Password Sharing

Password sharing is a problem with any website which allows users (members) to login. It is especially true with paysites where users purchase access. Adult websites, in particular, are prone to password sharing which can be very expensive in terms of bandwidth and lost sales. Sharing of passwords usually results from two actions: An existing… Continue reading Password Sharing

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Captcha Form Protection

What is Captcha? Captcha is a backronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”. It is is a type of challenge-response test used in computing to determine whether or not the user is human. The purpose of Captcha is to deter hackers, spammers, etc. from using software to auto-submit forms.… Continue reading Captcha Form Protection

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SSH Security

In the previous security article, I discussed FTP security. This time around, I will discuss hardening your Secure Socket Shell. SSH is a network protocol that provides administrators and webmasters with a secure way to access a server using a client like Putty or SecureCRT, to name but two. People tend to take SSH for granted. They… Continue reading SSH Security

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FTP Security

Don’t underestimate the value of FTP security. Before there was the Web, there were hackers. Hackers have always been in the mix, and the birth of the World Wide Web provided hackers another playground to spoil. But if one is careful and vigilant, one can defend oneself against hackers.One place often left unguarded is a… Continue reading FTP Security

Secure Your Passwords

Security begins with your passwords. Too often people choose unsecure passwords and/or don’t take the necessary precautions to protect their passwords (even secure passwords). Hackers know this, and they exploit this weakness. It is critical you lock down your passwords to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. What can you do? What should… Continue reading Secure Your Passwords

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