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Be the Hacker

Ethical hacking of your own Web site can reveal problems and vulnerabilities before the bad guys find them. A good intrusion-detection system is one way to fight off hackers.Studying news of security threats and installing the latest patches is another excellent idea. Hacking your own Web site to verify that it’s secure is yet another. If you hack your own network, make sure to give yourself a safe environment. Making back-up copies of server files and configuration data can be a lifesaver when your hacking attempts succeed beyond your wildest expectations. And make sure the appropriate people know what you’re doing beforehand. In your status reports and memos, however, don’t refer to your activities as hacking. Use the term “auditing” – it sounds better. Nonetheless, ethical hacking is what you’ll be doing. During a recent project to improve security at a Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 5.0-based Web site, we used five hacking tools. Full Story

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