Monthly Archives: July 2011

Protect Windows with pfSense and VirtualBox. Part 3: Installing VirtualBox and creating a new VM for pfSense

Installing VirtualBox and creating a new virtual machine should not be a big deal: Install VirtualBox with all the default options. It’s just a matter of clicking Next a few times. Login on Windows as administrator. Browse to the folder … Continue reading

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Protect Windows with pfSense and VirtualBox. Part 2: Installing Microsoft Loopback adapter on Windows 7

The idea is to have the traffic ‘flowing’ through the laptop’s physical NIC to the virtual machine running pfSense, then back to the Windows host through the Loopback adapter. In what follows, I will describe how to install the Microsoft … Continue reading

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Protect Windows with pfSense and VirtualBox. Part 1: Preamble

Recently, I have been contemplating the idea of attending the Chaos Communication Camp in Germany, in order to learn more about information security first-hand. Yet, as outlined in their survival guide, going there without considering a high level of security … Continue reading

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