Hi! I am excited to share some details on the new firewall module and its first implementation (available now in Alpha 0.8.9!). First, you can access the firewall status interface at the bottom of the screen (it's the third icon on the right). By default, Stinger OS uses your localhost when navigating on the internet. If you connect using a Turbine C2 card, all your traffic will pass through that proxy before reaching the internet, effectively concealing you from your target. During an attack, there is a risk that you may be detected, and stopped by your target's defenses. When this happens, Stinger OS will display an alert that you have been banned by the target's firewall. Once banned, you will be unable to make any request to the target's server. (Ex: Foxacid, Fingerprint, etc...) The duration of the ban may vary, depending on the automated defences that caught your attack. For now, 3 levels are implemented: Lvl 1 "Too many requests" : You have been banned for 60 seconds Lvl 2 "IP Locked" : You have been banned for 10 minutes Lvl 3 "Excessive Usage" : You have been banned for 30 minutes The firewall status will report all active bans for your current network connection. To continue your attack, you will need to connect via a different network using another Turbine C2 card, or wait for the ban to expire. And that's where the fun starts. When you use a Turbine C2 card and that connection is banned, you are exposing your rootkit in the proxy's system. If detected, your rootkit will be removed and you will have to hack the network all over again to regain access to that Turbine C2 card. Highly protected networks will require an attack strategy. Doing your fingerprint and Foxacid attacks via different proxy, distributing your overall exposure on various Turbine C2 cards to avoid losing them, and so on.... If you are not careful, you could easily get multiple bans and trigger a domino effect that will cost you valuable Turbine C2 cards. Future updates to this mechanics will include more advanced cloaking strategies, and even the possibility of being attacked by your target or other organisation. That's it for now! The firewall module is active in the current Alpha 0.8.9.