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Let's learn about Security via these 485 free stories. They are ordered by most time reading created on HackerNoon. Visit the /Learn Repo to find the most read stories about any technology.

According to technologists, "Privacy is a myth." but "Security is non-negotiable."

1. PSA: LastPass Does Not Encrypt Everything In Your Vault

As a software engineer and long time LastPass user, I’ve always been an advocate of password managers. With data breaches becoming more and more common these days, it’s critical that we take steps to protect ourselves online. However, over the past year LastPass has made some decisions that have made me question their motives and ultimately has recently caused them to lose my business.

2. Uber & Thycotic: Are Password Vaults a Huge Security Vulnerability?

The Uber hack showed that password vaults come with a security risk. Still, if set up correctly they improve security for companies.

3. An Intro to Resiliency, DHT, and Autonomous Economic Agents

According to the paper published by Lokman Rahmani et al., the S/Kademlia distributed hash table (DHT) used by the ACN is resilient against malicious attacks.

4. Why Would an NFT Marketplace Freeze an Account?

“I have been hacked. All my apes gone. This just sold please help me.”

5. Using SuperTokens in a VueJS App With Your Own UI

Learn how to build your own login UI with SuperTokens in your VueJS application.

6. Using Session Cookies Vs. JWT for Authentication

HTTP is a stateless protocol and is used to transmit data. It enables the communication between the client side and the server side. It was originally established to build a connection between web browsers and web servers.

7. Zero Knowledge Proof: Explain it Like I’m 5 (Halloween Edition)

Explaining crypto is hard, explaining crypto in simple words is harder. Explaining Zero Knowledge Proof to a child? Easy! So here you go — ZKP explained with some Halloween candy.

8. First experiences with React Native: bridging an iOS native module for app authentication

Photo by Liu Zai Hou on Unsplash

9. How to Avoid Credit Card Skimming: 5 Tips to Keep Your Information Safe

Credit card skimming occurs when someone places an electronic device on or near a credit card reader. This device captures and stores your credit card details.

10. How to Hack Facebook Messenger: 6 Methods and Vulnerabilities

Spyier, keylogging, and hacking using cookies are some of the most common ways Facebook Messenger accounts get hacked.

11. 5 Best Cybersecurity Books for Beginners

These are the five cybersecurity books that you should start with if you are considering a career within the industry.

12. How to Improve the Security of API Keys

As a developer, API Keys are typically issued to you to identify the project you are working on and to enforce rate and access limits on proper API usage. These API keys are typically just static secrets baked into your app or web page, and they are pretty easy to steal but painful to replace. You can do better.

13. Developing AI Security Systems With Edge Biometrics

Let’s speak about usage of edge AI devices for office entrance security system development with the help of face and voice recognition.

14. Risk DAO Conducts Technology Risk Assessment on Aurigami Finance

Aurigami conducted a risk analysis of the protocol's risk parameters in an effort to reduce technological risks and improve capital efficiency.

15. Top 5 Solutions to the KYC Problem for Crypto or NFT Projects

The future of KYC/AML in the crypto world is looking bright. With projects implementing KYC solutions, we see a move toward a regulated and compliant industry.

16. How to Hack TikTok Accounts : 5 Common Vulnerabilities

As TikTok has become a popular platform, it has also become an easy target for hackers. These are the 5 common vulnerabilities that can be used to hack TikTok.

17. How to Implement QA Testing in a Confidential and Secure Manner

‘Privacy’ and ‘Confidentiality’ are often used interchangeably but they are not the same.

18. How to Hack Bluetooth Devices: 5 Common Vulnerabilities

This article discusses the five common vulnerabilities (BlueBorne, Bluesnarfing, Bluejacking, BIAS & Bluebugging) that allow hackers to hack Bluetooth devices.

19. Merkle Tree Introduction

(A Merkle tree, as present in a typical blockchain)

20. Man In The Middle Attack Using Bettercap Framework

Man-in-the-middle attack (MITM) is an attack where the attacker secretly relays and possibly alters the communications between two devices who believe that they are directly communicating with each other. In order to perform man in the middle attack, we need to be in the same network as our victim because we have to fool these two devices. Now lets initiate the attack by running our tools which is bettercap. To run bettercap we can simply open up terminal and type bettercap -iface [your network interface which connected to the network]. To know which network interface is used we can simply type ifconfig and here is what it shows us.

21. Overloaded "Online vs Offline" in EMV Card Processing

When EMV card processing is discussed, one confusing usage of terminology is Online vs Offline. They mean different things in different context.

22. Picking the low hanging passwords

According to a not-at-all recent report by Keeper, there’s a 50/50 chance that any user account can be accessed with one of the 25 most common passwords.

23. How To Implement Google Authenticator Two Factor Auth in JavaScript

Google Authenticator is something that many of us use all the time but how many of us really understand how it works under the hood?

24. How to Spy on a Cell Phone Privately

If you want to spy on someone's cell phone without them knowing, look out for in-demand programs offering a free trial period. Learn more about spying apps.

25. Watch Out! Fake Tether in Circulation!

In our big Facebook group a few hours ago a member wrote that 34’000€ disappeared from his Atomic Wallet. What happened?

26. Hacking Solidity: Contracts Using tx.origin for Authorization Are Vulnerable To Phishing

Contracts that use the tx.origin to authorize users are vulnerable to phishing attacks.

27. The NuID Ecosystem: An Improved Identity Layer Putting Identity Ownership In Users’ Hands

The internet grew without an identity layer, meaning it grew without a reliable way of knowing or verifying who you were connecting to which can be dangerous.

28. How to Use Gulp to Protect Your Code

In this post, we'll show you how to protect your code with Jscrambler while using Gulp with a guide on how to set it all up to streamline the process.

29. Top-6 Best Anonymous Browsers Or Why Privacy Matters

“Aren’t all browsers anonymous?”

30. How do You Hack Whatsapp Chats? - 7 Vulnerabilities Explained

You can Hack WhatsApp chats by syncing the web version of the app, exporting chat logs, using POCWAPP, WhatsAPP Scan Pro, spoofing, and spy apps.

31. WTF is a Bitcoin Mixing Service and Why Do You Need One?

Cryptocurrency has two opposing features to provide its worth and inability to falsify. Anonymity of Bitcoin has pulled masses of people to cryptocurrency blockchain. They have felt more freely with their finance.

32. NodeJS Security Headers: 101

When we talk about security wrt any web application its a multiple dimensional thing it will involve a number of different aspects:

33. The Ultimate Security Guide for Cryptocurrency Investors

[34. With Cyber Threats on the Rise,

Nero Consulting Encourages Businesses to Keep Their Guard Up](https://hackernoon.com/with-cyber-threats-on-the-rise-nero-consulting-encourages-businesses-to-keep-their-guard-up) Nero Consulting CEO Anthony Oren has watched countless companies suffer from the lack of preventative measures to secure their systems.

35. How to Hack Wifi Like a Pro Hacker

In this article of mine, I am going to discuss the best ways you can hack any wifi networks and what to do after hacking wifi, and how you can prevent it.

36. How to Secure Your Laravel Application

Nowadays, the tools we use to browse the internet require us to follow security standards. Otherwise, they tend to flag our web applications/sites as insecure.

37. How QANPlatform is solving the White House's Problem of Quantum Attacks

President Joe Biden issued a memorandum outlining measures to strengthen the cybersecurity of the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and domestic su

38. Store API Credentials Safely: Obfuscation Before Encryption is Key

How to keep API secrets and keep peace of mind.

39. Quantum Computation and Its Possible Effects on Society

This paper will discuss what quantum computation is and the effects it can have on the way our society works.

40. The Black Hat, the Ethical, and the WHOIS Hacker

Not all hackers are bad. Yet when the term “hack” is used in mainstream media, it is often in the context of cybercrime and black hat activities — e.g., some big organization got its intellectual property worth millions stolen, some people lost their personally identifiable information, etc. Data breach stories never run out!

41. In Layman's Terms, What is the Difference Between Node and Deno?

Worried that dinosaur or sock shaped "deno" is going to kill our favorite Node? Let me help you to get out of this dilemma.

42. When Did Cyber Security Start?

Cybersecurity began between 1970 and 1972 with the publications of the Ware and Anderson reports. The Ware Report set out a number of different security control

43. Mitigating the DDOS Threats Facing Banks and Fintechs

As much as digitization and cyber simplified banking, the Fintech sector has left digital payment activity exposed to malicious and suspicious activity.

44. An Intro to Zero Trust Architecture

Zero Trust isn’t a new concept. It was first presented in 2009 by John Kindervag, a former principal analyst at Forrester Research.

45. Malicious Insider Makes Major Mistakes in Ubiquiti Extortion Case

By the end of 2021, we are all pretty familiar with the script when it comes to ransomware attacks. These types of attacks have been running rampant.

46. How Do I Adopt a 'Zero Trust' Framework?

With increased attack surfaces caused by businesses migrating to the cloud and remote workers, Zero Trust has become cybersecurity's most valuable thing.

47. What an IP Address Can Reveal About You

Is it possible to trace an IP ? To what extent does it reveal your physical location? How to prevent your IP from being tracked? Let's learn more about IP.

48. 7 Ways To Protect Your Personal Information on the Internet

In this day and age, it seems like everything takes place online. From your shopping expenditures to most of your communications, the internet has truly become a part of every part of our daily lives. And while there are several benefits to the ease and immediacy of the digital age, there are also several security breaches that can arise when living a life online. Check out these few key "Dos and Don'ts" to ensure your time on the internet is safe and secure.

49. The “Connection Not Private” Warning Explained

Each time you visit a website, your web browser (e.g., Chrome, Safari, or Firefox) first checks for the existence of one of two digital certificates

50. Command and Control Frameworks in a Nutshell

A glimpse over Command and Control attacks and frameworks, how they happen, and how they can affect our daily lives.

51. How to Add a Porn Filter to Your Home Network

It is easy for children to to come across NSFW content on the internet. Using OpenDNS you can easily set up a family filter on your WiFi router to avoid this.

