In today’s digital world, website security is more important than ever. And the heart of any secure website is the use of an encryption protocol. When it comes to encrypting web traffic, two popular security protocols exist: SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security). Each is designed to protect data traveling between a… Continue reading SSL vs TLS: A Beginner’s Guide to Security Protocols
Do you know your IP address? Are you sure you are the only one who knows it? Every day, malicious hackers use a technique called IP spoofing to mask their true identity and gain access to networks, computers, and even websites. A report from leading internet safety research company CAIDA found that there are nearly 30,000 unique spoofers… Continue reading What is IP Spoofing? How it Works and 6 Steps to Prevent it
Have you ever received unsolicited emails, been locked out of your social media account, or experienced a sudden drop in Internet speed? These are all possible signs of IP address abuse. The dark side of technological advancement, IP abuse, is a serious issue that needs to be understood if we want to keep our resources… Continue reading Fighting IP abuse: Tips and Resources for Reporting Incidents
Sometimes, less is better, especially when it comes to IPv4. While this might sound weird, considering the scarcity of those IPv4 addresses, what we will discuss today actually works in favor of the Internet. So, how do you turn ‘more’ into ‘less’ and make it work? The answer is NAT (Network Address Translation), a process… Continue reading NAT turns ‘multiple’ into ‘one’ – But what is it and why does it matter in networking?
If you thought classes in which you had to switch from English to a foreign language were difficult, wait until you hear how complex networks and computers really are when it comes to exchanging information. Sometimes, using only IP addresses to communicate across the Internet is simply not enough. Every application sending data across the… Continue reading Every Network needs a good Translator, and that’s ARP – Here’s why and how it is used
Exchanging information in today’s world might tempt us to take sending emails for granted. While it is true that nowadays we can send and receive emails super quickly, the actual process behind that is more complicated and it runs with the help of email servers. These are the bedrock of online communication, so it’s important… Continue reading The ABC of Email Servers – The reasons why they are so great