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December 9, 2009  3:30 AM

Kensington MicroSaver Alarmed Computer Lock review: Will it protect your laptop?



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Laptops, Locks, Network security, Network testing and hacking, Networking, Security, USB port blocking

After watching this video on how to pick a tubular Kensington lock with a toilet paper roll, I had some serious doubts about my laptop's safety: [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/as-CPdf-rKI" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Had I watched this video...

December 2, 2009  10:43 PM

Port blocking: Why corporate computers need disabled USB ports



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
network device management, Network devices, Network security, Networking, USB, USB port blocking

CableOrganizer.com asked me to review a few products as part of a data theft prevention promotion they were advertising. One such appliance was a USB port block. You may be wondering why you would want to block ports on your laptop, and if...


August 21, 2009  6:20 PM

Network Access Control, switch vendor ConSentry goes out of business



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
ConSentry, NAC, Network access control, Network security, Routing and switching, switches

ConSentry Networks has gone out of business, according to Network World. ConSentry was a network access control (NAC) vendor who approached the market by selling NAC and other security and control technology embedded in Ethernet...


March 30, 2009  8:18 PM

Conficker worm to strike April 1



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Network security, Networking, Windows Security

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February 13, 2009  10:43 PM

NetScout adds authentication and policy control to packet sniffer



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
NetScout, network policy, Network security, Packet Sniffer

If you're a network manager, chance are you've possessed a laptop with a packet sniffer or protocol analyzer on it. Just plug that bad boy into the corporate network and you can look at all the traffic that's...


October 31, 2008  8:12 PM

How to kill a network zombie



Posted by: 2020viip
Network security

Network security meets George Romero zombie movies: a combination I can't resist. So I had to share this computer zombie post from Peggy Rouse, over in the "Overheard...


October 1, 2008  5:41 PM

Win this book: ‘Build Your Own Security Lab: A Field Guide for Network Testing’



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
contests, Network, Network security, Network testing and hacking, Wi-Fi, Wireless, Wireless networking

SearchNetworking.com's very own security expert, Michael Gregg, has written another book:


August 11, 2008  4:52 PM

If MIT students ride your subway system, you’d better beef up network security



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Network, Network devices, Network security

Shocking news: The RFID fare card system that the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) uses on its buses and subway is totally hackable. This past weekend, three Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) students (Alessandro Chiesa, RJ Ryan, and Zack Anderson) were supposed to...


July 9, 2008  1:01 PM

Can your access point help arrest a thief?



Posted by: Michael Morisy
802.11n, Colubris, E.T. phone home, Network, Network security, Wireless networking

Bad boys I got a chance to meet with the fine folks over at wireless networking vendor Colubris for the first time yesterday, and they were kind enough to...


May 16, 2008  5:24 PM

Are Cisco knockoffs a modern Trojan Horse?



Posted by: Michael Morisy
Cisco, FBI, kill switch, knockoffs, military, Network, Network security, Routers, Routing and switching

Turning our own tools against us! So it's not exactly breaking at this point, but scary nonetheless: The FBI's Operation Cisco Raider


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