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Mikrotik RouterOS Remote Vulnerability Exploiting the Winbox Service.

It was discovered on the 23rd of April 2018, that there was a remote vulnerability being exploited in the wild, that is exploiting the Winbox service on RouterOS based devices (Mikrotik / Routerboard devices). This is currently effecting RouterOS versions v6.29 through to v6.42 in the current channel (and up to v6.43rc3 in the release candidate channel). Version 6.42.1 for current (and v6.43rc4 for release candidate), has just been released, which has fixed this vulnerability, and should be upgraded to…

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Secure MikroTik RouterOS Router via CLI

Mikrotik RouterOS devices are extremely powerful router devices. This can sometimes mean that the configuration of them isnt as simple as point and click for a new user. This howto will outline some recommended steps you can take to secure your Mikrotik RouterOS device, be it RouterBoard, a x86 install on bare metal, or a CHR (Cloud Hosted Router). This guide will not go into detail on configuring the firewall. That is more complex and is going to be heavily…

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Enable SSH on Vyatta / vRouter / VyOS

One of the first things you will probably want to do when setting up a new Vyatta / vRouter / VyOS install, is to enable SSH so you can configure it from your desk. The secure shell (SSH) service allows you to securely administer the device from a remote location on the network. These steps below outline how to enable SSH. Enter configuration mode $ configure Enable the SSH service # set service ssh Commit the changes # commit Save…

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Enable Web GUI on Brocade vRouter / Vyatta

The following steps show you how to enable the HTTPS web based GUI on Brocade vRouter / Vyatta. By default, the web gui is disabled, so you must enable it via the command line interface if you wish to use it. Enter configuration mode $ configure Enable the HTTPS service # set service https Commit the changes # commit Save the configuration # save Exit configuration mode # exit Example output vyatta@vyatta:~$ configure [edit] vyatta@vyatta# set service https [edit] vyatta@vyatta#…

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Common User Agent List

Below you will find a number of the most common browser user agents. You can use these user agents if you want to emulate a different browser with a tool such as curl, wget, or similar. Google Chrome Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/58.0.3029.110 Safari/537.36 Mozilla Firefox Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:53.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/53.0 Microsoft Edge Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/51.0.2704.79 Safari/537.36 Edge/14.14393 Microsoft Internet Explorer 6…

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