HELLO, I AM ALLWYN MASCARENHAS
I am an information security consultant in the UAE.
I am originally from Mumbai, India.
Welcome to my site, I write about my work in information security, create tutorials and well..stuff.
Apart from infosec I thoroughly adore weight lifting, reading and listening to podcasts — hardcore history is one of my favorites.
This blog is a note to self so that I don’t have to google for anything twice, hope you find something worth your while.
My Blog Posts Read my articles on my infosec labs, things I come across at work and some other stuff..
USA DV Lottery “Your URL Has Been Rejected” Error Page FIX
A friend hit me up with the screenshot below, as those who work with F5 ASM would know this is the page you see the WAF blocks your request, and there’s no way to tell from this error or the page about why your request is getting blocked. However, since the application form is a […]
Preparing For The F5 BIGIP ASM 303 Certification Exam!
I have passed this exam twice, and there isn’t really a good guide on how one goes about doing that so thought of writing down some points for anyone who comes looking. Prep Material You will need the following to effectively prep and learn to work with ASM. A licensed BIGIP VM device with the […]
Zscaler — IPv6 Issues On Virtual Machines Failed to Block CNN
Recently deployed the zscaler client onto my LAB windows 10 VM running on the VMWare ESXi platform. I wanted to play around and test features like URL blocking, SSL decryption, and so on. As a test, I decided to block the news and media category, would generally block CNN, BBC, and the NYT, and so […]
Getting Started With F5 BIGIP LTM — Preparation for the 301a 301b LTM Specialist Exams
People often ask for a simple to follow start-up guide to get started on the F5 BIGIP product suite. Here is an attempt to create one, covering the most basic features and concepts one comes across when working with the BIGIP LTM module. This guide contains resources one can use to get a thorough understanding […]
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