What is Hacking ? An Introduction

Computers have become mandatory to run a successful businesses. It is not enough to have isolated computers systems; they need to be networked to facilitate communication with external businesses. This exposes them to the outside world and cybercrime. Cybercrime is using computers to commit fraudulent acts such as fraud, privacy invasion, stealing corporate/personal data etc.Cybercrimes cost many organizations millions of dollars every year. Businesses need to protect themselves against such attacks.

There are many definitions of hacking. In this article, we will define hacking as identifying weakness in computer systems and/or networks and exploiting the weaknesses to gain access. An example of hacking is using by passing the login algorithm to gain access to a system. A hacker is a person who finds and exploits weakness in computer systems and/or networks to gain access. Hackers are usually skilled computer programmers with knowledge of computer security.

Before we go any further, let’s look at some of the most commonly used terminologies in the world of hacking.

 

 

Here Are Some Things That Might Happen If You Don’t Protect Your Online Identity

Here Are Some Things That Might Happen If You Don’t Protect Your Online Identity

protecting online identity

If you haven’t been a victim of fraud or identity theft, or if you’ve never had to get a new credit or debit card because you shopped somewhere that suffered a security breach, then you may still be of the mindset that your identity, and your wallet, are safe. But that isn’t the case, especially in this day and age of online shopping.

If someone steals your identity you might not even find out about it right away. At least when it comes to stealing your bank account information banks and stores are getting more on top of things these days. The new chip card credit cards are supposed to help prevent credit fraud.

But what happens if someone does get your credit card info, or completely steals your identity? Well, here are a few things that could happen to you, if this happens.

You Will Be Tied Up For Months Trying To Clear Your Name

It could take a while to clear your name, and even longer to fix your credit in the case of both identity theft and bank fraud. You may end up spending time talking to police and even the FBI. There are many steps to take, and it helps to have a plan of action. There is help out there, as well.

You Could Need To File Bankruptcy

Depending on how badly, and how long it has been going on, your identity theft or bank fraud case is, it may cause the need for you to file for bankruptcy. You may or may not get back the funds that were stolen from you, and if it was enough to seriously impact your life, talk to a lawyer and find out if bankruptcy is the right option for you.

Your Credit May Take A Long Time To Recover

Once your credit has been damaged, even by fraud, the recovery won’t happen overnight. Even when the fraudulent charges are removed, it can take some time to build back up your credit score. You need to be prepared for this by making sure that in the meantime you are keeping your credit in good standing.

You May Never See That Money Again

There is also, always, a chance that you’ll never recover the money you lost in an identity fraud or bank fraud case. Maybe they don’t catch the person that stole from you, or maybe you just didn’t feel like you had the means to work toward a recovery. Don’t let the fear of things like bankruptcy and the cost of a lawyer scare you from getting your identity and your life back. Fight for your money, and you’ll have a better chance of at least recovering some of it.



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Hacking Free Ebooks Collection 2018

List of Free Hacking Ebooks Download In PDF 2018 Ethical Hacking, Hacking Ebooks pdf, Hacking ebooks free download, hacking ebooks collection, Best Hacking eBooks.

Disclaimer: The contributor(s) cannot be held responsible for any misuse of the data. This repository is just a collection of URLs to download eBooks for free. Download the eBooks at your own risks.

DMCA takedown cannot be possible as we are not republishing the books/infringement of code, but we are just hosting the links to 3rd party websites where these books can be downloaded. To know more on DMCA takedown policy here.