52. AWS Credentials, Stored Safer

By default the aws cli stored key id and secret in plaintext in a well known location. What could go wrong?!?

53. 8 Must-Have Security Tools for Developers

Today, the network perimeter is dead, and attackers have direct access to applications - only a click away from an organization’s sensitive data.

54. How to Deactivate or Delete a Facebook Account, Page, or Group

How to deactivate or delete a Facebook user account, page, and group. You can do this by going to Settings and following simple steps mentioned in this guide.

55. What Role do DeviceCheck and SafetyNet play in App Authentication?

Both iOS and Android provide built-in device-level checks which can help prevent mobile application abuse. On iOS, DeviceCheck provides a way to associate a few pieces of information per app with each device, On Android, SafetyNet device attestation attempts to ensure that a device is running in a safe environment. These are useful capabilities, but they are only a small part of an in-depth mobile app and API protection scheme.

56. How to Hack Ethically

Ethical hacking's main goal is to find a system's flaws or vulnerabilities and secure it against hackers.

57. What You Should Learn Before Learning Cybersecurity - Updated 2022

Have you been looking to learn Cybersecurity but you’re unsure where to start from?

Here’s a great guide on where to start!

58. 'Serverless': Malware Just Found a new Home

Read about 'Serverless' data security and its ugly truth.

59. Ethereum, You Are A Centralized Cryptocurrency. Stop Telling Us That You Aren't

When looking at Ethereum, there are some good things I can say about it and some bad. Ethereum did early stage investors in their ICO right, in the fact that the 2014 ICO price was $0.30.

60. Critical Security Update: Coinbase Security Team Discovers Zero-Day Exploit in Firefox

Zero-Day Exploit Found Targeting Crypto-Users

61. Clickjacking Attacks: What Are They and How to Prevent Them

Clickjacking refers to any attack where is user is tricked into clicking any unexpected web element unintentionally. It is a malicious practice in which the attacker tricks a user to click on another webpage who actually clicks on another page. This technique is mostly used for websites or web pages by overlaying malicious content over a trusted webpage or by placing a transparent element or an entire page over a visible one.

62. Worried About Your Crypto's Custody? Outsource Everything Except Key Management

A year into my stint at the Bank of France, I was still struggling to understand why they employ cryptographers. One day, I saw them huddled around a white board for a few hours and struck up a conversation. They walked me through their highly sophisticated key management solution that included everything from certificate signing mechanisms to deep traffic inspection contraptions. Baffled by the complexity of it all, I resorted to my go-to cryptographer question - "So, where are the keys?". The key storage, as it turned out, was outsourced to "a cool startup here in Paris.”

63. How to Use AES-256 Cipher: Python Cryptography Examples

Need to encrypt some text with a password or private key in Python? You certainly came to the right place. AES-256 is a solid symmetric cipher that is commonly used to encrypt data for oneself. In other words, the same person who is encrypting the data is typically decrypting it as well (think password manager).

64. An Essential Guide to IAM (Identity Access Management) in 2022

The term IAM is one of the common you hear in cloud-native environments. What does such a system do? A fast and pragmatic introduction to IAM

65. LastPass Confirms Hackers Stole Encrypted Password Vaults... Four Months Ago

A password vault leak had happened four months ago and LastPass is only telling you that now.

66. Cryptography Trends and News for 2020

Quantum Computing

67. Using Cerbos to Navigate User Permissions

Cerbos is an open-source decoupled access control for your software making user permissions and authorization simple to implement and manage.

68. How to Protect Your WordPress Site Against DDoS Attacks

A DDoS attack is a very common cyber-attack. In this article, you will learn about how to prevent it from happening to your WordPress website.

69. Is it Safe to Store Credit Card Information on Google Chrome?

Do not store your credit card information on Google Chrome! This article discusses why it's not safe to store your credit card information on Google chrome.

70. Introducing the InfoSec colour wheel — blending developers with red and blue security teams.

As a developer turned security person, I’ve learnt first-hand how important it is for all teams to work together, more than just DevSecOps.

71. Hands On Mobile API Security: Get Rid of Client Secrets

Introduce an API Key Proxy to Improve Mobile Security

72. IAM vs CIAM [Infographic]— Which One is Better For Your Enterprise?

Source: LoginRadius

73. How AI Solves SCADA System Questions Around Remote Security

Security is a massive global industry and it is extremely diverse. Whether it is the protection of prize racehorses, or guarding utility infrastructures, the ‘threatscape’ is increasingly complex and requires a convergence of cybersecurity and the more traditional, physical forms of preventing theft and other forms of criminal activity.

74. Top Benefits of Incorporating Machine Learning Into Business Processes

Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence have created a lot of buzz in the business sector. Marketers and business analysts are curious to know about the benefits and the applications of machine learning in business.

75. Working with Salesforce APIs? Of CORS!

In this post, we’ll take a closer look at how Cross-Origin Resource Sharing,/CORS, operates. By working with a small Node.js app that interacts with salesforce.

76. Web3, Good Hygiene, and the Need for End to End Security

Having a smart contract audit is a lot like washing your hands– do it only once, and be prepared for the consequences.

77. Know how to Fix NET: ERR_CERTIFICATE_TRANSPARENCY_REQUIRED Error

What is Certificate Transparency Required Error?

78. 5 CSRF Vulnerabilities Known For Highest Bounty Rewards

If you don’t know, a bug bounty program is a modern strategy to encourage the public to find and report bugs or vulnerabilities in software — especially the security bugs that may be misused by cybercriminals. Most of the big technology companies like Facebook, Google, and Microsoft employ bug bounties.

79. She Was a Hacker, He Was a Botnet: A Phishing Love Story

My hacker best friend decided to open Tinder. I was a bit reluctant about her decision. Unfortunately, she matches with a guy that gives her a phishing link.

80. Is Cyber Security Hard? How to Find Your Way in

Cybersecurity is a broad, changing, challenging and complex field. To get into it, go beyond application forms with the tips described here.

81. Cryptology Vs. Cryptography Vs. Cryptanalysis - Get your Vocabulary Right!

Many new developers are jumping right into coding (usually for those fat paychecks) without learning much about the history of Computer Science. People regarded Alan Turing as the father of Computer Science. He was first a cryptologist and mathematician. Then, he pioneered the field of CS in order to solve cryptological problems.

82. Several Social Engineering Tricks

The article is intended for white hats, professional pentesters, and heads of information security departments (CISO). Today, I want to share several methods of social engineering that can be used in targeted attacks, that is, in cases where a specific victim (person or company) is selected.

83. Why Private Search Engines Are The Future...

Private search engines aren't just for people wearing tinfoil hats anymore. Over the years these search engines have improved their search results and added new features to make the experience better for their users.

84. What is Threat Modeling and Why Should you Care?

Threat modeling is typically conducted from the design phase and onward in the development process.

85. A New LinkedIn Vulnerability Exposes Jobseekers to Phishing Attacks

The latest LinkedIn vulnerability can be exploited by con artists for massive phishing attacks, identity theft, and employment-related scams.

86. How to Protect Your Privacy From Hackers

Web accounts are really easy to hack. All that the process really needs is patience.

87. 5 Tips to Prevent Hackers From Stealing Your Crypto Assets

With the continuing rise of cybercrime and targeting private computers, tablets, and phones, the question is not if but when you will be hacked. So, better safe than sorry, make sure your crypto assets are safe and secure even if your device is breached by sticking to the following tips.

88. First experiences with React Native: bridging an Android native module for app authentication

Photo by NGO TUNG on Unsplash

89. What devs need to know about Encoding / Encryption / Hashing / Salting / Stretching

This is a typical exchange about encryption with someone willing to learn.

90. 3 Reasons to Use a Private Browser and Where to Find One

Three reasons why you beed a private browser for safe and secure browsing, regardless of what you're doing online.

91. What is a Social Recovery Wallet?

How do we prevent users' funds from being lost or stolen?

92. 51% Attacks Pose the Biggest Threat to Smaller Mining-Based Cryptocurrencies

A 51% attack is where an actor controlled over half of the mining power in order to reverse transactions and compromise the security of the network.

93. Why co-location is the best way to mine bitcoin

Since the recent Bitcoin halving event, most small and medium crypto miners have had to shut down their mining rigs. Simply put, it is not profitable to have a mining rig in your home at current market prices. However, there are some solutions to the issue.

94. Machine Learning in Cybersecurity: 5 Real-Life Examples

From real-time cybercrime mapping to penetration testing, machine learning has become a crucial part of cybersecurity. Here's how.

95. How To Eliminate Leaky S3 Buckets Without Writing A Line Of Code

FedEx

96. The Hidden Security Risks of QR Codes

In our current contactless society, QR codes are having a day in the sun. Many restaurants are now letting customers scan QR codes at the table to access digital menus. Some restaurant owners say digital menus may be around long past the current pandemic. But as QR codes are gaining wider adoption, it's important to understand the security risks.

97. Harnessing the Power of ChatGPT for OSINT: A Practical Guide to Your AI OSINT Assistant

If you're like most security practitioners, you're always on the lookout for new tools and techniques to help you gather intelligence. ChatGPT is one of those n

98. How to Keep Your Seed Phrase Safe?

In this post, I will cover several ways how you can store a backup copy of your BIP39 seed phrase. Seed phrase is a group of words of different length, compiled from private or extended private BIP44 HD key for more convenient storage. See example of a seed phrase below:

99. How to Create a Cold Storage Crypto Wallet with a USB Memory Stick

This article shows you how to create a basic and secure cold wallet using a USB drive and tails OS. I will show you the differences between cold-hot wallets.

100. How to Stay Healthy As a Programmer: Common Issues, and Tools to Help You Avoid Them

Programmers spend most of their time in front of the computer screen, mostly sitting. While their brain is actively working, their body does not. Even worse, IT emergencies happen quite often, and engineers usually have to monitor systems or code instant fixes far outside regular working hours. All these factors may cause any number of health issues, all of which every IT professional should be aware of.

