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What is a Two-factor authentication?

Two-factor authentication is a method of confirming users’ claimed identities by using a combination of two different factors: 1) something they know, 2) something they have, or 3) something they are. A good example of two-factor authentication is being frequently used on gmail.com. Every fresh login would ask for the password & a system generated […]

Know the differences between viruses, malware and ransomware

These terms are often used interchangeably but they refer to different threats. Viruses can self-replicate and spread easily through a computer or network. Ransomware is designed to hold data hostage by encrypting it and asking you to pay for the decryption key. Malware is a broad category that includes these two threats and many others.

What are social networking sites?

Social networking sites, sometimes referred to as “friend-of-a-friend” sites, build upon the concept of traditional social networks where you are connected to new people through people you already know. The purpose of some networking sites may be purely social, allowing users to establish friendships or romantic relationships, while others may focus on establishing business connections.

Understand man-in-the-middle attacks

This type of attack involves someone secretly altering what seems like a direct exchange between two parties. A classic example is someone stealing information from a user connected to a public Wi-Fi network. One way to fend off such attacks is by using a virtual private network to shield your connection.

What is File Sharing?

File sharing is the practice of disseminating or providing access to digital media, such as software programs, media (video, audio & images), or documents. File sharing may be achieved in a number of ways. Common methods storing and sharing include manual distribution using removable media, servers on computer networks, links on the web and peer-to-peer […]

What are file sharing services?

Cloud based files syncing and sharing services implement automated file transfers by updating files from a dedicated sharing folder on each user’s networked devices. Files placed in this directory also are usually accessible through a website and mobile app.  Making it easy to share files with other users for viewing or collaboration. Many of these […]