1. Advanced Penetration Testing Hacking 2017.pdf

2. CEH v9 Certified Ethical Hacker Version 9.pdf

3. Begin Ethical Hacking with Python.pdf

4. Certified Ethical Hacker 2016.pdf

5. Essential Skills for Hackers.pdf

6. Hacking 2016.pdf

7. Hacking the Hacker 2017.pdf

8. The Art of Invisibility 2017.pdf

9. Penetration Testing Basics.pdf

10. Penetration Testing Essentials 2017.pdf

11. Security.pdf

12. Hackers Beware.pdf

13. Network Performance and Security.pdf

14. Advanced_Persistent_Threat_Hacking.pdf

15. Modern Web Penetration Testing 2016.pdf

16. From Hacking to Report Writing.pdf

17. Python Web Penetration Testing Cookbook.pdf

18. CompTIA Cybersecurit 2017.pdf

18.IT final.pdf

19. Wireshark for Security Professionals 2016.pdf

20. Cyber-Physical Attack Recover.pdf

21. Honeypots and Routers_ Collecting Internet Attacks.pdf

22. Practical Information Security Management 2016.pdf

23. Phishing Dark Waters.pdf

24. Network Attacks and Exploitation.pdf

25. A Hacker.pdf

26. Hacker School.pdf

27. Automated Credit Card Fraud.pdf

28. A Beginners Guide To Hacking Computer Systems.pdf

29. 501 Website Hacking Secrets.pdf

30. Cracking Passwords Guide.pdf

31. Eldad Eilam – Reversing: Secrets of Reverse Engineering – Wiley 2005.pdf

32. Metasploit Toolkit – Presentation.pdf

33. Metasploit Toolkit – Syngress.pdf

34. Oracle Rootkits 2.0.pdf

35. Pest Control – Taming the RATS.pdf

36. Practical Malware Analysis.pdf

37. Return Oriented Programming.pdf

38. Web App Hacking (Hackers Handbook).pdf

39. The Basics of Web Hacking – Tools and Techniques to Attack the Web(2013).pdf

40. Syngress – Sockets, Shellcode, Porting & Coding – Reverse Engineering Exploits And Tool Coding For Security Professionals.pdf

