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Hacking: Fun or Criminal Activity?

Hacking: Fun or Criminal Activity?

Hacking Fun or Criminal Activity: As stated earlier, hacking is by no means a new phenomenon; it has existed in one form or another since the 1960s. For only a portion of the time since then has hacking been viewed as a crime and a situation that needs to be …

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The Evolution and Growth of Hacking

The Evolution and Growth of Hacking

The Evolution and Growth of Hacking: As you will see that attacks and strategies have improved and evolved over the years in ways you may not be aware of. Attackers have constantly sought up their game with new tactics and strategies to include various types of malware such as worms, …

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Safety Topics

Safety Topics

Safety Topics: Security is a priority for every administrator, but it cannot be the only priority: security cannot forsake all others. One of the other priorities that CompTIA wants you to be familiar with for this exam is safety. Most of the topics that fall beneath their definition of safety …

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Penetration Testing

Penetration Testing

Penetration Testing: It is becoming more common for companies to hire penetration testers to test their system’s defense. Essentially, a penetration tester will use the same techniques a hacker would use to find any flaws in your system’s security.   NOTE: Hacking and penetration testing are areas that seem quite …

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Security and the Cloud

Security and the Cloud

Security and the cloud: Since this is a certification exam on security and not just on memorization of cloud-based terminology, it is important to recognize the security issues associated with cloud computing. Two you should know for the exam are multitenancy and laws and regulations:   Multitenancy: One of the …

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Databases and Technology

Databases and Technology

Databases & Technology: One key reason why computers are installed is for their ability to store, access, and modify data. The primary tool for data management is the database. Databases have become increasingly sophisticated, and their capabilities have grown dramatically over the last 10 years. This growth has created opportunities …

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Identifying Critical Systems and Components

Identifying Critical Systems and Components

Identifying Critical Systems & Components:  Sometimes your systems are dependent on things that you would not normally consider, basic utilities such as electricity, water, and natural gas are key aspects of business continuity. In the vast majority of cases, electricity and water are restored—at least on an emergency basis—fairly rapidly. …

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Risks Associated with Cloud Computing

Risks Associated with Cloud Computing

Risks with Cloud Computing: The Term cloud computing has grown in popularity recently, but few agree on what it truly means. For the purpose of the Security+ Exam, cloud computing means hosting services and data on the Internet instead of hosting it locally. Some examples of this include running office …

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Risks Associated with Virtualization

Risks Associated with Virtualization

Risks Associated with Virtualization: If cloud computing has grown in popularity, virtualization has become the technology du jour. Virtualization consists of allowing one set of hardware to host multiple virtual machines. It is in use at most large corporations, and it is also becoming more common at smaller businesses. Some …

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Burp Suite

Burp Suite

Burp Suite: For our purposes, we will use Burp Suite Intercept (or just Burp for short) as our proxy as it is widely viewed as one of the most feature-rich web hacking platform available.   We will be using many tools in Burp Suite throughout the duration of our hacking …

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