E-mail, instant messaging, or voice-over IP: If you want to communicate over the internet, you should make sure that the data transfer process can be trusted. The same goes for the World Wide Web. With online banking and digital shopping, money transactions are increasingly being carried out online. Popular encryption methods like DES, AES, or RSA should guarantee the security of passwords, credit...
If you want to secure your digital data with the best possible protection, there is no getting around the issue of encryption. For example, asymmetric cryptography plays an essential role in secure data transfer. Here, you will learn how it works, how it is different from traditional symmetric encryption, and where it is used.
SSL and TLS are two encryption protocols that are frequently used in email programs and browsers. Have you ever wondered which one you should choose when you are prompted to pick one when configuring an email client, for example? Here, you will learn what the differences between SSL and TLS are and why only one of them is still viable today.
In any system based on user accounts, Identity and Access Management has a role to play. So does every application use IAM? How important are Identity and Access Management systems when it comes to corporate compliance? And what features do these systems offer?
There are billions of stolen logins circulating on the dark web today. Hackers use these combinations of logins and passwords to break into user accounts and steal sensitive data using a technique known as “credential stuffing”. To protect your data, you need to know how credential stuffing works and what countermeasures you can take to protect yourself.
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.
The ping flood is a type of denial-of-service attack that can affect commercial providers and home users alike. This attack relies on the ICMP protocol and the ping command. In order to unleash a particularly powerful flood, attackers often use a network of bots. Learn how the ping flood works and how you can protect yourself from one.
Antivirus software has sadly become indispensable as new types of threats against your system emerge regularly. Viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and many other types of malware threaten to infect your system and could cause significant damage. To counteract these threats, software makers try to fight off malware attacks with intelligent antivirus programs. Find out which rank top in our antivirus...
Technical issues, hacker attacks, and malware can lead to costly and serious data loss at any time. To minimize the risks, it is recommended that you perform regular comprehensive backups. It is important to have a suitable backup strategy that properly meets your specific requirements.
Among other things, Windows includes a built-in firewall that protects your device from attacks by hackers and unwanted network traffic. To ensure you can use the Internet safely, you shouldn’t turn off the firewall permanently. However, you may sometimes find you need to temporarily disable it, for example, to install software. Read on to find out how to do this.