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HowTo: Find switchport of a MAC Address on Cisco Catalyst Switch If you have a big network with multiple Access Switches connecting to the core switches or routers then tracing a device like a PC or a laptop for troubleshooting or security purposes is one of those tasks that you often end up doing. This is not a difficult task but can certainly be time consuming. Lets start with an IP address on hand. If you have an IP address on hand quickly ping and check if the device is pingable.

Main Aircrack-ng is an 802.11 WEP and WPA-PSK keys cracking program that can recover keys once enough data packets have been captured. It implements the standard FMS attack along with some optimizations like KoreK attacks, as well as the all-new PTW attack, thus making the attack much faster compared to other WEP cracking tools. In fact, Aircrack-ng is a set of tools for auditing wireless networks. If you are impatient and want to know how to get started, jump to the Getting Started Tutorial. Aircrack-ng is the next generation of aircrack with lots of new features:

What’s My Pass? » The Top 500 Worst Passwords of All Time From the moment people started using passwords, it didn’t take long to realize how many people picked the very same passwords over and over. Even the way people misspell words is consistent. In fact, people are so predictable that most hackers make use of lists of common passwords just like these.

Internet Crime Schemes Auction Fraud Auction fraud involves fraud attributable to the misrepresentation of a product advertised for sale through an Internet auction site or the non-delivery of products purchased through an Internet auction site. Consumers are strongly cautioned against entering into Internet transactions with subjects exhibiting the following behavior: The seller posts the auction as if he resides in the United States, then responds to victims with a congratulatory email stating he is outside the United States for business reasons, family emergency, etc. Similarly, beware of sellers who post the auction under one name, and ask for the funds to be transferred to another individual. The subject requests funds to be wired directly to him/her via Western Union, MoneyGram, or bank-to-bank wire transfer.

Web World Wide » 50 Free Internet Tools for Tin-Foil Hat Wearers If your wardrobe includes a shiny tin-foil hat, then you will love these free Ma Internet tools. Whether you want to protect yourself from Internet snoopers, want to spy on those out to get you, or want to be able to track trends that you know will lead to something big, then these tools will help you get the job done. Without a Trace If you want to use the Internet without anyone knowing who you are or leave an untraceable phone number, then these tools are for you. Big String. Big String offers self-destructing IMs and emails for those who don’t want any evidence of their online communications. The Usability of Passwords (by @baekdal) #tips Security companies and IT people constantly tells us that we should use complex and difficult passwords. This is bad advice, because you can actually make usable, easy to remember and highly secure passwords. In fact, usable passwords are often far better than complex ones. So let's dive into the world of passwords, and look at what makes a password secure in practical terms. Update: Read the FAQ (updated January 2011)

National Vulnerability Database CVSS Scoring This page shows the components of the CVSS score for example and allows you to refine the CVSS base score. Please read the CVSS standards guide to fully understand how to score CVSS vulnerabilities and to interpret CVSS scores. The scores are computed in sequence such that the Base Score is used to calculate the Temporal Score and the Temporal Score is used to calculate the Environmental Score. Security Digest Features In a world that seems to be losing the notion of journalism, Liquidmatrix Security Digest remains committed to long form articles that dig into the major issues affecting the industry with Feature articles. Click for Features >>>>> Briefings

Icons of the Web December 18, 2013: The Nmap Project is pleased to release our new and improved Icons of the Web project! Since our free and open source Nmap Security Scanner software is all about exploring networks at massive scale, we started by scanning the top million web sites for 2013 (as ranked by the analytics company Alexa). We then downloaded each site's favicon—the small icon displayed next to a site title in browser bookmarks and tabs.

CC Blog: Recommendations to vendors for communicating product security information Hi, this is Chad Dougherty of the Vulnerability Analysis team. One of the important roles that our team plays is coordinating vulnerability information among a broad range of vendors. Over the years, we have gained a considerable amount of experience communicating with vendors of all shapes and sizes. Information Security Policies and Procedures Part 2 This is part of an ongoing series on documentation development. Please be sure to read the previous posts in this series: Part 1Knowing which policies are necessary in your environment can be a challenge. Most organizations will have at least some formalized policies. Many of these are in response to legal requirements (HR policies) or specific incidents.

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