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Using the sec-wall Security Proxy  07 June 2011  Print E-mail
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Source: Dariusz Suchojad - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Features This article full of examples will show you various ways to test services secured using sec-wall, a feature-packed high performance security proxy. We'll be using cURL, a popular Linux command line tool and PycURL - a Python interface to cURL. As of version 1.0, sec-wall supports HTTP Basic auth, digest auth, custom HTTP headers, XPath-based authentication, WS-Security & SSL/TLS client certificates and each of the options is being shown below.
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sec-wall: Open Source Security Proxy  18 April 2011  Print E-mail
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Source: Dariusz Suchojad - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Features sec-wall, a recently released security proxy is a one-stop place for everything related to securing HTTP/HTTPS traffic. Designed as a pragmatic solution to the question of securing servers using SSL/TLS certificates, WS-Security, HTTP Basic/Digest Auth, custom HTTP headers, XPath expressions with an option of modifying HTTP headers and URLs on the fly.
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Meet the Anti-Nmap: PSAD  16 July 2010  Print E-mail
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Features Having a great defense involves proper detection and recognition of an attack. In our security world we have great IDS tools to properly recognize when we are being attacked as well as firewalls to prevent such attacks from happening. However, certain attacks are not blindly thrown at you - a good attacker knows that a certain amount of reconnaissance and knowledge about your defenses greatly increases the chances of a successful attack. How would you know if someone is scanning your defenses? Is there any way to properly respond to such scans? You bet there is...

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Understand: Fork Bombing Attack  08 June 2010  Print E-mail
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Features Thanks to Anand Jahagirdar for this feature!

As the variety of attacks and threats grow, you need to be prepared. In this HOWTO, get a feeling for the Fork Bombing Attack, what it is, how it works, where it comes from, how to deal with it and more.
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Master's Student: Social Engineering is not just a definition!  31 May 2010  Print E-mail
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Features We are happy to announce a new addition to the Linux Security Contributing Team: Gian G. Spicuzza. Currently a Graduate Student pursuing a Masters Degree in Computer Security (MSIA), Gian is a certified Linux/Unix administrator, the lead developer for the OSCAR-Backup System (at Sourceforge.com) and has experience in a variety of CSO, Management and consulting positions.

His first topic is a quick foray into the world and psychology of Social Engineering:

All the security in the world isn't going to stop one of your employees or coworkers from giving up information. Just how easy is it?

Craig never worked for Linda's company, nor did he call from IT. Craig was an unethical hacker who just gained unauthorized access to her account.
Why? Because a phone call is simple.


Read on to see just how easy businesses can be exploited.
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