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December 16, 2021
Log4Shell – Do you know what you don’t know?

Is it just me or is the announcement of a significant CVE becoming a holiday tradition? Discovered on December 9, 2021 by Minecraft players, the Apache Log4Shell vulnerability is uniquely insidious because it infects servers which are traditionally well insulated from attacks, perceived as unreachable by intruders, and not at risk for CVEs. Log4Shell is an […]

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April 27, 2017
Seeking Truth in Networking: From Testing To Verification

Sharp network admins already verify the network in a variety of ways, right? Pings, traceroutes, and custom scripts verify expected connectivity. Link and CPU utilization monitoring programs verify normal operation. Maybe pushed configs are read back in to verify that the device accepted them. And isn’t verification just another term for testing, anyway? No. Just like data ain’t knowledge, testing ain’t verification! In […]

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