41. Stack Smashing.pdf

42. SQL Injection Attacks and Defense.pdf

43. Reverse Engineering for Beginners.pdf

44. Black Book of Viruses and Hacking.pdf

45. Bluepilling the Xen Hypervisor.pdf

46. Computer Viruses, Hacking and Malware attacks for Dummies.pdf

47. Cracking Passwords Guide.pdf

48. Hackers_Secrets.pdf

49. Buffer Overflow Attacks.pdf

50. Exploiting Software – How To Break Code.pdf

51. Grumpy Old Fart’s Big Book of Hacking.pdf

53. Comptia Security+.pdf

54. Hack Attacks Revealed.pdf

55. Hacking Exposed (Laxxuss).pdf

56. Hacking For Dummies (2004) Wiley.pdf

57. Hacking For Dummies – Access To Other Peoples Systems Made Simple.pdf

58. Hacking Into Computer Systems – A Beginners Guide.pdf

59. How To Hack Windows Xp Admin Passwords.pdf

60. Bluetooth Hacking.pdf

61. ETH – Attacks on P2P Networks (Freenet) (2005).pdf

62. Francisco Amato – evilgrade – ENG.pdf

63. Fun With EtterCap Filters.pdf

64. Man_In_The_Middle.pdf

65. arp MITM.pdf

66. ethereal-tcpdump.pdf

67. KALI-LINUX-COMMANDS.pdf

68. DEFCON-24-Anto-Joseph-Fuzzing-Android-Devices.pdf

69. DEFCON-24-Bigezy-Saci-Pinworm-MITM-for-Metadata.pdf

70. DEFCON-24-Brad-Dixon-Pin2Pwn-How-to-Root-An-Embedded-Linux-Box-With-A-Sewing-Needle.pdf

71. DEFCON-24-Brad-Woodberg-Malware-Command-And-Control-Channels-A-Journey-Into-Darkness.pdf

72. DEFCON-24-Bryant-Zadegan-Ryan-Lester-Abusing-Bleeding-Edge-Web-Standards-For-Appsec-Glory.pdf

73. DEFCON-24-Chapman-Stone-Toxic-Proxies-Bypassing-HTTPS-and-VPNs.pdf

74. DEFCON-24-Demay-Auditing-6LoWPAN-Networks-Using-Standard-Penetration-Testing-Tools-WP.pdf

75. DEFCON-24-Demay-Auditing-6LoWPAN-Networks-Using-Standard-Penetration-Testing-Tools.pdf

76. DEFCON-24-Fitzpatrick-and-Grand-101-Ways-To-Brick-Your-Hardware.pdf

77. DEFCON-24-Seymour-Tully-Weaponizing-Data-Science-For-Social-Engineering.pdf

78. DEFCON-24-Thomas-Wilhelm-Hacking-Network-Protocols-Using-Kali.pdf

79. DEFCON-24-Thomas-Wilhelm-Intrusion-Prevention-System-Evasion-Techniques.pdf

80. DEFCON-24-Ulf-Frisk-Direct-Memory-Attack-the-Kernel.pdf

81. EN-Hacking Web Applications Using Cookie Poisoning.pdf

82. EN – NoSQL, No injection – Ron, Shulman-Peleg, Bronshtein.pdf

83. Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Guide – Baloch, Rafay.pdf

84. Faille-CSRF.pdf

85. Metasploit, Penetration Testers Guide.pdf

86. Next Generation Web Attacks – HTML 5, DOM(L3) and XHR(L2).pdf

87. Ninja Hacking.pdf

88. OWASP_Stammtisch_Frankfurt_WAF_Profiling_and_Evasion.pdf

89. Pentesting With Burp Suite.pdf

90. Phishing Dark Waters The Offensive and Defensive Sides of Malicious Emails.pdf

91. Seven Deadliest Network Attacks.pdf

92. Seven Deadliest USB Attacks.pdf

93. Seven Deadliest USB Attacks.pdf

94. Seven Deadliest Web Application Attacks.pdf

95. Seven Deadliest Wireless Technologies Attacks.pdf

96. The 60 Minute Network Security Guide, National Security Agency.pdf

97. The Basics of Hacking and Penetration.pdf

98. WAF Bypassing.pdf

99. Windows_Services_-_All_roads_lead_to_SYSTEM.pdf

100. Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux.pdf

WHAT IS A SMURF ATTACK

Smurf is a network layer distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, named after the DDoS.Smurf malware that enables it execution.

Smurf attacks are somewhat similar to ping floods, as both are carried out by sending a slews of ICMP Echo request packets.

Unlike the regular ping flood, however, Smurf is an amplification attack vector that boosts its damage potential by exploiting characteristics of broadcast networks.

 

A Smurf attack scenario can be broken down as follows:

  • Smurf malware is used to generate a fake Echo request containing a spoofed source IP, which is actually the target server address.
  • The request is sent to an intermediate IP broadcast network.
  • The request is transmitted to all of the network hosts on the network.
  • Each host sends an ICMP response to the spoofed source address.
  • With enough ICMP responses forwarded, the target server is brought down.

The amplification factor of the Smurf attack correlates to the number of the hosts on the intermediate network. For example, an IP broadcast network with 500 hosts will produce 500 responses for each fake Echo requests. Typically, each of the relies is of the same size as the original ping request.

It should be noted that, during the attack, the service on the intermediate network is likely to be degraded.

In addition to showing good internet citizenship, this should incentivize operators to prevent their networks from being unwitting Smurf attack participants.

To accomplish this you can:

  • Disable IP-directed broadcasts on your router.
  • Reconfigure your operating system to disallow ICMP responses to IP broadcast requests.
  • Reconfigure the perimeter firewall to disallow pings originating from outside your network.

snallygaster – Scan For Secret Files On HTTP Servers

snallygaster is a Python-based tool that can help you to scan for secret files on HTTP servers, files that are accessible that shouldn’t be public and can pose a security risk.

snallygaster - Scan For Secret Files On HTTP Servers

 

Typical examples include publicly accessible git repositories, backup files potentially containing passwords or database dumps. In addition it contains a few checks for other security vulnerabilities.

snallygaster HTTP Secret File Scanner Features

This is an overview of the tests provided by snallygaster.

