly newsworthy to discuss the Mirai Botnet in general, we wanted to dig a little deeper into one of the actual DDoS attack vectors used by this botnet... Read more

Killing my passwords (with his tools)

Posted February 23, 2017 by Jason Rahm

As I prepped for this password killing journey, I couldn’t get the Fugees “Killing Me Softly” out of my head. Lauryn Hill kills it in that song (pun intended.) So I wrote a little intro you can hum along to the tune…I’ll wait. Feeling my pain... Read more

What To Expect In 2017: Security And Government Regulations

Posted February 22, 2017 by Chase Abbott

The government and cloud security's relationship is surprisingly hands off. Current regulations already extend their umbrellas over our data in flight and rest regardless who's IaaS/SaaS you're using. For us traditional enterprise... Read more

What To Expect In 2017: Security In The Cloud

Posted February 21, 2017 by Chase Abbott

DevCentral examines cloud security trends for 2017 and takes a few stabs at the reality of your realistic requirements. Security is a chess board. Of the primary fundamentals in chess the King is the most valuable piece (losing the game if you lose the King) and the Queen is the most powerful piece (in terms of... Read more

What to Expect in 2017: Mobile Device Security

Posted February 20, 2017 by Peter Silva

We are mobile, our devices are mobile, the networks we connect to are mobile and the applications we access are mobile. Mobility, in all its iterations, is a huge enabler and concern for enterprises and it'll only get worse as we start wearing... Read more

Security Month on DevCentral: Challenge #1

Posted February 17, 2017 by John Wagnon

As we highlight security on DevCentral this month, we wanted to pose a fun security challenge to exercise those brain cells a little bit. Today's challenge focuses on cryptography. The object of this challenge is to figure out a plaintext message given some ciphertext and clues. Read more

Answers / discussion

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OpenSSL and Heart Bleed Vuln

Asked 4/7/2014

by squip

21 Votes

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iRule Event Order - HTTP

Asked 11/8/2013

by What Lies Beneath

18 Votes

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TCP Traffic Path Diagram

Discussed 5/13/2014

by What Lies Beneath

12 Votes

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F5 Big IP File Locations

Asked 8/24/2009

by JohnCzerwinski

10 Votes

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