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Make Your Android Smartphone Work For You!

In recent years, there has been phenomenal growth in the use of smartphones. With the increasing popularity of the Android platform, the open source community has been taking a special interest in the…

Build Your Own Web Page With QForms

QForm is the state-conscious, event-driven object management system for creating Web pages. QForm is the C and V of the MVC architecture of QCubed. It relieves you from typing HTML code for every…

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…

Syn Flooding

SYN Flooding using SCAPY and Prevention using iptables

DoS (Denial of Service) attacks against Web services make them unavailable for legitimate users, affecting the website owner’s potential business. These involve intentional consumption of network, CPU and memory resources. In this article,…

The place for Network Security Monitoring

Best Practices in Network Security Monitoring

This article details the best practices organisations can follow to strengthen their network monitoring procedures, and also talks about a few FOSS products that help achieve this. It is imperative for an IT…

Secured!

Securing Apache, Part 8: DoS & DDoS Attacks

In this part of the series, we focus on DoS/DDoS attacks, which have been among the major threats to Web servers since the beginning of the Web 2.0 era. Denial of Service (DoS)…

Scan time!

Advanced Nmap: FIN Scan & OS Detection

Nmap is a fantastic tool, and I just can’t refrain from praising it, every time I use it. The earlier articles in this series have detailed many important Nmap scan types. Let us…

Infected!

The Importance of Intrusion Prevention Systems

In today’s fast-changing IT world, even the best available security is insufficient for the latest vulnerabilities in various products, and against malware/attacks created to target those vulnerabilities. While cyber-security cannot be 100 per…

Mapping a network

Learning Nmap: The Basics

Nmap, the network mapping tool, is the starting point when analysing any network. It is an exciting tool — compact and power-packed. This article looks at the range of functions and options it…

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