Category Archives: Security
The internet can be a very dangerous place, as data thieves and other potential criminals are all looking for an easy way to obtain information. While this was traditionally conducted through e-mail scams, modern techniques involving phishing and simply hacking into data in-transit and obtaining it.
In late September 2014, the security world was rocked by the revelation of the Bash bug, also called Shellshock. Researchers warned that the vulnerability could be worse than Heartbleed, and the U.S. National Vulnerability Database rated it a 10 out of 10 on its severity scale.
Most people who use a computer understand, intellectually at least, that they should back up their data on a regular basis. Yet according to Jill Duffy writing for PCMag.com, backup is a task that most users tend to put off. It may feel overwhelming. It may even feel unnecessary if the user doesn’t perceive any immediate threat to his or her information.
The advance of technology in the past decade has brought us a lot of devices that we consider to be inseparable part of our lives today. Cell phones are certainly one of these devices. According to the latest studies, more than 90% of the adults living in developed countries use cell phones. Even most of the children use these devices. The development of smartphones, especially Android smartphones have made these devices even more popular. Now users can access the internet from their devices without any problems.
The advent of the Internet has opened up a whole world of commercial opportunities for business minded entrepreneurs everywhere. Indeed, it is now possible for almost anyone, regardless of their skills, experience or qualifications to set up a website and generate an income from buying and selling products online.
In the world of web security and online business, oftentimes people pay a heavy price for convenience. The biggest example for this is the growing reliance on web applications. A web application is a type of software that utilizes the programming language of a browser. Because of this, many businesses now use web browsers as their client of sorts as it certainly beats having to distribute and install software on every single client computer – which could number on the hundreds depending on the size of one’s business.