Security FAQ

Comprehensive answers to your security questions and problems.

What is URL Spoofing?

URL spoofing is creating a fake or forged URL that impersonates a legitimate and secure website. The spoofed URL or website address looks precisely like the original and safe URL but redirects all the traffic to a ‘booby trapped’ website. Such websites and forged URLs are primarily used in cybercrimes such as identity theft, phishing, […]

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What is Hacking?

Hacking means gaining unauthorized access to a victim’s computer and then using the computer to perform certain actions that are not authorized or permitted by law by the rightful owner of the computer. Hacking can be done for industrial espionage, identity theft, cybercrime, stealing confidential information, or using a computer for an illegal purpose. The

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What is API?

API stands for Application Programming Interface. APIs, or Application Programming Interfaces, communicate between two applications or between different components within one application. API is like a user interface that helps users communicate with a computer. API can be language-dependent or language-independent. Language-dependent API can be used only by using the particular syntax of a programming

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What is Phishing Email?

Phishing is the process of getting sensitive and confidential information such as username, passwords, pin codes, and contact details by illegal means. Phishing is similar to spam in operation and appearance but more like spyware in functionality. In phishing, an architect of the process sends you emails that look legitimate and from a well-known and

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What is MD5?

MD5, which is short for Message-Digest algorithm 5, is a cryptographic function used to create hash values that are 16 bytes in length (128 bits). MD5 has been specified in the RFC 1321 and has been used widely in many different security applications; and is most commonly used in digital certificates or also widely known

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What is Application Layer Firewall?

Application-layer firewalls on the other hand have the capability of acting as a proxy in either or both directions and thus have the capability of protecting the sources from the users and the users from the sources. Thus, application-layer firewalls mediate the traffic between the source and the destination and this provides a better view

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What is WEP?

WEP stands for wired equivalent privacy. WEP is an algorithm that implements security features on IEEE 802.11 wireless networks. WEP was introduced in 1999 to provide confidentiality and security to wireless networks. WEP security is available in all routers, access points, and wireless network devices. WEP uses RC4 Stream cipher for implementing confidentiality and checksum

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What is SQL Injection?

SQL injection also known as code injection is a technique in which the attacker uses a security vulnerability present in SQL (Structured Query Language) to gain access to a database linked-to website. After infiltrating the database the attacker can add a new entry, modify existing entries, and can also delete a record, table, or even

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What is Hoax?

Hoax is a self-fabricated and false story that lacks evidence and is used to mislead people. The story is fabricated and spread in such a way that it seems to be true. In the digital world, the term hoax is often used as short a virus hoax. A virus hoax is a statement telling the

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What is Windows Registry?

Windows registry is a centralized and hierarchal database present in Microsoft Windows operating system. Windows registry is used to store configurations and settings for Windows operating system. Windows registry also keeps a record of all the programs and software that have been installed on your computer. Windows registry also configures the operating system for users,

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