Category: Technology

05/01/2009 / Essays

ARP stands for Address Resolution Protocol. ARP is how network devices associate MAC addresses with IP Addresses so that devices on the local network can find each other. ARP is different from TCP/IP as it uses only the ethernet frame in its packets. ARP is similar to DNS, except instead…

05/01/2009 / Essays

There are five sequential steps involved in the ‘ethical hacker’ penetration testing methodology. 1. The first step is ‘reconnaissance’. Reconnaissance can be either passive or active. Passive reconnaissance involves acquiring information without directly interacting with the target system. Active reconnaissance involves interacting with the target directly. 2. The second step…

04/27/2009 / Essays

I researched Wikto which is a tool that checks for vulnerabilities in web servers. I created a test environment to utilize Wikto and find exploits in a simple setup of a web server. I documented my actions and findings within this paper. I found the project very beneficial. Through the…

12/04/2007 / Essays

Abstract rdesktop is an open source client for Windows NT Terminal Server and Windows 2000/2003 Terminal Services, capable of natively speaking Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order to present the user’s NT desktop. It does not require the use of extensions on the remote server. You simply need to install…

11/20/2007 / Essays

08/10/10 – This is a research paper I wrote in the Fall of 2007 for a Villa Julie College ‘High Speed Broadband Networks’ class. It is the final version to be turned in. Introduction BPL stands for Broadband over Power Lines. Simply put, it is a technology in which broadband…