101. Seven Trending Ways AI is Infiltrating App Development

If you have been following tech news lately, you might have read about a news related to artificial intelligence, both good or bad. It has left its mark on every industry you can think of. Tech giants like Google, Facebook and Microsoft are all betting big on AI and spending billions of dollars for the development of advanced AI.

102. Five Crucial Privacy and Security Settings for iOS 13

The next version of the operating system for iPhone and iPad has launched(iOS 13). Here's how to improve your security.

103. Building Trust And Security In A Collaborative P2P Marketplace - Why ID Verification Is Critical

Of late, a growing number of users have been participating in the sharing economy. Whether you're renting an AirBnB, requesting a ride on Uber, or using peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders for a loan, the peer-to-peer marketplace is growing rapidly.

104. 5 Budget Christmas Presents for the Cybersecurity Pro You Know (And 5 Hacker ‘Luxury’ Items)

You know how it goes. You're desperately trying to think of a good present for the hacker in your life. This list will give you the inspiration you need.

105. The Art & Science of Node Monitoring

One of the hardest parts of designing a monitoring system is predicting everything that “might” go wrong. That only comes from experience, not just over time, b

106. Log4J Vulnerability: A Legacy of Cybersecurity from Java to Blockchain and Minecraft

The who, what, where, why, and how to fix the Log4j vulnerability.

107. Rethinking Email Threat Detection Models for Enterprises [A Deep Dive]

Contrary to what millennial work and communication habits may suggest, email is not dead. It is still an important part of both personal and enterprise communications.

108. WhatsApp Privacy Policy: Everything You Need to Know

WhatsApp Privacy Policy update caused backlash to the company and led many users to switch over to alternative messaging applications like Signal and Telegram.

109. How IMEI Helps Track and Identify Lost Or Stolen iPhones

What is IMEI and why does it matter?

110. Top 5 Internet Browsers for Privacy and Security in 2021

Here are some popular and exciting browsers that provide a high level of services for such users including Chrome, Tor, GoLogin, and more.

111. Video Chatting Might Lead You to Identity Theft and Scams

One might think that the internet was designed for the consumer to remain anonymous and share their ideas without any censorship. But it isn’t the case anymore, especially since the abrupt commercialization of the technology and the rise of social media, which has paved the way for big corporations and regimes to take note of user data and activity, like never before.

112. Beware That Ransomware Groups Can Operate as 'Legit' Businesses

Ransomware has become one of the greatest cyber threats facing organizations in 2022.

113. Open Zeppelin's Smart Contract Security Puzzles: Ethernaut Level 2 and 3 Walkthrough

This is an in-depth series of Blogs around OpenZeppelin's smart contract security puzzles. The aim of blogs is to provide a detailed explanation regarding various concepts of Solidity and EVM required to solve a Puzzle. It is highly recommended to attempt to solve these puzzles before reading further.

114. How to Track an IP Address from an Email: Gmail, Outlook, Apple Mail?

Have you ever wanted to find out the IP address of an email's sender? it is possible to find out the IP address of an email's sender with a few simple steps.

115. Network Security: Things Most People Don’t Think About

There are a lot of things most people do not think about that can dramatically increase the level of security on a network

116. How to Make Requests Over Tor Browser Using Python

To make requests over Tor using Python3, we are going to be utilizing a Python controller library for Tor called Stem.

117. A Guide to Authentication Methods

Staying safe on the internet has grown harder over the past few years as both technology and hackers have developed. Recently though, hackers are gaining an edge by not just manipulating the tech, but by manipulating the users themselves. In 2018, weak or stolen passwords were tied to over 80% of security breaches and in 2019, there were over 150,000 security incidents and nearly 4,000 confirmed data breaches. In 2020 alone, more than 15 billion stolen credentials were up for sale on the dark web. All this data points out the fact that our current way of protecting data is flawed, but making a new way to protect it while still maintaining security and convenience is a high mark to hit.

118. How to use Azure Functions Core Tools to create a local.settings.json file and run Functions locally

We use Azure Function Core Tools to create a local.settings.json file and import our Function settings to that file so we can run our Functions locally.

119. Has Solana Encountered Another DDoS Attack?

According to recent reports that have emerged on January 4th, the Solana network has been hit by a DDoS attack.

120. Can Blockchain Solve Open Bank Issues?

According to Tearsheet:

121. The World's Largest Block...and Solving the Scalability Problem with the RIFT Protocol

Blockchain was billed as a solution to many of the problems that traditional technology faces when it comes to connecting various parties from one end of the world to another, and it has done pretty well at that. However, certain issues linger, and the RIFT protocol helps to get that out of the way.

122. Is Incognito Mode as Safe as You Think?

Browsing in incognito mode may seem like a good idea, but it is not as safe as you think. It still has certain limitations that can put your privacy at risk.

123. A Guide to Password Hashing: How to Keep your Database Safe

Hashing algorithms are one-way functions. They take any string and turn it into a fixed-length “fingerprint” that is unable to be reversed. This means that if your data in your database is compromised, the hacker cannot get the user’s passwords if they were hashed well because at no point were they ever stored on the drive without being in their hashed form.

124. Did the FBI Hack the Bitcoin?

What are the two things that gangsters and business owners have in common? Fear of being caught by the IRS or police for doing something “wrong”. “Big money loves silence,” as they say, and if you attract too much attention from authorities then eventually it could affect your job. Just look at what happened to Al Capone and The Wolf of Wall Street.

125. "Security is a UX Problem, Not a Tech Problem" — Amanda McGlothlin [Interview]

The 2020 #Noonies are here,and they are both much greener and much bigger than last year. Among the 2,000+ deserving humans nominated across 5 categories for over 200 award titles, we discovered Amanda McGlothlin from the United States, who’s has been nominated for a 2020 #Noonie in the Future Heroes and Technology categories. Without further ado, we present to you, our big techy world, from the perspective of Amanda .

126. 5 Negative Behavioral Effects of Cyber Security on Organization

The effect of individual behavior on cyber-security is essential to the safety and protection of information or data in corporate organizations, government, financial institutions, and all other organizations you can imagine. The risk of breaching has a negative effect and has severe consequences.

127. Have Your Privacy Cake on Android and Eat it Too

How to set up your Android phone to provide ultimate privacy while also letting you use the latest applications.

128. 7 Ways How Hackers Crack Your Passwords

DISCLAIMER: The article is intended to be used and must be used for informational purposes only.

129. 7 Ways to Secure Your Social Media Accounts

In the world today, cybersecurity attacks happen every 39 seconds. 300,000 new malware is created every day; our beloved Facebook is attacked 100k+ a day; and, just very recently had a massive security breach.

130. Top Resources to Learn Ethical Hacking

In this article, I will list the best resources all over the internet which will help you to be a hacker yourself.

131. Steganography: How Hackers Hide Malware in Images

Image steganography is a technique that attackers use to hide a secret piece of text, malware, or code inside of an image. This technique is difficult to detect

132. How You Can Evaluate the Security of Your NPM Package Dependencies

Imagine that you've been working on a node.js project for a few years now. You started or joined it when you were younger. The code works, you can vouch for that it’s good and secure for yourself and your team. But how do you validate all those NPM modules that saved you so much time and effort over the years? It works, nobody has hacked you yet, so why should you bother?

133. Security Best Practices for Removable Media and Devices

Removable media, like USB flash drives, are commonly used today. The uses of these devices increases the risk of data loss, data exposure, and network attacks.

134. Implementing 2FA: How Time-Based One-Time Password Actually Works [With Python Examples]

If you care about your security on the web, you probably use a Two-Factor authentication (2FA) method to protect your accounts. There are various 2FA methods available out there, a combination of password + fingerprint, for example, is one of them. However, since not so many people have a fingerprint reader available all the time, one of the most popular 2FA methods today is to use an authenticator app on your cellphone to generate a temporary password that expires within a minute or even less. But, how does this temporary password, called Time-Based One-Time Password (TOTP) works, and how can I implement that on my own service?

135. Site Reliability Engineering with Amazon Web Services

The top AWS tools for SRE Adoption: CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Elastic Load Balancers, Health Checks, GuardDuty, and infrastructure security.

136. The Scalability Problem of Blockchains [ELI5]

Since the invention of Bitcoin, scalability has always been a problem with the underlying blockchain that powers it.

137. My SIM swap attack: How I almost lost $71K, and how to prevent it

138. How to Harden K8S: Based On the Recent Updated NSA's Kubernetes Hardening Guide

Recently, NSA updated the Kubernetes Hardening Guide, and thus I would like to share these great resources with you and other best practices on K8S security.

139. How to Crack a Password Using Hashcat

In this article, I discuss the best ways to crack passwords.

140. What the Log4j Incident Means for Open Source and the Entire Internet

We will see the real fallout of Log4Shell in the upcoming weeks and months as right now servers worldwide are being scanned and prodded for this vulnerability.

141. The Collector's Guide to Avoid Insidious NFT Scams

Even the savviest people can be scammed. Learn the anatomy of an NFT scam and how you can protect yourself and the community from scams and scammers.

142. OAuth 2.0 for Dummies

OAuth 2.0 is the industry-standard protocol for authorization.

143. How to Build a Smooth Authentication Flow System with Firebase

This tutorial involves going through a step-by-step guide on how to set up the Firebase authentication service, and then a walk-through of how to implement it.

144. ERC20 Infinite Approval: A Battle Between Convenience and Security

In order to save money and time, many users choose infinite approval when needed. As a result, they do not know the day when they suddenly find that their token has been transferred away.

145. Setting Up a Tor Hidden Service [A How-To Guide]

I'm gonna out on a limb here and assume that you know the basics of how a web server works when you clicked on the title of this post. Basic knowledge of vim would be helpful too.

146. Secure Rendering: A New Browser Standard for User Privacy

I've been having conversations with some browser vendors about improving security for both users and enterprises. This article is an attempt to quickly summarize the why and what and aid in the guide of developing such a standard.

