Category Archives: news

What is multi-factor authentication (MFA)?

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. 

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What is a DDoS attack?

For many website owners, attracting more traffic to their website is a top priority. Who doesn’t want to increase their customers or the number of people reading their content? There’s no such thing as too much traffic, after all. Except that isn’t entirely true. Especially when it’s the wrong kind of traffic.

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Protecting yourself from Session Hijacking

In a world where Internet users are primed to be vigilant about numerous scams and cyberattacks, from Phishing to fake pop-up ads, a little-known problem is session hijacking. 

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The difference between symmetric and asymmetric encryption

If you’re familiar with web encryption or SSL certificates, you’ve probably heard the terms symmetric encryption and asymmetric encryption at some point in your travels. If you’ve ever wondered about what these terms mean, what differentiates them, and which form of encryption is better than the other, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll go through the ins and outs of both forms of encryption and which is the most secure option.

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The DOJ’s antitrust suit against Google: what you should know

Back in October 2020, the US Department of Justice filed a civil lawsuit against Tech giant Google for unlawfully maintaining monopolies in the markets of Search and Search advertising through anticompetitive and exclusionary practices.

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The algorithm that can detect the ‘Covid cough’

Today in “isn’t technology amazing?!” news, we thought we’d talk about something a little different. Even when it seems like the world is on fire, there’s always a silver lining. The silver lining we want to focus on right now is how the tech industry is developing myriad, innovative ways to tackle the coronavirus. Although these developments are focusing on coronavirus right now, they could very well be used to detect other illnesses in the future. The first is the Covid cough algorithm.

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How PKI was used in the SolarWinds Orion attack

In December 2020, it was revealed that software company SolarWinds’s Orion platform had been compromised, with hackers injecting a malicious code, now known as Sunburst, into it between February and June 2020. 

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