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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,

 

30th July 2016Privacy & Security
Cross site scripting is another prevalent form of attack on a web application, and in this tutorial we are going to find out what a cross site scripting attack is any why they are so successful as well as how to mitigate these risks.
23rd July 2016Privacy & Security
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.
10th July 2016Privacy & 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.
8th March 2016Privacy & Security
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.
1st March 2016Privacy & Security
Cookie security is a very important aspect of every website and goes hand in hand with HTTPS encryption and session management.
10th February 2016Privacy & Security
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.
20th January 2016Privacy & 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.
10th October 2014Privacy & Security
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.