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    • IPsec

      IPsec

      IPSec (IP Security) is a suite of protocols which was designed by Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to protect data by signing and encrypting data before it is transmitted over public networks. The IETF Request for Comments (RFCs) 2401-2409 defines the IPSec protocols with regard to security protocols, security associations and key management, and authentication

    • Responding to Network Attacks and Security Incidents

      Responding to Network Attacks and Security Incidents

      Network Attacks Review A network attack occurs when an attacker or hacker uses certain methods or technologies to maliciously attempt to compromise the security of a network. Hackers attack corporate networks to use data for financial gain or for industrial espionage, to illegally use user accounts and privileges, to run code to damage and corrupt

    • Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks

      Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks

      A Denial of Service (DoS) attack is one that attempts to prevent the victim from being able to use all or part of his/her network connection. A denial of service attack may target a user to prevent him/her from making outgoing connections on the network. It may also target an entire organization to either prevent

    • How Firewall Protection Works

      How Firewall Protection Works

      Firewall protection works by blocking certain types of traffic between a source and a destination. All network traffic has a source, a destination, and a protocol. This protocol is usually TCP, UDP, or ICMP. If this protocol is TCP or UDP, there is a source port and a destination port. Most often the source port

    • LDAP Security Issues

      LDAP Security Issues

      RFC 2829 – Authentication Methods for LDAP defines the basic threats to an LDAP directory service: Unauthorized access to data via data-fetching operations, Unauthorized access to reusable client authentication information by monitoring others' access, Unauthorized access to data by monitoring others' access, Unauthorized modification of data, Unauthorized modification of configuration, Unauthorized or excessive use of

    • Two Factor Authentication

      Two Factor Authentication

      Two factor authentication is term used to describe any authentication mechanism where more than one thing is required to authentate a user. The two components of two factor authentication are: Something you know Something you have Traditional authentication schemes used username and password pairs to authenticate users. This provides minimal security, because many user passwords

    • 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

    • Firewalls

      Firewalls

      A firewall is a software component that restricts unauthorized inward network access. It allows outward information flow. It is set up to control traffic flow between two networks by configured permissions like Allow, Deny, Block, Encrypt, etc. It is normally employed to avoid illegal access to personal computers or corporate networks from external unsafe entities

    • IKE (Internet Key Exchange)

      IKE (Internet Key Exchange)

      The term Internet Key Exchange refers to the networking protocol that designed to configure a SA (security association) within the IPsec protocol suite of applications. Internet Key Exchange (or IKE) is constructed on top of ISAKMP and the Oakley protocol and is often used in the VPN tunneling process. X.509 certificates are used for authentication

    • TCP Sequence Prediction Attack

      TCP Sequence Prediction Attack

      A TCP sequence prediction attack is an attempt to hijack an existing TCP session by injecting packets which pretend to come from one computer involved in the TCP session. The TCP Sequence Prediction Attack TCP is a reliable connection-oriented layer 4 (Transport Layer) protocol. Packet transfer between hosts is accomplished by the layers below layer

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