Security

What is FIDO2?

FIDO2: The new standard for secure web log-in

Passwords are not an ideal way to surf the World Wide Web safely. They are either so complex that they are hard to remember, or so simple that they can be guessed in next to no time. FIDO2 takes a different approach and relies on modern technology. The open standard has the potential to make surfing the net safer and more convenient at the same time.

SAML

SAML: the XML framework for SSO at a glance

Simplifying log-in processes makes websites more user friendly, and also helps to increase the security of user data. One of the most popular solutions for implementing authentication processes is SAML (security assertion mark-up language). Through a variety of components such as special protocols and message formats, this XML-based framework helps to implement internal and cross-company log-on...

WebAuthn

WebAuthn (Web Authentication)

Passwords have long ceased to offer sufficient protection when surfing the internet: They are easy to crack, easily tapped, and difficult to remember. Together with the FIDO Alliance, the World Wide Web Consortium has developed a new standard. WebAuthn is intended to make logging into social media or online shopping portals easier and safer. How does it work?

OAuth

OAuth & OAuth 2: data usage across platforms

The “pathway to hell” – this is how Eran Hammer-Lahav once called the security protocol OAuth 2.0, on which he himself had worked for years. Others, however, use the service without issue. It enables users to use data and functions across multiple platforms in multiple services – for example, with the convenient single sign-on – using secure API authorisation. But how exactly does OAuth2 work and...

WordPress cookie plugins

WordPress cookie plugins – the top 4 opt-in solutions

WordPress cookie plugins are an important component of any WordPress project because they ensure cookie compliance with a country’s legal requirements. Unless you’re using only technical cookies that are necessary for your web page to function, you should ask users permission to collect their information via cookies when they visit your WordPress page. Discover the four best plugins to create...

Finding a website host: how to search successfully

Host: how to find out which provider is most suitable for your project

If you want to release a new web project today, you need to find the right host. Hosts have become a popular alternative for large companies, since they enable convenient outsourcing of certain work areas or data, saving company resources. But how do you know which host and which hosting package best meets your needs? And why is the provider’s security concept such a crucial criterion nowadays?

Chrome Updates

What is Chrome 68?

Early next month, Chrome 68 will be launched and the new browser will distrust all webpages that do not have HTTPS encryption as “not secure”. This is a big step in the recent trend towards emphasising user safety on the internet, a not entirely selfless strategy from Google. In this guide, we will explain what changes will be made, why they are happening, and how you can prepare your website...

Windows 7: End of Life

Windows 7 end of support: What you need to do?

Even years after it was first released, Windows 7 continues to be one of the favourite operating systems worldwide. But with Microsoft announcing the end of its support for Windows 7, many PC users will need to upgrade or look for an alternative. But just because Windows 7 has reached the end of its life, doesn’t mean the software is no longer working. Windows 7 EOL means that Microsoft will no...

Intrusion detection systems and prevention systems

The intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems at a glance

A stable network is characterised not only by the appropriate hardware structures, but also by a watertight security concept. In addition to back-up solutions and intelligent fail-safe systems, protection against external access attempts is a must. Intrusion detection systems (IDS) and intrusion protection systems (IPS) are an excellent addition to the classic firewall and are therefore a sensible...

What is an SPF record?

Understanding and using SPF records

How can the recipient of an email tell whether a message is actually coming from the person who appears to be sending it? Many scammers attempt to forge the email sender address. But you can protect yourself. You can verify the outbound mail server using the SPF (Sender Policy Framework), a popular authentication method. How does SPF work and what can it do?


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