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THC: Introduction to Tunisian Hybrid Car
By: supertnx123
January 20, 2017

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Project description: The project is a robot vehicle to be precisely based on an Arduino core ( Arduino UNO) and carrying a Raspberrian independent system for memory consuming operations, and equipped with various tools for environment recon and pen-testing (GPS/ real-time positioning/live streaming, ...

Tutorial: One Shot Passive Discovery
By: H5p
January 20, 2017

Estimated reading time: 1.5 minutes When preparing for a penetration test, step one: Gather the information.Let's collect the information about the target by digging what is already available on the internet.  You may do Google search, whois, traceroute, advanced Googling and other stuff but let's kill this with one shot. I have found a cool script which can come ...

[PODCAST] Minicast Episode 8 The one about ransom and privacy
By: CyDefe
January 19, 2017

Hey hey everyone we've published another podcast this month. On this episode we talk about Microsoft's new privacy dashboard, and a lot of ransom happening in the cyber world. You can listen to our podcast on CyDefe.com, watch our raw video at https://www.twitch.tv/cydefe. Story Links https://www.securityweek.com/microsoft-launches-privacy-dashboard http://thehackernews.com/2017/01/mongodb-database-security.html?m=1 ...

Risk Management: The what, the how, and next steps in advancing your cyber career
By: Olivia
January 19, 2017

When we talk about cybersecurity, for the most part, we are talking about the protection of systems and information from threat vectors such as: cyber espionage, cyber warfare, cyber terrorism, cyber negligence (looking at you Sony). In their most troublesome form, these threats take aim or point at military, secret, political, or infrastructure assets of a country and its people. ...

Software Security Analysis: Manual vs. Automated
By: rcubed
January 19, 2017

A lot of effort goes towards securing networks and the resources they host, but when it comes to the seven layers of the ISO OSI stack, it’s the application layer where a lot of the trouble begins and ends. Gartner places 90% of the blame for security vulnerabilities on the tippy-top layer (7). This highly-vulnerable top layer ...

The Next Level of Security Threats: Doxware
By: Lawrence King
January 19, 2017

Estimated reading time: 2.5 minutes IT security threats are constantly evolving. Criminals create new threats and new ways to bypass security as soon as IT professionals learn about current ones.  As infrastructures are hardened with new technology, criminals find that it easier to manipulate end users to do their work. Ransomware attacks have taken advantage of ...

Information Security Controls
By: Admin Anthony
January 19, 2017

Estimated reading time: 3.5 minutes Information Security is the way to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information within an organization. Confidentiality, the information has been protected from authorized entity. Integrity, the information had been protected from unauthorized modification. Availability, the information is there when require accessing by authorizing users. To obtain the ...

Website Protection with htaccess
By: Romansh Yadav
January 18, 2017

Estimated reading time: 1.5 minutes Hello everyone,   Many experts say that nothing is secure. I agreed, but if one is a programmer as well as a security expert, then we can make ...

Network Security vs. Endpoint Security is the Boxing Match of the Year: Who Wins?
By: Olivia
January 17, 2017

327 new threats every minute. More than 5 every second. That’s the state of the world’s threat landscape according to Avecto. As you can probably guess, the challenge for organizations and their dedicated cyber security teams lies within the sheer volume of threats and being able to keep up with those threats.According to the Ponemon Cost of Malware Containment report, ...

Become an Expert in any Subject Without Visiting the Library
By: rcubed
January 17, 2017

Back in the old days (pre-internet), writing research papers for school was an arduous task. The process began with badgering my poor mother into dropping me off at the public library and then returning several hours later to retrieve me. My badgering was often at a fevered pitch since I’d usually wait until the day before the ...