Getting started Ready to begin? Good! Getting started with Firefox is actually quite simple. Here are a few handy shortcuts to help you get going:
Setting up the ultimate penetration or security distribution has obviously been made significantly easier with the advent of BackTrack. While I regularly use BackTrack on engagements, I do make some changes that I find makes my life easier. This is began as a set of steps that I used on BackTrack 4 Virtual Machine (VM). These steps have been tested and validated to work on BackTrack 4 Release 2 VM. Step 1 : Expand the VM disk size from 20 GB to 40 GB. Option 1: Use the command line vmware-vdiskmanager to expand a virtual disk.
In a perfect world, your network would suffer no downtime and be locked down tight. You'd be in perfect compliance with all government regulations, and your users would all be self-supporting. The cloud would take care of nearly all your infrastructure needs, and there wouldn't be a single device accessing the network you didn't first approve of and control. Also: You'd finally get the respect and admiration you truly deserve.
March 27, 2012 Follow @rogeragrimes The 2012 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report released last week continues to reverberate. The stats that jumped out at me: 96 percent of data breaches were relatively easy for attackers to pull off, and 97 percent of those attacks were easily avoidable. Want to protect yourself against malicious hackers and malware?
Hackers who employ APTs (advanced persistent threats) are a different breed. A real and constant threat to the world's companies and networks, APT hackers tend to be well organized, working together as part of a professional team. Their goal, typically, is to steal valuable intellectual property, such as confidential project descriptions, contracts, and patent information. Generally, APT hackers employ familiar methods, using phishing emails or other tricks to fool users into downloading malware. But the ultimate objective tends to be very ambitious. If you discover a break-in where the only apparent intent was to steal money from your company, then it probably wasn't an APT hack.