Category: ethical hacking

Anatomy and mitigation of different DOS attacks

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  1. Introduction       In this article I will explain the anatomy of a DOS attack. DOS is the acronym for Denial Of Service.   In many cases it is technically more correct to call it a DDOS which means a Distributed Denial Of Service, this just… more »

An update on disclosure

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<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } A:link { so-language: zxx } --> An update on disclosure   Today Bruce Schneier wrote a short article on full disclosure, it is a good point to start to learn more after reading my… more »

On ethical hacking, colored hats and hacktivism

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    What is ethical hacking?   Ethics are a somewhat subjective set of rules that people follow. When it comes to ethical hacking, the 'ethical' part usually means not doing anything illegal or following the responsible disclosure rules (as discusse… more »

On responsible disclosure

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What is responsible disclosure? This is part of the ethical hacking mind set. This is my opinion: when any person finds a vulnerability in software that person should report it to the software supplier (could be a vendor like Microsoft or just one per… more »