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  • Web Development
    Authorization and Protecting Web Resources in ASP.NETDotnet wide retina preview
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    As a web developer, an important security aspect of a site them comes in ensuring that users do not have access to actions they should not perform. The consequences of not protecting it can be serious. Let’s look at an overview of authorization and how to implement it in ASP.NET.Read More…
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    Preventing XSS in ASP.NETDotnet wide retina preview
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    Learn how to secure your ASP.NET web applications via external input validation, .NET's Request Validation, proper HTML encoding and using the AntiXSS library. Read More…
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    Best Practices When Working With Sensitive Data: Securing Your ApplicationSecure wide retina preview
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    Last time we learned how to secure our server, this time we'll cover securing sensitive data from within our application itself. We'll discuss proper database security, password salting with examples, and user privileges. Let's begin!Read More…
  • Web Development
    Best Practices When Working With Sensitive Data: Securing Your ServerSecure wide retina preview
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    Learn best practices for securing your web application's server. We'll discuss choosing server providers, what to do with disk failures, password security, OS specific security tips and much more.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Securely Handling User's Login CredentialsSecure wide retina preview
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    Consider the following tips on how to properly secure your user's login credentials.Read More…
  • Security
    Cross-Site Scripting in WordPress: Practical Tips for Securing Your SiteCross site scripting in wordpress what is xss
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    In this series, we're taking a look at how to secure our WordPress projects from XSS - or cross-site scripting. In the first article in the series, we defined what cross-site scripting actually is, understanding how it works, and why it's dangerous. We also spent some time discussing how this impacts our day-to-day WordPress development efforts and what we can do about it. Although there are some functions that WordPress has available to help validate and sanitize data, there is more work that we can do in order to secure our projects. In this final article, we're going to take a look at some practical tips that we can follow and some tests that we can administer to secure our work against XSS attacks.Read More…
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    Cross-Site Scripting in WordPress: What Is XSS?Cross site scripting in wordpress what is xss
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    One of the most exciting aspects of modern web development is the potential that comes with building applications specifically for web browsers (or to run "in the cloud.") Originally, Java was meant to be the "write-once, run-anywhere" solution, but it appears that the web has become the perfect medium for that. Who would've thought, right? But along with the various browsers that we have available, the technologies that we can leverage, and, quite simply, the neat things we can do, there's still a dark underbelly to web application development - cross-site scripting. And considering that WordPress is a web application on which many of us build for fun, profit, or to make a living, it's a topic that we shouldn't avoid especially if we want to have the most robust products possible. In this two part series, we're going to take a look at what cross-site scripting really is, its dangers, how it impacts WordPress development, and then practical steps that we can take for testing our themes and plugins.Read More…
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    WordPress Security Threats That You Should Look Out ForSecurity vault
    When running a website on WordPress, it is sensible for you to pay attention to security. There are constant threats to blogs and sites running on WordPress. Oftentimes, you will find out about a security breach after it has happened. The better option is preventing the threats from materializing than reacting later. Being proactive with WordPress security might be the best thing you ever did. Here are five WordPress security threats you should look out for and also how you can prevent them.Read More…
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    Imposing SSL and Other Tips for Impenetrable WP SecurityImposing ssl and other tips for impenetrable wp security b
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    Internet security has always been as important as your personal security. If you are making money through your blog or website, the security of your website becomes as critical as securing your bank account. Luckily, WordPress strives to ensure better security with every new version. Besides, there are plenty of plug-ins you can use to fortify your website or blog’s security. However, not all users, including developers, are as security savvy as they can and should be. The most interesting part is that optimizing a WordPress blog/website for better security requires only small tweaks, most of which are previously covered in one of our posts. Today, we share a few more interesting and effective tips to help you secure your website/blog against information theft, breaches, intrusions and interception.Read More…
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    6 Easy and Efficient Ways to Combat Spam CommentsThumb.200
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    One of the downsides of running a successful WordPress blog is that some people want to take advantage of your success by posting "spam comments" on your blog and trying to get more visitors. Sometimes they do it with robots, sometimes with home-made browser extensions, sometimes manually - just like a normal human being. Not cool. But thanks to WordPress' flexible architecture, there are numerous ways to prevent them. In this article, we'll go through 6 easy and efficient methods to have a spam-free WordPress blog.Read More…
  • Security
    Conquering the wp-config.php File - 11 Good PracticesThumb 200
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    There are 981 files and 95 folders which come with the WordPress (v3.4.1) package. None of these files need manual modification, except the wp-config.php file. Of course, we don't have to edit the file if we're fine with the default WordPress configuration but it's essential that we learn how to conquer the file in order to apply security precautions, speed tricks and other stuff which we will be studying in this article.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Password-Protect Folders in SecondsPassword protect folders
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    In this lesson, I'll demonstrate how easy it is to password protect folders with Apache. There will often be situations when you don't need to build a full authentication system from scratch.Read More…
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