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Security 101: Authentication (Part 2)

Welcome to part two of our three-part series on authentication. In this post we will review some of those that are used in networks.

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Most vulnerable operating systems and applications in 2014

An average of 19 vulnerabilities per day were reported in 2014, according to the data from the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). In this article, I look at some of the trends and key findings for 2014 based on the NVD’s database.

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23 ways to be the IT department’s MacGyver

Here is a list of things you may want to keep nearby so that you too can pull off a “MacGyver”.

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The Secret Question Threat

At its core, security is all about allowing convenient access to a system for all those who have legitimate access to it. Yet, at the same time, that convenience, in turn, also creates security risks.

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61 network security twitter feeds to follow

Information security pros abound on Twitter. While not all of their tweets may be 100% focused on InfoSec, we’ve picked 61 network security Twitter feeds we think are worth following.

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Software vulnerabilities: Only half the story

Intermediary devices such as routers and WAPs can be targeted by attackers. The latest example is an exploit that takes aim at a security vulnerability in routers made by a number of popular vendors, including D-Link, ZTE and TP-Link.

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Security 101: Authentication (Part 1)

In this post, we’re going to look at the first of the three As: Authentication. We’re going to focus on authentication as confirming a user.

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Can you secure your keep?

In how many ways can one of your network’s hosts become compromised? Well, according to independent security testing company The AV-TEST Institute, somewhere north of 300 million.

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Introduction to permissions, Part 4: Troubleshooting permissions and best practices

In the last part of our Permissions series, we’ll look at troubleshooting permissions and some best practices.

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57 technical terms that all true geeks should know

Every culture and trade has its own secret language known only to the initiates, but in today’s post we’re going to look at 57 of the oddest/strangest/most obscure terms we use in what, to us, is everyday language.

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