Putting the S into HTTPS

Without encryption you could not do online shopping, online banking or even downloads and updates over the internet without running an extreme risk.

Close-up view on white conceptual keyboard - https (blue key)
Did you know that you are already using encryption in your browser without noticing it? The small lock icon in…
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United Airlines Breached

You sure remember the big data breach that targeted the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, right? Well, the same group apparently attacked United Airlines.

The attack didn’t just happen yesterday though, but around the same time the US government was broken into. According to…
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MD5: The broken algorithm

When you have to work with thousands of files per day, it is generally a good idea to generate a hash of a file that would identify it on a unique way. A hash function is any function that can be used to map digital data of arbitrary size to digital data of fixed size.

MD5 Broken Algorithm
There are many hashing algorithms to choose from. Here are the main factors to take into consideration when deciding which one…
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Hacked Car Is Driven Into Ditch

You’ve heard it a thousand times: A car can be hacked. But of course you don’t take this warning seriously. Why should you, right? I know for sure that I don’t, most of the time. Especially since my car is kind of old. The most recent news gave me pause though – and might make yourself more security aware as well when it comes to your car.

Why? Because cars are now definitely hackable. It has been proven. By driving a Chrysler Jeep Cherokee in a ditch.…
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Patch now: Microsoft Emergency Fix

Just in case you haven’t updated your Microsoft Windows (any of the newer versions) yet, you should probably do so as soon as possible.

Yesterday Microsoft released an emergency security update for all of the supported Windows version (this means Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1,…
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