  • lfm_php – Checks for Lazy File Manager
  • idea – Config file for JetBrains
  • symphony_databases_yml – Symphony database config file
  • rails_database_yml – Ruby on Rails default config file
  • git_dir – Download the full Git repo
  • svn_dir – Download the full SVN repo
  • cvs_dir – Download the full CVS repo
  • apache_server_status – Apache server-status page
  • coredump – Memory dump file on Linux
  • sftp_config – Configuration file from sublime FTP client
  • wsftp_ini – Configuration file for WS_FTP
  • filezilla_xml – Configuration file for FileZilla
  • winscp_ini – Configuration file for WinSCP
  • ds_store – Apple OS X File Manager
  • backupfiles – Backup files and other leftovers from editors
  • deadjoe – JOE editor dump file
  • sql_dump – Checks for common names of SQL database dumps
  • bitcoin_wallet – Scans for Bitcoin wallet files
  • drupal_backup_migrate – Drupal migration backup
  • magento_config – Magento XML based config file
  • xaa – Output of the Linux split command
  • optionsbleed – Checks for Optionsbleed vuln
  • privatekey – Checks for private keys
  • sshkey – Looks for SSH private keys
  • dotenv – Looks for Laravel .env files
  • invalidsrc – Checks webpage source for all inaccessible references
  • ilias_defaultpw – Checks for the Ilias e-learning software default creds
  • cgiecho – Leaks files from cgiemail
  • phpunit_eval – Test for remote code execution
  • axfr – Checks for DNS AXFR zone transfer requests

You could probably achieve something similar with Burp Intruder or Patator and something like the quickhits list from SecLists.

You can download snallygaster here:

snallygaster-master.zip

Or read more here.

How to use secret Netflix codes to unlock hidden show and movie categories

SECRET codes can unlock shows and movies you never knew were hiding in the Netflix library. Here’s how to find them.

