Category: Website Security

Understanding Patches and Software Updates

Understanding Patches and Software Updates

What are patches? Patches are software and Operating System (OS) updates that address security vulnerabilities within a program or product. Software vendors may choose to release updates to fix performance or security bugs, as well as to provide enhanced security functionality. How do you find out what software updates you need to install? When software

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Website Security

Website Security

What is website security? Website security refers to the protection of personal and organisational public-facing websites from cyberattacks. Why should I care about website security? Cyberattacks against public-facing websites —regardless of size —are common and may result in: Website defacement, Loss of website availability or denial-of-service (DoS) condition, Compromise of sensitive customer or organizational data,

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Understanding Website Certificates

Understanding Website Certificates

What are website certificates? If an organisation wants to have a secure website that uses encryption, it needs to obtain a site, or host, certificate. A closed padlock, which, depending on your browser, may be located in the status bar at the bottom of your browser window or at the top of the browser window

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Browsing Safely

Browsing Safely

Why are security settings for web browsers important? Your web browser is your primary connection to the rest of the internet, and multiple applications may rely on your browser, or elements within your browser, to function. This makes the security settings within your browser even more important. Many web applications try to enhance your browsing

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Risks of P2P File Sharing

Risks of P2P File Sharing

What is P2P file sharing? P2P File sharing involves using technology that allows internet users to share files that are housed on their individual computers. Peer-to-peer (P2P) applications, such as those used to share music files, are some of the most common forms of file-sharing technology. However, P2P applications introduce security risks that may put

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