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July 2021

Secure Equipment Act of 2021: S.1790

The Secure Equipment Act of 2021, would direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt rules to prohibit sales of devices from Chinese state-backed or controlled suppliers such as Huawei, ZTE, Hytera, Hikvision and Dahua in the U.S. U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced the Secure Equipment Act of 2021 to direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to clarify… Read More »Secure Equipment Act of 2021: S.1790

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REMOTE Support SelfHosted & Free

If your ISP (WISP, FISP heck even dsl or cable) is looking to provide remote support to your end customer to help diagnose simple issues and they have connectivity the folks over at Awesome Open Source just reviewed the latest version of Remotely. Check out the feature list as well as the Video below FEATURE LIST: FREE WHITELABEL BRANDING Support… Read More »REMOTE Support SelfHosted & Free

Installing Greylog: A simple to follow How To

So you found this page and might be wondering … what is GrayLog? Graylog is an open-source tool that offers an integrated platform for collecting, indexing, and analyzing log data. The system essentially consists of the Graylog web interface, the Graylog servers, the Elasticsearch nodes, and a Mongo database. The nodes can be scaled as required. A system in which… Read More »Installing Greylog: A simple to follow How To

FTC says “Broadcom is a monopolist”

Communications chip specialist Broadcom seems to have learnt little from a ruling last year against it by anti-competition regulators from the European Commission. The Federal Trade Commission on Friday said it charged Broadcom “with illegally monopolizing markets for semiconductor components used to deliver television and broadband Internet services” by preventing customers from purchasing from other vendors. The FTC simultaneously announced that it reached a… Read More »FTC says “Broadcom is a monopolist”

pfSense 2.5.2 community Edition Released

The newest pfSense Community Edition release is now out. This version is dubbed the pfSense CE 2.5.2 release. General Added: WireGuard experimental add-on package pfSense CE Aliases / Tables Added: PHP shell playback script to modify Alias contents #11380 Authentication Added: Copy button for Authentication Server entries #11390 Backup / Restore Added: Randomize time of scheduled AutoConfigBackup runs #10811 Fixed: Automated corruption recovery from cached config.xml backup… Read More »pfSense 2.5.2 community Edition Released

Mikrotik Security Reminder (backups)

Mikrotik, one of the most inexpensive and yet widely used router platforms in the ISP world, on versions RouterOS 6.44 and prior, used the routers username/password to encrypt the backups by default. RouterOS 6.45 and beyond does NOT encrypt backups unless you specifically choose to do so. Now – Why is this important? While investigating a network that was compromised,… Read More »Mikrotik Security Reminder (backups)

Proxmox vs 7 Released

Proxmox, the Virtualization Platform which includes Linux Containers as well as KVM on the same chassis / OS today released its latest stable version. It’s based on the great Debian 11 “Bullseye” and comes with a 5.11 kernel, QEMU 6.0, LXC 4.0, OpenZFS 2.0.4. and countless enhancements and bugfixes.Here is a selection of the highlights: Debian 11 “Bullseye”, but using… Read More »Proxmox vs 7 Released