BRIGHT SPOTS ON THE DARKNET

BRIGHT SPOTS ON THE DARKNET – The darknet is not all creepy, prohibited content. There is definitely no Lack of criminal malware or forums marketplaces under the surface net, but there is also a few valid sites and communities. To be clear, the darknet Remains, well, dangerous and dark. You should not simply download a Tor browser and go digging for hazard intelligence. Not everybody who heads under the surface net, however, is hoping to purchase stolen passwords or lease a botnet for hire. Some Tor consumers are just hoping…

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DoS Attack Classification

DoS Attack Classification – There are two main kinds of attacks: denial-of-service attacks and distributed denial-of-service attacks. In distributed denial-of-service attacks, multiple compromised systems are coordinated in an attack against one target. DoS Attack Classification There are different ways to carry out denial-of-service attacks. Although there are many exploits used by attackers, the basic objectives remain the same: bandwidth consumption, network connectivity, or the destruction of configuration information. The following are representative types of denial-of-service attacks: • Smurf• Buffer overflow attack• Ping of death• Teardrop• SYN flood DoS Attack Classification…

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Hacker Code of Ethics?

Hacker Code of Ethics? – if you do an Internet search for “hacker ethics,” you are more likely to find a glamorized version of so-called “hacker rules” that embrace the idea that hackers can do anything they want, even perhaps without limits, in the pursuit of whatever they want. Best-selling author Steven Levy’s 1984 book, Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution (https://www.amazon.com/Hackers-Computer-Revolution-Steven-Levy/dp/1449388396/ ), introduced the world to one of the earliest versions of hacker ethics ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacker_ethic ). In a nutshell, almost word for word, it said the following: 1.…

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The Different Forms of Penetration Tests

The Different Forms of Penetration Tests – The form of penetration test that you’ll conduct depends on the needs of your client. In this part of the book, you’ll learn about the different kinds of “pen tests”. The Different Forms of Penetration Tests Black Box Tests In a black box test, you don’t have any information regarding your target. Your first task is to research about your client’s network. Your client will define the results they need, but they won’t give you other pieces of data. The Advantages Black box…

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Social Engineering Threats and Defenses

Social Engineering Threats and Defenses – To carry out attacks on any organization, social engineers need to exploit employee behavior (manners, enthusiasm toward work, laziness, innocence, etc.). Social engineering attacks are difficult to guard against, as the victim might not be aware that he or she has been duped. They are very much similar to other kind of attacks to extract a company’s money, information, or IT resources. Social Engineering Threats and Defenses To guard against social engineering attacks, a company needs to evaluate the kinds of attacks, estimate the…

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How To Use DarkNet Safely?

How To Use DarkNet Safely? – The dark net isn’t a single, centralized location. Exactly like the outside net, It’s scattered among servers across the world. This guide will teach you on how best to get the dark net through Tor, brief for The Onion Router. Dark internet website URLs are usually appended with “.onion” in lieu of “.com” or even “.org”, signaling they’re only available to Tor users. Tor is a system of volunteer relays whereby the consumer’s internet connection is routed. The link is encrypted and the visitors…

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How to Become an Ethical Hacker

How to Become an Ethical Hacker – Ethical hacking is the perfect career choice for those interested in problem solving, communication and IT security. Here’s what it takes to become a white hat hacker. How to Become an Ethical Hacker An essential guide to becoming an ethical hacker I receive lots of emails asking for guidance on how to become an ethical hacker. Most requests are on how to become a black hat hacker which are usually ignored. Let’s take a look at the definition of an ethical hacker. How…

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What is Key Server in Cryptography?

What is Key Server in Cryptography? – At last we turn to key management. This is, without a doubt, the most difficult issue in cryptographic systems, which is why we left it to near the end. We’ve discussed how to encrypt and authenticate data, and how to negotiate a shared secret key between two participants. Now we need to find a way for Alice and Bob to recognize each other over the Internet. As you will see, this gets very complex very quickly. Key management is especially difficult because it…

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What is Message Authentication Codes?

What is Message Authentication Codes? – A message authentication code, or MAC, is a construction that detects tampering with messages. Encryption prevents Eve from reading the messages but does not prevent her from manipulating the messages. This is where the MAC comes in. Like encryption, MACs use a secret key, K, known to both Alice and Bob but not to Eve. Alice sends not just the message m, but also a MAC value computed by a MAC function. Bob checks that the MAC value of the message received equals the…

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Vulnerability Scanning

Vulnerability Scanning – Vulnerability discovery is an integral part of any security assessment. While we prefer manual, specialized tasks that leverage our knowledge and experience during a security audit, automated vulnerability scanners are nonetheless invaluable when used in proper context. In this module, we will provide an overview of automated vulnerability scanning, discuss its various considerations, and focus on both Nessus and Nmap as indispensable tools. Vulnerability Scanning How Vulnerability Scanners Work Vulnerability scanner implementations vary, but generally follow a standard workflow. Most automated scanners will: Detect if a target…

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