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How do Cyber Criminals hack and steal your account details?

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Hackers are smart and lazy. Who would want to sit at a computer all day typing away guessing passwords? Not me. They say that lazy people are often the innovators of our society, thinking of ways to do things that require minimal time and effort. Over the decades' hackers have been sharing and developing their methods and refining their tools to take over user accounts. Nowadays it is extremely… [read more →]

How to have Strong Passwords - A Quick Guide

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Do you use the same password for everything? If yes, then read on.... If you use the same password for everything this article is for you. Your passwords are the digital keys to all your information such as your banking details, contacts, messages, photos, address, and more. They hold so much power in protecting our personal information yet most people, probably including yourself, have a… [read more →]

What is FIPS compliance?

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FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) is a set of requirements asserted by NIST in order to centralize and make uniform the ways in which the US government manage the risks associated with securing and transporting sensitive information. FIPS came into existence as part of the larger FISMA legislation in 2002, and quickly became a commonly imitated framework for information security in… [read more →]

Considering Full Disk Encryption? What to know.

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Full Disk Encryption (FDE) refers to the practice of encrypting a device (laptop, cell phone, etc) at-rest. Decryption is performed at boot time, relying on user input, a cryptographic key stored in hardware, or a combination both. FDE is an important part of defense-in-depth as the protection schemes employed by typical operating systems are only enforced when the operating system is running.… [read more →]

How to choose the right encryption

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It can be very difficult to bridge the gap between the theoretical and the practical. This is a pattern I’ve seen repeat itself again and again throughout my career – someone might be very technical, and very familiar with encryption, but when it comes time to solve a real-world business problem as a developer or a systems administrator, that knowledge doesn’t always translate to something defen… [read more →]