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How Viruses Work

How Viruses Work

How Viruses Work: A virus, in most cases, tries to accomplish one of two things: render your system inoperable or spread to other systems. Many viruses will spread to other systems given the chance and then render your system unusable. This is common with many of the newer viruses. If …

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Hacking: Generic Example of Cyber Crime

Hacking: Generic Example of Cyber Crime

Generic Examples of Cyber Crime: Hacking is by no means a new phenomenon; it has existed in one form or another since the 1960s. For only a portion of the time since then has hacking been viewed as a crime and a situation that needs to be addressed.   Here …

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Hacking: Fun or Criminal Activity?

Hacking: Fun or Criminal Activity?

Hacking Fun or Criminal Activity: As stated earlier, hacking is by no means a new phenomenon; it has existed in one form or another since the 1960s. For only a portion of the time since then has hacking been viewed as a crime and a situation that needs to be …

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The Evolution and Growth of Hacking

The Evolution and Growth of Hacking

The Evolution and Growth of Hacking: As you will see that attacks and strategies have improved and evolved over the years in ways you may not be aware of. Attackers have constantly sought up their game with new tactics and strategies to include various types of malware such as worms, …

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BRUTE FORCE AUTHENTICATION ATTACKS

BRUTE FORCE AUTHENTICATION ATTACKS

Brute Force Attacks: Authentication actually takes place in many other parts of the web application other then the main login page. It is also present when you change your password, update your account information, use the password recovery functionality, answering secret questions, and when you use the remember me option. …

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EXTRACTING INFORMATION FROM E-MAIL SERVERS

EXTRACTING INFORMATION FROM E-MAIL SERVERS

E-Mail Servers: E-mail servers can provide a wealth of information for hackers and penetration testers. In many ways, e-mail is like revolving door to your target’s organization. Assuming your target is hosting their own e-mail server, this is often a great place to attack. It is important to remember. “You …

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Using a Sniffer – Sniffer Tools

Using a Sniffer

Using a Sniffer: We touched on some of the basics of using a sniffer in the previous section, but now let’s get down and dirty. Quite a few sniffer software packages are available that perform nearly identical functions.  The real advantage of one over the other is the robustness of …

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