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See How "My Notes" Continues to Grow on Cybrary
By: ginasilvertree
July 13, 2016

Recently, Cybrary released the "My Notes" feature, which members use to their personal record notes while take free cyber security training class . Since its inception, many users have leveraged this tool to capture critical information, thoughts and ideas. Researchers found that if important information was contained in notes, it had a 34 percent chance of being ...

18 Video Tutorials to Prep for the CISA Exam
By: Hemang Doshi
July 13, 2016

CISA Exam - Video Tutorials Steps of Risk Assessment: In this video, we'll learn the steps to follow while conducting risk assessment. This is very important concept from the CISA exam point. You can expect a minimum 5 to 7 questions on the exam on this concept. The Question, Answer and ...

SIEM is Security Systems' "BIG BOSS"
By: Arshad Abid
July 13, 2016

SIEM is like the choirmaster of all your security devices. Other systems only perform/provide the following: Intrusion detection system (IDS) only understand Protocols,Packets & IP addresses. Asset management systems check apps, owners and business processes. Service logs show configuration changes, logins and service activities. Endpoint security takes ...

Google Hall Of Fame – Bug OR Mechanism
By: S-Connect
July 12, 2016

Google Hall of Fame is becoming very popular among security researchers and bug hunters nowadays. Curiosity is at an extreme level; a few of them are calling it ‘Google Hall of Shame’ without analyzing the problem or reason behind the mechanism. A few said ‘we didn't report anything nor did we find a valid security bug, but still our ...

Hide Your IP Using the Zenmate Chrome Extension
By: Ahmed Elessawy
July 12, 2016

An IP (Internet Protocol) address allows your computer to connect with others over the internet. The IP address allows the web to find your device amongst the billions of others connected to it.Of course, this also means that attackers can track what you’re doing online. If someone can see your IP address, they can watch and log your internet activity ...

Browser Plug-Ins and Extensions for Pentesters/Security Analysts
By: MaskedFrog
July 11, 2016

Sometimes, it's necessary to probe a server or network without the resources at hand to load bloated proxies or web testing frameworks. Here's where browser plug-ins and extensions shine.This short list of plug-ins/extensions is not exhaustive. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of plug-ins and Extensions available with dozens and dozens of them intended for pentesting purposes. They can ...

Android Secret Codes Every H@ck3r Should Know
By: Genius
July 11, 2016

#1234# (View SW Version PDA, CSC, MODEM) #12580369# (SW & HW Info) #197328640# (Service Mode) #0228# (ADC Reading) #32489# (Ciphering Info) #232337# (Bluetooth Address) #232331# (Bluetooth Test Mode) #232338# (WLAN MAC Address) #232339# (WLAN Test Mode) #0842# (Vibra Motor Test Mode) #0782# (Real Time Clock Test) ...

Sunday’s Cyber Security Fact: Unique Pieces of Malware (July 10, 2016)
By: ginasilvertree
July 10, 2016

"Symantec discovered more than 430 million new unique pieces of malware in 2015, up 36 percent from the year before. Perhaps what is most remarkable is that these numbers no longer surprise us. As real life and online become indistinguishable from each other, cybercrime has become a part of our daily lives. Attacks against businesses and nations hit the ...

What Are Hackers and How Can You Become One?
By: mrNayaNi
July 8, 2016

Introduction: Hey everybody - This article is all about Hackers: who they are and to become one. Let's start from the beginning. Hacker is a term that began to be used in 1960. Hackers were people who hacked computer code. Later, hackers came to be known as individuals who had advanced knowledge on computers, networks etc.According to Wikipedia, ...

Infosec 101: DNS - What is it and How do I Spoof it?
By: GodSpeed
July 8, 2016

DNS stands for Domain Name System and it does the job of translating the name of websites you enter in the address bar into an IP address.  When you enter www.google.com into the address bar, it gets translated to the respective IP address and after that, a connection is established.  ...