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What Is And How To Prevent A DDoS Attack?

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is one of the most notorious forms of cyber-attacks. The DDoS attack is a malicious attempt to take down the machines, online services or networks by overwhelming the targeted servers with a flood of fake Internet traffic. How…
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What is a sniffer?- Protection Against Network Sniffers

A network sniffer is a software that is programmed to monitor data flowing over a network. The scope of these tools is to monitor data, analyze the network traffic, detect bottlenecks and other problems so that the network manager can keep the flow of the traffic smooth and…
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What Is And How To Avoid Social Engineering?

Social engineering is a term used to describe the act of tricking people into revealing private information or directing them subtly to take some action through the use of technology. It is a shrewd method to take advantage of the innocent human nature to exploit people. How…
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What is Spoofing? How does it work?

The term spoofing, in cybersecurity, means some kind of impersonation attempt made by cybercriminals pretending to be a name or personality that is easily trusted by the victims. This way, targets willingly reveal confidential information to the scammers.  The scammers…
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The importance of fact-checking

Daniel Kahneman, a notable psychologist and winner of the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences introduced the concept of “WYSIATI.” It means “What you see is all there is.” Fact-checking is the process of investigating an issue to verify the facts…
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What is an SQL Injection Attack? How to prevent it?

SQL Injection involves the execution of malicious SQL statements in applications using SQL databases like MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, etc. Criminals and attackers inject malicious SQL statements to gain control over a database server of a web application. The SQL Injection…
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What is Adware? How to Remove Adware from the Computer?

Many of us might have come across the term adware before but may not be clear with what it exactly is: how it impacts our systems, how it acts as a threat to cybersecurity, and most importantly how to remove adware from our computers? Adware is a type of program that…