In this article we are going to solve another challenge of Xerxes. Xerxes is historically known as a god king, but here Xerxes is a vulnerable machine and our challenge is to capture the flag from it. The machine consists of a Web application which is under construction, but […]
The year 2014 started with a diplomatic crisis in Crimes and Ukraine. The tension rose just after the 2014 Ukrainian revolution, in which the government of President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted after a popular revolt in Kiev. In the region there are groups contrary to the protest that desire […]
Typically, Internet banking and e-commerce websites are considered to be highly secure, with web mechanisms that implement more foolproof solutions for user authentication, such as client-side digital certificates rather than the user name and password combination in order to ensure the safety of user sensitive data. SSL not only […]
In this tutorial we’ll talk about OpenVPN client connection settings, which come in handy when the connection to the OpenVPN server does not work. We’ll be using GopenVPN GUI client program that can be very useful to connect/disconnect to certain OpenVPN network right from the desktop without entering command […]
The documents leaked by Edward Snowden revealed to the world the amazing spying machine built by US intelligence, its capabilities appears virtually infinite, the US agents, in fact, are able to infect targets even if they are not online, they are able to control any communication and can practically […]
As the Internet becomes more and more important to our lives, the challenge is to enjoy the conveniences of online activities while reducing the risks of privacy violations. A good understanding of the privacy threats is an important factor for preventing privacy violations. In order to provide such […]
The term “malvertising” is coined through the combination of two words – “malware” (i.e., “malicious software”) and “advertising.”
As an activity taking place online, malvertising is defined as the use of online ads to distribute malicious software. Although malvertising campaigns may not be as frequent as those that […]
A sequence of data breaches suffered by principal US retailers Target and Neiman Marcus has put Americans on alert. A total of more than a hundred million people may have been a victim of a cyber attacks against POS systems in the stores of the two giants.
The attackers used […]
Network neutrality (also known as net neutrality or Internet neutrality) refers to a general principle that Internet service providers (ISPs) should not control how their customers lawfully use the Internet. For example, the ISPs should not restrict any Internet traffic or charge differently for different types of traffic.
ALPR – Technical Specifications
The majority of ALPR devices are mounted on bridges, road signs, and poles near traffic lights or outside public buildings and even patrol vehicles. It seems that the last type of carrier, presumably for its mobility, arouses the most interest and concern among people. Mobile ALPR […]
Today’s world is an Internet world. These days, everyone wants to save their professional data and private content. With so much private information being shared over the Internet via social, email, the cloud etc, what can you possibly do to try to protect yourself? Many surveillance programs were going […]
There is a notable upsurge in the number of ransomware attacks in the past couple of months, and undoubtedly the emergence of the CryptoLocker ransomware is among the most significant contributory factors to this trend. Yet a calamity never comes alone, and presumably for every new threat there is […]
By now, the risks associated with phishing are well-known and well-documented. What is often misunderstood or overlooked is a hidden threat related to phishing.Brief BackgroundThere are various forms of phishing, but each form has a similar objective: to elicit information from an unsuspecting victim (refer to this article for […]
Countless organizations have fallen prey to cyber attacks – from high profile retailers to enterprises and government agencies. Some attacks have been high profile, like last year’s Adobe attack that compromised tens of millions of customer accounts, leading to other sites, including Facebook, to force users who may have […]
As of this writing in February 2014, Android has the greatest OS market share on both smartphones and tablets. If you don’t own an Android device, chances are that your friends, family or co-workers do.
The security implications of Android affect many millions of people worldwide who use their devices […]
A social engineering assessment is a very valuable tool in understanding the security exposure of most organizations. Since human beings tend to be the weakest link in any security strategy, this work can quickly identify which areas need to be addressed in the timeliest fashion. Another factor that needs […]
A password is the secret word or phrase that is used for the authentication process in various applications. It is used to gain access to accounts and resources. A password protects our accounts or resources from unauthorized access.
What is Password Cracking?
Password cracking is the process of guessing or recovering […]
Effective threat intelligence is one major service that most companies offer to alert about the latest threats. Threat intelligence alerts about the latest threats, vulnerabilities, malware attributes, malicious IPs, etc., which can cause risk to an organization. This information will help the engineers to plan and prepare themselves to […]
Summing up what happened, Der Spiegel published an internal NSA catalog that contains detailed information on spies’ backdoors used by the agencies and designed to compromise a wide range of equipment from major IT vendors.
The document contains product data sheets of tools and exploits designed by NSA for cyber […]
Most likely you will agree that security education is the thing that needs enhancement the most in companies worldwide – it is pointless to expend millions of dollars on the most recent software and hardware to defend the corporate networks against all kinds of internal and external threats only […]