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Security Month on DevCentral

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
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Cipher Rules And Groups in BIG-IP v13

DevCentral reviews Cipher Rules and Ciphers Groups in BIG-IP v13. Separating Cipher strings from SSL profiles allows us to ease cipher suite management so you can keep current with cryptographic trends and impress your friends. Read more
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Cipher Suite Practices and Pitfalls

Cipher Suite Practices and Pitfalls It seems like every time you turn around there is a new vulnerability to deal with, and some of them, such as Sweet32, have required altering cipher configurations for mitigation.  Still other users may... Read more
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CloudBleed: Guess What? There was 0-day protection

About CloudBleed If you aren’t familiar with CloudBleed, take a moment to read the following articles to get an understanding how it was found, what happened, and what PII/PCI data was (possibly) leaked: Vulnerability Disclosure from Tavis... Read more
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Security Month on DevCentral: Challenge #2

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
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Lightboard Lessons: Mirai Botnet and GRE Floods

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
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Killing my passwords (with his tools)

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
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What To Expect In 2017: Security And Government Regulations

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
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What To Expect In 2017: Security In The Cloud

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
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What to Expect in 2017: Mobile Device Security

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
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Security Month on DevCentral: Challenge #1

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
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Introducing the F5 Security Incident Response Team (F5 SIRT)

When your business is facing a security crisis, F5 has a team dedicated to helping you through it – the F5 Security Incident Response Team (SIRT). During a security incident, the F5 SIRT engages rapidly with the resources you need to respond. The F5 SIRT also evaluates potential and published vulnerabilities and provides timely alerts to help you manage risks and deploy mitigation – before an attack brings down your business. Read more
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Abusing Open Resolvers

Open DNS resolvers can be used to recursively query authoritative name servers. In fact, a list of open resolvers can be found at http://openresolverproject.org/. Further, Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers with "monlist" enabled allow a host to query the last 600 connections who have connected to that server... Read more
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Encrypted malware vs. F5's full proxy architecture

Everyone knows that malware is a huge problem, and several recent studies have shown that nearly half of all malware is now encrypted. So, if all this malware is encrypted, then how do you go about finding it and stopping it if you can't even read it? Read more
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Shared Authentication Domains on BIG-IP APM

How to share an APM session across multiple access profiles. A common question for someone new to BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) is how do I configure BIG-IP APM so the user only logs in once. By default, BIG-IP APM requires authentication for... Read more
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Encryption Basics: How RSA Works

The RSA Conference starts today in San Francisco, CA and we wanted to start off this week with a video that shows how RSA works. RSA is a public key cryptosystem that absolutely rocked the world of cryptography back in the 1970s. Maybe you've heard about RSA but you've never really understood how it works... Read more
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Vulnérabilité Ticketbleed (CVE-2016-9244)

Le 9/02/2017, F5 Networks a publié le bulletin CVE-2016-9244 concernant une vulnérabilité dans l'implémentation de la fonction de reprise de session TLS (Session Resumption). un Virtual Server Big-IP configuré... Read more
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Security Trends in 2016: The Problem Of Ransomware

Ransomware is a specific type of malware that encrypts important information and keeps it encrypted until the ransom (typically money) has been paid. Until very recently, ransomware was not a widely-used type of malware, but it has absolutely exploded in popularity in the past few years... Read more
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Containers on the Rise

Insights from our 2017 State of Application Delivery survey. You can tell a lot about organizations use and adoption of technologies by how and where they want to deploy their app services. You may recall that app services is a big umbrella under... Read more
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Security Trends in 2016: Defending DDoS Attacks

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks were huge in 2016, and they will likely be a tough nemesis again in 2017…and beyond!  With all the excitement and trepidation surrounding these attacks, it’s important to know how to defend against... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: IoT on BIG-IP

As more organizations deploy IoT applications in their data centers and clouds, they're going to need their ADC to understand the unique protocols these devices use to communicate. In this Lightboard Lesson, I light up how IoT protocol MQTT... Read more
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Security Trends in 2016: Known Vulnerabilities Are Still Dangerous

FINISH HIM!  SSHowDowN Wins!  The proxy attack Akamai published on last October of 2016 sound like a character from Mortal Kombat. That would be a fun MK character, a little digitized malware-bot killing Sub-Zero or Goro.  In... Read more
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WordPress REST API Vulnerability: Violating Security’s Rule Zero

It's an API economy. If you don't have an API you're already behind. APIs are the fuel driving organizations' digital transformation. We've all heard something similar to these phrases in the past few years. And while they look... Read more
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APM Cookbook: Two-Factor Authentication using YubiKey OTP with iRulesLX.

It’s been a number of years since I penned my first DC article: Two-Factor Authentication using YubiKey, YubiCloud and APM. A lot has changed over the years, BIG-IP versions and features, new YubiKey models and the YubiCloud Validation... Read more
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Security Trends in 2016: Securing the Internet of Things

Whenever you connect anything to the internet, there is risk involved. Just ask the millions of IoT zombies infected with Mirai. Sure, there have been various stories over the years about hacking thermostats, refrigerators, cameras, pacemakers,... Read more
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