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Is YOUR Network Secure?

Scenario As the Senior Executive of a major business, you know one thing that has to be accomplished now; your company needs to get on the Internet. You do not know why, but …

An informal analysis of vendor acknowledgement of vulnerabilities

Many disclosure debates focus on researchers who discover vulnerabilities. Little attention is given to the impact on busy security analysts who must determine which …

Paranoia Vs. Transparency And Their Effects On Internet Security

Reactions to non-intrusive probes and network activity that is merely unexpected are becoming increasingly hostile; a result from increasing amounts of incidents and security …

Full Disclosure of Vulnerabilities – pros/cons and fake arguments

Should the complete details of security vulnerabilities be made public or not? Not only do we need to understand the true pros and cons, but we also need to understand the …

Structural versus Operational Intrusion Detection

Introduction As the field of intrusion detection systems (IDS) has evolved, the focus of custom, open, and commercial solutions has been on structural, rather than …

lkm: Kernel hacking made easy

The following applies to the Linux i86 2.0.x kernel series. It may also be accurate for previous releases, but has not been tested. 2.1.x kernels introduced a bunch of …

Console IOCTLs Under Linux

Console IOCTLs can be very useful and powerful. These are the IOCTls that involve the console. They are the user interface to manipulation of the console. I am going to go …

Which hat are you?

It was inevitable that the hacking scene be split into new sub categories with new terminology to represent the mentality of the world’s brightest hackers. A decade ago …

How can you spot a Hacker?

What defines a Hacker? What motivates a Hacker? A majority of people seem to have a vague understanding of what being a Hacker is all about. Is there an underground Hacker …

ATTRITION: Evolution

Definition Attrition.org is a non-profit hobby site run by a handful of volunteers in their free time. Each staff member at Attrition has a day job that takes a considerable …

Your Opinion: “What are the current privacy threats?”

In 2001 we held a survey on HNS regarding the current privacy threats. Many visitors decided to share their opinions with us, thank you. Listed below are some of the most …

Privacy, is it real?

In our daily lives a persons privacy is violated countless times. So many in fact, we tend to catch less and less of them as we become more desensitized. In the making of this …

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