147. The CRITICAL Log4j Java Vulnerability: How to Detect and Mitigate It

CVE-2021–44228 (Log4Shell) is an unauthenticated Remote Code Execution(RCE) vulnerability & 0-day exploit which allows an attacker to take over a system

148. Using Open Source AWS Amplify JS with Cognito to Secure Angular Apps

This article shows how to set up the Cognito UserPools JWT authentication flow and how it will integrate with an Angular Web Application.

149. Disinformation-as-a-Service: Content Marketing’s Evil Twin

Are you tired of all the BS out there on the internet? It's about to get A LOT worse. Dirt-cheap disinformation-as-a-Service campaigns are a thing now.

150. How an 18-Year-Old Teen Breached Uber Without Hacking a Single System

A comprehensive coverage of how an 18-year-old teen breached Uber databases without hacking into the company's servers or seeing them.

151. How Activists Can Benefit From Blockchain Technology

The blockchain managed to gain the reputation of financial technology. Although this is mostly true, deriving from the fact that 99% of its use in the financial sector, it would be a shame if we disregarded it as an amazing system for other purposes as well.

152. These are the Top 5 Browsers for Privacy and Security

Anonymity on the internet has been in a steady state of decline. In the interest of reversing that trend, this is a list of the top five browsers for privacy and security. While it should be noted that nothing published on the internet is perfectly private or secure, these are the browsers that will do the most to get you close.

153. Homomorphic Encryption: Introduction And Use Cases

Organizations nowadays are storing and performing computation of the data on the cloud instead of handling themselves. Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) provide these services at an affordable cost and low maintenance. But to ensure compliance and retain privacy, organizations need to transfer the data in an encrypted format, which does ensure the confidentiality of the data. However, once the data reaches the cloud, the CSP has to decrypt the data to perform operation or computation.

154. WhatsApp Alternative Messengers: What to Choose for Security

Today there exist a lot of alternatives to WhatsApp, which -- just between us girls -- are really the main focus of this article.

155. Why You Should Use IAM Policies to Enforce MFA on AWS

In my past life, I was an auditor and performed hundreds of cybersecurity readiness assessments. These were sometimes called “gap analysis” and the essential purpose of these assessments were to provide organizations with the answers to the test for their upcoming official assessment.

156. Why Crypto Custodians Are Still A Weak Link

Using Natural Language data streams fed into NTerminal to detect security vulnerabilities, fraud, withdrawal problems

157. Ethereum 2.0 vs Bitcoin Cash vs Algorand: A Comparison of Upcoming Features

The year 2020 has witnessed a significant growth and adoption for cryptocurrency projects, moving past the hype and shady get rich quick projects.

158. What Does the Future Hold for Cloud Security?

Cloud security is something that every business needs to take seriously. In fact, ignoring cloud security could prove to be a fatal move for many organizations.

159. What is a  Man In The Middle Attack? Eavesdropping at its best.

MitM attacks are the type of attacks where the attacker eavesdrop between two consequently communicating hosts by putting himself in between the point of data transmission. This allows the attacker to “Listen” to what the hosts are communicating and “Read” them. The Attacker here could gather the data, alter it and send the manipulated data to the receiver and vice versa.

160. GitHub Free Security For Repositories Tools Roundup

161. Password Security in 2022 — A Complete Guide

A comprehensive guide to password security for all IT managers (and everyone else!). Learn why it is important, the risks of insecure passwords and how you can

162. A Brief History in Authentication

Photo Credits: Edward Tin

163. Hashing Passwords In Python: Bcrypt Tutorial with Examples

Building a from-scratch server or using a lightweight framework is empowering. With that power comes responsibility, specifically the responsibility to securely store user’s passwords.

164. Secure Coding Practices Every Developer Should Know

This introductory article will help you to understand the best security standards and secure coding practices.

165. How to Create a Personal Residential Proxy to Bypass Geo Restrictions

By setting up a peer-to-peer(P2P) VPN and connecting my laptop and desktop to it, I was able to route the traffic of my laptop in India to my desktop in the US.

166. Top 25 Nginx Tips and Tricks From Practical Experience

I will try to talk about how Nginx works and some tips and tricks from practical experience.

167. What is Broken Access Control and Why Should You Care?

With broken access control being one of the most prevalent weaknesses for web applications, it’s important to not only understand it, but to prevent it also.

168. How Secure is Your Password? - 5 Password Security Risks to Avoid

Cybercrimes are becoming more prevalent, so it's a must to keep your passwords strong and secure to protect your accounts and personal information from hackers.

169. How To Turn Off Chrome Search Suggestions

Simple methods to disable Google chrome Search history suggestions on the URL bar.

170. Connecting an Apigee Edge API Proxy with Auth0 Platform

In the step by step tutorial learn how to use external OAuth for authentication & Access token created by the external system to secure APIGEE edge

171. Why You Should Implement Zero Trust Security for Your Remote Workforce

The recent mass shift to remote work will likely have lasting effects on how businesses run. Companies will sustain a work-from-home model, at least partially, so security professionals must adapt to this new workflow. One of the best ways to ensure remote team security is with a zero-trust model.

172. How to Tell if Your Twitter Has Been Hacked

Twitter is a popular social media platform used to interact with other users via tweets. These four indicators will help tell if your Twitter has been hacked.

173. Introducing Microservices Security in Action

The book Microservices Security in Action, which I authored with Nuwan Dias is now available to buy online from Amazon and Manning. Nuwan and I spent last 27+ months writing/re-writing the book. It was a marathon effort, but yet a great experience, and we both are very glad to see how it came out at the end! This is the story, which lead us to write the book.

174. How To Debug JSON Web Tokens (JWTs)

So many modern web applications, both client-side and server-side, use JSON Web Tokens (JWTs) for authentication, and this is an excellent approach. However when things don't work, it can be tricky to work out why. This post aims to give you some tactics for understanding and correcting problems with JWTs. If you're just getting started, check out the documentation on working with JWTs and our APIs first.

175. How To Approach Modern Cybersecurity

There are many ways to approach the cybersecurity of your business and ensure that your data, and that of your customers, is safe from malicious actors. Most of these can boil down to focusing on the three major areas of technology, processes and people. This can help you better focus your approach to what your firm needs and which tools and techniques there are to help.

176. Blockchain is NOT the Final Word When It Comes to Cybersecurity

Cryptomarket is experiencing a new rise; more people are entering the crypto space via trading on exchanges or storing crypto assets in wallets. However, lots of problems remain unsolved. Just recently, the Japanese crypto exchange Bitpoint has lost $32M. So, at this point, sending money via blockchain may not seem as secure as they were in the beginning. In this article, I’m sharing my view on how to address the existing challenges.

177. The Rise of Zero-Trust Architecture

What is Zero-Trust Architecture and why is it Relevant Today?Breaking Down Zero Trust Architecture:

178. Why Google Entering The VPN Marketplace Means it’s Time to Take Mobile Security Seriously

VPNs are sometimes seen as an optional luxury when it comes to safeguarding your personal information online, but with Google entering the fray with its own service will mobile VPNs finally get noticed?

179. Google’s Data-Hungry Ecosystem is Threatening Your Privacy. Here’s How.

Google rewards data brokers for violating your privacy. Understand the hidden relationship between the #1 search engine and information brokers.

180. TLS/SSL Decryption: A Pillar of the Zero Trust Model

TLS/SSL Decryption is a central pillar to the Zero Trust Security Model as it helps prevent the blind spots created by encryption.

181. 5 DevOps Security Challenges in 2020

In the beginning, a single developer worked on 100% of the code base that lived on their machine.  Inevitably, at some point, they wanted to share their code, or back it up, or even create a simulated testing environment.  On that day, they began the process of moving from Dev to DevOps. Since then, the world has changed drastically.

182. How To Win The Race Against TOCTOU Vulnerabilities in C & C++

Security is an eternal race between the techniques and technologies of attackers and those of the defenders. Today, I'm proud to announce a step forward for defenders with a new rule to detect a literal race condition: TOCTOU (or TOCTTOU) vulnerabilities, known in long-form as Time Of Check (to) Time Of Use.

183. Data-Driven Advertising and Its Impact On Our Privacy-Driven World

Do we actually need so much data to do effective marketing?

184. What is the Cryptocurrency Security Standard (CCSS)?

The Cryptocurrency Security Standard (CCSS) appears to be a control framework, with ten controls and three implementation tiers.

185. How to Make a Malicious USB Device and Have Some Harmless Fun

Make an inexpensive BadUSB from an old USB drive and learn about Windows shortcut files and how malicious actors are using .lnk files to spread malware.

186. A Comprehensive Guide to OpenAPI Specification

OpenAPI Specification (formerly Swagger Specification) is an API description format for REST APIs. An OpenAPI file allows you to describe your entire API.

187. What to Do When Your Hulu or Netflix Account Gets Hacked

Streaming service accounts get compromised all the time either due to data breaches, credential stuffing attacks from leaked databases, or simply because of users employing weak passwords.

188. Understanding Lateral Movement and How to Detect It

Lateral movement broadly applies to an attacker’s activity within the network after penetrating perimeter defenses, using various tactics and techniques.

189. Why 5G Security Will Suffer From 4G Vulnerabilities

The fifth generation of mobile communication networks isn’t on its way; it's already here. You’ve probably heard plenty about 5G in the past few years, as this promising new generation of wireless technology is what’s enabling the continued spread of the internet of things and a host of other digital innovations. Virtually all tech experts agree that 5G technology is a good thing, given that it will lead to faster connectivity and more secure networks. However, there are good reasons to believe that the staggered deployment of 5G technology will mean that it remains vulnerable to a number of security woes currently plaguing 4G technology.

190. Where Do Hackers Live: A Deep Dive into My Website's Security Logs

I was casually doing a security audit on my blog recently and decided to look a little deeper into my security logs. With a bit of Linux command line kung fu, some Golang, and Google sheets, I was able to get a pretty good idea of where the attacks are coming from.

