Version 2015 R3: New component and security enhancements

  |   Lukas Pokorny

This year's third release brings the long-awaited File Server component. Additionally, it disables RC4-based ciphers in TLS/SSL because they are no longer considered secure. New File Server component Rebex File Server is an SFTP, SCP and SSH server ...

RC4 no longer considered secure

  |   Lukas Pokorny

The security of RC4 encryption algorithm has been questionable for many years. But despite well-founded concerns, this has remained a popular TLS/SSL cipher not only due to its speed, but also as a countermeasure against "BEAST" attack targeting block ...

Version 2015 R2: FREAK fix and TLS 1.2 support

  |   Lukas Pokorny

This release is mostly a security upgrade that adds TLS 1.2 support and fixes vulnerability to FREAK exploit. FREAK fix FREAK ("Factoring RSA Export Keys") is yet another security exploit targeting a cryptographic weakness in the TLS/SSL protocol. It ...

DNS, Multicast DNS, Apple devices and .local domains

  |   Lukas Pokorny

Nearly ten years ago, we decided to use a first-level domain of .local for servers on our internal network that were not supposed to be accessed from the Internet. Back then, this was actually quite popular, and even Microsoft suggested the use of .local ...