Tag Archives: security

SciShow: HeartBleed and Tamiflu show us how vulnerable are we

HeartBleed is a code programming bug. That means that the way Heartbeat was coded resulted in the server sending too much data in those packets back to the user. That data was not encrypted and a hacker could save it. Heartbeat a way to optimize SSL connections by sending little packets of data to show […]

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Security alert: Skype is saving your details in plain text in the database.

Skype is saving account details in plain text in their database. You don’t need to be a hacker to see this and it is surely a worrying thing to know that anyone who has access to your computer and knows how to use some random databse reading programs like SQ Lite, can read your messages […]

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Hacking websites: cross site request forgery

There are three major ways to hack a website: sql injection, cross site scripting and cross site request forgery. I published a post about sql injection and cross site scripting recently and now let’s see what this third attack is all about. Tom Scott explains that for this third attack to work a malitious hacker […]

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[Free Ebook] HackerProof: Your Guide to PC Security, from MakeUseOf

HackerProof: Your Guide to PC Security, from MakeUseOf, is an easy to read ebook with 53 of condensed pages about everything you need to know about PC security. This free ebook comes in a form of pdf and you can get it only by submitting minimum info in the link above. In those 53 pages […]

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Think Like a Hacker for Better Security Awareness

Today I introduce a weekly series of free ebooks and publications from TradePub that help mostly the B2B companies, but are also useful for everyone who wants to learn more about a wide variety of domains. Although you can select from dozens of fields in my dedicated page (yes, I am partner), I will publish […]

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