Tag: Data Security
What is the difference between http and https?
The answer is simple and important for both users and site administrators to understand.
HiText Transference Protocol is the default protocol for the web. Through it, your browser requests a server for web pages.Thanks to HTTP, you access blogs, send forms, emails and etc.
HTTP is insecure because it is text-based only, which allows intruders to intercept, alter, and steal the transferred information. That’s where HTTPs comes in.
Over the years we can see that the use of conventional passwords are not enough to protect ourselves online. Accounts are easily invaded through the discovery of personal passwords, social profiles are violated, increasingly sophisticated malware is spread, and mobile threats have become increasingly present in our day-to-day lives. Several attacks are enough to prove that the security provided by traditional passwords are no longer as efficient as they used to be. This is due to the fact that the technologies used by malicious users have evolved.
One of the last (already ineffective) methods formerly used are the one-time acronym passwords (OTP), which basically give you a specific time-frame to insert your sensitive information. If it takes too long for you to insert that information, then your login is delayed. All of this is done in an effort to circumvent robots or malware who may try to break into your private accounts. However, this has already become useless because the malware programs used by hackers are now able to slip through these techniques. Although this tactic is still active and employed, it is considered by many to be 70% ineffective.
Google apps gives companies a whole new way of working online by using email, chat, video conferencing and real-time collaboration. With their tools, you can work anywhere in the world, as long as you have a cell phone, laptop, or tablet at hand that is connected to their platform.
Google apps aims to enhance the communication,productivity and mobility of your business.
Back in March, we first brought up the topic of server monitoring on our blog. In our initial post we explained how server monitoring works, identified some common monitoring metrics and explained who can benefit from it. To build off of that initial introduction to server monitoring, today we will discuss 5 server monitoring best practices to help you protect your website, email, data, application, or whatever else you may be housing on your server.
File storage is something everyone needs. Being able to keep up with data, media, documents, etc. is a critical part of daily life – especially at work. Using servers for file storage has become increasingly popular. We’ve written before about the many ways servers can be used. In this post, we’ll explain why these file servers are becoming more and more the norm.