The '60 Minutes' TV show recently had a presentation which documented staff from DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency), a U.S. based company, hacking a car. Conspiracy theorists (See: Michael Hastings) and automation driven industries are likely going to be very interested in these developments. Imagine what could be done, especially if these cars are connected globally like many 'Internet of…

The ASA firewall is not a great choice in dealing with a volumetric DDOS, but they can come in handy with an application layer attack, such as a common HTTP POST/GET request from the attacker. Within the ASA, you can filter certain strings that may come from an application layer payload using the regex command. The following link provides some insight into…

I've been reading Gregory David Roberts' Shantaram over the past months and have found some amazing stories and quotes throughout. The book is about an Australian man who escaped a New Zealand prison and fled to India to seek refuge. Shantaram has many interesting stories and niches that even after 500 pages of reading, it still draws me to read…