All posts by Cora Quigley

Cora is a digital copywriter for SSLs.com. Having eight years of experience in online content creation, she is a versatile writer with an interest in a wide variety of topics, ranging from technology to marketing.

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Google Chrome to launch an HTTPS-First Mode

HTTPS, the protocol that SSL enables on websites, is key to ensuring a more private web ecosystem where data is protected. When HTTPS is enabled, it ensures that the connection between a user’s browser and a website’s server is encrypted, preventing any third party from stealing any information shared over the connection. HTTPS is the reason why SSLs.com does what it does and also why there has been a massive campaign from major web browsers to ensure websites are secured by SSL.

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What is streaming and how does it work?

Back in the bad old days of the Internet, online media consumption was not as convenient as it was today. Website pages tended to be simple and static, while Internet connections were slow. They were not designed to stream media.

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What is Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)?

Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a protocol that allows remote access from one computing device to another over a network connection. A proprietary protocol developed by Microsoft, RDP is available on most versions of Windows.

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What is swatting and how to prevent it?

Swatting is the act of sending emergency services to a specific location under a false claim. A type of criminal harassment technique, swatting is commonly associated with the gaming community, but many other high-profile incidents have also occurred.

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What Is SaaS (Software as a Service)?

Software as a service (SaaS) is everywhere, so much so that you’ve likely used it in your everyday life without even realizing it. A type of web-based software that’s delivered via the Internet, SaaS is typically centrally hosted by a cloud provider, with users accessing it through a web browser or app. In addition, SaaS is usually subscription-based, with customers paying a monthly or annual fee to use the service. 

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Irish health system still struggling after cyber attack

Following a massive cyberattack targeting Ireland’s health service IT infrastructure across the country nearly two weeks ago, many hospitals are still without computer services. Believed to have been launched by a cybercriminal group known as Wizard Spider, a ransomware tool called Conti was used to attack the Health Service Executive (HSE). It’s the worst cybercrime attack on an Irish state agency to date. 

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