There are billions of stolen logins circulating on the dark web today. Hackers use these combinations of logins and passwords to break into user accounts and steal sensitive data using a technique known as ‘credential stuffing’. To protect your data, you need to know how credential stuffing works and what countermeasures you can take to protect yourself.
OpenAPI is an open, vendor-neutral description format for API services. It has many advantages. For example, developers can automatically generate server and client code libraries from a central API definition. Moreover, it is easy to ensure that documentation and tests always reflect the API.
Add-ons can hardly be kept away from today’s browsers. They expand your browser with additional features and give you the chance to customise it to your own needs. In this article, you can find out exactly what add-ons are and what you can do with them. Do you know the difference between add-ons and plug-ins? You’ll learn more about that, too, in this post.
If you want to separate the generation of classes or objects from the main class, the so-called factory method pattern or factory pattern is the way to go. This design pattern aims to delegate the creation process to subclasses to make the parent class as flexible as possible for extensions. But how does the factory design pattern work, and what are its advantages?
The ping command line program is among the basic tools for network diagnostics on all relevant systems. In Linux and MacOS, ping is already run in the default configuration as a continuous ping. In Windows, the program must first be activated with the appropriate parametres for continuous tests. We’ll show you what to take into consideration when you do this.
The ping of death was a cause for alarm in the early days of the Internet: A malicious hacker could cause a remote system to crash with a simple ping command. Keep reading to find out how the attack works on a technical level and why you don’t have to worry about it today.
The ping flood is a type of denial-of-service attack that can affect commercial providers and home users alike. This attack relies on the ICMP protocol and the ping command. In order to unleash a particularly powerful flood, attackers often use a network of bots. Learn how the ping flood works and how you can protect yourself from one.
Whether at home or at your business: network issues can really grind one’s gears. When ensuring that all the cables have been connected and the settings have been checked multiple times is of no help, it may be time to make use of traceroute or tracert. These help users find the source of all their frustration.
The number of people working from home has increased rapidly since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and so has, of course, the number of online meetings. Video conferencing is an indispensable tool in working remotely, but also comes with drawbacks. Video calls quickly exhaust participants, leading to what is now being called ‘Zoom fatigue’. Keep reading to find out what causes this and which...
When there’s a problem with a program, you’re probably used to seeing an error message, which in turn kick-starts the troubleshooting process. But what should you do if Word won’t open and doesn’t even display an error message? This is a common problem in Word 2013 and 2016 on Windows 10, but also in other versions of Windows and Word. Here are four solutions that can help you find out why Word...