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    • Packet Sniffers

      Packet Sniffers

      Packet sniffing is listening (with software) to the raw network device for interesting packets. When the software sees a packet that fits certain criteria, it logs it to a file. The most common criterion for an interesting packet is one that contains words like “login” or “password.” To packet sniff, obtain or code a packet

    • Intrusion Detection System (IDS)

      Intrusion Detection System (IDS)

      Consumers commonly mistake an intrusion detection system (IDS)with a computer firewall. Although both applications have a similar goal to protect end-users from nefarious hackers and computer malware, an IDS differs from a firewall in that it can be either a device or software program created to monitor an individual computer, computing device, or network for

    • Cisco VPN Error 412

      Cisco VPN Error 412

      The CISCO VPN Client is a popular software application that allows end-users to connect a computer to a VPN (virtual private network). Once connected, the client computer can leverage the resources of the remote network in a secure environment as if connected directly to the local network. Unfortunately, a common error that can arise for

    • ISAKMP

      ISAKMP

      ISAKMP (Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol) is a protocol for establishing Security Associations (SA) and cryptographic keys in a internet environment. ISAKMP defines the procedures for authenticating a communicating peer, creation and management of Security Associations, key generation techniques, and threat mitigation (e.g. denial of service and replay attacks). ISAKMP typically utilizes IKE

    • IP Address Spoofing

      IP Address Spoofing

      IP address spoofing denotes the action of generating IP packets with fake source IP addresses in order to impersonate other systems or to protect the identity of the sender. Spoofing can also refer to forging or using fake headers on emails or netnews to – again – protect the identity of the sender and to

    • How to Disable the Netgear Router Firewall

      How to Disable the Netgear Router Firewall

      In most cases, disabling the firewall on a Netgear router is a really bad idea. In fact, it is such a bad idea that Netgear does not even make a button in their GUI that does this. Nevertheless, users can effectively disable a Netgear router firewall just by adding a rule or two to the

    • Peer Guardian

      Peer Guardian

      Peer Guardian is perhaps the most popular IP blocking software tool on the web. The Peer2Peer sharing community primarily uses Peer Guardian to block the RIAA, MPAA, and other organizations from tracking a sharer’s IP address and online activity. In addition to blocking IP addresses, Peer Guardian also blocks adware, spyware, and government and educational

    • Role Based Access Control (RBAC)

      Role Based Access Control (RBAC)

      The earliest forms of access control systems assigned privileges to users. These early access control systems allowed the system administrator to enable defined privileges for users like Bob and Doug. The addition of user groups improved that situation. The system administrator could now assign privileges to groups such as Sales or Accounting and add users

    • DMZ (DeMilitarized Zone)

      DMZ (DeMilitarized Zone)

      The majority of non-computer professionals think of a DMZ as the strip of land that serves as the buffer between North and South Korea along the 39th parallel north created as part of the Korean Armistice Agreement in 1953. In the computer security field; however, the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) is either a logical or physical

    • Packet Fragmentation

      Packet Fragmentation

      Every packet based network has an MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) size. The MTU is the size of the largest packet that that network can transmit. Packets larger than the allowable MTU must be divided into smaller packets or fragments to enable them to traverse the network. Network Standard MTU Ethernet 1500 Token Ring 4096 Packet

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