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,
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.
Internal Implementation Disclosure is the process whereby your web application leaks information about the software being run, the server technology and operating system to a malicious hacker.
Cookie security is a very important aspect of every website and goes hand in hand with HTTPS encryption and session management.
In this tutorial, we are going to learn about Cross Site Scripting, or XSS as it is sometimes known. We'll look at the concept of untrusted data and input sanitisation.
Transport Layer Protection is the process of protecting the data we send over the internet. When you request a page from a server, your browser will send a request header to the server, any sensitive information is not, by default, secured. We must enable security before sending data over the internet.
This is a guide to SSL, how it works, and it provides the total newbie with the right information needed to get started with secure online transactions.
Everyone has something to hide, and thanks to the latest developments in codes and encryption, the art of concealment have never been easier.
Privacy Matters. It's a hot topic at the moment with the Edward Snowdon leaks, conspiracy after conspiracy over mass government surveillance in the name of freedom. Apparently, if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear, but what does privacy mean to you?
An essential guide on how websites get hacked through software exploits and bad programming practices. The guide shows you the tools hackers use, what they look for and how to protect your code from vulnerabilities, exploits and eavesdropping.
Did you delete your cookies? Think again as new research has discovered that major websites such as MSN.com have been using a new kind of supercookie to track your online activities.