191. How To Prevent Ransomware Attacks: A Threat That’s Real

Ransomware works by encrypting the user’s data, making it unreadable. If a user wants their data back, a ransom must be paid. Keep reading to learn more

192. The Importance of Message Authentication Code in SSL/TLS

Transport Layer Security, better known as SSL/TLS, is an encryption protocol designed to offer secure communications over the internet to improve user privacy.

193. New Generation OSINT Framework

This is an introductory article regarding on of the newest OSINT platform ThreatCops and its various interesting features and perks for identity protection.

194. The Biggest Problems with WhatsApp's Privacy Practices

A new report now claims that Whatsapp messages are not end-to-end encrypted.

195. 10 Cybersecurity Books Every Business Owner Should Read

Last year, according to MarketWatch.com, data breaches increased by 17%, which makes understanding cybersecurity an absolute must for all of us.

196. How to buy Crypton (CRP) Utopia P2P project cryptocurrency?

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197. How To Build JWT's in Go

Go is becoming very popular for backend web development, and JWT's are one of the most popular ways to handle authentication on API requests. In this article, we are going to go over the basics of JWT's and how to implement a secure authentication strategy in Go!

198. DeFi Exploits and Bridge Attacks Emerge as the Top Deterrents to Wider Crypto-Adoption

Blockchain is a very secure technology in theory but it hasn't enjoyed great PR recently. There's always news of a hack which begs to differ with the technology

199. How To Prevent Spear Phishing Attacks

Spear phishing is an email spoofing attack targeted towards an individual or an organization to steal sensitive information such as your financial information or account details. Cybercriminals can also use it to install malware on the target computer. Unlike a regular phishing attack, spear phishing emails appear to have come from friends or legitimate organizations like PayPal, Google, etc.

200. Italy Launches Contact Tracing App; Proves We Shouldn't Compromise On Privacy?

Starting on the 15th of June, the Italian Government enabled nationwide downloads of their Contact Tracing app, Immuni. The app allows for effortless tracing of SARS-Cov-2 virus.

201. LocalBitcoins Review: I'm Not the Only One Who's Been Scammed

This isn’t a review, and — as much as I wish it was — it’s not a promotion either. It’s a firsthand account… a testament to the continual negative impact of frauds in the crypto space. I wrote this article to make the community aware that LocalBitcoins doesn’t consider to accept moral responsibility when users get scammed on the platform.

202. Why 2020 Could Be A Bad Year for Crypto HODLers?

2020 is a rough year for everybody. I don’t want to add another article on the pile of articles about the coronavirus pandemic, but what I’m about to say next is happening, first of all, due to the current worldwide situation.

203. Automatically Scan Your Project Dependencies for Vulnerabilities Using Docker, Jenkins (Part 1/2)

Find out how to automatically check your software projects for potential vulnerabilities caused by 3rd party code.

204. Building Reproducible, Verifiable Binaries with Golang

A quick and easy way to compile reproducible binaries with Golang.

205. Solving the Dreadful Certificate Issues in Python Requests Module

Solve the dreadful certificate issues in Python requests module.

206. Static Code Analysis  for Infrastructure as Code Using Azure DevOps Pipelines

This article explains how to set up static code analysis for infrastructure as code using Azure DevOps pipelines.

207. 5 Best Anonymous Browsers: How To Stay Protected Online

In 2019 our devices know us better than close friends and relatives. Browsers, messengers, social media trackers analyse the actions you do online and your interactions with content to expand their manipulation. The history of browsing is used to target ads and create more triggering banners for you exclusively. These technological advancements might look smart and comfortable, but the invasion of privacy has gone too far.

208. Auth0 vs Okta vs Cognito vs SuperTokens Compared (2022)

An in depth review of Auth0 alternatives for 2022: Auth0 vs Okta vs Cognito vs SuperTokens

209. Secure Your Next.js Apps with Jscrambler

In this article, we’ll look at how you can integrate Jscrambler into your Next.js app development workflow.

210. The Trouble with FIPS

FIPS 140 sets the standard for cryptography used in the United States, but it's got problems. Because of FIPS, we all have problems.

211. How To Create Secure Registration Flow with PHP and Password Hashing

Building a secure user registration form with PHP seems like a scary task. How do I protect myself from MySQL injection and other methods of hacking. Surprisingly, with only a few steps and precautions, you can greatly reduce the chance of success for attacks.

212. How to Protect Folders And Files in Windows using Passwords

Sometimes, we need to apply a bit of extra protection to the data on our computers. We might want to protect our tax records from prying eyes, or lock away business plans from our competitors. Or we might just want to ensure that any children with access to our device can't access inappropriate content.

213. Data Leak of $1B “Tech Unicorn” Gorillas Shows How Far Venture Capital Has Fallen

VC money is spilling out onto the streets, and despite millions of dollars of investment tech companies still neglect their security.

214. How to Go Passwordless with idemeum JavaScript SDK

One SDK, 10 minutes of your time, and you can bootstrap passwordless auth for your single-page app. With one SDK, you get all the flows: one-click, WebAuthn, an

215. 2 Million Fitbit Accounts Were Exposed by Cybercriminals

A user on a well-known hacker community has leaked the emails and passwords of 1,999,999 users of the widely used health and fitness platform Fitbit, famous for its gadgets like smartwatches, and innovative fitness apps that track your training and sleeping patterns (among other things). The platform was recently acquired by Google LLC in a $2.1 billion USD deal.

216. How to fix Security Vulnerabilities in NPM Dependencies in 3 Minutes

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217. Check Point Security Breach: A Leading Cybersecurity Company Has Been Breached

Check Point, which bills itself as the leader in cybersecurity solutions, has been breached. Data records of over 5k ZoneAlarm forum users have been hacked.

218. No Sandwich, Please! - Popular DeFi Attack Strategy Analysis

A recent CipherTrace study paints a sad picture: even though crypto users’ losses from criminal attacks have dramatically fallen by 57% in 2020 to $1.9 billion (compared to $4.5 billion in 2019), fraud within the DeFi space continues to grow, leaving more users deceived.

219. North Korean Hackers Hide in Plain Sight

On the evening of the 25th January 2021, Google’s Threat Analysis Group published details of a campaign targeting security researchers attributed by them to “a government-backed entity based in North Korea”.

220. 5 Reasons to Put Your Crypto Addresses under Real-Time Monitoring

If you are fairly consistent in your daily routine, customization features of real-time transaction monitoring services can act as an extra pair of hands. 👆Pic credit: PARSIQ.

221. Facial Recognition Login: Is This The New Security Standard?

Facial recognition could help your business enhance security standards 10X. We explore the business challenges the technology can solve.Thirty thousand. That’s the number of infrared dots used by the latest standard today to create a map of your face for authentication and enable you to securely access your device. The process is as simple as it can get - look right into the camera and the facial login system does the rest. Today, facial recognition login isn’t restricted to unlocking phones, tagging people on social media or scanning crowds for security threats. It’s made its way into gaming, grocery stores, airports and payment platforms. Facial recognition login software and biometric technology are making inroads into building robust security platforms - with a system that’s designed to prevent spoofing by masks or photos. It’s permeated into security and law enforcement, even making paperless travel a reality.

222. How To Setup Environmental Variables In A Rails Application

Security is and will always be a very big deal, this is largely true in all spheres of life but more-so in software development. One costly mistake can leave you vulnerable to stolen API Keys and Secrets, we wouldn't want that now, would we?

223. 13 Ways To Level Up As a Bitcoiner

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224. How to Share Google Docs Securely with a Google Apps Script

Add Additional Data Protections to G Suite with the Virtru SDK

225. The State Of Data Privacy In 2020

In 2020, there will be just one thing considered to be more important than product quality for consumers: data privacy. By this I refer not to user-controlled measures to add extra security for internet users, from the most classic one-time password, or two-factor authentication, to the most secure multi-factor authentication methods:  but data privacy measures implemented by companies to ensure that peoples’ personal data is protected - no matter what.

226. "Quantum Lock" And The Future of Application Security

Quantum technology and its research are believed to revolutionize this decade. Lots of efforts are taken by different organizations to address the current landscape of quantum technologies, identify challenges and opportunities, leverage and collaborate with existing initiatives, and engage the quantum community at large. It is believed that Stevens’ Prototype ‘Quantum Lock’ May Foreshadow the Next Super-Secure Applications. Stevens Institute of Technology is a private institution that was founded in 1870. Innovation and entrepreneurship are stressed at Stevens Institute of Technology, a research-intensive school primarily known for its engineering, science, and management programs. Stevens’ proof-of-concept demonstration successfully leverages quantum properties to secure the Internet of Things.

227. 10 Features of a Secure Website

Website security is a primary consideration in web development but it is often not taken seriously by a lot of website owners. If you have built a secure website, then you must have sought out the services of a security expert who spots areas of weaknesses in your system and also carry out routine maintenance checks for new flaws and vulnerabilities. These are the minimum requirements for any safe website and I have grouped them into 10 must-have features for your website.

228. Ethical Hacking 101: Part 2

Ethical Hacking 101: Part 2

229. How to Prevent Juice Jacking

Juice jacking occurs when a hacker has infected a USB port with some form of malware or other harmful software.

230. How SuperTokens' Pre Built UI Can Be Used With VueJS

Protect your VueJs app with SuperTokens by easily adding authentication with pre-built and session management to your project right out of the box easily.

231. Everyday Use of Internet Of Things (IoT)

Internet of Things (IoT) is the inter-connectivity of computing devices that are embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data. It is simply defined as an extension of internet connectivity introduced into physical devices and everyday objects. These physical devices range from ordinary household objects to sophisticated industrial tools.

232. What Does a Decentralized VPN Look Like?

As far as the Internet is concerned one of the most significant hot-button issues has got to be the issue of privacy and restrictions. Currently, everyone seems to have an opinion over the prospect of providing restrictions and keeping other people from having access to some portions of the Internet-technology which, ideally, should have been for us all.

