network

Fri
24
Aug
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VPN Hack Used to Steal Passwords: Microsoft

Microsoft has revealed that a new Virtual Private Network (VPN) hack could be used to steal passwords and other sensitive information. It's called a "man-in-the-middle" attack. Security researcher Moxie Marlinspike first disclosed this VPN hack in a ... security advisory earlier this month. After investigating the issue, Microsoft has acknowledged that the threat is legitimate. Hacker Could Take Control of System, Network "An attacker who successfully exploited...cryptographic weaknesses could obtain user credentials," Microsoft said in its own advisory, released earlier this week. "Those ... (view more)

Fri
10
Aug
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'SoftPerfect Network Scanner 5.4.5', and 'Duplicate Cleaner 3.0.8'

SoftPerfect Network Scanner 5.4.5 SoftPerfect Network Scanner is a free software that creates a multi-threaded network scanner with a modern interface and many advanced features. This software is intended for both system administrators and general ... users interested in computer security on a network. The program pings all the connected computers, scans for available ports, and displays the resources that are being shared on any computer network to which the Scanner software has access. http://www.softperfect.com Duplicate Cleaner 3.0.8 Duplicate Cleaner is a useful program for computers, ... (view more)

Fri
22
Jun
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'Wireless Network Watcher 1.47', and 'Wireshark 1.8'

Wireless Network Watcher 1.47 Wireless Network Watcher is a small piece of utility software that scans a wireless network and displays a list of all computers and devices that are currently connected to it. This is a helpful way to find out if ... neighbors are "poaching" on your internet connection, or if hackers are "eavesdropping" on your online activity. This list is "live," so you can copy the details of the connected devices into another application, such as Excel or some other spreadsheet. http://www.nirsoft.net Wireshark 1.8 Despite being totally free to use ... (view more)

Wed
02
Nov
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'Wireless Network Watcher 1.32', and 'WebCookiesSniffer 1.05'

Wireless Network Watcher 1.32 Wireless Network Watcher is a small utility that scans your wireless network and displays the list of all computers and devices that are currently connected to your network. For every computer or device that is ... connected to your network, the following information is displayed: IP address, MAC address, the company that manufactured the network card, and optionally the computer name. http://www.nirsoft.net WebCookiesSniffer 1.05 WebCookiesSniffer is a packet sniffer tool that captures all web site cookies sent between the web browser and the web server and displays ... (view more)

Thu
08
Sep
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Sony Hires Homeland Security Official to Prevent Attacks

This past spring, Sony was hit by one of the most crushing hacker invasions in tech history. The hack, which penetrated Sony's PlayStation Network (PSN), acquired personal information associated with tens of millions of accounts, including stolen ... data included credit card information, addresses, and names. In all, it's estimated that the online attack cost Sony $171 million dollars. (Source: pcmag.com ) So, can hiring an official formerly tasked with preventing terrorism on U.S. soil help prevent devastating online attacks in the future? Sony, which just hired a former U.S. Department of ... (view more)

Tue
06
Sep
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'Network Notepad 4.8', and 'Mozilla Firefox 7.0 Beta 4'

Network Notepad 4.8 Network Notepad is a freeware program for creating interactive network diagrams. Network Notepad CDP Tool is an add-on auto-discovery program that works with Cisco network products, and products from other manufacturers which ... support CDP (Cisco Discovery Protocol). Right click an object in your diagram and select "Discover Neighbors", and it will use SNMP to gather information from the device's CDP table, what is connected to the object and the interface names it connects with. Click the paste button in Network Notepad to add the discovered objects to your ... (view more)

Thu
30
Jun
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MySpace Sells for $35M: Report

According to reports, MySpace has been sold by News Corp to advertising network Specific Media for an estimated $35 million. The total sum is apparently a mix of stock and cash, with News Corp holding on to about 5 per cent of MySpace. Unfortunately ... for MySpace staff, the move won't be a happy one. The deal between News Corp and Specific Media is reportedly contingent on MySpace cutting half of its 400 staff members, meaning that layoffs should come down hard by the end of this week. It's likely MySpace management, like CEO Mike Jones, will stay on for an interim period to help with the ... (view more)

Wed
15
Jun
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'SoftPerfect Network Scanner 5.2', and 'Preferred Filter Tweaker for Windows 7 4.2'

SoftPerfect Network Scanner 5.2 SoftPerfect Network Scanner is a free multi-threaded IP, NetBIOS and SNMP scanner with a modern interface and many advanced features. It is intended for both system administrators and general users interested in ... computer security. The program pings computers, scans for listening TCP/UDP ports and displays which types of resources are shared on the network (including system and hidden). http://www.softperfect.com Preferred Filter Tweaker for Windows 7 4.2 Windows 7 uses its own codecs for decoding several audio and video formats. Using third party DirectShow ... (view more)

Mon
18
Apr
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Infected Windows PCs Steal $100M; Feds Mollify Botnet

The FBI and Justice Department have shut down a network of infected Windows machines used for stealing money. The 'Coreflood' botnet was one of the largest and most longstanding networks of its type. Despite the network shutdown, the malicious ... software used to infect PCs remains in the wild. Over 2 Million PCs Infected with Malicious Software The botnet at one point held control over two million PCs which were infected by malicious software, often downloaded unknowingly by users online the Internet. The malicious software (also known as "malware") easily penetrated Windows defenses ... (view more)

Fri
18
Feb
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Denial Of Service Attack (DoS)

A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may ... vary, it generally consists of the concerted efforts of a person or people to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently or at all, temporarily or indefinitely. Perpetrators of DoS attacks typically target sites or services hosted on high-profile web servers such as banks, credit card payment gateways, and even root name ... (view more)

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