Password Security

By | November 12, 2017

The importance of online security has risen due to the increase in cyber attacks and data breaches over recent years. One of the most vulnerable information for online users is PASSWORD. I want to highlight few common mistakes made by people that results in password compromise. Contrary to popular belief that everyone is unique, its… Read More »

Ransomware – Growing threat on internet

By | August 5, 2017

Ransomware has become a serious threat to the online world these days. In May 2017, a ransomware named ‘WannaCry ‘ stormed through the web affecting millions of computers around the world. This was followed by an attack known as “Petya” crippling many organizations in June 2017. Many software firms, universities, companies and organizations around the world are… Read More »

Clickjacking attack

By | May 5, 2017

Clickjacking  also called “UI redress attacks,” is an attack where victim user is tricked click on some link when he intends to click something else. This is done by placing an invisible link/button on top of another visible link/button. Many sites, including Twitter, Facebook, Paypal and other sites were hacked using clickjacking. They are all fixed… Read More »

Hash, Mac and Digital Signature

By | May 2, 2017

Many times there are confusion between hash, mac and digital signature on when and where to use and what purpose are solved using these. Integrity: Means data should not be changed in transit, either accidently or intentionally by an attacker. Authentication: Can the recipient be confident that the message originates from the sender? Non-repudiation: Means sender cannot deny… Read More »