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Squid and Basic Authentication  01 December 2011 
Posted by Administrator   
Features This is perhaps the easiest authentication helper to configure in Squid, but also the most insecure. The biggest problem with Basic is it transmits username and password in clear text, hence very susceptible to network sniffing or man in the middle type attacks. The only reason Iím writing about it is itís a valid authentication mechanism in some limited circumstances. Secondly I want to show you how authentication has evolved over the years.
 
Demystifying the Chinese Hacking Industry: Earning 6 Million a Night  06 November 2011 
Posted by Administrator   
Features An Interview with a Member of the Chown Group (COG) about the billion dollar hacking business in China
 
Free Online security course (LearnSIA) - A Call for Help  04 October 2011 
Posted by Dave Wreski   
Features The Survivability and Information Assurance (SIA) course was originally developed by a team at Carnegie Mellon, led by Lawrence Rogers (http://www.cert.org/sia/). Back in 2010, I requested a license to continue the development of the course because it provides useful information on Information Assurance. Also, this course will always be freely available for anyone to use in the classroom or self-study. There are three parts to the LearnSIA curriculum.
 
What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits  12 July 2011 
Posted by Administrator   
Features Rootkits are a way attackers hide their tracks and keep access to the machines they control. The good rootkits are very hard to detect and remove. They can be running on ones computer and no one can even know they have been running. Read more to learn how to detect them on your system.
 
Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Fifth Edition  12 July 2011 
Posted by Dave Wreski   
Book Reviews Mark Sobell again delivers the answers to common Linux administration challenges, and provides thorough and step-by-step instructions to configuring many of the common Linux Internet services in A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fifth Edition.
 
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