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Creating a Secure Login Page

Creating a Secure Login Page

Login pages – they’re everywhere. Almost every website has a login page – from big companies to discussion forums. In this blog post I’ll try to explain how login pages work and also show how to create one, but instead of spoonfeeding information, I will only explain the core concept. I will also clarify how to mitigate two types of attacks that can occur if your website has a login functionality. Let’s begin, shall we? A login form – the basics…

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To padlock or not to padlock? SSL Explained

To padlock or not to padlock? SSL Explained

You visited a website, you saw a green padlock saying “Secure”. Cool. But what does that actually mean? Does that mean a website can’t be hacked? Let me start with the actual difference.. HTTP? HTTPS? What’s the difference? HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) is a protocol that allows communication between different systems. HTTPS (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure) is HTTP with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). The difference? Data sent over HTTP is not encrypted and could be intercepted by a third party….

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