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A spam filter is a program that is used to detect unsolicited and unwanted email and prevent those messages from getting to a user's inbox. Continue Reading
Snort is an open source network intrusion detection system (NIDS) created by Martin Roesch. Continue Reading
Network scanning is a procedure for identifying active hosts on a network, either for the purpose of attacking them or for network security assessment. Continue Reading
Back Orifice is a rootkit program designed to expose the security deficiencies of Microsoft's Windows operating systems. The program's name is inspired by the name of Microsoft's BackOffice product. Created by a group of hackers called the Cult of... Continue Reading
A personal firewall (sometimes called a desktop firewall) is a software application used to protect a single Internet-connected computer from intruders. Personal firewall protection is especially useful for users with "always-on" connections such as... Continue Reading
Remote access is the ability to get access to a computer or a network from a remote distance.Continue Reading
A port scan is a series of messages sent by someone attempting to break into a computer to learn which computer network services, each associated with a "well-known" port number, the computer provides.Continue Reading