Prashant Phatak

A Look at the Top Three Network Monitoring Tools

This article talks about a few important aspects of network monitoring, and compares three leading tools that are of great importance to IT administrators. In a well managed IT infrastructure, network monitoring acts…

Use the Built-in Security Features in Your FOSS Distro

When it comes to securing network infrastructure, the trend is to invest in commercial-grade appliances. Sadly, security designers tend to ignore the built-in security features available in FOSS distros. This article explains a…

Cyber Attacks Explained: Cryptographic Attacks

Cryptographic solutions are used to encrypt data transmission over wireless or wired protocols. Unfortunately, these techniques have proved to be vulnerable to attacks and data can be stolen. This article explores the various…

Cyber Attacks Explained: Wireless Attacks

Wireless networks are everywhere, from the home to corporate data centres. They make our lives easier by avoiding bulky cables and related problems. But with these benefits comes a threat: wireless networks are…

Cyber Attacks Explained: The Botnet Army

This article covers sophisticated botnet attacks, whereby the attacked computer system becomes an attacker itself. Systems administrators and senior technology management staff that are aware of the modus operandi of botnets are best…

Cyber Attacks Explained: The Man In The Middle, Part-8

Due to the encouraging feedback this series of articles has received, we decided to explore yet another type of cyber intrusion—the Man In The Middle (MITM) attack, which is widely favoured by attackers….

The art of crafting

Cyber Attacks Explained: Packet Crafting

Protect your FOSS-based IT infrastructure from packet crafting by learning more about it. In the previous articles in this series, we explored common infrastructure vulnerability exploitation scenarios. This article takes a step forward…

Web Exploitation

Cyber Attacks Explained: Web Exploitation

Websites are no longer merely about having an “Internet presence” today, but are also used for commercial transactions and to transfer sensitive data. Such wide usage helps crackers gain more knowledge on vulnerabilities…

Security Assessment Tools

Top 10 Security Assessment Tools

Modern data centres deploy firewalls and managed networking components, but still feel insecure because of crackers. Hence, there is a crucial need for tools that accurately assess network vulnerability. This article brings you…

Yet another kind of cyber attack, eh?

Cyber Attacks Explained: DNS Invasions

We often read about defaced websites whose pages get changed to some malicious content. How do hackers do it and how do we protect our infrastructure from them? This article is about how…

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