Networking Part 4 – Routing Metrics/Tables, Collision/Broadcast Domains, SPAN ports

Routing Metrics/Tables, Collision/Broadcast Domains, SPAN ports Routing Metrics “Qualities used to determine best path” • Hop count: how many other routers does a signal need to pass? • Maximum transmission…

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Attacks Explained – SQL Injection

SQL Injection (SQLi) About SQL Injection is an incredibly common form of attack that comes from non-sanitized inputs that communicate with an SQL Database of some form. While the exact…

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Networking Part 3 – DNS, DHCP, MAC, and Default Gateway

DNS “The human name of IP addresses”Allows the computer to translate human names to IP addresses In order to make it easier to browse the web more efficiently, we translate…

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Networking Part 2 – IPv4, IPv6, APIPA, Subnetting, and CIDR

IP Addresses “The virtual name and address of a device” IP addresses are logical addresses that are used for identifying devices on a network. IP addresses can be found where…

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Networking Part 1 – The OSI Model and OSI Shipping

The Open Systems Interconnection Model The OSI model represents the communication and the order and rules within a telecommunication or computing system. Each layer serves the layer above it- The…

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Digital footprints, publicity and online choices

In today’s society there are millions of people who utilize tools online to get to know others all around the globe. This includes voice calling, video chatting, texting, sharing posts,…

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Standards Explained – HTTP Requests

HTTP Requests The Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) contains main different standards that work together to give us the protocol we know today. One of the major standards of HTTP…

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Online Security

Understanding the internet In order to make something safe and secure, one needs to be aware of the threats. It’s difficult to know what to embrace yourself against if you…

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Attacks Explained – XSS

Cross Site Scripting (XSS) About Cross Site Scripting (XSS) is a common vulnerability often found in web sites and web applications where an attacker can execute code that affects users….

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Xorus’ Guide to Hacking

“There are few sources of energy so powerful as a procrastinating college student.” -Paul Graham, Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age What is in a title? Hacking is…

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