What is DoS attack?

What is DoS attack?

Short for denial-of-service attack, a type of attack on a network that is designed to bring the network to its knees by flooding it with useless traffic. Many DoS attacks, such as the Ping of Death and Teardrop attacks, exploit limitations in the TCP/IP protocols. For all known DoS attacks, there are software fixes that […]

Secure Instant Messaging

Secure Instant Messaging

Pc Magazine Article Everyone talks about protecting the corporation from intrudersÃÆincluding, perhaps, its own employees. But who’s protecting your instant messages from snoops? Most companies tolerate some personal calls, e-mails, and IMs, as long as the privilege isn’t abused. But don’t forgetthey can legally monitor conversations on their equipment, whether phone or computer. So […]

Symantec Security Response – W32.Beagle.AW@mm

Symantec Security Response – W32.Beagle.AW@mm

W32.Beagle.AW@mm is a mass-mailing worm that also spreads through file-sharing networks. The worm will open a backdoor on TCP port 81. Note: Live Update definitions with sequence number 37860 or greater will detect this threat. Also Known As: Win32.Bagle.AR [Computer Associates], W32/Bagle.bd@MM [McAfee] Type: Worm Infection Length: Varies Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows […]

internet security glossary

internet security glossary

Internet Security Glossary access control, assurance, attack, audit, authentication, authorization, automated information system, availability, certification, Common Criteria for Information Technology Security, cryptography, evaluation, integrity, internet, key management, privacy, protection profile, public-key infrastructure, requirements, risk, risk management, security, security target, software development, threat, trust, Trusted Computer System Evaluation Criteria, user, 3DES AADS ABC ACC ACH ACL […]

How To stop pop ups

How To stop pop ups

Pop-ups have become more and more ubiquitous as the Web has grown. For Macintosh computers, the Safari browser has pop-up blocking capability already included. But Internet Explorer, the most popular browser, does not yet include pop-up blocking, though Microsoft has recently said it will be included in its next Internet Explorer service pack. Many people […]