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Most casual users only take a glance at the green HTTPS padlock when they open up a website, not paying attention to some of the more precise details of the platform itself. In practice, this is most often a good way of telling if a site is safe. But, there's one question that a growing number of privacy-oriented users are asking - as most websites nowadays can boast with HTTPS, can such a feature maintain the same reputation and security levels as before? In this post, we go into the details of HTTPS to find out if it can be enough to protect your online privacy and security.

Magento is one of the most widely used eCommerce platforms behind Shopify and WooCommerce. With popularity comes increased security risks, and many Magento sites often become the target of hacker attacks as customer data amassed from online stores is worth a lot in the black market.

Wordpress is the most popular blogging platform and it represents about 34% of all websites hosted worldwide. With gained popularity, hackers target Wordpress websites to infect with malware and viruses. As your site grows in traffic, hackers find your website through search engines and infect with malicious codes or redirect users to another website. There are known vulnerabilities in every open-source platform including Wordpress, and it is important to update your site with the latest patches and protect your website from hackers by securing your site. In this article, we'll discuss simple steps to secure Wordpress website.

What is a CDN?

A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a geographically distributed network of servers working together to provide fast delivery of web contents. Use of CDN makes the webpage load faster by transferring web contents including HTML pages, JS, CSS, Images and even video files from the distributed servers geographically closer. Some of the most popular javascript libraries, fonts and CSS frameworks are hosted on public CDNs, and utilizing such CDNs for your web pages will improve your site performance. Use of CDN may also help protect your website from DDoS attacks.

How do you manage your online passwords? You already know you need to create a strong password for each of your online accounts, and not to use the same password. Storing your password in a clear-text format defeats the purpose of using a complex password. Learn how password managers can help you manage your passwords.

The exponential growth of file-sharing services and peer-to-peer networks over recent years has made it extremely easy to share any kind of media content. Through simplified file-sharing services such as BitTorrent, eDonkey and Gnutella, it has become very easy to share and obtain copyrighted materials and pirated versions of popular applications. However, with this growth in peer-to-peer networks that allow users to share files with other users worldwide comes risks for the users, which have increased dramatically at the same time.

In today's world, more and more people use the internet to shop online. Being able to purchase online and have goods delivered to your door at your fingertips makes our daily lives easier. However, there are without a doubt some risks involved when purchasing goods and services online. There will always be criminals and nefarious actors out there who intend to take advantage of tools to get your money or your information and sell it; especially with websites such as Amazon and eBay becoming more and more popular. To that end, we'll be taking a look at a few tips you can pick up to protect you while shopping online.

A smart home is very similar to an everyday ordinary house. The main distinction between a smart home and a normal home is that ordinary mundane appliances, gadgets, and devices within the house (such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, etc) are replaced with a smart device version of it. These smart devices are capable of connecting to the internet and are used to help with everyday tasks. For example, a refrigerator which monitors if the food within it has reached its expiration date or a washing machine that remembers your washing settings and cycle. This grouping of smart items is commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT).

What is Cybercrime?

Cybercrimes can be described as computer-related crimes which occur over a network. The computers involved in these crimes are either used as a means of attack or are the target the crimes. As a result of this, these attacks can be used in a plethora of ways and can range from attacking chat rooms and database systems to individual social media accounts and web applications. This allows the scope of these attacks to be capable of crippling a nation as they pose a threat not only to individual people but also to a country's security and economy.

A virtual private network (VPN) is a network technology used to extend two or more private networks over a public network (i.e. Internet). It accomplishes this by creating a secure connection between two endpoints where all of the data shared between these two are encrypted. This disallows a third-party from tampering with the data trespassing through the public network. It also means that the IP addresses of both devices on either side of the tunnel is secure from the public. This is because the IP address used on both endpoints are only used as internal IP, and they are assigned a new public IP address outside of the tunnel.