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Destroying a Cisco Switch with CDP Flooding

Destroying a Cisco Switch in 5 minutes

This is an easy Denial of Service (DoS) attack to launch.  We’re going to use the Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) to bring a switch to its knees.  It literally only took me 5 minutes to completely destroy this enterprise class

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Using the Social Engineering Toolkit In Kali Linux

SET for Kali

Here’s a little known fact:  It’s a lot easier to trick a credulous user into dishing over his password than it is to crack it.  People are getting smarter with passwords.  It seems like hacked accounts are always in the

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Cracking Windows Passwords (Part 1 of 2)

Cracking Windows Passwords

Do you remember a thing called trust?  I remember when I was 10 or 11 years old I decided to open a “family” bank for my brother and sister. Being the conniving bigger brother, I convinced them that their allowances

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Crypto 201: Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) – Cryptography for smarties (Part 3 of 3)

PKI with Vonnie, background image credit J. Triepke via Flickr

So let’s trace what happens when the certificate arrives at your computer.  I n the last post we talked about why it’s mathematically infeasible for someone to forge a root certificate signature.  I also showed you how to view the

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Crypto 201: Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) – Cryptography for smarties (Part 2 of 3)

PKI with Vonnie, background image credit J. Triepke via Flickr

Ahh, the Public Key Infrastructure.  It’s sounds monolithic doesn’t it? That’s because it is.  Don’t try to understand it by yourself. You need an expert.  You need Vonnie.  You need to read on playa.

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