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John Wagnon
Updated 2 days ago by John Wagnon
5 out of 5 stars

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!

John Wagnon
Updated 2 days ago 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.

John Wagnon
Updated 3 days ago by John Wagnon
5 out of 5 stars

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...

Jason Rahm
Updated 3 days ago by Jason Rahm
5 out of 5 stars

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...

Chase Abbott
Updated 4 days ago by Chase Abbott
5 out of 5 stars

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...

Chase Abbott
Updated 5 days ago by Chase Abbott
5 out of 5 stars

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...

Peter Silva
Updated 6 days ago 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...

John Wagnon
Updated 1 week ago by John Wagnon
5 out of 5 stars

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.

John Wagnon
Updated 1 week ago by John Wagnon

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.

John Wagnon
Updated 1 week ago by John Wagnon
5 out of 5 stars

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...

John Wagnon
Updated 2 days ago by John Wagnon
5 out of 5 stars

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!

John Wagnon
Updated 3 days ago by John Wagnon
5 out of 5 stars

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...

Jason Rahm
Updated 3 days ago by Jason Rahm
5 out of 5 stars

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...

Chase Abbott
Updated 4 days ago by Chase Abbott
5 out of 5 stars

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...

Chase Abbott
Updated 5 days ago by Chase Abbott
5 out of 5 stars

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...

John Wagnon
Updated 1 week ago by John Wagnon
5 out of 5 stars

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.

John Wagnon
Updated 1 week ago by John Wagnon

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.

John Wagnon
Updated 1 week ago by John Wagnon
5 out of 5 stars

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...

John Wagnon
Updated 1 week ago by John Wagnon
5 out of 5 stars

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?

John Wagnon
Updated 1 week ago by John Wagnon
5 out of 5 stars

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...

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