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Some of the most notable data breaches in history

Some of the most notable data breaches in history

Data breaches aren’t new There’s a target painted on almost every system today Particularly if that system contains valuable data in the millions After all, data is the new oil Among the many high-profile hacks that have happened over the last decade, here are some of the notable ones The WhatsApp hack Back in May, a WhatsApp vulnerability was discovered This vulnerability allowed attackers to inject...

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How secure are your Android smartphones?

How secure are your Android smartphones?

Mobile devices can be highly insecure, particularly smartphones Take Android for instance When you buy an Android smartphone it's rarely a pure Android experience Manufacturers often try shipping smartphones with their own apps and services, or in other words, bloatware But beyond the usual annoyance, these apps and services could be equipped with their own vulnerabilities This essentially puts smartphones at risk...

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XSS Security hole in Gmail

XSS Security hole in Gmail

What Gmail’s dynamic email XSS vulnerability can teach us about cross-site scripting What’s XSS Cross-site scripting or better known as XSS is a type of injection attack This is where malicious scripts are injected into otherwise legitimate and trusted websites Attackers use XSS to trick unsuspecting users These forms of attacks come through to the user as web browsers can fail to identify malicious...

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Secure Development Practices

Secure Development Practices

Getting your secure coding practices in order Coding is at the heart of technology It’s what built billion-dollar businesses and helped humans land a rocket on the moon But it isn’t only about programming It’s sometimes about how it’s coded as well This is vital, particularly for security Incorrect coding practices could lead to serious security flaws in systems Take OWASP’s list of...

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So your website got hacked. Now what?

So your website got hacked. Now what?

If it’s one thing that anybody would dread, it is to see their company website get hacked But today, websites get hacked around the world on a daily basis Hopefully, you’re not one of those unlucky souls to undergo this horror But either way, what do you do if your website gets hacked Here’s what you need to know Your website can get hacked in many ways WordPress exploits WordPress is one of the most...

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