• SYN flood (half open attack)

    SYN flooding is a method that the user of a hostile client program can use to conduct a denial-of-service (DoS) attack on a computer server.

  • digital certificate

    A digital certificate is an electronic "passport" that allows a person, computer or organization to exchange information securely over the Internet using the public key infrastructure (PKI). A digi...

  • COBIT

    COBIT  is a framework for developing, implementing, monitoring and improving information technology (IT) governance and management practices.

  • computer forensics (cyber forensics)

    Computer forensics is the application of investigation and analysis techniques to gather and preserve evidence from a particular computing device in a way that is suitable for presentation in a cou...

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  • DNS rebinding attack

    DNS rebinding is an exploit in which the attacker uses JavaScript in a malicious Web page to gain control of the victim's router. The attack works on widely-used routers such as D-Link and Linksys and could, in fact, target any device that uses a ... 

  • Kraken

    Kraken is the name given to a family of malware that's currently being used to create what the security firm Damballa has called "the world's largest botnet." Single bots infected with Kraken malware have been recorded sending up to 500,000 spam emai... 

  • Open Source Hardening Project

    The Open Source Hardening Project is an initiative of the United States Department of Homeland Security, created to improve the security of open source code. Because the infrastructure of the Internet, financial institutions and many other critcal ... 

  • finger vein ID

    Finger vein ID is a biometric authentication system that matches the vascular pattern in an individual's finger to previously obtained data...(continued) 

  • extrusion prevention

    Extrusion prevention is the practice of stopping data leakage by filtering outbound network traffic. Extrusion prevention protects sensitive digital assets from unauthorized transfer by stopping the movement of packets across the network. Extrusio... 

  • role mining

    Role mining is the process of analyzing user-to-resource mapping data to determine or modify user permissions for role-based access control (RBAC) in an enterprise... (Continued) 

  • screened subnet (triple-homed firewall)

    A screened subnet (also known as a 'triple-homed firewall') is a network architecture that uses a single firewall with three network interfaces... (Continued) 

  • talking Trojan

    A talking Trojan is a Trojan horse program that mocks the user of an infected PC with a repeating audio message while it deletes the entire contents of a hard drive. The first outbreak of the talking Trojan was called "BotVoice.A Trojan" and was dete... 

  • NAC vendors stake future on manageability

    With security experts predicting a shake-out in the NAC market, vendors are focusing on management tools as the best recipe for survival. 

  • RSA 2005: Passwords at the breaking point

    A thread throughout several RSA Conference keynotes and panels Tuesday was stronger authentication and better password management to rebuild reputations eroded by phishing schemes.