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What is Two-Factor Authentication?

When you attempt to access data on a server, an authentication process goes on behind the scenes to prove you have permission to access data. This can be as simple as entering a password. Some servers even allow anonymous access, which allows anyone to request data (this is terribly insecure, however, and unacceptable in secure […]

What is SSL?

SSL Secures Transactions and File Transfers While FTP paved the way for common-use applications of file transfer, here it is a legacy protocol with many unpluggable security holes. Certain measures can be taken to make FTP more se,  such as turning off anonymous access and heightening the security of your firewall, but this doesn’t make […]

The Corporate Firewall

Corporate networks today rely on a router and/or firewall to protect their computers or LAN from unauthorized external access. Firewalls provide security by filtering or redirecting inbound traffic. A firewall can be implemented as software or hardware and works by examining packets of information passing into a network through ports. We explored packets a bit […]

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