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‘The paradigm of security solutions is conservative in itself’

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Open source is making things easier for security professionals. But choosing software to check vulnerabilities still seems difficult for many developers. Jagmeet Singh of...

Is the Cloud Safe and Secure?

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The on-premise versus cloud data storage debate is an ongoing, never ending one. When deciding on either of them, the security of the data...

Security without Passwords

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Passwords have their own inherent vulnerabilities. They are prone to being forgotten and sometimes being hacked. While a strong password can provide security, there...

pfSense: The Popular Open Source Firewall

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  pfsense.org has an interesting slogan: “We make network security easy.” With thousands of enterprises using pfSense software, it is rapidly becoming the world’s most...

Iptables: The Flexible Firewall Utility for Linux

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This article covers the basics of Iptables and will add to your understanding of this firewall utility. After going through it, you can try...

OPNsense: Setting up basic Firewall

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Security concerns prompt the securing of networks against hacking and intrusion. OPNsense is an open source, FreeBSD based firewall and routing platform. It includes...

Open Source Adoption by Indian Government

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The Indian Government must adopt open source but must ensure that a firm support system is in place before its adoption. The government’s decision to...

Secure a Linux Box through the Right File Permissions

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This article discusses how a Linux machine can be controlled by assigning permissions for accessing files and directories to owner users, group members and...

The Internet of things (IoT)

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The IoT is a technology in the making and we can experience it in small ways, even now. The author presents an ‘appetite whetting’...

A Primer on Evil Twin Wireless Attacks

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In a scenario where we are using freely available public wireless networks all the time, security considerations are vital. Wireless attacks can be launched...