Azure FQDN support for site-to-site VPN

As of November 20, 2020, Azure now supports FQDN configurations for it’s VPN connections!

This is perfect for customer branches or locations without static public IP addresses (private homes behind a cable modem, etc.) to connect to the Azure VPN gateways. Dynamic DNS services can be leveraged to use the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) instead of IP addresses!

Serious vulnerability in Cisco IOS

Jeremy Kirk at Databreach just wrote about a serious vulnerability found on nearly all of Cisco’s IOS devices (Including ASA’s). The vulnerability named Thangrycat requires a good amount of effort to patch the affected hardware, although at the moment, its saving grace is that the attach requires the  “local attacker” to be authenticated in order to write a modified firmware image to the component.

Not all gloom and doom, but a significant find!