233. Could the Blockchain Provide True Anonymity?

Is blockchain truly that anonymous as many of its early enthusiasts believed? Well, it doesn't take a security specialist to know that it's not. So the real question here is: what can be done to provide more anonymity and thus better protect the privacy of the blockchain users? I asked BlockHunters CEO Kamil Górski. His company specializes in blockchain security.

234. Cyber Attack Prevention: 5 First Principles for Your Incident Response Plan

Today, organizations rely heavily on the IT systems for their day to day business operations. Regardless of how big or small the business is, it is vital to secure these systems and their data. With the inherent complexities of these IT systems and networks, they become vulnerable to attacks. This makes it vital for any business to prepare a solid incident response plan and continuously improve it to be highly effective.

235. On the Edge of a New Year: IT Predictions for 2022

The single biggest cause of network errors are people.

236. BIP 32 Watch-Only Wallets

Bitcoin improvement proposal 32 is, in my opinion, one of the most important BIPs we have. (Thanks Peter Wuille!) BIP 32 gave us Hierarchical Deterministic Wallets. That is, the ability to create a tree of keys from a single seed.

237. How the Top Minds in DeFi Helped This Startup Recover Hacked Funds and Relaunch

Inside the One DeFi Hack With a Happy Ending

238. Implementing Zero Trust Security

At its core, Zero Trust is an intuitive concept: assume that every device, user and network is compromised until proven otherwise.

239. How to Pin Mobile gRPC Connections

Last-mile Security for gRPC-connected mobile APIs

240. SaaS Apps Are Less Compliant Than You Think: An Analysis of The Top 1,000 SaaS Apps

Today’s IT and operations professionals might find themselves feeling like the opposite of Spiderman. With great responsibility comes … no power? The stakes are higher than ever to ensure that their organizations are protected from a security and compliance perspective, but new survey data from Blissfully shows that the most popular SaaS applications are less compliant than you’d think.

241. The Three Components of Social Engineering Attacks

What Is a Social Engineering Attack?

242. Currency-As-A-Model for Reframing The Debate on Data Privacy: A Thought Experiment

Using Currency as a Model for Reframing The Debate on Data Privacy. A thought experiment.

243. The Rise of Drones in Different Industries

Description: Whether you follow technological developments or not, you cannot escape from hearing about drones. Drone technology is developing at the speed of light and they are becoming increasingly popular. Nowadays almost everyone wants to have a drone with a camera for personal or business reasons.

244. How to Securely Host Node-RED in Cloud (For Free), and Safely Expose it to the Internet over HTTPS

Node-RED bridges the finest pieces and abridges backyard to market delivery. This article intends to teach readers to host a secure & highly available Node-RED instance. For a couple of weeks, I worked on a project where I need to secure my Node-RED. By going through the blogs and post, everything seems very scattered on the internet and haven't found any article with end-to-end Node-RED execution as a secured frontend client accessible on the web. Thus thought to share my experience with you.

245. 9 Essential Factors to Consider Before You Install A Security System

In the US, a burglary happens every 23 seconds on average. This number is even higher in developing countries.

246. OWASP Top 10 .NET Protection: A Guide (Part 1)

The OWASP Top 10 is a standard awareness document for developers and web application security. It represents a broad consensus about the most critical security risks to web applications.

In this article, I want to cover the first part of the TOP 10 vulnerabilities and how to protect against them using .NET.

247. What is the Difference between Telnet and SSH?

Telnet and SSH are network protocols used to manage and access devices remotely. SSH is more secure and preferred because it encrypts data sent over the network

248. 6 Browser Extensions for Online Privacy in 2020

A lot of things happened in 2019 that lead people talking and caring more about their privacy online. You might hear a lot of people saying that there isn’t such a thing as privacy online. Our actions online are being monitored, we get personalized ads, that are not just influencing us to buy something, but even influences our political views, influences our values, our actions.

249. Things You Must Know About git-crypt To Successfully Protect Your Secret Data

Many software projects use secrets - usually, keys to external APIs or credentials to access an external resource such as a database. Your application needs these keys at runtime, so you need to be able to provide them when you deploy your application, or as a step in preparing your deployment environment.

250. Compromised Private Keys: Primary Targets and Upcoming Solutions

Compromised private keys can cause serious losses at all levels of DeFi and for all kinds of users. Hackless aims to mitigate this growing concern.

251. What is Purple Teaming in Cybersecurity?

Purple teaming is maximizes the effectiveness of the Red and Blue team. It is a function that encourages the two teams to work together, exchange information.

252. How to Protect Yourself Inside the Metaverse: Do NOT Fall Victim to Virtual Maniacs

Crimes will continue.

253. 10 security tips for frontend developers

Web security is a topic that is often overlooked by frontend developers. When we assess the quality of the website, we often look at metrics like performance, SEO-friendliness, and accessibility, while the website’s capacity to withstand malicious attacks often falls under the radar. And even though the sensitive user data is stored server-side and significant measures must be taken by backend developers to protect the servers, in the end, the responsibility for securing that data is shared between both backend and frontend. While sensitive data may be safely locked in a backend warehouse, the frontend holds the keys to its front door, and stealing them is often the easiest way to gain access.

254. Is 128 Bit Encryption Enough?

There are a lot of cloud services that tout encryption strength as a measure of how well they guard your data. It is quoted in bits, which is the size of the key. So you see services quoting 128 bit, 256 bit or even 2048 bit.

255. Military Grade Encryption Won’t Save You, or Your Business

With two recent vulnerabilities making headlines this month, notably CVE-2019-14899, impacting VPNs running on Linux distros and Atlassian’s zero-day flaw reported by SwiftOnSecurity concerning leak of private keys, it should be no surprise anymore as to why encryption merely breeds a feeling of security rather than guaranteeing it.

256. Cloud Phishing: New Tricks and the Crown Jewel

Cloud Computing gives phishers a new playground. This article is about Cloud Phishing — whether using the Cloud to do it or targeting the Cloud.

257. How Hackers Attack Subdomains and How to Protect Them

In this detailed guide, you will find what dangers exposed subdomains hide, how perpetrators can use them, how to find subdomains, and how to defend them.

258. How To Harden Your Docker Containers Using Seccomp Security Profile

Secure Computing Mode, also known as Seccomp, is a Linux kernel feature that improves several security features to help run Docker in a more secure environment.

259. Catch Your Hacker: Use Honeypot Tools to Capture Hackers Red Handed

The number of security breaches and cybercrimes is increasing rapidly. With more and more approaches being transferred online, hackers have found their way of hacking into a system and corrupting the information or stealing data to turn it into profits. As the technology keeps on changing, the hacking attempts are also becoming smart and upgraded to ensure hackers are never caught in action.

260. Blockchain Influencers to Follow in 2021

There are several options for crypto security. If you hold any cryptocurrencies, you will need a wallet to store your assets. This covers crypto security tips.

261. JSON Web Token: How To Secure Your Data With JWT

A JSON Web Token (JWT) is an open standard (RFC 7519) that defines a way for securely transferring information between two parties. It can be used for an authentication system. As this information is digitally signed, it can be verified and trusted.

262. Using OSINT for Maritime Intelligence

According to Naval Dome, the maritime industry has seen a 900% increase in cyber-attacks since 2017

263. DNS Firewalls for Dummies

As we adjust to life during a pandemic, two things have become clear: First, the internet is essential; second,  the internet is full of dangers. Each of these dangers is different: They vary in the sort of attack they strike with, our familiarity with them, and the tools we can use to avert them. For example, viruses have been well-known for decades. Every PC is currently protected with antivirus software--and in many cases, it’s incorporated right into your operating system. Other types of internet threats, such as botnets, are newer, more difficult to detect, and less known to web users.

264. 8 Free Security Tools to Move Security Towards the Beginning of the Software Development Lifecycle

Shifting left is a development principle which states that security should move from the right (or end) of the software development life cycle (SDLC) to the left (the beginning). In other words: security should be integrated and designed into all stages of the development process. This new shift requires developers to take more ownership of security and security principles. The good news is that there are lots of tools available to help developers in this process.

265. Stop With the Obfuscation: Encoding and Encryption are Not the Same

This is a topic that has been talked about quite a bit, but I think it's an important one to reiterate to our users.

266. A Post Pandemic Environment Will Be Ripe for The Adoption of Decentralized Stablecoins

The global crisis is causing an explosive increase in demand for stablecoins. Some even say that it's stablecoins that will drive the mass adoption of crypto, not hypervolatile coins like Bitcoin. It's time to ask the question: which stablecoins will benefit more from the recession – regular ones, such as USDT, or decentralized ones, like DAI and others?

267. The Log4j Bug Can't Hurt WordPress - But There's an Ongoing Attack That Can

On December 10th, the studio behind the ever-popular sandbox game Minecraft published a blog post detailing a bug it identified in Log4j.

268. YARA Rules in a Nutshell

YARA rules can be used to help researchers identify and classify malware samples. They are beneficial for reverse engineering or during an incident response.

269. How to Run Reverse Shell for Hacking in Linux

A reverse shell is a hacking vulnerability that the hacker executes .php codes or an executable file in which he gets access to the shell of the target system.

270. Prevent Reverse Tabnabbing Attacks With Proper noopener, noreferrer, and nofollow Attribution

Now and then, when you click on a link on a website, the link will be opened in a new tab, but the old tab will also be redirected to some other phishing website where it asks you to login or starts downloading some malware to your device. In this blog post, I will explain how something like this is achieved, and how to easily prevent this from happening in your own websites.

271. About History and Irony of Logging (in)

The story of event logging begins at sea and is related to navigation. One of the important aspects of navigation is <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_reckoning" target="_blank">dead reckoning</a>: estimating your current position based on course, speed and time from a known, observed point. In the end of 15th century, speed at sea was measured with a small wooden log. A so-called ‘Dutchman’s Log’ was dropped overboard from the bow of the ship and the navigator measured the time elapsing before it passed the stern.

