[ Security for Web Developers ] :: 03: What Makes Your Website Insecure?

Web security network

This is post 3 of 16 in the series “Security for Web Developers” Your relative security is: Lower if your site uses WordPress, Lower if your site involves any controversial topic, Lower if you store credit card or identity information, Lower if your site has a login form, Lower if your servers, applications and code …

[ Security for Web Developers ] :: 02: What Determines Your Website’s Security?

Security Padlock

This is post 2 of 16 in the series “Security for Web Developers” Relatively speaking, your security is: Higher if you hold little or no financial information, or have few network resources, Higher if your server is vigorously patched and correctly configured, Higher if your code is built to high standards and Higher if the …

Get Certified! Pearson’s A+ Video Courses: A Serious Alternative to Classroom Training

Glenn Norman

Video training has become a really big business. I’m a classroom teacher myself, and teach the A+ certification and several others, so the question of whether video training can replace classroom time is pretty personal, and I come at it a little skeptically. I’ve endured some truly painful online and video training courses, and I’m …

Hacking Tips from the Article, “How To Not Get Hacked, According To Expert Hackers”

Backlit keyboard

TV personality Kevin Roose asked for it, and he got it. He wanted to research how people get hacked, so he decided to invite some prominent hackers to hack him. And hack him they did, cracking into everything from his webcam (pictures every two minutes) to all his online accounts (including banks). Personally, I wouldn’t …

Hacking to Live

Gosper's Glider Gun

Hackers are clever techies. The word “hacker” actually has nothing to do with crime: a brilliant engineer would hack out a smart solution to the problem at hand, and consider it a compliment to be called a hacker. There’s a whole culture built on this idea: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacker_culture. We are a community dedicated to learning and teaching. …