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Computer Network Security

Handling Rogue Access Points
A Rogue access point is any wireless access points that exist on your network without the consent of the business. If an insider were to use a laptop to act as an access point, regardless of the intent, it poses a security risk. More ...

How to Become a Professional Ethical Hacker
As a Professional Ethical Hacker you need to understand the various kind of hacking, which can be classified into White Hat, Grey Hat and non-ethical hacking. Only a deep knowledge can help in combating any sort of breach or unauthorised access in the information system. More ...

Methods to Combat Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks
DDOS attacks are costly in terms of lost revenue and added costs. DDoS attack protection plays a fundamental role in keeping businesses online. Here are some strategies that can be used to protect against a DDoS attack. More ...

How SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Works
SSL is a security protocol standard that encrypts communication between a web browser and a web server. Any organization that uses their website to transmit, receive, store, or display confidential or sensitive information such as passwords, credit card or bank account numbers, social security numbers, and so on, needs to use an SSL Connection. More ...

Detecting Network Sniffers
A packet sniffer is a program or device that eavesdrops on network traffic and gathers data from packets. Malicious intruders may install packet sniffers in order to retrieve usernames and passwords. More ...

Domain Name System (DNS) Vulnerabilities
The original design of the DNS did not include robust security features. DNS vulnerabilities open networks to various types of attacks, cache poisoning and DDoS attacks being the most common. More ...

Denial of Service Attack (DoS) Detection and Mitigation
A Denial of Service Attack is when a hacker attempts to consume such a large amount of a server's resources that it's services will be unavailable to its intended users. For example a DoS attack against a web server attempts to prevent it from serving web pages to legitimate Internet clients. More ...

How Snort's Stealth TCP Port Scanning Works
Snort is an open source network intrusion detection system, capable of performing real-time traffic analysis and packet logging on IP networks. It can perform protocol analysis, content searching and matching, and can be used to detect a variety of attacks and probes. More ...

The Role of Security Penetration Testers
An ethical hacker is a person who performs most of the same activities a hacker does but with the owner or company's permission. Ethical hackers are usually contracted to perform penetration tests or security tests. More ...

Understanding the Different Classes of Firewalls
A firewall is able to achieve its functions through the capabilities it is able to provide. These are the capabilities determine the type of firewall to needed to meet a certain and specific set of security needs. More ...

The Use of HoneyPots and HoneyNets to Trick Hackers
A HoneyPot is a storage area on a network that has fake confidential and valuable data used to trick hackers. More ...

Top Ways to Prevent Data Loss
Data loss is crippling for any business, especially in the age of big data where companies rely on digital information to refine their marketing, contact prospects, and process transactions. The first goal should be to prevent data loss from occurring in the first place. More ...

The Basics of Network Security
As technology and computer networks grow sophisticated over time, so do the intrusion techniques that scammers use in order to infiltrate them. If you're serious about protecting your company's private information , you need to do a lot more than have a router and firewall in place. More ...