Recent events have demonstrated just how insecure cloud storage can be. But there are steps you can take to keep yourself and your data safe. This post takes a look at several steps users can take to protect their most sensitive images and documents.
Passwords are the first line of defense against cyber criminals. They are the most vital secret of every activity we do over the internet and also a final check to get into any of your user accounts. If you’re a web developer, you’ve probably had to make a user account system. User account databases are hacked frequently, so you must do something to protect your users’ passwords if your website is ever breached. Password hashing is the best way to do this.
Since the Snowden saga, everyone and their brother is now paranoid about government snooping and the privacy of their data and devices. There are discussions around how the big tech companies are misusing our data and how the government has access to all our social media information and chat history. We however, need to remember that the worst of the bad guys (at least for regular internet users) are not the government or social media companies at all. The more dangerous security and privacy threats are still regular hackers who are out to steal our data and use them for nefarious purposes.
If you have done any web development or website maintenance work, then you must have come across the .htaccess file at some point. This is an important file for many reasons and this guide will provide an overview of what the .htaccess file is, what you can do with it, how to create it, and options available to you for editing it on your WordPress website.
By default, WordPress doesn’t come with suspicious login notifications and two factor authentication. We use plugins (or custom code) for these things. This piece of code notifies you when a user logs in to your site. Good for websites with few users.
Using public WiFi hot spots are convenient, but can be a major security issue for unsuspecting users. Hackers and criminals can use these to their advantage to gain all kinds of private information and access to business networks. Learn the pitfalls of public WiFi and how they can be avoided.