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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,

 

Social Engineering
21st August 2016Privacy & Security
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.
Protection Against Cross Site Attacks
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.
What are SQL Injection Attacks?
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.
Parameter Tampering and How to Protect Against It
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.
What is Internal Implementation Disclosure?
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.
Cookie Security and Session Hijacking
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.
What is Cross Site Scripting? (XSS)
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.
Man in the Middle Hacking and Transport Layer Protection
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.