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Malicious Insider Threats

Malicious Insider Threats

Malicious Insider Threats: One of the most dangerous threats to any network is an insider who is intent on doing harm. By being an insider, they have already gotten past your first defense and they might be motivated by a desire to make someone pay for passing them over for promotions, bored and looking for something to do, or driven …

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Managing Spam to Avoid Viruses

Managing Spam to Avoid Viruses

Managing Spam to Avoid Viruses: Although spam is not truly a virus or a hoax, it is one of the most annoying things with which an administrator must contend. Spam is defined as any unwanted, unsolicited email, and not only can the sheer volume of it be irritating, but it can also often open the door to larger problems. For …

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How Viruses Work

How Viruses Work

How Viruses Work: A virus, in most cases, tries to accomplish one of two things: render your system inoperable or spread to other systems. Many viruses will spread to other systems given the chance and then render your system unusable. This is common with many of the newer viruses. If your system is infected, the virus may try to attack …

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Social Networking and Information Gathering

Social Networking and Information Gathering

Social Networking and Information Gathering: One of the best sources for information is social networking. Social networking has proven not only extremely prolific but also incredibly useful as an information-gathering tool. A large number of people who use these services provide updates on a daily basis. You can learn not only what an individual is doing but also all the …

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Intrusion Prevention and Intrusion Detection Systems

Intrusion Prevention and Intrusion Detection Systems

Intrusion prevention & Intrusion detection systems: Intrusion prevention system (IPSs) and intrusion detection systems (IDSs) are important considerations for any smart hacker. It is important for you, as a hacker, to cover your tracks and keep a low profits—as in no profit at all. It should be common sense, but consider this: if instead of tiptoeing around a network, you …

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Hacking: Generic Example of Cyber Crime

Hacking: Generic Example of Cyber Crime

Generic Examples of Cyber Crime: Hacking is by no means a new phenomenon; it has existed in one form or another since the 1960s. For only a portion of the time since then has hacking been viewed as a crime and a situation that needs to be addressed.   Here are some generic examples of cyber Crime:   Stealing passwords …

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Hacking: Fun or Criminal Activity?

Hacking: Fun or Criminal Activity?

Hacking Fun or Criminal Activity: As stated earlier, hacking is by no means a new phenomenon; it has existed in one form or another since the 1960s. For only a portion of the time since then has hacking been viewed as a crime and a situation that needs to be addressed.   Here’s a look at some famous hacks over …

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The Evolution and Growth of Hacking

The Evolution and Growth of Hacking

The Evolution and Growth of Hacking: As you will see that attacks and strategies have improved and evolved over the years in ways you may not be aware of. Attackers have constantly sought up their game with new tactics and strategies to include various types of malware such as worms, spam, spyware, adware, and even rootkits. Although they have long …

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BRUTE FORCE AUTHENTICATION ATTACKS

BRUTE FORCE AUTHENTICATION ATTACKS

Brute Force Attacks: Authentication actually takes place in many other parts of the web application other then the main login page. It is also present when you change your password, update your account information, use the password recovery functionality, answering secret questions, and when you use the remember me option. If any of other authentication processes in flawed, the security …

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Operating System Command Injection Vulnerabilities

Operating System Command Injection Vulnerabilities

O/S Command Injection Vulnerabilities: Another attack vector that is part of injection is operating system command injection. This occurs when a hacker is able to dictate what system level commands (commonly bash in Linux or cmd.exe in Windows) are run on the web server. In most cases, a hacker will append on a malicious system command to an existing command …

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