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Identifying and Mitigating Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

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A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack involves the paralysing of a network by flooding it with data from several individual sources, to the...

Cyber Attacks Explained: Packet Crafting

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  Protect your FOSS-based IT infrastructure from packet crafting by learning more about it. In the previous articles in this series, we explored common infrastructure vulnerability...

iLinuxBot: Designing Botnets to Manage Linux Clients

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This article is to encourage newbies to use a little creativity to solve real-world problems. It shows you how to manage a Linux lab,...

Cyber Attacks Explained: DoS and DDoS

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With this article, we begin a new series on the major kinds of cyber attacks that weaken the IT security infrastructure within organisations. With...

SYN Flooding using SCAPY and Prevention using iptables

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DoS (Denial of Service) attacks against Web services make them unavailable for legitimate users, affecting the website owner's potential business. These involve intentional consumption...

Securing Apache, Part 8: DoS & DDoS Attacks

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In this part of the series, we focus on DoS/DDoS attacks, which have been among the major threats to Web servers since the beginning...

The Importance of Intrusion Prevention Systems

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In today's fast-changing IT world, even the best available security is insufficient for the latest vulnerabilities in various products, and against malware/attacks created to...