F5 Networks, Inc. is an American-based company that specializes in application delivery networking (ADN) technology for the delivery of web applications and the security, performance, availability of servers, data storage devices, and other network and cloud resources. F5 is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and has other development, manufacturing, and sales/marketing offices worldwide.

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  • Download the full report now! Executive Summary Privacy today isn’t just about staying away from prying eyes. The very act of communicating across the Internet with open, non-confidential protocols invites exposure to code injections, ad injections, and overall risk injection. A recent example involved spyware that was developed by FinFisher and only sold to nation-states. Middleware systems...

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  • Multi-cloud is one of the hottest buzzwords in IT today. Reflecting the growing use of multiple cloud service providers, vendors who offer products that support the public cloud must also be multi-cloud compatible. But how many companies are multi-cloud today? What are the reasons behind companies choosing to be multi-cloud, and what does the future hold? ESG asked 513 IT professionals from around...

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  • An orchard of cybersecurity law is growing in Asia. Now based in Singapore, your intrepid reporter is bumping into these cyber laws not as a participant (yet) but as an interested observer. Like the data-protection laws recently passed throughout the region, these cybersecurity regulations have a lot in common with each other. Singaporeans are known for their discipline, so you can expect that the...

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  • CISOs could always use more help, it’s as simple as that. As part of an upcoming report on protecting applications, F5 engaged Ponemon to survey security professionals. The survey found that 44% of respondents reported “lack of skilled or expert personnel” as the “main barrier to achieving a strong application security posture.” Our previous F5 and Ponemon survey, The Evolving Role of CISOs and th...

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  • F5 Cloud Solution Templates help simplify and speed up application deployments. They are open source, tested, and free. Watch an example of how to use an F5 Azure Resource Manager Template to easily deploy an auto-scaling WAF solution in MS Azure. To learn more, visit https://github.com/f5networks

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  • F5 Cloud Solution Templates help simplify and speed up application deployments. They are open source, tested, and free. Watch an example of how to use an F5 Google Deployment Manager Template to deploy a BIG-IP VE instance with one network interface in the Google cloud. To learn more, visit https://github.com/f5networks

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  • F5 researchers recently noticed a new campaign exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 servers (CVE–2017–7269) in order to mine Electroneum crypto-currency. Last year, ESET security researchers reported that the same IIS vulnerability was abused to mine Monero1, and install malware to launch targeted attacks2 against organizations by the notorious “Lazarus” ...

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  • Applications are the lifeblood of our enterprises. Not many organizations can survive in a pencil and paper world. They are all dependent on IT with applications doing the heavy lifting of arranging, tracking, processing, communicating, and calculating daily business. But applications are no longer singular programs running on one computer, they are huge collections of interconnected services, pro...

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  • It’s no surprise to anyone who’s following trends in the DDoS industry that 2017 was absent a major world record-setting DDoS event. The DDoS industry, fresh off the Tbps DDoS attacks launched against OVH and DynDNS by the Mirai thingbot in late 2016, was bracing itself for new record-setting attacks in 2017, but they never happened. That by no means implied that attackers were finished launching ...

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  • The new BIG-IP Per-App virtual edition (VE) license offers a flexible option at the right price to deploy ADC services per-application.  With this ADC for per-app mode,  you can now accelerate the application rollout and configuration changes by integrating the ADC policies and configuration in continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI/CD) framework. LTM and Advanced WAF are available opti...

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  • BIG-IP virtual edition (VE) is now available in the Amazon Web Services Intelligence Community (IC) Marketplace.  BIG-IP VE 13.1.0.2

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  • You can now pay as you go when you’re using BIG-IP virtual edition (VE) in Google Cloud, without needing a prior license from F5. Read more about BIG-IP VE in Google Cloud. BIG-IP VE 13.1.0.2

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  • License reuse When you’re done using an instance of BIG-IP VE, you can revoke the license and reuse it on another instance, without having to contact F5 Support. BIG-IQ Centralized Management and licensing Use BIG-IQ Centralized Management to manage your BIG-IP licenses. GitHub templates are now available to deploy a BIG-IQ Centralized Management license management instance along with your BIG-...

