Archive content category ‘Tools’

12.15.10 Increase in Java Exploits

Java is a programming and computing platform widely used for stand-alone and web-based applications/applets, including utilities, games, and business applications. The platform was first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. Many applications and websites require end-users to have Java installed, and the software is used extensively because of its flexibility. Once a program has been […]

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04.08.10 Intrusion Prevention Systems vs SSL

Intrusion prevention systems (IPS) provide a valuable service, defending networks from many different forms of attacks, from cross site scripting to stopping trojan horses dead in their tracks.  Many consider coupling an IPS with solid firewall rules an “unbreakable” network security solution.  But what if the attacks occur over SSL?  For instance, let’s say you’re […]

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12.27.09 Missouri Cyber Security Secure Password Generator

The Missouri Cyber Security team has created a tool to assist you in generating strong passwords.  Strong passwords will protect you from many different forms of hacking attacks. All major financial, health, and government web services enforce strong password policies.  This tool will generate a password with random numbers, mixed case letters, and special characters […]

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11.22.09 Phish Check a Web Address Before Clicking

The Missouri Cyber Security Team proudly presents Phish Check, an online tool that will help protect you from becoming a victim in a phishing scam.  In order to use Phish Check, simply type or copy and paste the web address you want to check within the box and click ‘Submit’. If the provided web address […]

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