Today, the second edition of “Security Friday” was held in Brussels. As mentioned on the website, the goal is “a gathering of people in the IT security field. Getting together for a drink on the last Friday of the month in a bar near you we talk amongst peers about
Controlling the “In”? Don’t forget the “Out”!
Do you remember the good old times? When I put my hands on my first firewall (somewhere around 1997-1998 – wow, time flies!), it was to kick out all the bad guys playing on the Internet. And, at this epoch, not all firewalls had a default last-resort rule like â€œAny
Malicious DNS Traffic: Detection is Good, Proactivity is Better
It looks that our beloved DNS protocol is again the center of interest for some security $VENDORS. For a while, I see more and more the expression “DNS Firewall” used in papers or presentations. It’s not a new buzz… The DNS protocol is well-known to be a excellent vector of
GoDaddy Outage: RFC for Dummies
Yesterday was a black day for GoDaddy.com. During a few hours all they hosting services were interrupted. Mail, websites but, worse, all the DNS services were unavailable. The outage was caused by a member of Anonymous as said on Twitter but it’s not yet clear. Personally, who’s behind the attack,
You Just Have Been Erased! Are You Sure?
This is a never-ending story! People will never realize that once data has been published online, it is a nightmare to try to remove it. Here is another example… In parallel to this blog, I’m playing with another website calledÂ leakedin.com. The purpose is to educate people about the huge amount
Biology Rules Apply to Infosec?
In biology, it is proven that consanguinity between members belonging to the same group (example: people living in the same closed area or animals from the same breed) may affect their resistance to certain diseases or reduce certain physical characteristics. It’s important to keep some level of diversity. The latest
We Survived the World IPv6 Day!
… and the first World IPv6 Day! This first major event to promote the versionÂ six of the IP protocol looks to be a success for most of companies. For most users, it was completely transparent as network administrators prepared all the required stuff on the background. Maybe you were
Ready for the World IPv6 Day?
Next Wednesday will be the 1st World IPv6 Day! Are you ready? What are you plans? Unfortunately, I’ll be visiting a customer but I’ll try to grab some popcorn, coke and to keep an eye on the Internet. The goal is simple: Make a maximum of web sites and online
Why is the World IPv6 Day Important?
The World IPv6 Day is scheduled on 8th of June. During 24 hours, big players on the Internet will make their content available via IPv6. Popular websites, like Google, Facebook and many more, will be available via IPv4 or IPv6 depending on your network configuration. This blog is already available
Carrier Grade NAT VS IPv6
Yesterday I went to a cocktail organized by ISPA, the Belgian Internet Service Providers Association. I worked several years for ISP’s and I trying to keep in touch with them to gather interesting information about market trends. The topic of the event was “IPv6” (what a surprise!). Eric Vyncke, CTO