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How I Prepared and Passed CISSP

I locked myself in for 2 months to prepare for the CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional) exam, and now I’m back triumphant to tell the story. Yes, I just received the Congratulations email from ISC2. I’m sharing my experience

Posted in Admin, Life, Network, Reviews, Security, Technology

OpenDNS for safer and faster browsing

There’s been a lot of buzz around the OpenDNS lately. OpenDNS is a DNS provider that offers free service, with safer and faster browsing experience. This is how it works. 1. You register an account in OpenDNS site. 2. Login

Posted in Admin, Network, Reviews, Security, Technology

The Email Problem and Solutions

Today it’s impossible to think business and personal communications without email. Sending and receiving emails costs you and me nothing. It’s free! The zero cost (for users), the efficiency of delivery, and ease of use has made it so popular.

Posted in Admin, Email, Network, Reviews, Security, Technology

WordPress 2.1.1 Dangerous, Upgrade

WordPress is reporting that a cracker gained user-level access to one of the servers and modified the 2.1.1 download file. The hacker managed to modify two files in WP 2.1.1 to include code that would allow for remote PHP execution.

Posted in Admin, Blogging, Security, Technology

I’ve launched the new security blog

After a marathon of php hacks, trial of different themes, plugins, research of online security sites and security tools… I’m delighted to announce my new blog Security Tools News & Tips to my readers here. As the name mentions, this

Posted in Admin, Blogging, Security, Technology

Is the Internet Security failing?

Security Absurdity: The Complete, Unquestionable, And Total Failure of Information Security. Noam Eppel writes how the Internet security is failing and what can be done about it. He compares the current state of security industry with a boiling frog: They

Posted in Admin, Links, Network, Security, Technology

OpenVPN Implementation

This guide describes how to install and configure the OpenVPN Server in Linux and clients in Windows XP and Mac OSX. There are many advanced features in OpenVPN and if you’re interested in those advanced stuff, there’s a more detailed

Posted in Admin, Apple, HowTo, Linux/Unix, Network, Security, Technology, VPN, Windows

Secure, Easy and Cheap VPN: OpenVPN

I’ve used IPSec, PPTP and SSL VPNs for quite some time and found them to have their own strengths and weaknesses. IPSec is secure but too complicated, with too many options for implementation and configuration. PPTP is easy to use

Posted in Admin, Network, Reviews, Security, Technology, VPN

Anonymous Blogging will be outlawed in China?

The Great Firewall of China monitors, filters and blocks all the websites and email contents. If you’re in China you won’t be able to browse CNN, BBC and other international news smoothly, and you’ll have a terrible experience of sending

Posted in Blogging, Life, Network, Security, Technology

What the Terrorists Want

Bruce Schneier has an excellent article on What the Terrorists Want and how we should be fighting them. I’d like everyone to take a deep breath and listen for a minute. The point of terrorism is to cause terror, sometimes

Posted in Life, Links, Security

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