Shellshock Security Scan and Remediation

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

If you've heard about Shellshock, you likely understand the significant vulnerabilities this bug exploits in Unix BASH shell, by allowing for arbitrary remote code execution and watering hole attacks, among other exposures. Some security experts claim it's potentially worse than Heartbleed, as it impacts vast amount of servers that process huge volumes of Internet traffic, including almost all CGI-based web servers. For example, by this past Friday afternoon (September 26, 2014), there had been over 17,000 attacks on more than 1,800 domains.

While reliable patches are still being developed, as the initial patch did not fully fix the problem, network and system administrators should scan their infrastructure for the existence of Shellshock, and perform remediation measures as soon as possible, which may include, preventing incoming traffic to servers impacted on the network.

Since this is a well-publicized issue, exploitation attempts of this vulnerability have been skyrocketing, making Shellshock security scans and remediation immediate priorities.

If you would like assistance with a Shellshock security scan, and/or Shellshock remediation services, particularly with your publicly exposed network segments, simply email us at to get started.

Tweets from the North American IPv6 Summit

Friday, September 26, 2014

Missed the North American IPv6 Summit this week? Below are a few key tweets from the event. If we missed some, send the tweet(s) to: and we'll include them.

North American IPv6 Summit

Friday, September 12, 2014

If you're attending the North American IPv6 Summit in about two weeks, we welcome you to drop by our booth (#07) to discuss your IPv6 needs, questions, or deployment.

You can also catch Brandon's presentation about municipal IPv6 on Thursday, September 25 @ 11am, or watch online if you are unable to attend. In the meantime, follow the conference for news and updates.

The Internet of Things Advances for IPv6 Enabled Devices

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Internet of Things (IoT) is another step closer to an everyday reality thanks to the development of an ant-sized, wireless radio by Stanford engineers (see video below), which could monitor and/or control IPv6 enabled devices. Additionally, Goldman Sachs' recent infographic below (scroll horizontally to view, or right click to save), and report helps illustrate the importance of Stanford's advancement, and the role IPv6 will have.