How to recognize and remove malware

Malware removal: how to recognise, remove, and prevent malware

 

Practically every PC user fears Trojan horses and computer viruses. Security is paramount if you are managing sensitive data or setting up a server. You need a comprehensive security concept to protect yourself against insidious malware. It’s helpful to know the different types...

 

Encryption methods: An overview

Encryption methods: An overview

E-mail, instant messaging, or voice-over IP: If you want to communicate over the internet, you should make sure that the data transfer process can be trusted. The same goes for the World Wide Web. With online banking and digital shopping, money transactions are increasingly being carried out online. Popular encryption methods like DES, AES, or RSA should guarantee the security of passwords, credit...

TLS vs. SSL

TLS vs. SSL: what is the difference?

SSL and TLS are two encryption protocols that are frequently used in email programs and browsers. Have you ever wondered which one you should choose when you are prompted to pick one when configuring an email client, for example? Here, you will learn what the differences between SSL and TLS are and why only one of them is still viable today.

Data centre security

How secure is a data centre?

When people talk about how secure cloud services are, they usually focus on issues such as data protection and defence against cyber-attacks. A major fire at a French cloud provider in early March raised the question of how well Internet data centres are protected against physical threats such as fire. What should cloud users bear in mind when choosing their provider and is there anything they can...

Microsoft Exchange Zero Day Attack

Microsoft Exchange Zero Day Attack

On March 6, Microsoft pointed out vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Exchange software. IONOS had already learned of the vulnerability on March 3 and immediately applied updates provided by Microsoft to all Exchange systems it operated itself in order to eliminate the vulnerabilities. IONOS systems were not affected by the attack wave.

What is IAM (Identity and Access Management)?

IAM – What is Identity and Access Management?

In any system based on user accounts, Identity and Access Management has a role to play. So does every application use IAM? How important are Identity and Access Management systems when it comes to corporate compliance? And what features do these systems offer?

What is credential stuffing?

Credential stuffing: how security leaks become a data sieve

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.

Ping of death

Ping of death

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.

Ping flood

Ping flood

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.

Comparison of the best antivirus programmes

Antivirus software: Which software is best?

Antivirus software has sadly become indispensable as new types of threats against your system emerge regularly. Viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and many other types of malware threaten to infect your system and could cause significant damage. To counteract these threats, software makers try to fight off malware attacks with intelligent antivirus programs. Find out which rank top in our antivirus...


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