Thursday, July 21, 2011

Installing and using Nmap [Linux/Windows]

I'm afraid I've been very busy lately with a new job working overnights and figuring out all my college needs for moving in next month, but I've been doing a lot of research and reading on a few interesting topics so hopefully the next few posts will be very interesting.
I've also updated a few of my posts including my wifi sniffing and securing your home network posts, so check those out!

Today's post is about one of the most important netsec tools you will have in your arsenal. This program is called Nmap and is a free, open-source network auditing and security tool that we will use quite often while looking for vulnerabilities on networks.

I will be explaining how to install and do some basic usage on Linux AND Windows (yay Windows!). I will be using my Backtrack 5 for Linux and Windows XP and hopefully get a Vista/Win7 part up as well.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sniffing Passwords Over a Wifi Connection [Linux/Backtrack5]

Now here's where some fun stuff starts!
I hope many of you have followed my installing Backtrack 5 guide and read up on what ARP is as well as basic Linux commands so you can follow along easily; if not, go read those now!

What you'll need for this tutorial:
If you don't have any of these, follow the links and set up your system before continuing.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Securing your personal home network [Information]

Today's the 4th of July so I'm throwing out a quick post since it's been a few days, but I hope all my readers will be happy with another informational piece about securing your own network since, after all, that's what netsec is about!

Below is a simple guide to getting the most security out of your network to protect your information and the users of your network's information.

Friday, July 1, 2011

What is ARP? [Information]

 Since I've explained now how to get Backtrack 5, if you're still not on Linux then go install it now before all the fun stuff starts!
As for today's post I'll be explaining an important part about netsec: Address Resolution Protocol.

Understanding ARP, or Address Resolution Protocol, is a key part in understanding how networks communicate.