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What exactly is Cyberspace and Cybersecurity?

In Cybersecurity by Ian Carnaghan8 Comments

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Cyberspace and Cybersecurity

There has been a lot of buzz around the web in recent years regarding information assurance and cybersecurity especially with an increasing trend in cyber attacks and intrusions.  UMUC just recently started several cybersecurity degree and certificate programs in the fall of 2010.  Over the next few weeks articles will be posted here related to cybersecurity, starting with answering the …

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Password Cracking – An Exercise Using Cain and Abel to Crack User Passwords

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This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Cyberspace and Cybersecurity

The objective of this exercise was to use the various password cracking tools available in the Cain and Abel software application and to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of each technique.  The following user accounts were created for testing purposes.  The first user account had a relatively easy to break password and the two that followed had slightly more complex …

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Malicious Code Intrusion

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This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Cyberspace and Cybersecurity

The last decade has seen a noticeable shift of commercial application development from in-house computer software to the web browser in the form of web applications. Many company web sites today have evolved from small collections of informational pages to a combination of massive database driven applications for sales, marketing, finance, extranets and customer relationship management systems.