Anyone with a computer or digital device has probably heard the term firewall before, even if they don’t quite understand what it is or what they do. It’s sort of a pity because firewalls play a massive role in cybersecurity across myriad types of devices and networks. Behind every secure website, network, or device is an excellent firewall. They should be celebrated more!
As you may have noticed, cryptography is our bread and butter here on SSLs.com, given that it’s the underlying technology of SSL certificates. That’s why it’s fascinating to see how cryptography can be utilized in different contexts, one of the most exciting being blockchain.
Last week on the SSLs blog, we discussed bots: what they are and what they’re used for. While many bots can be massively useful, they can also be designed for nefarious purposes. To combat the latter, many website owners undertake a strategy known as bot management.
If you use the Internet somewhat regularly, you’ve likely encountered a bot (or several!) at some point, perhaps without even realizing it. If you haven’t, you’re an anomaly because bots are all over the Internet. Literally everywhere. In 2020, bot traffic accounted for nearly 40% of all Internet traffic. They’ll often have their own IP address and everything.
Confused about blockchain? If you are, you’re not the only one. Multiple surveys have shown that while the general perception of blockchain technology is largely positive, most people don’t really understand what it is or how it works.
A few months ago on the SSLs blog, we discussed the difference between authentication and authorization. These frequently mixed-up terms are both very important but very different elements of security.