Encryption

IP Spoofing: Fundamentals and counter-measures
What is IP Spoofing?
  • Security

Sending data over networks is one of the most important and highest utilized functions of the modern computer era. But the structure of the necessary TCP/IP connections makes it all too easy for criminals to intercept data packets along their way and either view or alter their contents. One of the most common methods of attack is IP spoofing, which allows DoS and DDoS attacks, among other things...

What is IP Spoofing?
Encryption software
Encryption software and tools in comparison
  • Security

A good encryption software keeps your data secure. It enables you to easily protect a folder, hide hard drives, or sync encrypted data to a cloud, for example. Find out more information about recommended encryption tools and what they do, and get an overview of their advantages and disadvantages in our dedicated article.

Encryption software and tools in comparison
Brute force attack: definition and protective measures
Brute Force Attack | Definition and protective measures
  • Security

Being constantly faced with headlines about stolen passwords, it’s understandable that many users are concerned. Your best bet is to make your passwords as complicated as possible and have them consist of many different types of characters. But even this won’t help if it’s the actual log-in area that isn’t secure enough. Even today, attackers are still successful with the notorious and simple...

Brute Force Attack | Definition and protective measures
Man-in-the-middle attack: an overview of attack patterns
Man-in-the-middle attack
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A man-in-the-middle attack is a deceitful espionage attack which aims to listen, record, or manipulate sensitive data being sent between unsuspecting internet users. To do this, hackers rely on methods that enable them to position themselves, unnoticed, between two or more computers communicating with one another. We introduce you to some well-known attack patterns and countermeasures that can be...

Man-in-the-middle attack
Rainbow tables
What are rainbow tables?
  • Security

Rainbow tables: they may sound innocent, but they’re actually a strong attack method for cybercriminals. Using rainbow tables, you can find out specific passwords in just a few seconds. To protect yourself and your users from such attacks, you should understand how the tables function. We explain rainbow tables using an example.

What are rainbow tables?
What is a firewall?
What is a Firewall and how does it work?
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A firewall provides effective protection against viruses and other malware that attempts to infect your computer. However, it needs to be properly configured to do so. In the following article, you will learn how to do this, how a firewall works, and what its limitations are.

What is a Firewall and how does it work?
What is a demilitarized zone?
What is a DMZ (Demilitarized zone) in networks?
  • Security

Companies hosting their own websites, an online shop, or e-mail inboxes should make sure to separate the corresponding server of these from the local network. This makes it possible to protect devices within the company network from hacker attacks that take place on public networks. Solid protection comes in the form of a demilitarized zone, which separates endangered systems from sensitive...

What is a DMZ (Demilitarized zone) in networks?
Encryption methods: An overview
Encryption methods
  • Security

E-mail, instant messaging, or voice-over IP: If you want to communicate over the internet, you should make sure that the data transfer process can be trusted. The same goes for the World Wide Web. With online banking and digital shopping, money transactions are increasingly being carried out online. Popular encryption methods like DES, AES, or RSA should guarantee the security of passwords, credit...

Encryption methods
Hardware firewall: the more stable firewall solution
What is a Hardware Firewall?
  • Security

Most computer users are at least aware of the term firewall. When activated, they help protect computers. But announcements about blocked applications can become a source of irritation for many users, especially when the background information for such messages is unknown. But how do firewalls work? And what role do hardware firewalls play in protecting your computer?

What is a Hardware Firewall?
How to recognize and remove malware
What is Malware and how to prevent it
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Practically every PC user fears Trojan horses and computer viruses. Security is paramount if you are managing sensitive data or setting up a server. You need a comprehensive security concept to protect yourself against insidious malware. It’s helpful to know the different types of malicious software that exist, and how to combat and safely remove them.

What is Malware and how to prevent it