I made it back from DEFCON with both my phone and tablet intact, but I’m happy I didn’t bring a light bulb. You see, if had brought a light bulb, and that light bulb was a smart LED bulb running Linux, it might be running someone else’s software by […]
Bacula was specifically designed for backup jobs in a server environment, where servers have IP addresses that don’t change regularly and are always up and running. Mobile devices usually connect to the network by using a cable (when an employee comes to the office) or through a VPN (when […]
How many times did your work colleague or a friend of yours find a USB cable from your PC/Laptop and attach his Android phone to recharge its battery? Have you ever thought that your private data (images, sounds, videos, text notes) may get transferred behind the scenes without you […]
As mentioned before, an identity management implementation project will often extend 18-36 months based on the size and complexity of the organization. This is an extraordinary amount of time for any project sponsor to maintain passion around the project. The answer is iterations of value statements which deliver […]
When the backup solution is already working, we can also take a look at notifications more closely. We can send a notification email for every backup, which is run during the night, to tell us whether the backup has been run successfully or not. We can decide the type […]
The gossip news of this week is the alleged hack of Apple’s iCloud of many celebrities. Hundreds of naked photos purportedly belonging to more than one hundred actors and singers have been disclosed online.
On Sunday, the pictures of 101 celebrities, including Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lawrence, Victoria Justice, Kate […]
Traffic light systems security issues
We often see movie scenes in which hackers are able to hack systems for the control of traffic lights, with catastrophic consequences, unfortunately we must be conscious that threat actors are really able these complex infrestructures causing serious problems.
Trafﬁc lights were originally designed as standalone […]
Bacula supports file encryption on the file daemon, which sends encrypted data to the storage daemon for storage. Since the file daemon encrypts the data prior to sending it to the storage daemon, the storage daemon only sees the encrypted data. It’s important to realize that file contents are […]
If you have ever hired a Professional Services team to do an integration project, you know that it takes planning and tenacity to pull it through to the end. Depending on the breadth of the integration, the difficulty of accomplishing this varies. So, what makes an Identity Management integration […]
When configuring the Bacula client, we don’t need the full-blown Bacula installation, but just the bacula-client package that we can simply install by using the apt-get command. The client configuration consists of editing the /etc/bacula/bacula-fd.conf configuration file and ensuring that the name and the password in the Director definition […]
This article presents the integral concepts of Bacula operation and management, which are integral parts of every Bacula backup solution and must be understood in detail. When using Bacula, we must first be up-to-date with the following Bacula terminology:
Director: the director’s name and the access password used for authentication […]
To view Part I of this article, please visit http://resources.infosecinstitute.com/website-hacking-101/.
In this Part, we are going to briefly introduce Path Traversal, usage of Delimiters, and Information Disclosure attack.
We are going to present simple solutions to simplified problems involving the attacks.
Exercise 8: Path Traversal
Figure : A simple webpage in which you […]
In this endeavor I’ve chosen to use Bacula backup software for the reasons outlined above. First we must talk about the Bacula server, but the outlined concept refers to all backup servers out there. There are multiple questions that need addressing: in a virtualized environment, should we backup our […]
In this article, we will look at another cool utility named iDB for pentesting iOS applications.
Before that, i would like to apologize for coming up late with this article. A lot of you have been requesting articles on different topics and i promise that i will write on them […]
Five Eyes and more
In the last twelve months, whistleblower Edward Snowden has revealed to the public how invasive is the cyber strategy of the US government and its cyber allies, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
These governments have an intense cooperation in signals intelligence, also known as SIGINT, […]
Computer forensics is a very important branch of computer science in relation to computer and Internet related crimes. Earlier, computers were only used to produce data but now it has expanded to all devices related to digital data. The goal of Computer forensics is to perform crime investigations by using evidence from […]
Every analysis begins with specific goals in mind. As a forensics investigator, you are expected to know the type and importance of information you are looking for while investigating a computer crime. Computer forensics investigations involving a Windows box rely heavily on meticulous inspection of the keys, subkeys and […]
The particular exploits in this article take advantage of systemic query factory vulnerabilities, vulnerabilities which exist throughout an entire application’s SQL generation code, found in a deprecated version of OSCommerce’s development/unstable tree (specifically version 3.0.3 alpha) that were implemented by other developers into their own product’s stable tree. While […]
Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) are an essential component to all organizations, companies, and other establishments offering Internet or Intranet access.
According to network security provider GFI, an Acceptable Use Policy should successfully define which network systems the policy covers; explicitly prohibit illicit behavior, distribution, and communications; establish privacy guidelines; and […]
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article for 2600 Magazine. (If you’re curious, publication has been confirmed and you’ll probably see it in the Winter 2014-2015 issue.) The form email you get when you email an article submission says:
“We don’t recommend sending PGP encrypted articles as we frequently […]