User Authentication, you must do it right!

I must admit, one of my all time pet peeves is when engineers do not implement their user authentication service in the right way to be defendable against an attack. Take for the instance the recent hack against Zomato in which they had 6.6m hashed user passwords stolen. The real problem here is not that the[…]

Online Security and Hungry Caterpillars – they have a lot in common…

Websites or online services come under constant attack from hackers using automated scripts, if left unmanaged such attacks can consume sufficient resources to impact your quality of service, negatively impacting your brand. This article explains why this is a major problem and what the solution is. Online Security Matters, Dictionary Attacks are everywhere Every online[…]

Common Security Mistakes That Business Website Owners Make & How to Avoid Them

Cybercriminals and Internet fraudsters are singling out e-commerce sites and blogs of small businesses for their unscrupulous attacks. Nevertheless, as a business website owner, you can enact some simple precautions to thwart the evil designs of these unwanted intruders. The “Fort Disco” Botnet’s Brute-Force Tactic Both small business networks, as well as, their websites are[…]

Mt. Gox Bitcoin Exchange to File for Bankruptcy Protection

It appears that Mount Gox, the Bitcoin exchange that got sucked dry by hackers earlier in the week (it lost almost 750,000 of its customers’ bitcoins, see my previous post) with debts of $63.6 million is to fill for bankruptcy protection. As I said before, the whole virtual currency space, more so than real currency, its critically[…]

Hackers want your business website data!

According to reports (see here & here), hackers are becoming a lot smarter in how they attack websites. Rather than trying to individually attack each website they have recognised that standard frameworks are being used to create and maintain websites and thereby making it somewhat easier to attack a whole class of websites ‘en mass’[…]