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by Harry Anderson 1.0 Introduction This article, the last in the series about Nessus, will endeavor to explain a Nessus report and how to analyze it. Nessus is a vulnerability scanner, a program that looks for security bugs in ...
Article by Anonymous | 02 Feb 2004 | 4 comments
by Tom Vogt Since at least 1998 (see Avolio ), security experts have warned that a perimeter defence alone is insufficient, and the vast majority of networks are extremely vulnerable as soon as the firewall, proxy service or physical ...
Article by Anonymous | 26 Jan 2004 | 0 comments
by Lance Spitzner For the past 18 months we have seen a tremendous growth in honeypot technologies. Everything from OpenSource solutions such as Honeyd and Honeynets, to commercial offerings such as KFSensor are commonly ...
Article by Anonymous | 13 Jan 2004 | 0 comments
by Nishchal Bhalla and Rohyt Belani The security posture of a web application can be severely undermined if the underlying web server software is vulnerable. The web server software is the most visible and easy to exploit part of a web ...
Article by Anonymous | 04 Jan 2004 | 0 comments
by Andy Cuff 1.0 Introduction Installing a Network IDS (NIDS) onto a network requires a significant amount of thought and planning. In addition to the technical issues and product selection there are resource issues, from product ...
Article by Anonymous | 29 Dec 2003 | 1 comment
by Harry Anderson 1.0 Introduction Nessus is a vulnerability scanner, a program that looks for security bugs in software. There is a freely available open source version which runs on Unix. Tenable Security has also recently ...
Article by Anonymous | 15 Dec 2003 | 0 comments
by Sarah Granger Finding the right firewall Firewalls play a crucial role in network and computer security.   Part I of this series, Home User Security: Your First Defense , examined the typical functions of ...
Article by Anonymous | 07 Dec 2003 | 0 comments
by Mark Wolfgang Access Granted -- Now What? Welcome back! The first article in this two-part series covered a few different methods of getting into the target router. This article will focus on what we can do once we've ...
Article by Anonymous | 30 Nov 2003 | 0 comments
by Laurent Oudot [continued from Part 1 ] Most of the time, a spammer connecting to the open proxy server will try to send an initial email in order to check how the proxy is working. This moment can be crucial if you want to fool ...
Article by Anonymous | 25 Nov 2003 | 0 comments
by Sarah Granger Editor's note: this article has also been translated into German thanks to Vu-Clan , a Deutsch gaming site. The need for a firewall It used to be that an anti-virus program was a home user's ...
Article by Anonymous | 18 Nov 2003 | 1 comment