Blog Posts Tagged with "Network Security"


Offensive Defense: A Really Bad Idea Proposed By Charlatans And Zealots

November 08, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Everyone just stop. All you offering the services or touting the ideas should just sit back down and shut up. Everyone cries now that the government is encroaching on their rights with regard to privacy and you all want to just push that bar even further out with offensive defense actions? Morons…

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On Password Hell

November 06, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

I had one sysadmin a few years ago who demanded we all use 64 character passwords and every other character had to switch type. It was something like ^y?M3aI`B[a/ and so on... It took two minutes to type it in and I had to carry a paper with the password written on it. I was so glad when he left...

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Getting System the Lazy Way

October 31, 2012 Added by:f8lerror

We know all that many users are local administrators. We also know we can send or drop binaries to these users and they will run whatever we want them to. The problem lies in when they run the binary if they don’t run it as admin we may not be able to get system level access. To be honest that is the level I want...

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Clean That Network Traffic

October 31, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon

Why not deploy an intelligent appliance behind the router and in front of the firewall? Filter out all the junk before you expend any resources in your firewall, or log all the events with your IDS/SEIM. Reduce your need for multiple servers and load balancers. This is like a reverse osmosis for your network...

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Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly Secured Environments: The Ultimate Security Guide

October 31, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

What information is being broadcast by your computers, company, or employees, that don’t show up in a software scan? Many companies think that if they just run a vulnerability scan and it passes that they are good, but is this an accurate test of your network security?

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Admin Rights - Your Achilles Heel

October 31, 2012 Added by:Paul Kenyon

Every organization experiences user frustrations and complications that result in support calls to the help desk. While each call may seem to suggest a unique problem, there could be a common root cause amongst them. Help desk calls often seem to be black and white – the machine works and now it doesn’t...

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Why doesn't your VPN work on the road?

October 29, 2012 Added by:Rainer Enders

With the ubiquity of mobile devices, staying securely connected to work - in theory - should require nothing more than an internet connection, and seemingly everywhere you travel, whether that be in hotels, airports, or conference trade shows, offer such connections. But the reality is more complicate...

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Rethinking the consumer/enterprise operating system

October 28, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

When Microsoft converged their kernel and made a single version of Windows most people were relieved, especially Microsoft developers and security types. It was now going to be easier to maintain the code base - but was that the right call? I think the jury may still be out...

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The Undervalued Security Benefits of IPsec

October 26, 2012 Added by:Rainer Enders

For too long, IPsec struggled with a reputation of being cumbersome to implement and manage. However, even amid the harshest of its critics, its ability to secure data has rarely, if ever, come into question. Now, through advancements in the technology's infrastructure, IPsec has become easy to use...

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Ways You Can Secure Your Network

October 25, 2012 Added by:Drayton Graham

If you are looking to secure your network, there is more than one way to do it. A NAC solution may still be the best bet for a number of companies, but when budget and resources are limited, RJ-45 jack locks may prove a creative, inexpensive solution...

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The Threat Is Real and Must Be Stopped: Clarifications And Rebuttal by an INFOSEC Professional DRAFT II

October 22, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

So far though Senator Lieberman I have only seen gross generalities out of you and others about how dire things are and how scared we all should be. Your hue and cry ultimately lacks any hard evidence for any of us to stand behind as that the issue is real and it is so prescient that action must be taken post haste...

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Why Patch Management is Vital to Your Business Network Security

October 22, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Patch management systems enable you to maintain full control of your systems’ patching activities. You can deploy security patches to test machines, and then push them out to all the rest of your machines, and also run reports to ensure that you have 100% compliance across all servers and workstations...

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BYOD or Rogue IT?

October 22, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

Rogue IT is the name given to the informal, ad hoc software and electronic devices brought by employees into their workplace. If IT managers are warming up to and in fact embracing BYOD are they as accepting of Rogue IT in the office? Is Rogue IT simply an extension of BYOD?

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The Balancing Act: How Universities Can Prevent Malware and Enable Information Access

October 21, 2012 Added by:Paul Kenyon

Considering most universities must accommodate a network of thousands of desktops and laptops, in addition to end-users ranging from students, developers, researchers, academics and admin staff – it’s no wonder balancing security and productivity is such a complex endeavor...

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Prolexic Q3 2012 ... a new generation of DDoS attacks

October 20, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

This is significant because very few companies or organizations have the necessary network infrastructure to deal with such attacks. There might be some companies with popular websites such as Google or Facebook that are able to handle such high-bandwidth floods, but most companies are not...

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Counterintelligence, False Flags, Disinformation, and Network Defense

October 17, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

I would like to clear the air here a bit on these terms and how they do really apply to the world of INFOSEC that we in this business now find ourselves in, one littered with military and spook terms that you may not be really familiar with. First off, lets look at the terms that have been thrown around here...

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