What’s that? Still using “1234” as your password(s)? Not sure what the point of two-factor authentication is? Sounds like you might need to deepen your knowledge of web security. Sure, “web security” is a broad term that encompasses a variety of areas, but the following links are great places for folks to check out when looking for the latest malware trends, server security tips, and much more.
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Top 10 Security Issues That Will Destroy Your Computer In 2013 [Forbes]
An overview of the latest threats on the horizon for users of all kinds. Remember, Mac users, you aren’t immune either (see #8)!
Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe: A Beginner’s Guide to Web Safety [Ars Technica]
Not sure how to get started with all this security business? Here’s an introduction to VPNs, SSLs, and other forms of encryption.
Viruses, Trojans, and Worms, oh my! The basics of malware. [Ars Technica]
Can’t tell the difference between a virus and a worm? Read this.
Securing Your Website: A Tough Job, But Someone’s Got To Do It [Ars Technica]
Ways to prevent security breaches, 5 major website security pitfalls, and more!
Good To Know [Google]
A fairly comprehensive guide from the king (and queen) of search engines. There’s useful stuff in here for people across all skill levels.
Security Best Practices [Yahoo Developer Network]
Yahoo put together a nice developer-focused security best practices list which provides advice on how to protect your servers, network, applications, and more.