OpenSSL fixes Alternative chains authentication

OpenSSL Base fixed an important difficulty of which impacts any kind of program of which employs the widely accepted crypto collection inside authentication operations.

This weakness in the OpenSSL crypto selection ended up being identified through Adam Langley along with Mark Benjamin associated with Yahoo and google BoringSSL of which reported it to OpenSSL with August twenty-four after which it offered a spot to cope with the situation.

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How to Crawl Hidden Friends on Facebook (Fake App)

Hackers have a new tool in their arsenal dubbed Facebook Friends Mapper that allows them to crawl Facebook Hidden Friends list just in a click.

Facebook users can protect their privacy by setting the “privacy level” for every information related their profile or content they post online. Continue reading “How to Crawl Hidden Friends on Facebook (Fake App)”

Thousands Linux and FreeBSD Servers Infected with Mumblehard Spamming Malware

The sophisticated Mumblehard spamming malware infects thousands of Linux and FreeBSD servers going under the radar for at least five years.

In the last seven months, several thousand Linux and FreeBSD machines have been infected with a sophisticated malware dubbed Mumblehard. The infected machines were part of a botnet used, in the last five years, to run spam campaign, a version of the Mumblehard malware was uploaded to the VirusTotal online malware checking service in 2009.

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The Ethics of Information Security

The ethical vision of security testing constitutes rules of engagement that have to be followed by an auditor to present professional, ethical, and authorized practices.

These rules define how the testing services should be offered, how the testing should be performed, determine the legal contracts and negotiations, define the scope of testing, prepare the test plan, follow the test process, and manage a consistent reporting structure. Addressing each of these areas requires careful examination and the design of formal practices and procedures must be followed throughout the test engagement. Some examples of these rules are discussed as follows: Continue reading “The Ethics of Information Security”

Social Engineering

Practicing the art of deception is considerably important when there is no open gate available for an auditor to enter the target network. Thus, using a human attack vector, it is still possible to penetrate the target system by tricking a user into executing malicious code that should give backdoor access to the auditor. Social engineering comes in different forms. This can be anybody pretending to be a network administrator over the phone forcing you to reveal your account information or an e-mail phishing scam that can hijack your bank account details. Someone imitating personnel to get into a physical location is also considered social engineering. Continue reading “Social Engineering”