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Cybrary’s Open Blog is a user contributed cybersecurity knowledge base that brings together content highlighting the latest tools, exploits, technologies and insights in the industry.

UNM4SK3D: Net Neutrality, Starbucks, and ROBOT
By: Olivia
December 15, 2017

#badnews Today was a sad day for the Internet and sites like Cybrary. The Federal Communications Commission voted today to deregulate the broadband industry and eliminate net neutrality rules that "prohibit Internet service providers from blocking and throttling Internet traffic."  For those of you have been following the news, there's been much debate surrounding ...

Equifax and Never Look Back (Wrong!)
By: Olivia
December 13, 2017

One of, if not THE most notable breach of 2017 was revealed by Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX), in which their organization was hacked through the exploitation of “a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Based on the company’s investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017.” This exploit lead to the compromise of sensitive ...

Best Of..."Hacker Resources"
By: ginasilvertree
December 12, 2017

There are so many great hacker resources on Cybrary, I don't know where to start! But, I'll try an organized approach. Here are three top items (author's choice) from various sections on the site:  OP3N (member-submitted content): 7 Types of Hackers You Should Know What Are Hackers and How Can You Become One? ...

DUHK: The Technique That Got the VPN Compromised
By: Aman2406
December 10, 2017

The world we are living in is slowly moving towards digitalization, people are happy as their life is becoming so easy due to technology. Everything from our personal information to professional information is stored online and we think it’s secured and can only be accessed by us. At this point to wake us up from the dilemma, there is ...

What is Docker? [Series]
By: Jawady Muhammad Habib
December 9, 2017

Hello there, this is Muhammad Habib Jawady and in this article, I will be talking about a clean, safe and portable runtime environment called –you guessed it- Docker. This will be a hands-on series of articles with no prerequisite skills whatsoever, I will cover the basics of Docker, also basic terminology and commands. But first, why should you care? In ...

Wanna-Cry Ransomware
By: Aman2406
December 9, 2017

Wanna-Cry Ransomware: The cyber attack the world is not ready for Introduction: The world we live in is moving towards digitization, where every data is now stored digitally, and that information can be accessed any moment of time making lives much easier as before. Many people can even access that data at a ...

The Abyssal Depth of the Deep Web
By: Aman2406
December 8, 2017

In the current scenario, people believe that information about everything present in the world can be found through the Google search engine. But there is entirely a massive online world beyond the search of Google or any other similar search engine called the Deep Web. If it is to be believed the scale of the internet world is ...

UNM4SK3D: NiceHash, Android, and TeamViewer
By: Olivia
December 8, 2017

#hacked Bitcoin buyers beware. While the price of the popular cryptocurrency just crossed the $14,800 mark in less than 24 hours, that has made it an even more attractive target for hackers. One site, NiceHash, the largest Bitcoin mining marketplace, has recently fallen victim to hacking.  For those unfamiliar, NiceHash is a "cloud-based crypto-mining ...

5 Study Tips to Pass the CCNP Routing and Switching Exams
By: michaelwarne
December 8, 2017

Did your CCNA certification give you the platform you desired as a newbie? Are you ready to move to a more advanced level?Time to move to the next level of a higher level professional certification - “CCNP”! CCNP certification is a more in-depth study of basics covered in CNNA course. CCNP Routing and Switching are one of the 8 ...

AWS: Monitoring S3 With Events and SNS
By: Jawady Muhammad Habib
December 7, 2017

Howdy, everybody! This is Muhammad Habib Jawady in a new DevOps hands-on tutorial. In my first Amazon Web Services tutorial, I demonstrate how to leverage the S3 events feature and Simple Notification Service in order to monitor the actions taken on certain assets.This is a hands-on guide with no prerequisite skills even though the possession of an AWS account with the allowed ...