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07.19.10 Encrypted Web Browsing

Before you submit sensitive information online such as your credit card number or social security number, ensure that the contents of your browser’s address box begins with “https” instead of the regular “http”.  By using “https”, the submission of your information will be encrypted from your browser to the web server.  In addition to checking […]

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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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