If you’re a WordPress website owner, you might have recently heard a lot about the need to migrate your WordPress website from HTTP to HTTPS. While most people know that they’re supposed to do this, few people actually understand what HTTPS really is or why it’s important. And even … Read More
Here’s how to disable HSTS settings in Chrome & Firefox
HSTS, a web security mechanism, is an acronym for ‘HTTP Strict Transport Security.’ This mechanism, if implemented, forces browsers to establish connections via HTTPS, taking insecure HTTP out of the equation. This mechanism was developed to counter the SSL Strip … Read More
SSL is great. But you can make it greater.
There is no doubt regarding the fact that SSL/TLS certificates are the foundation of today’s web security. Whether you have a blog with a few thousand followers or are in command of a multi-million-dollar website, you must protect your website with … Read More
Understand how HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) works and how it protects you on the internet
HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) is a web security technique that helps you protect against the likes of downgrade attacks, MITM (Man in the middle) attacks, and session hijacking. HSTS accomplishes this by forcing … Read More
Here’s a complete rundown of what hashing algorithms are and how they work
If Cryptography was a body, its Hashing Algorithm would be the heart of it. If Cryptography was a car, its Hashing Algorithm would be its engine. If Cryptography was a movie, its Hashing Algorithm would be the … Read More
Understand the difference between Hashing, Encryption, and Encoding
If you think that Hashing, Encryption, and Encoding are the same thing, you are wrong! However, you’re not alone. There is an awful lot of confusion surrounding these three terms. As similar as they may sound, they are all totally different … Read More
The Freedom of the Press Foundation ranks “The Intercept” the most secure news site
The American non-profit Freedom of the Press Foundation recently performed a study of some of the world’s most popular news sites, grading each one on its web security implementations.
The Intercept, an American news site … Read More