Cybersecurity News

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Homebrew’s Github repo got hacked in 30 mins. How can open source projects fight supply chain attacks?

Homebrew’s Github repo got hacked in 30 mins. How can open source projects fight...

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On 31st July 2018, Eric Holmes, a security researcher gained access to Homebrew's GitHub repo easily (He documents his experience in an in-depth Medium...

Blocking Common Attacks using ModSecurity 2.5: Part 3

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Source code revelation Normally, requesting a file with a .php extension will cause mod_php to execute the PHP code contained within the file and then...
NetSpectre attack exploits data from CPU memory

Cisco and Huawei Routers hacked via backdoor attacks and botnets

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In today’s world, organizations and companies go to great lengths to protect themselves from network breaches. However, even a pinhole is enough for the...

CISSP: Security Measures for Access Control

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Knowledge requirements A candidate appearing for the CISSP exam should have knowledge in the following areas that relate to access control: Control access by applying concepts,...

Wireshark: Working with Packet Streams

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(For more resources related to this topic, see here.) Working with Packet Streams While working on network capture, there can be multiple instances of network activities...
Top 5 cybersecurity assessment tools for networking professionals

How cybersecurity can help us secure cyberspace

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With cybercrime on the rise, companies have started adopting the hard ways of preventing system breaches. Cybersecurity has become the need of the hour....

Ways to improve performance of your server in ModSecurity 2.5

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A typical HTTP request To get a better picture of the possible delay incurred when using a web application firewall, it helps to understand the...
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Australia’s Assistance and Access (A&A) bill, popularly known as the anti-encryption law, opposed by...

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Last week, Australia’s Assistance and Access (A&A) anti-encryption law was passed through Parliament, which allows Australian police and government the powers to issue technical...

Brave Privacy Browser has a ‘backdoor’ to remotely inject headers in HTTP requests: HackerNews

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Brave, the open source privacy- focussed browser, has allegedly introduced a ‘backdoor’ to remotely inject headers in HTTP requests that may track users, say...
Software infrastructure in 2019

Key trends in software infrastructure in 2019: observability, chaos, and cloud complexity

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Software infrastructure has, over the last decade or so, become a key concern for developers of all stripes. Long gone are narrowly defined job...

Must Read in Security

Win-KeX Version 2.0 from Kali Linux

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We have been humbled by the amazing response to our recent launch of Win-KeX. After its initial release, we asked ourselves if that is...

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