272. Hacking Unikernels Through Process Injection [A Step by Step Guide]

A lot of people have this mistaken notion that unikernels have this 'unhackable' characteristic about them. This is untrue. They absolutely are hackable depending on what is deployed and how they are configured.

273. State of API Security: API Security Best Practices

The word is out about the state of API security as organizations around the world are finally waking up to the potential of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) transforming business models and directly generating revenues.

274. Security Measures for Cryptocurrency Owners

Cryptocurrencies have so far become one of the most innovative forms of technology. They bring all the perks of new-age innovation to the financial space, essentially allowing people to make quick, anonymous, and much cheaper transactions that can travel over long distances.

275. 8 Sources of Cyber Threat & Domain Intelligence for Enterprise Security

The cyber threat intelligence market is expected to keep growing with new and improved commercial security products and managed security services. As part of these offerings, comprehensive and accurate threat intelligence sources such as domain intelligence are essential in facilitating threat detection, correlation, mitigation, and response.

276. Should Regulators License Blockchain Oracles?

Blockchain oracles, or off-chain data providers, are key players in the blockchain ecosystem - wielding as much if not more power than miners and protocols developers. Often misunderstood and overlooked, they suffer from constant misuse and security vulnerabilities. Licensing and endorsing professional oracles is key to improving the overall health of the blockchain ecosystem.

277. DuckDuckGo Is A Step In The Right Direction For User Privacy

If you’re unfamiliar with DuckDuckGo, they are an Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal information online, without any tradeoffs.

278. 6 Signs of an Office Phishing Attack

When it comes to phishing attacks, bait often comes in the form of a compelling email. Therefore, anti-phishing awareness is vital, both at home and at the office.

279. What is Everything-as-Code? Examining the Explosion of "as Code" Buzzwords

If you’re confused when you read about “[some software term] as code” or “everything as code,” all you really need to know is that we’re talking about automation: The thing we use to do tedious tasks for us, or orchestrate tasks when they become too large and complex for manual methods.

280. DevSecOps Introduction: Clear Instructions on How to Build a DevSecOps Pipeline in AWS [Part 2]

Welcome to second part of the DevSecOps series. In the second part, we will turn ON/OFF the inbuilt led of ESP32 using AWS Device Shadow Service. Before starting, let's do a recap, in Part 1 we have connected the ESP32 MCU with AWS and able to publish Messages to IoT Core. The following series split into two parts (refer below) with very simple and clear instructions to provision a CI/CD pipeline adhering to DevSecOps principles in AWS. Everything covered from scratch you won't face any difficulty understanding. In case of any clarification, drop me a note on LinkedIn. Feel free to explore them with ease, skip to the one which is relevant to you.

281. How to Set Up Portable VirtualBox With Kali Linux

This a short tutorial on setting up Portable Virtualbox with Kali Linux.

282. How To Decode Django Sessions in PostgreSQL

When solving a problem that requires you to link a user's session data to their actual user object, Postgres comes in handy.

283. Where You Can Go In The Aftermath Of The LoRaWAN Hack

By JP Norair

284. It's Raining Cyber Attacks: Cybersecurity in the Cloud

With the latest news and advancements in the cybersecurity world, we will see how these new rules impact modern cloud applications.

285. How to keep your Bitcoins safe?

The most important benefit of Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) is the fact that you and only you have control over them. No one, like a bank or government, for example, can take them from you.

286. Adi Shamir's Secret Sharing: An Algorithm To Share Ownership

Adi Shamir’s secret sharing is an algorithm used to share ownership of a secret among a group of participants. In order to calculate the original secret, a minimum number of shares must be used.

287. Recap: The TikTok Saga and the Problems Facing this Massive Platform

This past weekend came as quite a shock to a vast amount of netizens in the United States. While having a conversation with reporters on Air Force 1, president Donald Trump mentioned banning TikTok in the U.S., a video sharing social platform with 165 million downloads in the region, that is accused of providing data to the Chinese government.

288. How 5 Massive Data Breaches Could Have Been Prevented

One of the biggest losses for companies? Inadequate cybersecurity.

289. Designing a URL Shortener in Deno

In this article, we’re going to learn the basics of Deno, like how to run a program and embrace security.

290. Getting Started With Digital Forensics Using the Sleuth Kit

Based on an Interpol review due to the popularity of IoT devices and an increase in cyber attacks, the digital forensics market is expected to grow to USD 9.68 billion by 2022

291. How I Learned To Stop Judging People for Falling Into Cybersecurity Traps

It’s all too easy to feel superior to the rest of the world when you work in IT day in and day out. And it’s easy to judge “the common people” for falling victim to cybersecurity scams that your highly trained BS radars would flag in a hot second.

292. Exposing Secrets on GitHub: What to Do After Leaking Credentials and API Keys

As a developer, if you have discovered that you have just exposed a sensitive file or secrets to a public git repository, there are some very important steps to follow.

293. HackerOne Finds Massive Security Failure In PayPal’s Login Compartment

In today’s highly digitized environment, the capabilities to change our lives for the better are virtually endless. The cooperation of humans and technology - be it hardware of software - has made our lives easier and more productive.

294. What Is The Best Private Encrypted Messenger! [10 Messengers Evaluated]

Updated 01/13/2020

295. Would You Notice If You Were Hacked?

Android Security

296. How to customize your hacking set-up for the most affordable price

This article discusses the most affordable hacking setup at the least expensive price point possible. As a beginner, you don't need much of a really powerful PC

297. Does The Best Secure Email Really Exist?

In case you are not in raptures when corporations persistently feed you with targeted advertising and 'bad guys' gain access to your private data, probably you need to replace your email service to more secure analogue with reliable encryption.

298. The Top Essential Skills for JavaScript Developers

JavaScript reigns supreme. The flexible programming language is currently ranked as the most commonly used programming language in the world by GitHub. It is also instrumental in web development--an estimated 95% of websites utilize the language in some way.

299. Hands On Mobile API Security: Pinning Client Connections

Add TLS and Certificate Pinning While Removing Client Secrets

300. From Passwords to Passwordless Authentication

Passwordless authentication is gradually replacing the password-based authentication practice. The CIA triad of Cybersecurity is changing rapidly. Learn how.

301. Authentication and Authorization with bcrypt In Rails

Introduction

302. Is it Safe to Connect to Public WiFi?

Public WiFi is not as safe as you think. This article discusses some of the security risks with public WiFi and what you can do to stay safe on the public WiFi.

303. How to Hack a Windows Machine Like a Pro Hacker

In this article, we are going to discuss how we can hack into a windows 10 operating system using some really cool tricks and some highly advanced hardware.

304. How to Hack Text Messages via SMS Tracker Apps

SMS tracker apps come with a wide range of valuable features, and they are usually quick and easy to install.

305. Setting Up AWS SecurityHub With Terraform in a Minute

A simple example of setting up SecurityHub at the Organization level with Terraform.

306. HMAC and MAC Explained: How To Build Secure Authentication With JWTs

HMACs and MACs are authentication codes and are often the backbone of JWT authentication systems. Let's take a look at how they work!

307. What Is White-Box Cryptography?

White-box cryptography combines methods of encryption and obfuscation to embed secret keys within application code. The goal is to combine code and keys in such a way that the two are indistinguishable to an attacker, and the new "white-box" program can be safely run in an insecure environment.

308. Real-Life Software Security Vulnerabilities And What You Can Do To Stay Safe

Most important aspects of our life including our finance, identity, and healthcare now depend on code. Software security is now a critical aspect for not just companies, but individuals as well.

309. What are the Primary Security Architectures in use Today?

In my latest article about “The Rise Of Zero Trust Architecture”, I wrote about the broad and rapid adoption of this relatively new concept in the world of cybersecurity. However, there are still several other security architectures which are in use today:

310. Help Build a Better Internet with Cloudflare

TechSoup is excited to be partnering with Cloudflare, a performance and security enhancing platform with a mission to "help build a better Internet." This means strengthening the core of the Internet to make it faster, more reliable, and more secure. It also means leveling the playing field so that small businesses, nonprofits, and huge corporations alike have access to a better Internet.

311. How to Create a Random Password Generator Using Python

Create a random password generator using Python by generating a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols as characters scrambled together

312. The Importance of Trusted User Interfaces and Secure Execution

With digital assets on the rise, our industry as a whole must come together and consider the challenges and solutions aimed at keeping them safe. Individuals and companies are still unwittingly parted with their digital assets after falling victim to an increasingly sophisticated array of malware and phishing attacks.

313. Vulnerability Management: Identify, Classify, Remediate, and Mitigate

1.Vulnerability Management:

314. Build Your Bug Bounty: Smart Contract Pentesting Overview

This guide, written by whitehat Lucash-dev for Immunefi, will help you set up a local environment, reproduce DeFi exploits. Join Immunefi bug bounty platform!

315. The Basics of Secure Application Architectures - Separation, Configuration, and Access

A starting point for building secure application architecture for busy developers

316. How to Manage ACLs in Symfony the Easy Peasy Way

It's no secret ACLs can be tricky. Since voters seem to be the alternative to ACLs recommended by Symfony, I recently decided that I'd write my own easy-to-use Symfony 5 bundle to manage access control lists (ACL) in my applications.

317. The Vulnerabilities of NFC Payments Need to be Addressed

Even though NFC appears to be so easy and convenient, it is not without its vulnerabilities, especially in regards to security.

318. Should You Disable Autofill? - Here's How to Protect Your Passwords

Password managers are beneficial to have but the autofill feature can be exploited by hackers. You should disable autofill on your browser to protect your data.

319. A Look at COVID’s Impact on Data Privacy and Protection

After more than a year into the pandemic, it’s clear that COVID-19 will have lasting impacts. As companies rapidly embraced digital transformation, data privacy and protection have seen some of the most significant changes. COVID data risks and policies will likely far outlast the virus itself.

320. 5 Cybersecurity Certificates Most Respected in the Industry

Cybersecurity is an evolving and popular industry with those in the profession wanting to demonstrate their expertise in the area by receiving certifications.

