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Common Bluetooth Vulnerabilities to be Aware of

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This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Intrusion Detection

Bluetooth connectivity has grown immensely in popularity with mobile devices in the last number of years. The convenience factor of being able to have a hands-free experience with a mobile phone while driving or out and about has fueled this growth. Unfortunately, like all conveniences there are typically downsides. In the case of Bluetooth, there have been a number of …

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Mobile Considerations in Network Security Architecture

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This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Intrusion Detection

The use of mobile devices including policies and employee restrictions should be considered in any modern network security architecture. Mobile devices are used commonly both at home and at work with some organizations managing BYOD (Bring your Own Device) policies. It is therefore important to consider the implications of this and to ensure any BYOD device is properly locked down, …

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What are Covert Channels?

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This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Intrusion Detection

A covert storage channel occurs when illegitimate hidden information or data is sent secretly via a legitimate communication channel. The process occurs through the manipulation of communications medium in an unconventional way in order to transmit data that is unseen in everyday operations. Thyer (2008). An example of a covert storage channel involves the hiding of data in ICMP error …

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Modern Application Frameworks, Legacy Browsers and Security Implications

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This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Intrusion Detection

I was recently sent an article titled ‘How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016’. Aguinaga, J. (2016).  It is a somewhat amusing take on the current state of JavaScript frameworks and libraries available to web developers and how this environment is changing so quickly. All quirks aside, modern application frameworks provide us with much interactivity and web functionality we …

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