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Emergence of Pen Testing in Cyber Security

A penetration test is basically a simulated cyber attack against the system in order to check it for vulnerabilities. It is also called ‘ethical...

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...

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...

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...

Cyber Attacks Explained: Packet Spoofing

Last month, we started this series to cover the important cyber attacks that impact critical IT infrastructure in organisations. The first was the denial-of-service...

Cyber Attacks Explained: DoS and DDoS

With this article, we begin a new series on the major kinds of cyber attacks that weaken the IT security infrastructure within organisations. With...