321. 5 Tips to Promote CyberSecurity Awareness in Your Organization

Two things that matter most in any business are quality and security,especially when it comes to the digital world. In the hi-techenvironment, everything is fascinating - from innovating to introducingnew technologies and tools.

322. Your USB Gadget Could Be Weaponized

Cybersecurity experts have been warning us for years about using USB devices. We look at how an ordinary USB-powered device can be easily weaponized.

323. Rails Security: Eliminating CSRF and XSS Vulnerabilities

“…3,813 breaches were reported through June 30, 2019, exposing over 4.1 billion records. Compared to the midyear of 2018, the number of reported breaches was up 54% and the number of exposed records was up 52%”. - Source, RiskBasedSecurity

324. Homomorphic Encryption — for Web Apps 🤔 (Part 1)

Where Do I Start?

325. Do Airplanes Use Floppy Disks for Critical Updates Even in 2020?

Airplanes are a luxury for most people to own, let alone toy with — given all the national security regulations. This year's DEF CON, however, revealed a fascinating finding leaving many, including myself, surprised.

326. Secure Sessions in JavaScript: Forking Express-Session to Improve Security

If you ever made a webapp in JS, chances are you used Express as a web framework, Passport for user authentication and express-session to maintain users logged in. This article focuses on sessions and how we forked express-session to make it more secure.

327. WireGuard Protocol and NordLynx, or why your VPN got a lot faster recently?

Several years ago, a casual Internet user asked about VPNs would most likely scratch his or her head in uncertainty. Sure, VPNs have been around since Microsoft developed the PPTP protocol in 1996 and granted employees a somewhat safe remote access to confidential business resources on distant databases. But in 1996 there was a total amount of 36 million Internet users, and cybersecurity was an oblique idea for most of them.

328. Time Bombs Inside Software: 0-Day Log4Shell is Just the Tip of The Iceberg

CVE 2021–45046, says the fix to address CVE-2021–44228 in Apache Log4j 2.15.0 was "incomplete in certain non-default configurations."

329. Security Considerations in Golang

Golang recently turned 10 and the success this language has created over the last 10 years is overwhelming. Today, many of the most popular DevOps tools are now written in Go. This proves that Go is a language that has a great future in the DevOps industry. It is meant for cloud network infrastructure practitioners - this was one of the primary goals of the Go creators. As a result, Every major cloud provider today has turned to Go for their core cloud infrastructure, to name some - Docker, Kubernetes, Istio, Etcd, Prometheus, and Terraform.

330. How to Build A Passwordless Authentication with Email and JWT

In this quick article, you'll see how to prevent one of the OWASP Top 10 security issues for websites: authentication that hasn't been implemented correctly.

331. OWASP Top 14 Security Practices For Software Developers

★ The objective of this guide is to provide a comprehensive review of the security principles with limited scope in terms of information. The primary goal of the software developing team is to use the available information resource to provide and build secure applications for your business and software operations. It could be obtained through the industry-standard implementation of security controls.

332. Public Key Cryptography: RSA keys

I bet you created at least once an RSA key pair, usually because you needed to connect to GitHub and you wanted to avoid typing your password every time. You diligently followed the documentation on how to create SSH keys and after a couple of minutes your setup was complete.

333. 7 Ways to Prevent and Mitigate Malware Attacks

Knowing how to prevent malware attacks or mitigate those that are already on your devices is crucial. Here are seven effective tips you need to adopt to secure

334. Signal Vs. WhatsApp Vs. Utopia: Who Is The Obvious Winner?

The 21st century is the age of technology and the Internet. Today, the whole world is online. We are increasingly moving all our business to the Internet space. It is the place where we work, communicate, order food, pay for purchases, watch movies and listen to music.

335. 4 Ways to Better Implement DevSecOps in Open Source Code

Security is of paramount importance to every DevOps team today. You can deliver excellent applications in lesser time due to agile development methodologies like DevOps and CI/CD pipelines. However, if your application is not extremely secure, there’s an imminent threat of attacks. Today, hackers are more proficient than ever, which means your applications need a security strategy that makes them impenetrable and keeps you one step ahead of hackers.

336. 8 One-Click Actions that put your Cryptocurrency at Risk

The Internet is undoubtedly fun; it’s full of cat gifs, absurdly random facts, and ingeniously enlightened ideas. But for every good thing, there tends to be its evil counterpart. According to a recent study done by the University of Maryland, hackers attack a computer once every 39 seconds. That’s more than 2,200 times a day. These are automated scripts that are just running, attacking computers at random, all the time.

337. Companies Pay Big Money to Have the Location Data From Your Phone

Companies that you likely have never heard of are hawking access to the location history on your mobile phone.

338. Report from the Hackatoshi’s Flying Circuit

During the weekend of 19.-21.7. Paralelni Polis in Prague hosted its first hackathon. The 48-hour event fueled by free beer and Red Bull welcomed around 30 participants from around the world.Hackatoshi’s Flying Circuit ran three tracks: privacy, decentralization, urban hacktivism. The prize money - supplied by Polynom - was $1k for the winning team in each track, plus a year-long license for JetBrains developer tools.The urban hacktivism track had only one running team and what these guys did was really great but also probably illegal, so we cannot describe their public space hacks for now.The privacy track had two running teams:

339. How Can You Improve Your Cybersecurity With Continuous Authentication

Standard authentication methods such as multi-factor authentication (MFA) and one-time passwords work as filters at the entrance of the protected perimeter. But what if someone managed to trick these filters or changed the user after their successful login? Cyber attackers may steal credentials of legitimate users and even one-time passcodes using malware and different phishing techniques. In the companies without special employee monitoring software, employees often nonchalantly share their logins and passwords with colleagues. Finally, there’s always a risk of someone getting a hold of a corporate device such as a laptop or smartphone with full access to the corporate network, critical resources, and applications.

340. Blockchain Helps Provide Data Security When Countries Impose Sanctions

SMIC (Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation) became another Chinese company restricted by the US. In the global supply chain, collateral damages caused by these restrictions may go far beyond what people can think of.

341. Cybersecurity Best Practices and Risks [Infographic]

No business in the world can do away with cybercriminals. What’s worse, at times businesses are hit so hard, that they’re left with no other choice but to succumb to their losses.

342. Role Based Access Control for the Ethereum Blockchain

You decide who does what with your smart contracts

343. Connecting to Schlage's New WiFi Locks Is Not Easy

I like Schlage’s smartlocks, and have used them for years. Built by a company with a long history of making reasonably secure, reliable locks, I’ve used several of their Z-Wave locks over the years, but Z-Wave is…Z-Wave. Proprietary until recently, a PIA to troubleshoot, and while the technology held a lot of promise on paper, in reality it’s been the cause for many a swear word to erupt from my mouth (I realize this is partially due to the controllers I’ve used over the years).

344. Key Questions to Ask your DevOps Teams About Containers and Kubernetes

DevOps teams are responsible for balancing two important forces in their organizations’ software development efforts: shorter delivery cycle times for applications that continue to increase in size and diversity.

345. There is No More Encryption Debate: Backdoors Threaten the Whole World

The encryption debate ends now. As a society we simply can’t allow backdoors in encryption. Anyone who tells you otherwise has absolutely no idea how computers work.

346. How to Build a Secure REST API with OpenID Connect

In this article, we’ll take a look at building a secured REST API by integrating with Okta as the identity provider via OpenID Connect (OIDC). This article is based on the DZone article Building a Java REST API with Quarkus, which explains how to create a Java REST API with Quarkus and Okta. We will be implementing a similar scenario here by using Ballerinalang, and show how it’s simpler and more straightforward to implement compared to our Java counterpart.

347. The Cybersecurity Writing Contest by Twingate and HackerNoon

Yasssss The Cybersecurity Writing Contest is here! HackerNoon is excited to host the contest in collaboration with Twingate!

348. The Collaboration Tools that Support on-premise Deployment

Read this blog to discover the relevance of the On-Premise deployment model, as well as collaboration tools like Troop Messenger, AnyDesk, etc. that support it.

349. How To Create a Complex Password

For almost all the accounts that you create on the Internet, you need to come up with a secure, that is, a complex password. Choosing the most secure password requires the use of unlikely combinations of letters and numbers. Fortunately, creating a complex and at the same time easy to remember password is a task that you can handle. To learn how to create a password correctly, use our tips.

350. In 2019, Securing Data Is No Easy Task. Clickjacking- A Case Study

This article is about my journey to understand the current practice of de-anonymization via the clickjacking technique whereby a malicious website is able to uncover the identity of a visitor, including his full name and possibly other personal information. I don’t present any new information here that isn’t already publicly available, but I do look at how easy it is to compromise a visitor’s privacy and reveal his identity, even when he adheres to security best practices and uses an up-to-date browser and operating system.

351. Evaluating AWS WAF Security Automations [A Deep Dive]

If you run a web application in the cloud, sooner or later you have to deal with security and protect it from malicious input. AWS WAF Security Automations can be a handy alternative to expensive or more complex security products.

352. Deeper Network's Connect And IDO Launch: the Latest News

Deeper Network, which is building the decentralized internet infrastructure for the Web 3.0, has broken Indiegogo records by raising over $1 million to become the most successful blockchain project in the history of the crowdfunding platform.

353. Juice Jacking: Is it a Real Threat?

When a USB outlet or charger cable already attached to an adapter is modified to supply power and gather data, this is known as juice jacking.

354. What Is “Zoombombing”: an Exaggerated Phenomenon, not a Vulnerability

Why is the exclusive focus on Zoom, when the same “flaw” impacts almost all popular video conferencing apps?

355. Challenges of Working With Cryptography APIs in NodeJS

One of the main reasons that lead to insecure NodeJS applications is insecure or bad usage of cryptography APIs. Developers who are not very familiar with such APIs and the underlying crypto concepts often struggle to choose secure configuration options or to even get their code up and running.

356. Combating Crypto Breaches: Smart Cybersecurity Practices You Should Know