port knocking

Good afternoon everybody! I hope your day is going well.

Here are today's Interesting Information Security Bits from around the web.

  1. William is building a taxonomy of cloud computer benefits. Go check it out and contribute.
    William Vambenepe -- Taxonomy of Cloud Computing Benefits
    Tags: ( cloud )
  2. Brian is interested in finding out what kind of internet users his readers think they are.
    What Kind of Internet User Are You? -- Krebs on Security
    Tags: ( general )
  3. Burp Suite v1.3 has been released.
    PortSwigger.net - web application security: Burp Suite v1.3 released
    Tags: ( webappsec tools burp )
  4. Port knocking is a pretty nifty technique for providing remote access to your system while it appears to be unreachable via the network. It involves sending a specific set of packets or a specifically crafted packet to nominally "closed" ports on your system. The firewall or add-on tooling listens for these packets and then opens the appropriate ports when it sees them. This page has a list of tools that you can use to setup port knocking.
    PORTKNOCKING - A system for stealthy authentication across closed ports. : IMPLEMENTATIONS : implementations
    Tags: ( remote-access port-knocking )

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