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Network Security

Man in the Middle Attack
In a Man in the Middle (MIM) attack the hacker places eavesdropping equipment between the sending device and the receiving device. He intercepts the data, records it and possibly modifies it, then sends it on to the intended receiving device. 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 ...

What is a Password Hash and Salt?
Never store a user's password as plain-text. A Hashing algorithm is similar to encryption. To increase the security of a hashed password, a random value called salt is added to the hash. More ...

Nessus Network Vulnerability Scanner
Nessus is a network vulnerability scanning program that scans network hosts for vulnerabilities and generates reports on its findings. More ...

Network Security Model - Defining an Enterprise Security Strategy
These are the five primary security groups that should be considered with any enterprise security model. These include security policy, perimeter, network, transaction and monitoring security. These are all part of any effective company security strategy. More ...

Difference Between Network Firewall and Web Application Firewall
A Network Firewall acts as a security barrier between a trusted network, such as the local network (LAN), and an untrusted network, such as the Internet. A >Web Application Firewall (WAF) monitors and allows or blocks data packets as they travel to and from a Web application. More ...

What is Cross Site Scripting?
Cross-site scripting attacks are used to steal information from your browser when you visit websites such as ecommerce stores, forums, and even your email accounts. More ...

Types of Computer Security Threats
No book nor any checklist or method can show you all the kinds of harm that can happen to computer assets. There are too many ways to interfere with your use of these assets. Two information sources are of value however. The CVE list and the CVSS measurement system. More ...

Secure, Network Compliant BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Solutions
A recent IBM study and revealed that 81% of organizations reported their employees are using their personal mobile devices to connect to "company resources". But BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) doesn't necessarily equate to network security problems. More ...

What is Penetration Testing?
This book serves as an introduction to the steps required to complete a penetration test or perform an ethical hack. You learn how to properly utilize and interpret the results of modern day hacking tools; which are required to complete a penetration test. More ...

Digital Signatures and Certificates
The construction of the Digital Signature entails applying a hash function to the message by concatenation of the message with a known secret key and then applying a mathematical function which will produce a fixed length output known as the digest. More ...

Implementing a Secure Password Policy
If your network is compromised, identity thefts could use your company's customers credit card numbers and social security numbers to destroy their lives. And it's not only your company's customers who are going to suffer. When the source of the security breach is traced to your company, the result will be a negligence lawsuit. More ...

Data Encryption
There are two kinds of key encryption: private key and public key. In private key encryption a single key is used. Public key encryption uses two keys. One key, called the private key can only be used to decrypt a document. The other key, called the public key, can only encrypt a document. More ...

What Roles Do Firewalls and Proxy Servers Play in Network Security?
A firewall can detect specific application protocol content and filter out any applications that exhibits certain characteristics. A proxy server sits between hosts and server that filters requests by checking IP Addresses, Protocol and application content. More ...

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