That being said, as was mentioned NEVER use the same password between sites! I guess this would be a good time to plug my favorite p/w manager: KeePass. Open source, free, and completely customizable but certainly use what you guys are comfortable with.
That is weird. I was just wondering what to do with my (non-working, but not bricked) Shield, and here I am! I never could get it to work as an in-line IPS/IDS, but I love the idea of this little device doing all of that. Throughput wasn't a big concern, given the fairly low speeds available to me at the time (25/5 over coax), but even the idea of the extra headroom was welcome.
In regards to using a password manager, I have written a short tutorial on converting from built-in password manager in Firefox to KeePass, if anyone here not using a pw manager would like to read it and convert! :D
Nice to see you on the forum, what's up with your Shield as you said you could not get it working? Some great work has been done on the forum to sort out some of the problems.
Have a look at the hot fixes.
I have two Shieldsone in router and the other in bridge, have no problem in router mode once the hotfixs are applied, but in Bridge mode i still have eth2 going down then coming back up still looking into that, but router mode is rock steady.
Wow, I thought I subscribed to this thread, I guess not!
Anyway, to answer your question, I am not 100% sure what was 'wrong' with my setup. I now have 150/10-ish connection, which I know the Shield will not route at full linespeed. Not a problem, but just a consideration.
I haven't booted it up in a long time, probably a few months after delivery at least. When I did try, I could get to the web interface, but never out to the Internet, which was frustrating as I'd have to disconnect the Shield from the network to attempt to troubleshoot, and then plug it all back in to see if a solution or whatever worked.
Now that ITUS has gone under, I know I am at least a few version of the FW behind, and have no idea where to turn, should I decide to try using the Shield as intended (in-line IDS/IPS at home) at some point.
My network isn't too complicated at the moment, and I don't intend it to be, but there are some things that probably need extra careful attention to protecting; like an Internet-accessible NAS or something along those lines.
I was just about to connect the ITUS shield for the first time and have just obviously found out they are no longer in business.
Will connecting it up based on the instructions provided still provide a working device at this current stage?
My plan in the next week is to connect it between a D-Link Taipan AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Modem Router and my TV/Ninja Sphere (home integration unit)/NAS (movies and music only).
I also don't have a vast knowledge of the intricacies of this sort of tech. It mentions on the unit that it required registration of the unit at some point which I access as the site is no longer operational.