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Intrusion Detection Basics

Intrusion Detection SystemFirewalls aren't enough to keep some networks safe. Intrusion detection adds another layer of security.

Firewall Basics

FirewallAll firewalls are not equal. Learn about the differences.

Is Your Router One In A Million?

Is Your Router One In A Million?You may have seen a Forbes article about the security exploit described in a Black Hat How to Hack Millions of Routers talk. But there is no need to panic.

How You Are About To Become Responsible For Credit Card Fraud

3D Secure is the new protocol being developed by the main players in the credit card payments business to try to combat credit card fraud. The kicker, however, is that it shifts responsibility for the cost of fraud from the acquirers (merchants and their banks) to us - consumers and our banks. Pat McKenna shows you just what 3DS is all about.

Social Engineering: The Biggest Risk to Internet Security

We rely on security walls to keep intruders out, while leaving gates so that we can get in and out ourselves. Most hacking involves trying to break down or otherwise sneak past these gates, but the easiest way to get in is to convince the gatekeeper to open the door. In networking security circles, this is known as Social Engineering, and it's something you need to understand.

Factor Authentication in Online Banking

When you set out to choose a bank, you might want to start paying as much attention to their online security systems as you do to their interest rates. Pat McKenna explores the current holes in online banking - and the future solutions.

Ignorance is Bliss? An Introduction to Internet Security - Part 2

What you don't know won't hurt you, but on the Internet, nothing could be further from the truth. In Part 2 of his Internet Security series, Pat McKenna shows how a secure SSL "padlock" on your browser and a strong password might not always deliver what they seem to promise.

A Newbie's Introduction to DEFCON

The first time attending any event can be a bit stressful. But what if that event is a world-reknowned hacker convention and you're just there to see what it's all about? Jonathan Ghazarian did just that and found the reality of DEFCON to be much different than he imagined.

Lessons Learned from Encrypted Mail: PGP CEO Speaks Out

Phil Dunkelberger is on a mission to make PGP the best encryption software provider, bar none. David Strom sat down with the PGP Corp. President and CEO to discuss the company's successes and how they started afresh after being part of the larger Network Associates.

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