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Earlier releases of JDK 8 Updates didn't always send the Server Name Indication (SNI) extension in the TLS ClientHello phase if a custom hostname verifier was used. This verifier is set via the setHostnameVerifier(HostnameVerifier v) method in HttpsURLConnection. The fix ensures the Server Name is now sent in the ClientHello body.
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With this enhancement, if the outgoing TLS connection fails, the sendmail client will fall back to the plaintext. This overcomes the TLS compatibility problems with the other parties. Red Hat ships sendmail with the TLSFallbacktoClear option disabled by default.
With this enhancement, the GCC compiler now supports Large System Extensions (LSE), atomic instructions added with the ARMv8.1 specification. These instructions provide better performance in multi-threaded applications than the ARMv8.0 Load-Exclusive and Store-Exclusive instructions.
Previously, when the Relax-and-Recover (ReaR) utility was configured incorrectly, the CRON command triggered an error message that was sent to the administrator through an email. Consequently, the administrator would receive emails even if the configuration was not performed for ReaR.
In 1954, the Operations Coordinating Board of the United States National Security Council proposed that the U.S. government undertake a "vigorous offensive" urging nuclear energy for Japan in order to overcome the widespread reluctance of the Japanese population to build nuclear reactors in the country. Thirty-two million Japanese people, a third of the Japanese population, signed a petition calling for banning hydrogen bombs. Journalist and author Foster Hailey wrote an op-ed piece published in The Washington Post where he called for adopting a proposal to build nuclear reactors in Japan, stating his opinion that: "Many Americans are now aware...that the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan was not necessary. How better to make a contribution to amends than by offering Japan...atomic energy." For several years starting in 1954, the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other U.S. government agencies ran a propaganda war targeting the Japanese population to vanquish the Japanese people's opposition to nuclear power.[failed verification]
A 2011 independent investigation in Japan has "revealed a long history of nuclear power companies conspiring with governments to manipulate public opinion in favour of nuclear energy". One nuclear company "even stacked public meetings with its own employees who posed as ordinary citizens to speak in support of nuclear power plants". An energy white paper, approved by the Japanese Cabinet in October 2011, says "public confidence in the safety of nuclear power was greatly damaged" by the Fukushima disaster, and calls for a reduction in the nation's reliance on nuclear power. It also omits a section on nuclear power expansion that was in last year's policy review. Nuclear Safety Commission Chairman Haruki Madarame told a parliamentary inquiry in February 2012 that "Japan's atomic safety rules are inferior to global standards and left the country unprepared for the Fukushima nuclear disaster last March". There were flaws in, and lax enforcement of, the safety rules governing Japanese nuclear power companies, and this included insufficient protection against tsunamis.
In 2012, former prime minister Naoto Kan was interviewed about the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and has said that at one point Japan faced a situation where there was a chance that people might not be able to live in the capital zone including Tokyo and would have to evacuate. He says he is haunted by the specter of an even bigger nuclear crisis forcing tens of millions of people to flee Tokyo and threatening the nation's existence. "If things had reached that level, not only would the public have had to face hardships but Japan's very existence would have been in peril". That convinced Kan to "declare the need for Japan to end its reliance on atomic power and promote renewable sources of energy such solar that have long taken a back seat in the resource-poor country's energy mix".
A major risk, some would argue the biggest risk, is that unprepared users will run malware programs or perform other harmful actions as directed by actors looking to gain access.These actors may impersonate others or perform other social engineering tactics to cause users to do as they say.Probably the scariest statistic is the ease with which a massive attack requiring little effort can be performed.Threat actors do not even need to personally reach out to users, they could simply send a mass email.Through training programs and other methods of interaction a security professional can make users aware of these threats and train them to act accordingly.Raising user awareness is a critical component of any security plan.
