Charly’s Column: w3af The sys admin’s daily grind: w3af

Mar 02, 2012

After toiling away to create a small but exclusive website, Charly wanted to run a security scanner against it to check for vulnerabilities. The choice of tools is enormous, but Charly chose w3af.

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Security Lessons: Fixing SSL How to fix SSL

Mar 02, 2012

We look at some new approaches to certificate verification.

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Security Lessons: Self-Defense Separating the wheat from the chaff

Feb 02, 2012

Attackers impose a high price on your limited resources. We look at some ways to separate the good from the bad.

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Security Lessons: Interoperability Interoperability and code reuse

Jan 03, 2012

Developing cross-platform apps can be difficult and error prone. We offer some tips to ease the work.

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Security Lessons: Rescue Tools Rescuing data from attackers

Nov 30, 2011

When attackers strike your system, you need to determine exactly what damage has been done. Here are some tools to help.

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Security Lessons: Password Storage Storing your passwords properly

Sep 23, 2011

High-performance graphics cards and proper storage can help keep your passwords secure.

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November 2011: DVD Inlay Issue #132

Sep 23, 2011
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On the DVD: BackTrack 5 R

Sep 23, 2011

This issue’s DVD comes with the BackTrack 5 R1 [1][2][3] pen test distribution. BackTrack provides a great collection of pen testing and security auditing tools. You can boot into BackTrack Live from the DVD or install BackTrack permanently on your hard disk.

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