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Hack and / - Password Cracking with GPUs, Part II: Get Cracking

Your hardware is ready. Now, let's load up some software and get cracking. more>>

Hack and / - Password Cracking with GPUs, Part I: the Setup

Bitcoin mining is so last year. Put your expensive GPU to use cracking passwords.

When the Bitcoin mining craze hit its peak, I felt the tug to join this new community and make some easy money. I wasn't drawn only by the money; the concepts behind Bitcoin mining intrigued me, in particular the new use of graphics processors (GPUs). With a moderately expensive video card, you could bring in enough money to pay off your initial investment and your electricity bill in a relatively short time. more>>

Advanced Firewall Configurations with ipset

iptables is the user-space tool for configuring firewall rules in the Linux kernel. It is actually a part of the larger netfilter framework. Perhaps because iptables is the most visible part of the netfilter framework, the framework is commonly referred to collectively as iptables. iptables has been the Linux firewall solution since the 2.4 kernel. more>>

Hack and / - Forensics with Ext4

Learn from my mistakes as I figure out how to gather forensics data on an ext4 filesystem. more>>

Packet Sniffing Basics

Imagine this: you're sitting in your local coffee shop sucking down your morning caffeine fix before heading into the office. You catch up on your work e-mail, you check Facebook and you upload that financial report to your company's FTP server. Overall, it's been a constructive morning. By the time you get to work, there's a whirlwind of chaos throughout the office. more>>

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A Primer to the OAuth Protocol

OAuth uses digital signatures rather than the “Basic” authentication method used by the HTTP protocol. more>>

Paranoid Penguin - DNS Cache Poisoning, Part II: DNSSEC Validation

Configure your DNS server to check zone signatures using DNSSEC. more>>

Linux Distro: Tails - You Can Never Be Too Paranoid

Tails is a live media Linux distro designed boot into a highly secure desktop environment. You may remember that we looked at a US government distro with similar aims a few months ago, but Tails is different because it is aimed at the privacy conscious “normal user” rather than government workers. more>>

Build a Better Firewall-Linux HA Firewall Tutorial

Tired of maintaining your expensive commercial firewalls? Check out how combining Firewall Builder with a Linux HA firewall pair can provide a big solution at a low price. more>>

Security Monitoring and Enforcement with Cfengine 3

Cfengine is well known as a powerful system configuration management tool, but did you know you also can use it to secure your systems? more>>
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Live-Fire Security Testing with Armitage and Metasploit

Armitage and Metasploit let you attack your network like skilled criminals. Use these attacks to evaluate your security posture. more>>

Virtual Security: Combating Actual Threats

Learn how to secure your virtual environment from every angle. more>>

Paranoid Penguin - DNS Cache Poisoning, Part I

Understand and defend against DNS cache poisoning. more>>

Interview with a Ninja, Part II

Mick continues chatting with a figurative and literal hacker ninja. more>>

Interview with a Ninja, Part I

Mick chats with a highly skilled, highly ethical system cracker. more>>
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