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The terminology is not fully universal so I will detail my definitions: A brute-force attack occurs in a situation where there is some secret value X that the attacker wishes to obtain, and the attacker can "test" whether a given potential value for X is the right one or not. So the attacker tries potential values until he hits the right one. Such an ...


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You should look not into IDS technologies but Database Activity Monitoring (& Prevention). DAM(P) software shims itself in to watch all SQL queries and results and uses a combination of generic rules and guided knowledge to detect and in some cases prevent inappropriate use. An IDS will catch SQL injection, which is more specifically aimed at web ...


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The IDS is an Intrusion Detection System. An IPS is an Intrusion Prevention System. The IDS only monitors traffic. The IDS contains a database of known attack signatures. And it compares the inbound traffic against to the database. If an attack is detected then the IDS reports the attack. But it is then up to the administrator to take action. The major flaw ...


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The software must be installed on a host. Yes, you need to install it :) The software is designed to protect a single host. Yes, by definition, HIDS focuses on a single host/endpoint. The software checks network packets sent to the host against a set of signatures. I prefer to quote you this directly from an official and reliable source in ...



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