Personal Area Networks (PAN)


The purpose of this writing is to explore the concepts behind the technology of Personal area Networks (PAN) and discuss their various types of deployments and uses in today’s society. PANs are not a new concept and actually date back to early 1996 when T.G. Zimmerman from the IBM Almaden Research Center published a paper demonstrating detailed concepts of an early network prototype. At that time, it was well known that privacy was a big problem yet the notion of autonomous yet interconnected devices would transform the idea of ubiquitous computing into that of ubiquitous I/O.

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“Web Application Security Scanners”


I will distinguish the differences between three separate web application security scanners, OWASP Zed, w3af, and Ratproxy. Areas to be explored include, ease of use, accuracy of findings, depth of information in the tool, reporting capability, and effectiveness of any actionable information provided along with any other pertinent criteria. This report will also compare the results, remediation advice, and reliability as observed by the three different software programs.

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