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  • February 23, 2015 23 Feb'15

    Cisco touts OpenAppID for internal application traffic visibility

    On its one-year anniversary, use of Cisco's OpenAppID application-layer traffic-detection tool is still modest compared to Snort, but the networking giant says it can help enterprises improve internal application traffic visibility.

  • February 13, 2015 13 Feb'15

    Security information sharing: A double-edged sword

    News roundup: While data sharing can boost intelligence and improve security, recent events show the benefits don't always outweigh the pitfalls. Plus: Chip-enabled POS systems coming quickly; MongoDB databases exposed; sophisticated phishing scams.

  • October 08, 2014 08 Oct'14

    More Bash security flaws emerge; Yahoo says attack was not related

    Yahoo says a reported attack was not the result of a Shellshock exploit, but researchers have found new vulnerabilities in SSH key-management and network-attached storage systems.

  • October 03, 2014 03 Oct'14

    Open-source security model undermined by lack of resources

    Shellshock and Heartbleed showed how flawed even ubiquitous open-source software components can be, but experts say that doesn't necessarily mean the open-source security model is to blame.

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  • rainbow table

    A rainbow table is a listing of all possible plaintext permutations of encrypted passwords specific to a given hash algorithm. Rainbow tables are often used by password cracking software for network security attacks. Continue Reading

  • OpenAppID

    OpenAppID is an application-layer network security plugin for the open source intrusion detection system Snort. Continue Reading

  • TailsOS

    TailsOS is a LiveDistro-based operating system that is configured to run from removable storage and to leave no information stored on the computer after the user’s session. A LiveDistro is a distribution of an operating system on some bootable ... Continue Reading

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