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07.12.10 Never Share Your Passwords

Never give your passwords out to anyone.  Your passwords authenticate you as “you”, and if you provide someone else your credentials, they can access your accounts, steal your sensitive information, or make fraudulent purchases.  In addition, do not write down your usernames and passwords on paper. If you must write down your passwords, keep them […]

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04.08.10 Intrusion Prevention Systems vs SSL

Intrusion prevention systems (IPS) provide a valuable service, defending networks from many different forms of attacks, from cross site scripting to stopping trojan horses dead in their tracks.  Many consider coupling an IPS with solid firewall rules an “unbreakable” network security solution.  But what if the attacks occur over SSL?  For instance, let’s say you’re […]

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