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,
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.
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?
SHA-256, SHA-384 and SHA-512 XML signatures require the Microsoft Enhanced RSA and AES Cryptographic Provider. When trying to sign data using SHA-256 on another provider type you may encounter the exception System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException: Invalid algorithm specified.