If you know some simple and easy-to-use methods to check that if your computer has been hacked you can confidently work online or visit any site without much worrying about your data privacy. The good news is that there are some simple ways to check that if your system has been hacked, which works well in most of the cases.At first you need to know the ways that can be used to access your PC, from a perpetrator’s perspective. A person can enter your computer directly in your absence or he can use the Internet or network connection to connect to your system.Before reading the following tips, make sure if any of the access route to your system was vulnerable.If your answer is yes, then there is a possibility that your computer might be compromised.Take a look at the following tips to check if anyone is secretively controlling your computer. [Read more…]
There are certain security issues that would help you keep your browsing experience smooth and safe with Firefox.As you know that web browser work as a middle man between you and the webpages. When you request for a webpage from your computer by typing a web address (URL), all the underline works such as grabbing the pages and displaying it to you in human readable format is done by the web browser. The following are the most crucial security settings of Firefox. [Read more…]
Providing physical security to your laptop is your primary concern if you are a frequent travel or on the move. There are a number of devices and precautions that you can take to secure your laptop and even can get back your laptop if it gets stolen. The following are a list of devices and suggestions the you may consider as a solution to your laptop security. [Read more…]
When you write a simple program, for example, to print user name with greetings. For this program to run you assign character string 38 in the following way
Char name (38)
Here “name” is the variable name. The above code specifies that you name or users’ input would not be more than 38 characters long because you have already assigned only 38 bit of data into the buffer. So, buffer overflow is such type of attack where the buffer memory is bombarded with more data than it can actually handle. [Read more…]
Acunetix web vulnerability scanner help to find vulnerability in a website so as you can make your site or blog as secure as possible. Acunetix has a free version that you can use to find some of the common vulnerabilities of a website.In this article I will show you how you can use the free version of acunetix to figure out how much secure you blog is.Although Acunetix has a robust web vulnerability scanner that is capable of give you a detail report of your website’s security loopholes, you can use their free version to learn about this software if you are a new to the blogging world. [Read more…]
Literally you can buy any domain name that is available for registration. But that does not mean that you can legally have that domain because if there is any trademark registered for that domain name then you have to give it to that company’s owner when they claim for that domain name. Though most of the new companies try to buy a domain name first before choosing their company name so as they can keep the exact match of their brand name in their web domain. [Read more…]
What is Google Analytics? In short Google analytics is a website statistics tracking tool that you can use to track how your users are interacting with your WebPages such as which pages are being visited the most and where the visitors came from or what keywords he used to find your pages.
Who should use Google Analytics? IT professionals( both in operation and security) involved in managing websites for business purposes can be hugely benefited using analytic type of tools for analysis and monitoring how outside world is interacting with their sites or blogs. Since Google analytics is a free service offered by Google, anyone with a website can use it to track his web visitors’ behavior. If you want to implement analytics in your website you can find useful information at: analytics.google.com [Read more…]
What are cookies
Cookies are a small piece of software or codes that is used by websites to track its users. When you go to a website for the first time then it send a small file to its user’s computer, which tracks the user’s behavior while they visit a website.
With every update, WordPress improves its security capabilities and fix the vulnerabilities. As you know that the default configuration is always risky. To secure a site you always need to customize your security settings, which means apply the best security practices for your blogging platform. If you are a new WordPress user, you might go through a steep learning curve before you become concern about security. We humans do not try to learn things unless you need it or love it -everybody thinks about user experience. However, nobody trusts a site that get hacked frequently. This post you will illustrate you how to apply the WordPress security settings and practices to make your site secured. You can easily implement the following instructions from your cPanel, Plesk or any other control panels.
- Always create an administrative account for blog management, and another editing account (with posting privilege only) to add post in your blog
- By default WordPress use the path www.yourwebiste.com/wp-admin.php to login to your blog. Since the attackers are aware of this you can rename this path by using a plug-in called stealth login. This is an excellent way to prevent automated attack against your blog. Though there are plugins in place to modify the login page, but it is better and more effective if you can change your login page with htaccess. Remember that Modification of htaccess file is not advisable for the beginners. [Read more…]
What is Identity Theft?
You must have heard about ‘impersonation’ or identity fraud-the way one Internet user take on another user’s identity and gain illegal access of another user’s emails or data files. Annually almost 750,000 people are being affected by impersonation-the number one consumer complaint filed with FTC(Federal Trade Commission).
The technical name of identity theft is session hijacking. In fact, over the Internet taking on someone else’s identity is very easy than doing the same on physical world. When you start communicating with another person or visit any website, even when you just send email, each time you need to establish a TCP session connection with your destination computer, where the website resides or emails are stored. Each TCP connection start a TCP session in order to facilitate data transfer ( to learn about TCP read TCP/IP protocol suite or OSI layers) between computers. Session hijacking means taking over such type of TCP session by another person, using your session data. [Read more…]
The version of IIS is all about its modules and functions. If you are just learning IIS then before reading this article, it is better to take a closer look at the IIS manger on your server and then go through the following instructions. To secure your IIS server you need to put some extra care to the following settings of IIS server
- IIS authentication
- IPv4 and domain rules
- ISAPI and CGI
- Filtering request
- Configuration to shared hosting sites
- Authorize the URLs in your server [Read more…]