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  • DHS urges website admins to minimize risk of Google hacking

    28.08.2014

    It's a widely known fact that Google Search is a valuable tool for attackers looking for a way into organizationsí information systems.

  • Social Engineering Penetration Testing

    15.08.2014

    Authors: Gavin Watson, Andrew Mason, and Richard Ackroyd Pages: 390 Publisher: Syngress ISBN: 0124201245 Introduction We know that the human element is often the weakest link in the security chain, and that attackers - whether they are after money, user information, corporate or state secrets - regularly take advantage of this fact to gain a foothold into computer systems and networks.

  • Prioritizing vulnerabilities to close gaps where it matters

    07.08.2014

    Core Security announced the latest version of the Core Attack Intelligence Platform, which consolidates, prioritizes and validates the overwhelming quantity of vulnerabilities identified by scanners.

  • Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking

    10.07.2014

    Author: Georgia Weidman Pages: 528 Publisher: No Starch Press ISBN: 1593275641 Introduction There are many people out there fascinated by the idea of penetration testing, but they believe they could never learn to do it, or haven't got a clue on where to start.

  • Tool for creating booby-trapped PDFs made public

    12.06.2014

    Freelance security researcher Claes Spett has made available a tool he dubbed "PDF Exploit Generator," which allows penetration testers - but also malicious attackers - to create a booby-trapped PDF in a matter of minutes.




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Patching: The least understood line of defense

Posted on 29 August 2014.  |  How many end users, indeed how many IT pros, truly get patching? Sure, many of us see Windows install updates when we shut down our PC and think all is well. Itís not.


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