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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.  ...

CyberPop - What's Remediation?
By: ginasilvertree
July 8, 2016

CyberPop is a quick way to learn more definitions and facts about cyber security. Today’s Question: What's Remediation Answer: What an organization does to limit or stop an attack once it’s detected, as part of incident response. Includes things like blocking IP addresses, removing infected files or devices, and restoring affected systems to a known good state.

Custom Python Script: Sending an Email Through Terminal
By: prometheus
July 7, 2016

Ever wondered how you'd write up and send an email without launching the browser and the gateway portal of the serving entity? In this post, we describe how to send an email through a command line terminal. You'll be able to do so with little prior knowledge of Python or any other programming language.   Lets get started... ...

Have You Seen These 3 SonicWALL Functions?
By: huntincj
July 7, 2016

Recently, I took another SonicWALL clas and was shocked to see some of the functionality that's available to the smaller business with devices such as the NSA 220.Here are 3 functions you may find surprising:  1. Regular Expression (REGEX) Matching (5.9 and Up) This is particularly powerful for DLP if you host your own email server. You can set ...

Privacy Matters
By: Antifuse
July 6, 2016

Is Privacy Worth Protecting? Absolutely. Although, some people would say otherwise, claiming things like, "People don't care about their own privacy", and "Why should they care if they have nothing to hide?" This way of thinking implies people don't care about their "rights" to privacy. Privacy should be protected, even if we don't care about our own right to ...

"Done for You" - The Complete List of Python Training Classes (Plus a Bonus)
By: ginasilvertree
July 6, 2016

Advanced Activities in Python Length: 39:47 Basic Python Commands and Functions Length: 29:47 Ctypes in Python Length: 31:32 Data Structures in Python Length: 31:36 Exceptions and Classes in Python Length: 28:05 Exploit Development (part 5) Python Length: 08:28 How to Install Python Length: 11:03 ...

Cyber Workforce Solution: Hire More Veterans
By: ginasilvertree
July 6, 2016

By Kathleen Smith For the last several years, cyber security leaders and business owners have been lamenting the worldwide hiring crisis for cyber security professionals [1] . From building new educational programs, to discussing the relaxation of immigration regulations, every corner of the cyber security community has looked for an answer to this crisis. At the same time, ...