Web Security

FBI Warns Against TLS-based Phishing Websites

Here in thethreatreport.com, we always emphasize to our readers to always check the address bar of your browser for the “closed padlock” icon before logging-in to your web service accounts, whatever it maybe. The encryption protocol used is practically speaking still unbreakable even with today’s binary supercomputers. However, the age-old yet pretty effective security advice

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The Basics Of Choosing The Best Webhosting Service

How to choose a web hosting plan: Various vendors offer webhosting service, but how should people choose which server to use? The point is the balance between cost and functionality. The cost of the webhosting server can vary considerably from a few dollars to several thousand dollars or more a month. What is the difference

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How to Protect Your Website From a Cyber Attack

Your website is your calling card to attract customers, and an unexpected cyber-attack can cost you both time and money. What types of activity are you monitoring from the back end? With the right tools, your website can increase its security and prevent an attack. To avoid becoming the next victim, it’s time to take

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Why All the “Not Secure” Websites These Days?

Have you noticed a sudden rash of websites flagged as “not secure?” Every browser does it a little differently, but all the latest versions of the big four (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari) warn users about unsecured websites. Since July, Chrome has started to mark every website as either “secure” or

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Is The Department Of Labor Exposing Your Employee Benefits To Attack?

In the U.S. and Canada, the first Monday of September is dedicated to Labor Day, a public holiday established to honor the social and economic achievements of hard working Americans throughout history. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the event recognizes how the average employee has directly contributed to the current strength and prosperity

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This Is An Honest Look At The Dangers of A DDoS Attack

A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) is a cyber attack that causes a website or online service to crash and become unavailable for a certain amount of time. These attacks use multiple compromised systems to target a single website causing a denial-of-service to users of the affected site. A DDoS attack is known to affect

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Why Are DDoS Attacks So Risky?

A DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack utilizes an assortment of methods to send endless junk requests to a site, boosting so much traffic to it, making the website almost impossible for anybody to load the page. DDoS attacks regularly misuse the staggering power of a botnet, which can comprise hundreds or a huge number

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How Severe Are The Vulnerabilities In Most Web Applications?

The Automated Code Analysis: Web Application Vulnerabilities in 2017 revealed that 94% of web applications suffer from high-severity software vulnerabilities. Positive Technologies, a security firm, tested every app that has different levels of severity and found that 85% of them have an exploitable vulnerability—and it’s safe to say cybercriminals have noticed this feature as well.

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So, Web App Vulnerabilities Are Off The Charts

Does anyone still believe that web applications aren’t prone to vulnerabilities? Please speak up. Studies tell us 94% of all tested applications have, in fact, shown major vulnerabilities when analyzed. In practical terms—this means the internet can be a risky place, so don’t go throwing your trust around so easily. This Web Application Vulnerabilities report of long-range of

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Microsoft And Symantec Now In Cahoots To Skyrocket Security

Microsoft and Symantec are now collaborating to boost online security for Azure and Office 365, both of which need easier ways for users to adopt a hybrid cloud infrastructure. Through these efforts, the two tech giants will bring world-class security solutions to Azure customers who hope to stay protected from cyberattack and allow them to better protect corporate cloud use, prevent

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