What is John the Ripper and How Does it Work?

2021-01-26T12:13:56+00:00Categories: Computer & Network Concepts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

John the Ripper is a free password cracking software tool. It was designed to test password strength, brute-force encrypted (hashed) passwords, and crack passwords via dictionary attacks. John the Ripper is a part of the Rapid7 family of penetration testing/ hacking tools. Also, John is already installed on Kali Linux. First, we advocate for ethical [...]

What is Kali Linux?

2021-01-20T13:55:44+00:00Categories: Network Administration, Network Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It is maintained and funded by Offensive Security,a leading information security training company. In fact, it’s a Debian-based rewrite of their previous Knoppix-based digital forensics and penetration testing distribution BackTrack. One of the biggest reasons cyber professionals use Kali Linux is [...]

What is NESSUS and How Does it Work?

2021-01-18T11:20:10+00:00Categories: Network Monitoring, Network Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Nessus is a proprietary vulnerability scanner developed by Tenable, Inc. Tenable.io is a subscription-based service. Tenable also contains what was previously known as Nessus Cloud, which used to be Tenable’s Software-as-a-Service solution.  Nessus is an open-source network vulnerability scanner that uses the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures architecture for easy cross-linking between compliant security tools. In [...]

Datadog

2020-09-01T12:52:33+00:00Categories: Network Monitoring, Network Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

These days, one of the most important aspects of cyber security is network monitoring. We have already published a detailed post on the importance and how to monitor the network. We suggest you read it. In this post, we'll take a look at Datadog Network performance monitor to help you understand the different aspects of [...]

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