Security these days isn't just for professionals--if you're online, you have to take steps to stay secure. These articles will help you do just that!

  • Security

  • Surviving a Hack

    Whether your site has been up for 10 years or for 10 minutes, web site security and protecting yourself from hackers is something you need to understand. Knowing how to cure a hack is even more important.

  • What's Your Policy? - Creating a Privacy Policy

    Since the internet explosion of the 90’s many people and government agencies have been watching how information, especially personal information, is collected and distributed through the continual advancements in technology. In this article we'll talk about the website Privacy Policy, a tool that's actually a promise to your website visitors, letting them know how the information you collect is protected and distributed.

  • Setting Up a Secure (SSL) Connection

    This week you'll learn how to have the connection between the browser and the Web server encrypted. This guide is designed for use with the typical Apache on Linux configuration.

  • Home Web Server Security Part 2

    In the last article in this series I pointed out some of the potential dangers of running a web server on your home PC. This article is going to discuss what you can do to prevent hack attacks, and also help you learn about web servers in general.

  • Disaster Recovery Planning for the Developer, Part 4

    In our last article we went through the steps of creating a Disaster Recovery Plan for our ficticious business, Don's Web Design. This article, our last in this series, will provide you with the resources you need to complete your own DRP.

  • Disaster Recovery Planning for the Developer, Part 3

    When we last left off, we had discussed what it takes to create a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) for your business. In this 3rd part of our series, we'll walk you through the steps it takes to create a DRP for our fictitious business, 'Don's Web Design'.

  • Home Web Server Security Part 1

    My previous articles have focused on effectively securing your computer. This article is for folks who've gone a step further and want to safely and securely set up a web server on their home PC.

  • Disaster Recovery Planning for the Developer, Part 2

    In our last article we touched upon the most basic steps that a developer can take to survive and recover from a disaster. In this article we're going to take disaster recovery planning to the next level--we're going to discuss the Business Continuity Plan.

  • Disaster Recovery Planning for the Developer

    If you are a developer, you probably haven't spent much time thinking about your personal disaster recovery plan. In today's world of major hurricanes and other weather disasters, terrorism, brownouts, hackers, etc, planning for disaster recovery is everyone's burden.

  • Delving Deeper: Basic Windows XP Security

    In this article we'll discuss some basic measures that you can take to make your XP machine a bit more secure.

  • Computer Security for the Novice

    Computer security has become a major issue for everybody who uses one. Allen Kenner, a forum moderator known as 'Gore' at the security site Antionline.com, expresses some of his thoughts and feelings on the subject--and provides advice for those who may be uncertain about their own computer security.

  • Firewalling

    You've heard it said that 'the first level of defense in a modern computer system should be a firewall.' Are the risks really that great? Is this something you need to be paying attention to?

  • Wireless Networks

    Please folks, don't hang a sign outside your house that reads 'Easy Target Here! -- Please Help Yourself!' Check in here for a little wiser approach!

  • The Common Sense Defense

    Your Anti-Virus is in place. It's bang up to date. You're all set, right? Not at all -- read on!

  • Anti Spy, Part One

    Is someone -- or something
    watching you?

  • Anti Spy, Part Two

    Is someone -- or something
    watching you?
    Part Two

  • Anti-Virus Software

    Is there always a need for anti-virus software? Under which circumstances do you really need it, and under which is it not really necessary?

  • Firewall Basics

    While there is no such thing as a fully secure internet connected computer, you can get pretty close with good firewall protection.

  • Identifying "Spoofed" Websites

    Are you certain that the site you are looking at is what it appears to be?

  • PC Security

    An introduction to PC Security

  • Three Golden Rules

    These are the three most important rules for protecting your data

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