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7 Ways to Improve Your Network’s Web Security

7 Ways to Improve Your Network's Web Security

March 23, 2012Mohit Kumar
7 Ways to Improve Your Network's Web Security Admins looking to improve on their company's web security often turn to software solutions to help assess and automate their security tasks. Good web security software can make surfing the web safe and secure by protecting users from potential vulnerabilities in their operating systems or browsers, as well as helping them to avoid policy violations. The top web security software packages can help you to improve your network's web security in many ways. Here are seven of the major benefits web security software offers: 1. Automatic blocking of malicious content Compromised websites can lead to compromised workstations. Whether it's a malicious script or a media file, web security software can scan and block data before displaying it in a browser compromises a machine. 2. Scan downloads for malware Users frequently go to the Internet to download files, whether those are programs, music, or screensavers. Web security software can scan those
Stanford University defaced by Indian Hackers

Stanford University defaced by Indian Hackers

March 16, 2012Mohit Kumar
Stanford University defaced by Indian Hackers Stanford University subdomain ( https://scale.stanford.edu/ ) defaced by Indian hackers " Yash " and " C0de Inject0r " from Team Nuts . Stanford is an American private research university located in Stanford, California. Hacker write on page " Everyday Someone Get Hacked , Today is your Day ". " Admin -Good Security ,But Still Failed To Keep Us Out Of Your BOX " They added. Deface page have " Vande Mataram " as background music. Vande Mataram is a patriotic song for Indians. Reason of Defacement is unknown. At time of writing this post, site displaying black colour background with Hackers message on it. Team Nuts Hackers was mostly active last year, you can check their past hacks here .
Mobile Based Wireless Network MiTM Attack Illustration

Mobile Based Wireless Network MiTM Attack Illustration

February 05, 2012Mohit Kumar
Mobile Based Wireless Network MiTM Attack Illustration Bilal Bokhari from zer0byte.com Illustrated perfect example of Mobile Based Wireless Network MiTM Attack on his blog. Bilal want to share this article with our Readers at THN, Have a look : If we look at the history of computer development, the computer developers/engineers just 10 years back did not have any clue as to how this industry is going to be, the way this industry we have today. The Computers and its applications nowadays are more powerful and much smarter than ever before. Computer applications are used in every industry like engineering, designing, music programming, web development etc which enables their users to come up with amazing products every day. So far so good the story of the computer development sounds amazing but there is a problem with its development. When computer applications are developed, they are not particularly a complete perfect solution. They contain some flaws or bugs which can be exploi
Wireless Penetration Testing Series Part 2: Basic concepts of WLANs

Wireless Penetration Testing Series Part 2: Basic concepts of WLANs

January 16, 2012Mohit Kumar
Wireless Penetration Testing Series Part 2: Basic concepts of WLANs This blog post is in continuation of the Wireless Penetration Testing and Hacking series we started ( Part 1: Getting Started with Monitoring and Injection ) on the basis of the "SecurityTube Wi-Fi Security Expert" ( SWSE ) course which is based on the popular book " Backtrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing ". In the third video, the instructor talks about some of the basic concepts of WLANs. We learn that communication over WLAN's happens over frames. There are mainly 3 types of WLAN frames which are Management frames, Control frames, and Data frames. These types of packets also have different subtypes . We learn that an SSID is a name given to an Access point or a network consisting of multiple Access points. We then learn about Beacon frames which are broadcast frames sent out periodically by Access point to broadcast their presence in the current RF (Radio frequency) vicinity. The instructor then starts wire
9 Top Patch Management Practices for Businesses Security

9 Top Patch Management Practices for Businesses Security

January 03, 2012Mohit Kumar
9 Top Patch Management Practices for Businesses Security I've spent most of the past decade in information security, with a pretty big focus on incident response. It never ceases to amaze me how many security incidents (pronounced hacks) customers suffer as a result of unpatched systems. Patch management is not an art form; it's an underappreciated and often ignored part of what should be daily care and feeding of your infrastructure. Here are the nine best patch management practices I've learned over the years: 1. Automate your patching If your patch management strategy depends upon manual effort, you're doing it wrong. Only the smallest businesses can handle patching by hand. You need a system that can deploy patches to all your systems; workstations and servers. 2. In-depth reporting Automating doesn't mean ignoring. You should be able to see the state of your patch management at any point in time and know exactly which systems are in need of attention. 3. Tes
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