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US Military Warns Companies to Look Out for Iranian Outlook Exploits
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tdsan,
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7/10/2019 | 3:38:19 PM
Re: An option would be to block the country
LOL, sounds like someone made you mad this morning. But I am not sure if I agree with only patching to solve this problem (especially with Windows), have you ever tried to ping an address from MS Windows, put in a rule in the firewall:
ex. New-NetFirewallrule -Name "PSI3" -Description "Block Pings" -Profile Any -Direction "Outbound" -Enabled True -Action Block -RemoteAddress "52.128.0.0/16" -Protocol ICMPv4 -DisplayName PSI3 -LocalAddress Any
ex. Get-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName PSI3

Go to the cmdline and try to ping psi3.secunia.com (with the network of 52.128.0.0), we are running Windows 10 with all of the patches installed (v1809).

It still allows the user to ping (but this was acknowledged as being fixed in 2014), so if that is the case, then what else is wrong. They stated this potential issue was patched, but ask yourself, but did they?

Hey, this is in the past (I am not sure what happened); however, there is a reason why this is surfacing again (they may not have) just a thought.

T

 
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REISEN1955,
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7/10/2019 | 2:48:00 PM
Re: An option would be to block the country
Patch developed in October of 2017 but, gee, not all systems are patched.  WTF?  What has this board been but a warning to patch your sys and applications.  Ergo: EQUIFAX and all that.  And the US government is not patched, well gee, ain't that a no surprise issue.  Sheesh ---- as much as we scream the obvious here, the dummies rule the world. 
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tdsan,
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7/5/2019 | 8:42:51 PM
An option would be to block the country
I have not done business with Iranian countries before so for me (not sure about the rest), it would make sense to block this country from a firewall standpoint and block it from the workstation. I know PaloAlto, Juniper, Extremenetworks and others give you this capability but I am not sure of other solutions provide this capability.

I have done this with my Windows servers running powershell scripts:

2.144.0.0/255.255.0.0

to (IRAN Addresses, they have to be listed by subnet and not by range, there are about 2725 addresses (at least what I have found)

217.218.0.0/255.254.0.0

There are listings of IRAN IP CIDR blocks, as a precaution, block the addresses mentioned. This could at least help address some of the issues.

Just a word to the wise.

Todd

 

 


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