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Prevent Web Attacks Using Input Sanitization

October 26, 2012
What do three of the five most common website attacks have in common? Yes, a lack of input sanitization. Find out why it's important and what to do about it.
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How to Prevent Password Encryption Exploits

October 15, 2012
Hackers love to target users' website passwords. Companies can thwart them by using multiple methods designed to make hacking as costly and time consuming as possible.
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How to Prevent Remote File Inclusion (RFI) Attacks

October 1, 2012
RFI inclusion is a simple website attack that nonetheless can make sites vulnerable to data loss or other malice. Using careful code logic will thwart RFI attacks.
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How to Prevent Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Attacks

August 28, 2012
Input sanitization is key to defending against XSS attacks. Is your company's website secured?
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How to Prevent SQL Injection Attacks

August 16, 2012
Your company's website does not have to be the next victim of a SQL injection breach. Here's how to prevent SQL injection attacks.
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How to Prevent DoS Attacks

July 2, 2012
A Denial of Service attack can disrupt your organization's web site and network services. Here's how to defend yourself.
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The Hidden Security Risks of Legacy Software

June 8, 2012
Upgrading old software is often a painful and costly process. But deferring those upgrades could be potentially catastrophic for your business.
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Top 5 WordPress Vulnerabilities and How to Fix Them

April 20, 2012
WordPress is a popular target for hackers, but there are steps you can take to make your installation more secure.
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Online Incognito: Protecting Your Identity on the Web

December 28, 2010
The same tools that can be used as weapons by some can be used for self-defense to protect your online activity from malice.
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Top 5 Security Threats in HTML5

December 9, 2010
HTML5 promises to make advanced Web app features available in native HTML, but also brings with it potential security vulnerabilities.
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Simple Steps to Securing Email with S/MIME

October 27, 2010
S/MIME support is already built into most desktop email clients, including Outlook, Apple Mail, and Thunderbird. Learn how to use it to encrypt your personal or business email messages.
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4 Simple Ways to Secure Your Email

August 5, 2010
Protect your business and personal email accounts by practicing these four key steps to email security.
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Enhance Desktop Security Using Virtualization

May 24, 2010
Using PC virtualization can add a layer of defense against malware and other types of security compromises to your desktop.
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'Strong' Passwords May Not Be All They're Cracked Up to Be

April 27, 2010
Conventional wisdom still treats passwords like a first line of defense when, in fact, in today’s security environment, passwords should really be the last line of defense.
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How to: Protect Your Website Using robots.txt, Part 2

February 3, 2010
In the second and final installment in this Website security tutorial, we cover some additional ways to manage Web crawlers.
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How to: Protect Your Website Using robots.txt, Part 1

January 6, 2010
Learn how to put up a "Keep Out" sign at your Website in this introduction to protecting your Website using robots.text from networking expert Aaron Weiss.
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WPA Security Tips

April 11, 2008
While WPA with PSK is more secure than WEP, it is not infallible. Learn how you can use it to its fullest advantage to protect your Wi-Fi network.
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