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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
In   Privacy & Security21st August 2016
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
In   Privacy & Security30th July 2016
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?
In   Privacy & Security23rd July 2016
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
In   Privacy & Security10th July 2016
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.