Category: Security & Privacy

Keeping safe

Don’t Miss Our “5 Ways to Keep Attackers Out” Live Stream on Thursday

Join us tomorrow, October 29, at 6:00 AM Pacific for the last of our Cybersecurity Awareness Month talks (early in case our EMEA friends would like to join — cybersecurity is, in fact, a global

Can Application Security Be Pain Free?

Application security is hard, and it’s even harder to do right. If it were easy and straightforward, executives wouldn’t be held accountable for breaches with jail time! In today’s digital‑first world, securing modern applications against

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8 Ways to Secure Your WordPress Login

The WordPress login URL is the same for every WordPress site, and it doesn’t require any special permissions to access. Anyone with any experience working with WordPress knows the login URL is located on the

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VMware Design Studio Looking For Security Feedback

Hey vSphere fans, just a few days to go until VMworld 2020. Over 100,000 people have signed up which is absolutely wonderful. If you’ve ever used a VMware product and thought “I really wish this

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What is PHP and Why it is Used?

PHP is a server-side scripting language used for the development of web applications, dynamic websites and static websites. PHP was originally an abbreviation for “personal home pages” but has since been changed to “hypertext pre-processor.”

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A look at password security, Part V: Disk Encryption

The previous posts ( I, II, III, IV) focused primarily on remote login, either to multiuser systems or Web sites (though the same principles also apply to other networked services like e-mail). However, another common

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Setting Up App Security as-a-Service for NGINX in Under 5 Minutes with F5 Essential App Protect

Modern applications require modern app security solutions. With the ever‑increasing pace of framework‑based app development, the growth of microservices topologies, and the ever‑changing security landscape, app security is becoming increasingly challenging for developer teams. This

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Achieving FIPS Compliance with NGINX Plus

If you work in government or a regulated industry, you’ve no doubt heard of the Federal Information Processing Standards, perhaps better known by the acronym FIPS. FIPS is a very broad set of standards publications,

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Integrating Fortanix Self-Defending KMS with NGINX and NGINX Plus

If you have a large number of NGINX servers, it can be a challenge to manage their TLS keys and certificates. One solution is to manage them centrally with a key management system (KMS), one

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A look at password security, Part IV: WebAuthn

As discussed in part III, public key authentication is great in principle but in practice has been hard to integrate into the Web environment. However, we’re now seeing deployment of a new technology called WebAuthn

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Why Would a Hacker Attack My Website?

This is a common question you might ask when your worst nightmare starts coming true. Why would a hacker attack my website? Rest assured, the chances of the attack being personal are slim to none.

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The Evolution of VMware Horizon for Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Deployments of Virtual Desktops and Applications

Today we announced the general availability of the latest major update to VMware Horizon with Horizon 8. Current events have accelerated the deployment and consumption of virtual desktops and applications across many industries adapting to

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Securing Your Apps in Kubernetes with NGINX App Protect

Businesses know they need to bring services and applications to market quickly because if they don’t, a competitor surely will. But web applications are prime targets for cyberattacks, and updating them fast and furiously increases

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A look at password security, Part III: More secure login protocols

In part II, we looked at the problem of Web authentication and covered the twin problems of phishing and password database compromise. In this post, I’ll be covering some of the technologies that have been

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