Netflix Secret Codes List

  • Action & Adventure: 1365
  • Action Comedies: 43040
  • Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 1568
  • Action Thrillers: 43048
  • Adult Animation: 11881
  • Adventures: 7442
  • African Movies: 3761
  • Alien Sci-Fi: 3327
  • Animal Tales: 5507
  • Anime: 7424
  • Anime Action: 2653
  • Anime Comedies: 9302
  • Anime Dramas: 452
  • Anime Fantasy: 11146
  • Anime Features: 3063
  • Anime Horror: 10695
  • Anime Sci-Fi: 2729
  • Anime Series: 6721
  • Art House Movies: 29764
  • Asian Action Movies: 77232
  • Australian Movies: 5230
  • B-Horror Movies: 8195
  • Baseball Movies: 12339
  • Basketball Movies: 12762
  • Belgian Movies: 262
  • Biographical Documentaries: 3652
  • Biographical Dramas: 3179
  • Boxing Movies: 12443
  • British Movies: 10757
  • British TV Shows: 52117
  • Campy Movies: 1252
  • Children & Family Movies: 783
  • Chinese Movies: 3960
  • Classic Action & Adventure: 46576
  • Classic Comedies: 31694
  • Classic Dramas: 29809
  • Classic Foreign Movies: 32473
  • Classic Movies: 31574
  • Classic Musicals: 32392
  • Classic Romantic Movies: 31273
  • Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 47147
  • Classic Thrillers: 46588
  • Classic TV Shows: 46553
  • Classic War Movies: 48744
  • Classic Westerns: 47465
  • Comedies: 6548
  • Comic Book and Superhero Movies: 10118
  • Country & Western/Folk: 1105
  • Courtroom Dramas: 528582748
  • Creature Features: 6895
  • Crime Action & Adventure: 9584
  • Crime Documentaries: 9875
  • Crime Dramas: 6889
  • Crime Thrillers: 10499
  • Crime TV Shows: 26146
  • Cult Comedies: 9434
  • Cult Horror Movies: 10944
  • Cult Movies: 7627
  • Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 4734
  • Cult TV Shows: 74652
  • Dark Comedies: 869
  • Deep Sea Horror Movies: 45028
  • Disney: 67673
  • Disney Musicals: 59433
  • Documentaries: 6839
  • Dramas: 5763
  • Dramas based on Books: 4961
  • Dramas based on real life: 3653
  • Dutch Movies: 10606
  • Eastern European Movies: 5254
  • Education for Kids: 10659
  • Epics: 52858
  • Experimental Movies: 11079
  • Faith & Spirituality: 26835
  • Faith & Spirituality Movies: 52804
  • Family Features: 51056
  • Fantasy Movies: 9744
  • Film Noir: 7687
  • Food & Travel TV: 72436
  • Football Movies: 12803
  • Foreign Action & Adventure: 11828
  • Foreign Comedies: 4426
  • Foreign Documentaries: 5161
  • Foreign Dramas: 2150
  • Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies: 8243
  • Foreign Horror Movies: 8654
  • Foreign Movies: 7462
  • Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 6485
  • Foreign Thrillers: 10306
  • French Movies: 58807
  • Gangster Movies: 31851
  • Gay & Lesbian Dramas: 500
  • German Movies: 58886
  • Greek Movies: 61115
  • Historical Documentaries: 5349
  • Horror Comedy: 89585
  • Horror Movies: 8711
  • Independent Action & Adventure: 11804
  • Independent Comedies: 4195
  • Independent Dramas: 384
  • Independent Movies: 7077
  • Independent Thrillers: 3269
  • Indian Movies: 10463
  • Irish Movies: 58750
  • Italian Movies: 8221
  • Japanese Movies: 10398
  • Jazz & Easy Listening: 10271
  • Kids Faith & Spirituality: 751423
  • Kids Music: 52843
  • Kids’ TV: 27346
  • Korean Movies: 5685
  • Korean TV Shows: 67879
  • Late Night Comedies: 1402
  • Latin American Movies: 1613
  • Latin Music: 10741
  • Martial Arts Movies: 8985
  • Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling: 6695
  • Middle Eastern Movies: 5875
  • Military Action & Adventure: 2125
  • Military Documentaries: 4006
  • Military Dramas: 11
  • Military TV Shows: 25804
  • Miniseries: 4814
  • Mockumentaries: 26
  • Monster Movies: 947
  • Movies based on children’s books: 10056
  • Movies for ages 0 to 2: 6796
  • Movies for ages 2 to 4: 6218
  • Movies for ages 5 to 7: 5455
  • Movies for ages 8 to 10: 561
  • Movies for ages 11 to 12: 6962
  • Music & Concert Documentaries: 90361
  • Music: 1701
  • Musicals: 13335
  • Mysteries: 9994
  • New Zealand Movies: 63782
  • Period Pieces: 12123
  • Political Comedies: 2700
  • Political Documentaries: 7018
  • Political Dramas: 6616
  • Political Thrillers: 10504
  • Psychological Thrillers: 5505
  • Quirky Romance: 36103
  • Reality TV: 9833
  • Religious Documentaries: 10005
  • Rock & Pop Concerts: 3278
  • Romantic Comedies: 5475
  • Romantic Dramas: 1255
  • Romantic Favorites: 502675
  • Romantic Foreign Movies: 7153
  • Romantic Independent Movies: 9916
  • Romantic Movies: 8883
  • Russian: 11567
  • Satanic Stories: 6998
  • Satires: 4922
  • Scandinavian Movies: 9292
  • Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 1492
  • Sci-Fi Adventure: 6926
  • Sci-Fi Dramas: 3916
  • Sci-Fi Horror Movies: 1694
  • Sci-Fi Thrillers: 11014
  • Science & Nature Documentaries: 2595
  • Science & Nature TV: 52780
  • Screwball Comedies: 9702
  • Showbiz Dramas: 5012
  • Showbiz Musicals: 13573
  • Silent Movies: 53310
  • Slapstick Comedies: 10256
  • Slasher and Serial Killer Movies: 8646
  • Soccer Movies: 12549
  • Social & Cultural Documentaries: 3675
  • Social Issue Dramas: 3947
  • Southeast Asian Movies: 9196
  • Spanish Movies: 58741
  • Spiritual Documentaries: 2760
  • Sports & Fitness: 9327
  • Sports Comedies: 5286
  • Sports Documentaries: 180
  • Sports Dramas: 7243
  • Sports Movies: 4370
  • Spy Action & Adventure: 10702
  • Spy Thrillers: 9147
  • Stage Musicals: 55774
  • Stand-up Comedy: 11559
  • Steamy Romantic Movies: 35800
  • Steamy Thrillers: 972
  • Supernatural Horror Movies: 42023
  • Supernatural Thrillers: 11140
  • Tearjerkers: 6384
  • Teen Comedies: 3519
  • Teen Dramas: 9299
  • Teen Screams: 52147
  • Teen TV Shows: 60951
  • Thrillers: 8933
  • Travel & Adventure Documentaries: 1159
  • TV Action & Adventure: 10673
  • TV Cartoons: 11177
  • TV Comedies: 10375
  • TV Documentaries: 10105
  • TV Dramas: 11714
  • TV Horror: 83059
  • TV Mysteries: 4366
  • TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 1372
  • TV Shows: 83
  • Urban & Dance Concerts: 9472
  • Vampire Horror Movies: 75804
  • Werewolf Horror Movies: 75930
  • Westerns: 7700
  • World Music Concerts: 2856
  • Zombie Horror Movies: 75405

