BlackNurse: DoS attacks for everyone

Overload firewalls from a laptop (but also from a mobile phone!) When it comes to launching successful DDoS attacks, the equation is a simple: more traffic and more devices generating that traffic = more chance of knocking down a server. But recently researchers at TDC Security Operations Center (a Danish security firm) have discovered a new attack…

30 Nmap Command Examples from nixCraft

Userful for Sys/Network Admins Great post from nixCraft about the famous security tool Nmap: The purpose of this post is to introduce a user to the nmap command line tool to scan a host and/or network, so to find out the possible vulnerable points in the hosts. You will also learn how to use Nmap…