How to Configure IPsec VPN Using Libreswan

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The purpose of IPsec based VPN is to encrypt traffic at the network layer of the OSI model so the attacker cannot eavesdrop between client and the VPN server. In our previous articles on strongswan which is also provides the [...]

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How to Configure L2TP over IPsec using Freeradius on Ubuntu

Layer 2 tunneling protocol (L2TP) with IPsec  is used to ensure end-to-end encryption because L2TP does not support security features. OpenSwan tool is used to establish IPsec tunnel which will be compiled on Ubuntu distribution. The authentication security feature is [...]

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How to Configure IPsec VPN on PfSense Firewall

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This article is about securing IP layer using Virtual Private Network (VPN) also known as IPsec (Internet Protocol security) on well-known open source firewall PfSense. Two components of IPsec protocol  are Authentication Header (AH) and Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) to [...]

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How to Install fprobe (Netflow) Tool on IPFire Firewall

This tutorial is about the compilation and installation of NetFlow tool (fprobe) on the IPFire firewall. Fprobe  is libpcap based tool which collects network traffic data and emit output as flows (NetFlow) towards the specified collector. NetFlow protocol supported devices [...]

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How to Compile IPFire Firewall on Ubuntu 14.04

In our previous article we have installed and configured the IPfire firewall on the virtual machine (VM). However, in this article our focus is the compilation of IPfire on the Ubuntu platform. Following could be the reasons of IPfire compilation [...]

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How to Setup Volatility Tool for Memory Analysis

In the IT security field, memory or Random Access Memory (RAM) analysis  helps to identify the malicious or illegal activities in the system. RedLine is a free for volatile memory analysis tool which is provided by Mandiant (FireEye company). However, [...]

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10 Best Known Forensics Tools That Works on Linux

Now a days, computer or digital forensics is a very important because of  crimes related to computer, Internet and mobiles. Evidences such as computer and digital devices contain or store sensitive information which can be useful for forensic investigator in [...]

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How to Install and Use Metasploit Security Tool

According to Rapid7 (company behind the project) web site, Metasploit framework is the World's most used open source penetration testing software. It can be either used for offensive or defensive purposes by hackers.  Metasploit framework is available in many Linux [...]

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How to Setup PKI and Secure Apache Web server

The focus of this tutorial is working of  Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and OpenSSL based Certificate Authority. Different concept related to  PKI will be explained first and later a test bed using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will be prepared to apply  [...]

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How to Setup Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) using OpenSSH

Secure shell, or ssh, is a cryptographic (encrypted) network protocol operating at layer 7 of the OSI Model to allow remote login and other network services to operate securely over an unsecured network. SSH provides a secure channel over an unsecured network in a client-server architecture, connecting an SSH client application with an SSH [...]

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How to Configure Quagga Routing Suite on Linux

Quagga is one of the core open source project which is used to provide routing services on linux platform. It consist of different components for different dynamics protocols such as  Open Shortest Path First (OSPF),  Routing Information Protocol  (RIP), Border Gateway [...]

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How to Install PSAD on Ubuntu 15.04 LTS

As name indicate, Port Scan Attack Detection (PSAD) tool is used to block port scanning on the server. Nmap, a well-known tool is mostly used for launching port scan to detect open/close ports. PSAD tool continuously  monitors  firewall (iptables in [...]

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How to Install and Configure IPFire Firewall

IPFire is an open source firewall distribution. It can be used as a firewall, a proxy server or a VPN gateway.It has following features. Easily configurable Support true random generator High availability Hardware accelerator for cryptography algorithm (AES-NI) IPFire is [...]

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How to Install Tails Security Distribution on USB

In this tutorial, our focus is persistent installation of Tails security distribution on USB stick which is based on Debian GNU/Linux. Tails is a live system which is used to preserve privacy and anonymity  while using internet. It does not [...]

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