Web Security

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31 Oct: THE COST OF REPLYING TO SPAM

Spam email is undeniably the bane of our lives. It can range from benign things to the downright harmful, you know, the kind that once opened your computer has a virus that incessantly taunts you? But what happens when you decide to open up the spam folder and go, “Hey, what if I reply to a spam email?”My simple answer is this: Don’t.
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06 Sep: TIPS ON CHANGING YOUR PASSWORD

While many people hate the idea and the rigours of changing their password, it is a very necessary evil. With the proliferation of phishing sites, viruses, keyloggers and malware, you are only safe when you change your passwords regularly enough.One other common habit is the use of a single password across board.
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12 Nov: POODLE VULNERABILITIES

The Secure Sockets Layer SSL protocol is a cryptographic protocol which allows client-server applications to communicate across a network in a way that is designed to prevent eavesdropping and tampering. The Secure Socket Layer version 3 was adopted when the Secure Socket Layer version 2 was discovered to have multiple serious security flaws but since its adoption additional security issues have been discovered. POODLE being one of them.
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14 Mar: ALL ABOUT THE SONY HACKING SCANDAL

The Sony Hacking Scandal was basically a cyber-attack on Sony Picture Entertainment which resulted on the cyber criminals releasing private data that belonged to the employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The incident, which occurred on the 24th of November 2014, also saw confidential email exchanges between top Sony executives and information about Sony employees and their families hacked into and published on the internet.
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28 Jan: FUTURE OF ONLINE SECURITY: WHAT IS THE FIDO ALLIANCE?

FIDO stands for Fast IDentity Online. The FIDO Alliance will change the nature of online authentication by reducing the reliance on passwords to authenticate users. Fido was launched in February 2013 to acknowledge the lack of ability amongst strong authentication devices and problems that users are faced with trying to remember multiple passwords and usernames.