network

Mon
13
May
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Colleges Vulnerable to DDoS Attack, Report Finds

Academic institutions need to take steps to protect themselves against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, a new report finds. Right now, many online systems used by colleges and universities are vulnerable to hacker hijacking. REN-ISAC, ... the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center, has completed a report which finds that academic institutions must begin reviewing their Domain Name System (DNS) and network configurations or face hijacking by sophisticated hacking techniques. Universities Unprepared for DDoS Attack REN-ISAC is a membership of more ... (view more)

Mon
06
May
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Disgruntled Employee Hacks Boss' Network, Arrested

We've all had problems with our bosses. But few of us would react to such a dispute by hacking our employer's network. And yet, that's exactly what a 41-year-old Long Island man did after being passed over for promotion. Michael Meneses is a systems ... manager living in Smithtown, New York. Until early 2012 he was employed by a local firm that builds high-voltage power supplies. Man Allegedly Hacks Former Employer's Network While working for his former employer, Meneses was responsible for implementing and maintaining customized software designed to keep the firm's production and inventory ... (view more)

Mon
22
Apr
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Many Home Routers Vulnerable to Attack: Report

Do you use a Linksys, Netgear, Verizon, D-Link, or Belkin router for your home network? Then your network could be vulnerable to attack. Baltimore, Maryland-based security consultancy firm Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) says that in a test of ... popular home routers most were vulnerable to attack by hackers. ISE put routers from Linksys, Netgear, Verizon, D-Link, and Belkin to the test after having installed each firm's latest firmware updates. ISE also left each router's default configurations in place when carrying out their tests. Hackers Intercept Sensitive Information ISE found that ... (view more)

Thu
10
Jan
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'Drive Speedometer 1.1', and 'Network Password Recovery 1.32'

Drive Speedometer 1.1 Interested in finding out more about how your Windows computer's hard drives are performing? This free software utility monitors the read and write speeds of your hard drives, and reports the information to you. This kind of ... data can help you keep track of your hard drives' performance and also prepare for a crash, if hard drive problems are detected. http://www.pcwintech.com Network Password Recovery 1.32 Each time you connect to a remote server, Windows asks for your network password, which can be saved and stored for future use. This free software utility is capable ... (view more)

Thu
13
Sep
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'Network Monitor II 15.8', and 'McAfee Stinger 10.2.0.78'

Network Monitor II 15.8 Network Monitor II is a small but useful Windows utility program that reveals important and interesting information about a computer's wired or wireless network and Internet connections. The software creates a variety of ... graphs and charts, showing the real time activity of each of these connections. http://www.myfavoritegadgets.info McAfee Stinger 10.2.0.78 Stinger is a standalone utility program that works to detect and remove specific viruses from a computer system. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection. Rather, this tool is intended to assist network ... (view more)

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)

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