Privacy & Security
Internet security & privacy articles and tutorials on how to protect yourself from viruses, phishing emails and other scams, the latest security threats and new developments in online security,
If you've ever used a VPN, or are concerned about online privacy, you've probably heard about "Five Eyes," "Nine Eyes," and "14 Eyes" surveillance. Just what are these eyes and why should they be important to you.
With more and more of our lives moving online its more important than ever to be vigilant and use best online security practices. These top tips will help you stay safe online.
SSL certificates are used within web servers to encrypt the traffic between the server and client, providing extra security for users accessing your application. Let's Encrypt provides an easy way to obtain and install trusted certificates for free.
Social Engineering is something we are all exposed to every day, from watching the daily news to advertisements. Social Engineering is psychological manipulation. How can a target be manipulated to do something they normally would not do. This can be as simple as manipulating someone to use your product over another or even buy something that they don't really need, through to divulging sensitive information, such as passwords, or transferring money.
SQL Injection is an extremely prevalent and dangerous risk to any web application and is so easy to perform. A SQLi attack can lead to sensitive information being leaked directly from the database, malware being served, data integrity compromised and so on.
Parameter tampering is a method by which malicious hackers attempt to compromise your application through manipulating parameters in the URL string. This can cause applications to perform in ways the programmer did not intend, especially if invalid data is encountered.