Category: Security

The Most Comprehensive Article on Website Security & Security Certificates

Roughly 60% of the world’s top 500,000 websites are insecure and vulnerable, according to ongoing SSL Pulse research. It’s a jaw-dropping number; but what’s even more stunning is the fact the percentage of technically unsafe websites is likely even larger if you look at the internet’s top-million most popular websites. cIf the answer is no, […]

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They are Doing What Now?

Technology is great, especially wireless technology. RFID, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc, all allow the transmission of data without the need for cables. When at the register, ready to pay, I take my phone out, enter my pin into Google Wallet, and swipe my phone on the card terminal. I just paid for my groceries without […]

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Is Your Online Presence Ever Really Safe?

Sam is an online guru. He is cognizant of the links he clicks on, and the emails he opens, and his passwords are complicated to the point of tedium. Even his Facebook profile has been tweaked to ensure the highest level of privacy. He is confident that his digital identity is under lock and key. […]

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Improving WordPress Security

Blogs, commonly WordPress sites, are targets for online hackers. Hackers target blogs for many reasons such as infecting visitors, collecting information (physical location, passwords, favorite places) for identity theft, or to purposely take up server resources to take the blog down. In order to gain access, and achieve their goal, hackers need to log into […]

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Can you remain anonymous online?

Can you remain anonymous online? Limit your online footprint Remaining anonymous online isn’t just for people with things to hide. Normal citizens have become concerned with unwarranted intrusions into their private lives. Organizations like the NSA have arguably taken powers they weren’t entitled to and collected meta-data on United States Citizens. People should be concerned about these mounting threats to their […]

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Hashing and Salting: How Secure Websites Store Your Password

Hashing Did you ever write a secret, “coded” message? Speak in Pig Latin? Swap “A” with “1″, “B” with “2″? These are all different methods of encryption – and whether it’s ROT-13 (A = M, B = N, C = O, …) or super-secret wartime ciphers — the idea is that you use a key (think Little Orphan Annie’s […]

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Social Networking: Are you safe?

Social Networking: Are you safe? This question is often overlooked and is one that social network users should be asking themselves more often. Social networks are here to stay, and while they have many beneficial qualities there are some legitimate safety concerns that their users should be aware of. Many of these safety concerns are […]

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