Month: November 2019

What is a botnet?

The Internet is filled with threats to online security. Many of these threats are just productive, positive technologies turned to evil use. The botnet is an example of using good technologies for bad intentions. A botnet is nothing more than a string of connected computers coordinated together to perform a task. That can be maintaining …

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Password Auditing on Active Directory Databases

In this article we explore the options to acquire information from an online or offline Microsoft Active Directory database and its encryption keys. We will use this to recover the contained usernames and password hashes for password auditing or penetration testing purposes. The database Microsoft stores the Active Directory data in tables in a proprietary …

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Potential Security Threats To Your Computer Systems

A computer system threat is anything that leads to loss or corruption of data or physical damage to the hardware and/or infrastructure. Knowing how to identify computer security threats is the first step in protecting computer systems. The threats could be intentional, accidental or caused by natural disasters. In this article, we will introduce you …

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