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DuckDuckGo Goodies that every SysAdmin Should Know

DuckDuckGo Goodies that every SysAdmin Should Know

Feb 04, 2014
DuckDuckGo , a private search engine that doesn't track your data over the internet and respects your online privacy ,  offers hundreds of Goodies that let you quickly do certain things like Programming, Math, Geek, Music related things. In our previous article, we have posted Cryptography hacks using DuckDuckGo search engine and today we are going to give another tutorial on DuckDuckGo Goodies for Sysadmins . Meaning of FTP Code: Being a system administrator, you might need to connect to a number of FTP servers. While handling FTP service you must be aware of the response code that it will give you when you initiate a connection or a new command. The FTP server response code will be of three digits and each digit has a special meaning. First digit denotes whether the response is good, bad or incomplete. There are hundreds of such FTP response codes. DuckDuckGo provides system administrators a facility to find the meaning of the response code received from the FTP
KALI Linux 1.0.6 released; officially added Emergency Self Destruct feature

KALI Linux 1.0.6 released; officially added Emergency Self Destruct feature

Jan 10, 2014
A few days back the developers of one of the most advance open source operating system for penetration testing called ' KALI Linux ' announced that they were planning to include " emergency self-destruction of LUKS ". They patched a utility called cryptsetup,  which introduces a self destruction feature that will allow the Kali user to encrypt the full hard disk to make the data inaccessible in an emergency case by entering a secret password at boot time. Offensive Security has finally announced today the release of the latest version i.e. Kali Linux 1.0.6 with Kernel version 3.12, and also added the Self Destruct feature along with many new penetration testing and hacking tools. The new release also includes an ARM image script, that allow the user to build Kali Linux images for various ARM devices. Some more scripts are also added that enables the user to build their own custom Amazon AMI and Google Compute cloud images. If you already have a Kali Linux insta
SaaS Compliance through the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

SaaS Compliance through the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Feb 20, 2024Cybersecurity Framework / SaaS Security
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework is one of the world's most important guidelines for securing networks. It can be applied to any number of applications, including SaaS.  One of the challenges facing those tasked with securing SaaS applications is the different settings found in each application. It makes it difficult to develop a configuration policy that will apply to an HR app that manages employees, a marketing app that manages content, and an R&D app that manages software versions, all while aligning with NIST compliance standards.  However, there are several settings that can be applied to nearly every app in the SaaS stack. In this article, we'll explore some universal configurations, explain why they are important, and guide you in setting them in a way that improves your SaaS apps' security posture.  Start with Admins Role-based access control (RBAC) is a key to NIST adherence and should be applied to every SaaS a
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