Category Archives: Web Security

The Nessus Vulnerability Scanner

In computer security, Nessus is a proprietary comprehensive vulnerability scanning program. It is free of charge for personal use in a non-enterprise environment. Its goal is to detect potential vulnerabilities on the tested systems. For example: Vulnerabilities that allow a … Continue reading

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Which website shopping cart?

We have recently undertaken a study to determine which of the many shopping cart systems we should use on a customers website. After a long process trawling through the myriad of options we finally reached a shortlist of 8 candidates. … Continue reading

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Security At the Edge: Locking Down the Network Perimeter

When securing your company’s network, it’s best to start on the edges — the perimeter — where the system interfaces with the rest of the world. It’s an approach that makes sense. While installing safeguards deep inside the network is … Continue reading

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Web Security – The Problem

Web security has changed a lot in the past few years. It is no longer good enough to take a desktop antivirus scan engine and scan web content. URL filtering isn’t enough. It is not enough to put HTTP security … Continue reading

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Managed Security Services – Good or Bad?

The buzz word “Managed Security Services” sparks off a religious debate among the staunch believers and critics of this rapidly emerging phenomenon in the world of information security. The supporters vehemently profess that Managed Security Services should be considered as … Continue reading

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How Does Secure Socket Layer (SSL or TLS) Work?

The Secure Socket Layer, SSL for short, is a protocol by which many services that communicate over the Internet can do so in a secure fashion. Before we discuss how SSL works and what kinds of security it provides, let … Continue reading

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Hackers hit ‘at least five oil and gas firms

A report compiled by security firm McAfee, has revealed that hackers have run rampant through the networks of at least five oil and gas firms for years. The hackers exploited weaknesses by means of a combination of con tricks, computer … Continue reading

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Should I use and IDS/IPS? If so, what type?

Intrusion detection systems and intrusion prevention systems can be quite expensive. As such, a risk-based decision should be used to determine which system is best and where should it be located to provide the most cost-effective benefits. There are typically … Continue reading

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Hetzner Online Hosts Critical Component of SEO Poisoning Campaign

Hetzner Online, a large German hosting provider, provides hosting for three  websites that are critical for a major SEO poisoning campaign. SEO poisoning involves getting web pages listed in search engines that when accessed attempt to infect the computer with … Continue reading

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