What is the EU-US Privacy-Shield?

Privacy Shield – controversial data transfer agreement between the EU and the US

 

For some years, the Privacy Shield has regulated the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US. But in July 2020, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the Privacy Shield. For many companies, the end of the privacy agreement came as a complete...

 

What is Instagram Reels?

Instagram Reels: video clips a la TikTok

 

Instagram Reels is Instagram’s new video feature. Much like Chinese app TikTok, Reels lets users create and share short video clips with added background music. But what exactly is Instagram Reels and what are the differences to TikTok? We’ll show you what the new feature can do....

 

PHP 8

PHP 8: What you need to know about the latest update

 

PHP is one of the most important languages on the Internet. Many content management systems like WordPress, TYPO3 or Joomla are based on PHP. The release of PHP 8 is imminent, but we’ve already had some information about its new features. Also some old features will be reworked,...

 

Zoom alternatives

Zoom alternatives: a comparison of the main competitors

 

Alternatives to the popular video conferencing software Zoom are having their moment in the spotlight as a growing number of people are organizing video calls daily. Free alternatives to Zoom include a wide range of features, especially since the market for video conferencing...

 

What is a QR code?

What is a QR code?

 

What do stamps, tickets, and posters have in common in the 21st century? More than you might think: Many companies now use QR codes on printed items for a variety of purposes. They can be used to quickly read data and execute commands. How does a QR code work? Which QR code...

 

The best TeamViewer alternatives

Alternatives to TeamViewer

 

You don’t always have to use the market leader – this also applies to remote access. TeamViewer is still the most widely-used solution for remote management and online meetings, but there are numerous alternatives on the market which can be considered. We present some serious...

 

Creating a Joomla! website: Step by step to your own website

If you create your website with Joomla!, you benefit from a well-structured content management system, which already offers many features in the standard installation. However, you first have to master tasks such as hosting or installing the software, and to learn how to use the system. The following Joomla! tutorial supports you in this project.

Online payment methods in e-commerce

Thanks to constantly evolving technology, purchasing goods online is becoming ever more convenient, with retailers and service providers alike taking advantage of the internet’s marketing potential. Despite these developments, the risks involved in online transactions remain a major deterrent for many people. That’s why it’s crucial for retailers to provide reliable and secure payment methods in...

iTAN, mTAN, chipTAN? An overview of all TAN procedures

Security in online banking has always been a cornerstone of the industry – TAN procedures like chipTAN are what make it possible. However, there are also many other variants of this two-factor authentication system that can be used to protect your banking transactions. As they say, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link – and in this case, it’s the user. Find out which TAN procedures are...

Mobile payment

Mobile payment is on the advance worldwide. The leading providers of mobile payment alternatives have also gained a foothold in the United States. However, many Americans are still not convinced by the new technology. We give you an overview of the most frequently used mobile payment apps in the US, their functionality, and security features.

The WordPress REST API – the core of the CMS

The WordPress REST API has been a component of WordPress programming since version 4.7. This interface can be used to develop plug-ins and fill other apps with content from WordPress websites. An extensive command reference is available that enables program routines to be handled relatively easily.

SYN flood attack: variants and countermeasures

The attack pattern of a SYN flood attack has been known since the early years of the World Wide Web. Over time, new attack variants and appropriate protective measures have arisen. DDoS attacks with massive data flows originating from botnets are currently the norm. Learn how SYN flood attacks work. We will explain the concepts of these attacks and countermeasures.

How to back up your WordPress site

WordPress backups allow you to safeguard websites created with the WordPress content management system in the event of unintended data loss. You have the ability to regularly back up WordPress sites with the help of your provider or cloud service provider. On the other hand, a manual backup requires a little extra work but gives you full control.

0x800f081f: Strategies for fixing this Windows update error

The purpose of a Windows update is to implement new features and fix existing issues, but the update process itself can often become a potential source of errors. In such cases, the system may respond with an error code like 0x800f081f, for example. More often than not, the error occurs because an essential update file is missing. We’ll show you the best strategies for troubleshooting this...

WordPress: contact form plugins in comparison

A WordPress contact form on your website allows people to contact you. Thanks to a comprehensive selection of contact form plugins for WordPress, integrating this feature is an easy process. Which add-ons are the ones that matter, and which plugins even exist? Here are some of the most popular WordPress contact form plugins.

Ping of death

The ping of death was a cause for alarm in the early days of the Internet: A malicious hacker could cause a remote system to crash with a simple ping command. Keep reading to find out how the attack works on a technical level and why you don’t have to worry about it today.


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