Archives for DoS

The Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS)

The Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS) is a Top Secret/SCI network. Just like the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) and the Nonsecure Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet), JWICS is basically the same thing with the exception of what it is used for. The JWICS is primarily used for file sharing to transmit information that is classified up to and including the “Top Secret” level of the United States government classification system. Information that is classified at this level would cause “exceptionally grave damage” to national security if disclosed to the public. There are about 1.4 million Americans who
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The Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet)

The Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) is basically a secure network that is used by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and the United States Department of State (DoS) to distribute classified information and communicate amongst each other. SIPRNet is nearly identical to any other standard TCP/IP network; it originated from the same predecessor as the internet, the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET). Of course there are major enhancements in the security design of the network such as the implementation of strong crypto throughout the whole network but for the most part SIPRNet and the Internet are
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Denial of Service Attacks

Where do I start with Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks? I guess I will start with saying that DoS attacks are very common and can be as simple as someone holding down the F5 key on their keyboard or they can be as complicated as a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack with thousands of botnets hitting an entire company’s network all at once. What a DoS Attack Is A DoS attack is someone trying to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users. What a DDoS Attack Is A DDoS attack is the same thing as a DoS attack except
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