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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Backdoor- A breach in security

Backdoor is a means of access to a computer program that bypasses security mechanisms. A programmer may sometimes install a backdoor so that the program can be accessed for troubleshooting or other purposes. However, back doors are often used by attackers who detect and/or install it themselves. Whether installed as an administrative tool or a means of attack; a back door poses as a security risk aiding crackers looking for vulnerable systems.

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Security Protocol for Online Banking and Facebook Has ‘serious Weaknesses,’

The Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol is used by millions of people on a daily basis. It provides security for online banking, as well as for credit card data when shopping on the Internet. In addition, many email systems in the workplace use it, as well as a number of big companies including Facebook and Google. Professor Kenny Paterson from the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway and PhD student Nadhem AlFardan found that a so-called

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