An asymmetric encryption algorithm has actually already been demonstrated in the Mathematical Foundation section.Asymmetric encryption has a public key which can be published anywhere and used to encrypt messages that only the holder of the private key, which is not published, can unencrypt.For example if you want to receive encrypted emails you may make your GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) public key available a public key server.This would allow anyone to look up your public key, encrypt a message that only you can read, and send you the ciphertext.Asymmetric encryption gets around the difficulties of key exchange via an untrusted channel (like email).Unfortunately the cost of such a useful system is that asymmetric algorithms tend to be much slower that their symmetric counterparts.
Emotet is a banking trojan from 2014 that spread through emails.It made use of malicious links or macro-enabled documents to make the user download its code.Emotet has been one of the most costly and destructive pieces of malware currently averaging about one million in incident remediation.It continues to be adapted to avoid detection and make use of even more sophisticated malware.
A botnet is a network of exploited hosts controlled by a single party.These hosts may be desktop computers, servers, or even internet of things (IoT) devices.Botnets are often used in large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks where the nature of the attack is to have many machines flooding a single machine with traffic.Botnets may also be used to send spam emails as their access to SMTP email relay may vary depending on their internet service provider (ISP).
Sending phishing emails or other communications that are targeted towards a particular business or environment.These messages may include information about the inner workings of the organization in an attempt to prove their validity.They may also take advantage of a known, insecure practice at a particular organization.Spear phishing is not your standard wide-net phishing attempt, but more of a focused, tailored, custom campaign.
In the weaponization phase the actor begins readying exploits for the vulnerabilities that were assessed during recon.This may include tailoring malware, creating phishing emails, customizing tools, and preparing an environment for the attack.For malware to be effective it must utilize the correct exploits and work under the correct OS and environment.Metasploit is a penetration testing framework that is often used in this step to create custom malware.
During the delivery phase the malware is handed over to the target.Typically steps are taken to bypass detection systems.Delivery may involve the sending of emails linked to malware or the exploitation of vulnerable servers to then run malware.At the end of this phase, an attacker typically waits for a callback from the malware via the command and control channel.
Start by visiting Any Run and registering for an account with your NJIT email address.Once you have activated your account via email, follow the tutorial to learn how to analyze threats.Use the demo-sample task provided by Any Run.Follow the prompts and watch how the process tree changes.Feel free to take your time, even after the time expires you will still be able to look at the running processes and analyze HTTP Requests, Connections, DNS Requests, and Threats.
Protocols can be though of as rules that dictate communication.A protocol may include information about the syntax used, error correction, synchronization, or any other aspect of how communication occurs in the context of that situation.In computer security it is important to have a thorough understanding of common protocols as their weaknesses often determine how and if an attack will occur.Protocols exist for both hardware and software and have been developed via individuals and organizations.Early networking protocols were often developed on mailing lists using Requests for Comments (RFCs).You may still see RFCs being crafted, referred to, or actively worked on.Some of the earliest web protocols are detailed in RFCs.More often than not, large protocols have working groups and associations developing, such as the 802.11 group at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) which handles WiFi protocols.These groups publish papers detailing how the protocols work.
Telnet is an antiquated remote administration tool that gives access to a shell via a cleartext channel.Telnet runs on port 23 and while still occasionally in use it should largely be phased out.You will still find telnet in embedded applications and legacy systems.You may also see the client being used to inspect other types of traffic.For example, you can use a telnet client to submit HTTP requests or send email via SMTP.
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) and Post Office Protocol 3 (POP3) are two protocols used to retrieve email from a server.IMAP is the more recent protocol which supports saving mail on the sever and folders.POP3 is more primitive, supporting only the retrieval (and subsequent deletion from the server) of emails.Both protocols use cleartext and are now commonly run over TLS.POP3 defaults to TCP port 110 or 995 if using TLS.IMAP defaults to TCP port 143 or 993 if using TLS.In the age of webmail it is easy to forget about these protocols, but a security specialist must keep them in mind as they may still be used in support of corporate devices.