“"The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear"”.
Almost every family own a computer or have access to one, some might even have several. Today when the smartphones and tablets are established on the market it is almost impossible to answer the question how many there are in the world. That does not even include all the servers or company owned computers. Needless to say, there are a lot of them.
Society is growing, really fast. The need for more internet connected devices is increasing. In less than 70 years the internet and the way we communicate have gone from much questioned, to something that people expect every restaurant to offer with free Wifi. And in same phase as the software and hardware industries are growing so are also the threats and the way to exploit these systems. Almost every week there is an update from local news how "hackers strike again" or how vulnerable you are while you are surfing the Webb. The thing that these people forget to tell you is how to protect you. Let’s put it in perspective.
There are two basic philosophies in the computer security world and we are gonna cover them both briefly for you.
We have Defensive and Offensive security, the words says alot about them but not everything.
I would say that this is the most known and used strategy to make sure that your computer is safe. Its easy and dont take alot of effort from your side. The tools that would count as defensive security is for example
A basic strategy for all defensive computer users is to install and use anti-malware software. Firewalls may not completely protect a computer. Malicious software may be able to get through a firewall and onto a system. Anti-Malware such as anti-virus, anti-phishing and email filtering software offer some protection against harmful software that reside within a computer. The amount of malicious software available over the Internet is steadily increasing. It is important for defensive users to use anti-malware that is both effective and easily updated in order to combat new strains of malicious software that are developed. We will at Webbhatt post a series of tests on free anti virus programs that are available online, and post here on our page so you guys can se what is the best one for you. source: WikipediaSkepticism
An important aspect of defensive computing is for users to be skeptical of the data to which they have access via the Internet. Malicious software can exist in a multitude of different forms and many are misleading to general computer users and even some anti-malware software. So the most important thing, be Skeptic!
Offensive security is a proactive and adversarial approach to protecting computer systems, networks and individuals from attacks. Conventional security -- sometimes referred to as "defensive security" -- focuses on reactive measures, such as patching software and finding and fixing system vulnerabilities. In contrast, offensive security measures are focused on seeking out the perpetrators and in some cases attempting to disable or at least disrupt their operations. Source:Techtarget
But enough with the facts, join us at the learning page instead. And lets see the fundamentals in offensive security, GLHF here at Webbhatt
Regards: Johan and Pierre