Splunk Universal Forwarder Script

Recently, in my new role of Splunk Admin, I took over maintaining our list of installed Universal Forwarders installed on Windows servers. In order to make my job and life a little bit easier, I dove into the world of PowerShell scripting. After many hours I came up with a simple script that would allow me to call a function called “UFCheck”, give it a server name, and the script would do the rest.

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How to Reflash a Ubiquiti UniFi Security Gateway (USG)

A few weeks back we had a power outage at our home. Electricity was restored a few hours later and we all thought nothing of it. Everything turned back on and my home network seemed to function correctly.

About a week later, I logged in to my Ubiquiti Network Manager Controller and saw that my Ubiquiti UniFi Security Gateway (USG) was no longer sending over data to the controller software. I still thought little of this issue, since the USG was still routing and blocking unsolicited traffic.

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3… 2… 1… Failure to Launch

In 2017 I was one-half of a small startup, here in Louisiana. A a new startup, we were going to join the ranks of companies that were ready to dream and create the Internet of Things (IoT) industry. At the time, smart mirrors were still homemade projects which relied on multidisciplinary hobbyists that understood framing, technology, and software engineering. As one might imagine, there are not many people that can combine all three requirements to create something that they may only use or a few times a day.

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Some Things Never Change

The human race just turned the wheel over for another year and with it came a new decade. The author is aware that some people say the decade starts in 2021, but the author does not mean to debate that here. Considering the last decade, many things changed: we saw the rise of new attack methods, increasingly complicated attacks, and even the simplifying of some complex attacks into “Malware as a Service”.

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