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Submission + - An Introduction to Pentesting and the Pwn Plug (

Deathspawner writes: "Most sysadmins understand how to set up and maintain a network, but many fall victim to not understanding the concept of auditing — the art of testing your own network in many of the same ways that malicious users effect, hacking your own setup. An article at Techgage takes a look at the basic concepts of pentesting and one of the most simple, feature-rich platforms for it — the Pwn Plug — while discussing why vulnerabilities exist, why and where to begin, and some of the tools that should be in your digital toolbox."

Submission + - 7 Major Network Security Screw-ups Small Offices Make (

Deathspawner writes: "It's easy to overlook the fact that huge corporations are far less dangerous than the small or medium business you deal with each and every day when it comes to information theft. Some institutions, such as the offices for lawyers, accountants, doctors and so forth, can offer in formation that can far exceed what can be garnered from the "big fish". Techgage takes a look at 7 severe common mistakes made by smaller businesses that can lead to information theft and offers solutions on how to correct them."

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