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  • The BIG-IP iSeries i15000 is designed for large enterprises and service providers. It delivers high-end performance for security and services in a 2 RU form factor. With 300M L4 concurrent connections, the i15000 series consolidates services on a single device, including TCP/IP optimization, traffic steering, Firewall, DDoS, CGNAT, and DNS. The i15000 offers the highest L4 throughput, supporting ...

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  • F5’s Cloud Solution templates allow for fast, automated, and dependable BIG-IP virtual edition (VE) deployments across various public and private cloud environments. This release includes new and updated templates, summarized below: AWS CloudFormation Templates All templates support BIG-IP v13.1.0.2 All templates supported in the AWS GovCloud region Azure Resource Manager Templates All temp...

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  • It’s no surprise to anyone who’s following trends in the DDoS industry that 2017 was absent a major world record-setting DDoS event. The DDoS industry, fresh off the Tbps DDoS attacks launched against OVH and DynDNS by the Mirai thingbot in late 2016, was bracing itself for new record-setting attacks in 2017, but they never happened. That by no means implied that attackers were finished launching ...

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  • You can overcome multi-cloud challenges to deliver any app anywhere with confidence and security. Whether you’re deploying your app in a public or private cloud—using automation toolkits or containers—F5 gives you the freedom to choose the best cloud for you and your app. To learn more, visit f5.com/multicloud.

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  • F5 threat researchers detected attackers actively exploiting the rTorrent client through a previously undisclosed misconfiguration vulnerability and deploying a Monero (XMR) crypto-miner operation. The rTorrent client misconfiguration vulnerabilities include: No authentication required for XML-RPC communication Sensitive XML-RPC method is allowed (direct OS command execution) Attackers ar...

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  • Last week, a malware campaign targeting Jenkins automation servers was reported by CheckPoint researchers.1 The attackers exploited a deserialization vulnerability2 in Jenkin’s bidirectional channel (CVE-2017-1000353)3 to deploy Monero cryptomining malware that generated an estimated profit of $3 million. Following this disclosure, F5 researchers observed what appears to be the same threat actor ...

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  • There’s a lot of speculation in cryptocurrency right now. People are mining coins all over the place, and even though it’s getting harder and harder to make money mining coins, interest is still high. All it costs is money for the power bill. So, of course, clever people are figuring out how to use other people’s power to mine cryptocurrency, to the tune of millions of dollars. You could do it ju...

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  • The long-running Apache Struts 2 Jakarta Multipart Parser remote code execution (RCE) (CVE-2017-5638) crypto-mining campaign is now targeting Windows, not just Linux systems. The campaign is mining Electroneum coin (ETN), The Windows built-in tool certutil is used to download the malware in base64 encoded format. The malware specifically detects the ESET antivirus software. Like some other c...

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  • With the explosive growth of the Internet of Things, and the increasing threat posed by botnets that leverage IoT, more must be done to ensure IoT devices include security by design, says David Holmes, principal threat researcher at F5 Networks. The Named Data Networking project can play a critical role, Holmes says in an interview with Information Security Media Group. "It's a series of protocol...

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  • Hawaii’s recent missile alert debacle had security professionals shaking their heads and asking, “How could an error like this possibly have happened?” On January 13, 2018, nearly 1.5 million residents of Hawaii feared for their lives when they received text messages from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA) warning them of an inbound missile attack. Thankfully, this alert was a mistake...

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  • As I write this, the industry is still wagging its fingers at the latest big breach. But in the time that it takes to get this published, there could easily be another colossal security disaster that leaves large numbers of people’s private information exposed. And with every headline announcing a security failure comes the anger and blame-storming, a lot of it from security professionals. Underst...

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  • Download the full report now! Executive Summary F5 Labs, in conjunction with our data partner Loryka, has been tracking “The Hunt for IoT” for two years. We have focused our hunt primarily around port 23 telnet brute force attacks—the “low-hanging fruit” method—as they are the simplest, most common way to compromise an IoT device. (Telnet was also the most prominent attack type when we starte...

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  • An advanced thingbot, nicknamed Reaper (or IoTroop), was recently discovered infecting hordes of IoT devices. Reaper ups the ante for IoT security. It has a sophisticated C2 channel system and a Lua code execution environment (to deliver much more complicated attacks), and it comes prepackaged with 100 DNS open resolvers. Researchers are tracking Reaper, even though it hasn’t launched any attacks...

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