Security

PHP 7.3
PHP 7.3 End-of-life (EOL) in December 2021
  • Web development

The popular web programming language PHP is developed by a community of volunteer programmers. Version updates are usually released by the end of each year. Every major release tends to be actively developed for two years, followed by 12 months of security updates before the PHP version reaches its end-of-life (EOL). For PHP 7.3, the EOL date is just around the corner.

PHP 7.3 End-of-life (EOL) in December 2021
Dark Web
What is the dark web?
  • Web development

The dark web is the dark side of the Internet – a digital sphere without rules or laws. But what’s behind this space where criminal activity runs rampant? How does access to the dark web work and what are the dangers?

What is the dark web?
Kerberos
Kerberos authentication
  • Security

What is Kerberos and how does it work? When using unsecure networks, you may expose yourself to cyberattacks. However, a number of security protocols exist that make it difficult for hackers to read sensitive data. Kerberos is a widely used authorization technology based on a trusted third party. Read on to find out how Kerberos works.

Kerberos authentication
3-2-1 backup rule
3-2-1 backup rule: maximum security for your data
  • Security

In our digital age data is more important than ever before. This also means that the risks of partial or complete data loss are high. Luckily, there are plenty of options to back up your data. The 3-2-1 backup rule is one such formula. Find out what it means and how private individuals and companies can make the best use of the 3-2-1 backup.

3-2-1 backup rule: maximum security for your data
Move Google Authenticator to a new phone
Transfer Google Authenticator to a new phone – easy as 1-2-3
  • Security

Secured your Google account with the Google Authenticator app and now want to switch phones? No problem. You can simply move the app or account link. Read on to find out how to transfer Google Authenticator to your new phone and what you need to consider when moving to a new number or keeping your existing one.

Transfer Google Authenticator to a new phone – easy as 1-2-3
Set up Google Authenticator
Set up Google Authenticator
  • Security

Whether emails or online banking, two-factor authentication has become a security standard when accessing user accounts online. Entering a password alone is no longer sufficient to log in. To secure your Google account, the Internet giant provides its own Google Authenticator app, which generates a unique code every time you log in. Read on to find out how to set it up.

Set up Google Authenticator
SSD life span
SSD life span: How long does a solid-state drive last?
  • Security

SSD life span is an important factor in data security and efficient backup strategies. Are electronic flash memories as reliable as classic hard drives with magnetic storage? When does their service life end, and are there any indications of an imminent failure? What should you do in the event of an emergency? Is data recovery possible, and is it even worth it?

SSD life span: How long does a solid-state drive last?
Secure browser comparison
Secure browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Edge and others compared
  • Online sales

Not every browser is necessarily a safe browser. Even among the biggest providers, there are significant differences when it comes to security and data privacy. In this comparison of Chrome, Firefox, Edge and others, we discuss the security gaps of top browsers, highlight their pros and cons, and discuss which browsers are the most secure.

Secure browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Edge and others compared
RAID level comparison
RAID level: the most important RAID concepts compared
  • Security

When combining hard disks in a RAID, you can choose between different standard setups called RAID levels. The predefined combinations determine the arrangement of individual hard disks and methods to store data in a RAID network. But what are the approaches of the most important RAID levels? And which one should you use?

RAID level: the most important RAID concepts compared
DRaaS
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS): the more advanced backup
  • Security

Throughout the course of digitization, employees and employers became aware of the importance of backups. The 3-2-1 rule was considered the golden rule - where two redundant copies of each file are kept. As technology continues to evolve, cloud-based solutions are becoming more popular. Thus, Disaster Recovery as a Service has established itself as an important cloud service.

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS): the more advanced backup