Security

SYN flood

SYN flood attack: variants and countermeasures

The attack pattern of a SYN flood attack has been known since the early years of the World Wide Web. Over time, new attack variants and appropriate protective measures have arisen. DDoS attacks with massive data flows originating from botnets are currently the norm. Learn how SYN flood attacks work. We will explain the concepts of these attacks and countermeasures.

HTTP Flood Attacks

What is an HTTP flood attack?

DDoS attacks are occurring more and more frequently. Among the most insidious are HTTP flood attacks. Disguised as regular users on the website, thousands of complex requests are sent to the server until a system failure occurs. Here you will learn what exactly an HTTP flood attack is, how you can identify them, and how you can protect yourself from them.

UDP flood

UDP flood

UDP flood attacks have been used in the past for denial-of-service attacks. Even servers for major organizations have collapsed under the massive amounts of data. We’ll explain how a UDP flood attack works and provide you with an overview of its technical background, proven security measures, and how it is different from other DoS attacks.

Zero-day exploit

Zero-day exploit: Explanation and protection measures

The risk for businesses to fall victim to a zero-day exploit has increased in recent years. More and more often, cybercriminals can take advantage of as-yet undiscovered weak points in business software in order to steal or manipulate data. It is difficult to protect against these attacks, but businesses can take some measures to improve their security.

Ping of death

Ping of death

The ping of death was a cause for alarm in the early days of the Internet: A malicious hacker could cause a remote system to crash with a simple ping command. Keep reading to find out how the attack works on a technical level and why you don’t have to worry about it today.

Shoulder surfing

Shoulder surfing – an underestimated threat?

Malicious hackers gain unauthorized access to sensitive data by identifying weaknesses in security mechanisms and exploiting them. However, technical skills are not always required to be able to steal data. This is the case for shoulder surfing which exploits the greatest weakness of every computer system and security measure – the human being.

What is credential stuffing?

Credential stuffing: how security leaks become a data sieve

There are billions of stolen logins circulating on the dark web today. Hackers use these combinations of logins and passwords to break into user accounts and steal sensitive data using a technique known as “credential stuffing”. To protect your data, you need to know how credential stuffing works and what countermeasures you can take to protect yourself.

Ethical hacking

Ethical hacking – addressing security breaches and preventing cybercrime

Ethical hacking has been booming worldwide for several years. A growing number of companies voluntarily choose to be hacked and commission skilled IT professionals to target them by attacking their own infrastructure. Real stress tests under real conditions are intended to reveal weaknesses in their systems and prevent illegal hack attacks that could have dire consequences. The procedure is also...

What is DevSecOps?

What is DevSecOps and what are its uses?

DevSecOps is the optimal approach for achieving faster software development, without having to make any cutbacks to security. Security packages are directly integrated into the development process. We’ll explain its pros and cons and clarify the various possibilities for using the system.

Server Name Indication

Server Name Indication (SNI): What’s behind the standard?

What is server name identification, really? Encryption technologies play a big role when it comes to surfing on the net. Credit card data and other personal information must not fall into the hands of criminals. For now, TLS is one of the protocols used for this purpose. But it has a disadvantage: it only functions when each IP address only hosts one domain. If multiple virtual services are...


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