Sunday, 14 December 2008

Is IT Security, computer user's responsibility?

Simple answer is yes!!!. If every individual using IT infrastructure or any of the IT resources understands the basic deeds he needs to follow to keep is computer secure, then this will definitely prevent your machine from being a victim of malware.
The basic deeds include

* Always run your machine in user mode, use administrator mode only when you are installing any software or doing any administrative tasks.

* Keep your machines update with latest patches released from the different Operating Systems vendors.

* Keep your Antivirus software up to date with latest virus updates.

* Try to educate all your friends and family members about the basic security responsibilities.

There are lot of other things which you need to careful like using online banking and using strong passwords etc. If we list all those, it will be plethora of security jargon.

Following these actions doesn't make your machine 100 percent secure but it will definitely prevent lot of attacks and security risks from your computer.

If you have reached this line.
Then Thanks for reading this :-)

Fast Flux

Fast Flux service is a DNS technique used by malware Authors /Spammers to hide their domain source behind a set of compromised Zombie nodes. Zombie nodes are the infected machines which act according to the commands received from the centralized server (Botnet).
Fast Fluxing service is extensively used by todays spammers to spread malware and increase their Zombie army.
Storm Worm is one of the worm which extensively used this technique.
Detailed paper on how Fast Flux works can be found on honeynet project

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Is Penetration Testing heading towards Dead End?

According to this article few security experts feel that the penetration testing is fading towards gloom. The experts predict penetration testing to be dead by the end of year 2009. But they do say that its getting transformed into the area of production monitoring and measurement.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

WPA cracked !!!!!!!!

WPA wireless protection standard is cracked by researchers.
The so called uncrackable WPA has been cracked by a team of researchers.
Researchers say that they were able to crack TKIP keys used by WPA.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Eclipse Europa Review

Hi folks,
I'm pleased to write a review about Eclipse europa release.

I've been using Eclipse since 2004. I liked eclipse because of its open source nature and IDE features it provides for developing Java applications.

I used Eclipse Europa for developing Java as well as Python by using "PyDev" plugin. Eclipse Europa is really better and cool compared to 3.2 and a lot better than commercial IDE's.
The most important features liked and consider productive are
* "Ctrl + 3" Quick access. Its awesome and provides very quick access to different windows, perspectives.
* Better coding assistance in Europa!! compared to 3.2

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Secret of Sleep

Sleeping is important, chk this out why?
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/03/14/60minutes/main3939721.shtml

VoiceLess Phonecalls!!!!!

Yes voiceless phone calls is possible now..
chk this out http://www.livescience.com/technology/080317-audeo-speech.html

Security Data Visualization




Security Data Visualization is one of the emerging fields of security. Its all about making security data more visually appealing and more readable.

Check this Graph found in Security Visualizatin
website http://secviz.org. It displays a 3D view of network topology of computers.
Check this website to know more about this. Its great fun