Why Google Delivers More Targeted Results Than Other Search Engines

  • Like most of the major search engines, Google assembles the pages in its search index by using special “searchbot” or crawler software to scour the Web. Found pages are automatically added to Google’s ever-expanding database; when you perform a search, you’re actually searching this database of Web pages, not the Web itself.
  • The results of your Google searches are ranked according to Google’s trademarked PageRank technology. This technology measures how many other pages link to a particular page; the more links to a page, the higher that page ranks. In addition, PageRank assigns a higher weight to links that come from higher-ranked pages. So if a page is linked to from a number of high-ranked pages, that page will itself achieve a higher ranking.
  • The theory is that the more popular a page is, the higher that page’s ultimate value. While this sounds a little like a popularity contest (and it is), it’s surprising how often this approach delivers high-quality results.
  • The number of Web pages indexed by Google is among the largest of all search engines (Google and AllTheWeb are continually jockeying for “biggest” bragging rights), which means you stand a fairly good chance of actually finding what you were searching for. And the Google search engine is relatively smart; it analyzes the keywords in your query and recognizes the type of search result you’re looking for. (For example, if you enter a person’s name and city, it knows to search its phone book—not the general Web index.)

How to Remove “Activate Windows” Watermark on Desktop or Laptop

Easily Remove “Activate Windows” Watermark

Are you sick with the “activate windows” watermark on your desktop or laptop screen that just won’t go away unless you pay the product full price of course that costs hundreds of dollars! Well, if you want to help Windows then you can pay the full amount easily. But to those you can’t then this tutorial is for you! It doesn’t matter if you are using Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or Windows 10 we can easily remove the watermark on those versions of Windows easily.

Instructions

  • Download KMSAuto 2015 Portable Version
  • If you are hesitant about the virus you can scan the file with your anti-virus to be sure. I am 100% though it is clean.
  • Unzip file and open up KMSAuto Net.exe

Activate Windows 10 and remove watermark

  • Click on the activation button and you will see 2 options
    • Activate Windows and Activate Office
  • For this tutorial, we will use Activate Windows option
  • Click Activate Windows and wait for the process to finish

Activate Windows

  • There you have it. Product successfully activated! On this step, you should see the watermark to disappear.
  • If you have your Microsoft office needed to be activated as well, then feel free to use the Activate office option too!

Why Facebook is prone to hacking? And how to stay away from Facebook account hacking?

