Fixing a Bricked Unifi Security Gateway (USG)

Post by Maxime Rousseau

unifi, security, gateway, networking, repair

I thought I was being real smart when I hooked up an eBay-bought 802.11af-compliant 12v POE extractor to my Unifi Security Gateway. The whole idea was to get rid of all the power-warts and AC-DC conversion devices hanging off my UPS to make the makeshift rack in my parent's…

Raid-Proof Your FreeNAS with USBKill

Post by Maxime Rousseau

freenas, usbkill, counterforensics, IT, IS, security, zfs

By virtue of being a very multi-functional appliance in most settings, a FreeNAS machine has the potential to be a very sensible part of your rack. Even if you don't use jails or VMs to host anything, it's still a fileserver at the bare minimum, which means it hosts your…

Home Network Segmentation, NAT Loopback to VLAN on Ubiquiti Unifi Gear

Post by Maxime Rousseau

All, loopback, network, security, segmentation, ubiquiti, ubnt, unifi, vlan

I've been putting off segmenting my network for a while now, but the recent IoT botnet powered DDoS has bumped the task up my list of priorities, and I finally got around to doing it. Generally, if your network is anything other than non-critical clients accessing the internet, that is…