Articles tagged: website security
Link-shortening services make it hard to tell a link’s final destination. When you receive one in an email, you may want to do some detective work to see where it’s going before you click.
It’s not only impossible to prevent email from being forwarded; you can’t even prevent that forward from being altered, forged or defaced.
Anti-malware tools have never been 100% solutions – but, despite what we hear on the news, they are far from dead!
It can be pretty frightening when a search result delivers back to you the term you were searching for as an ad… particularly if you were searching for your name. But it might not be any more sinister than that.
When you put your privacy in the hands of online companies it’s going to boil down to: How much do you trust them?
If you can turn http into https and it works, that means that the site has a security certificate. So why aren’t they using it?
When you operate a site on the internet, you’re putting yourself in harm’s way. Hackers would love to compromise your site for their own purposes. I’ll look at common problems and what to do about them.
https should be safe as long as the padlock icon indicates that the certificate is correct. That proves that you’re visiting the site that you believe you are. If you don’t see it, you should be concerned.