Facebook has turned out to be the most revered social networking site. Right from individuals to that of large enterprises and companies holds an account with the facebook and it is looked upon as the best means to connect to friends. Along with its popularity come the problems like spamming and hacking activities. It has become the target for hackers as they know that it has got most number of users than any other site. There are also lots of personal and sensitive information shared through facebook.

It is also to be noted that many people are not aware of the security setting options and does not take necessary initiative to keep their account in the safe zone. This has further contributed to increase in the hacking activities by the hackers and spammers and they are at full go into the social networking site. Since, Facebook has become an essential means to keep connected to your dear ones, the only way to keep going with using it is to take care of the security processes that are associated with it.

Steps to Secure Facebook Account:

In order to prevent your account from getting hacked, there are few steps that need to be taken care of and looked into from time to time.

  • Change the facebook account password regularly
  • Email ID needs to be hidden
  • Ensure that the security answer is tough enough to crack
  • Activate Log-in notification facility
  • Set up a hard answer on your email security question

Prevent Hacking

It is necessary to keep changing the Facebook account password in order to prevent hacking. Also, it is necessary to keep the security question answer tough by providing a different sort of or unrelated answer to it. It’s enough that just you know what needs to be entered there. One also needs to make the best use of all of the security measures available with Facebook and to do that you need to be aware of it. If you are taking your privacy in the social networking site serious then keep yourself updated on the security aspects.

Get Good Anti-Virus Installed:

Having a good anti virus software installed to your system is very much essential that not only protects your facebook account but the whole of your system. It is one of the basic steps that need to be done when registering with a social networking site. Also, make sure that you do selective browsing in Facebook, so that you do not invite any of the viruses into your system.

Basic set up to follow:

  • Make use of a secure browser
  • Install software that detects authenticity of sites
  • Ensure that you do not share personal and sensitive information
  • Protect the mail through a strong privacy policy

On the whole, it is of immense necessity for one to take care of the security aspect of the Facebook account but your mail and system as well. This definitely contributes to the much needed extra layer of security for your account.

Zarp – Network Attack Tool

Zarp is a network attack tool centred around the exploitation of local networks. This does not include system exploitation, but rather abusing networking protocols and stacks to take over, infiltrate, and knock out. Sessions can be managed to quickly poison and sniff multiple systems at once, dumping sensitive information automatically or to the attacker directly.

Zarp - Network Attack Tool

Various sniffers are included to automatically parse usernames and passwords from various protocols, as well as view HTTP traffic and more. DoS attacks are included to knock out various systems and applications. These tools open up the possibility for very complex attack scenarios on live networks quickly, cleanly, and quietly.

Features

zarp has around 30+ modules grouped into categories of attack and has multiple functionalities under each group:

  • Poisoners
  • Denial of Service
  • Sniffers
  • Scanners
  • Services
  • Parameter
  • Attacks

Installation

zarp is intended to be as dependency-free as possible. When available, zarp has opted to use pure or native Python implementations over requiring or importing huge libraries. Even as such, zarp requires the following to run:

 

  • Linux
  • Python 2.7.x
  • Scapy (packaged with zarp)

It is also recommended that user’s have the following installed for access to specific modules:

  • airmon-ng suite (for all your wireless cracking needs)
  • tcpdump
  • libmproxy (packaged with zarp)
  • paramiko (SSH service)
  • nfqueue-bindings (packet modifier)

Usage

The Future

The long-term goal of this network attack tool zarp is to become the master command center of a network; to provide a modular, well-defined framework that provides a powerful overview and in-depth analysis of an entire network. This will come to light with the future inclusion of a web application front-end, which acts as the television screen, whereas the CLI interface will be the remote. This will provide network topology reports, host relationships, and more. zarp aims to be your window into the potential exploitability of a network and its hosts, not an exploitation platform itself; it is the manipulation of relationships and trust felt within local intranets.

You can download zarp here:

zarp-0.1.8.zip

Or read more here.