Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a cryptographic protocol designed to provide communications security over a computer network. SSL makes the communication safe between two points, and ensures that ”no one” is sitting in-between, eavesdropping on the conversation. You’ll usually see if a site is encrypted if the url starts with
https:// instead of
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software. Their mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations can make informed decisions about cyber security risks. They also present at list called OWASP top 10 with the ten most common security issues online.
Comparing White Hat to Black Hat hacking is kind of like comparing the good guys to the bad guys. White Hat hackers look for vulnerabilities and report them, whereas Black Hat hackers have a more mischievous agenda. They are the guys you usually see in the movies hacking a bank and stealing money. White Hat hackers are the people working to make the world a safer place – like your favorite team of hackers at Detectify!
Activating 2-step verification or Two-factor authentication on a service means that you have to identify yourself twice in order to access your account – often both with a password and by receiving a code to your phone by text message that you need to enter on the site to login. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
People tend to use the same password on many sites because it’s hard to remember multiple passwords in your head for every service you are using online. The problem is, that if someone hacks one of the services you are using and gain access to your password, the hacker would also be able to hack all of your other accounts if you use the same password everywhere. How to prevent this while also keeping track of your passwords? Use a password manager!