Blogs

April 23, 2014

How School Directory compilations can lead to eye problems?

April 22, 2014

Prevent Heartbleed with Biometric Software

The HeartBleed Security Bug has been echoing through the halls of the internet. Every web user should be rightfully concerned with the possibility of their various accounts getting hijacked/broken. There are some preventive security measures a company or a user can take to protect themselves from security bugs or in general any kind of hacking. A password is simply one key to unlock a door to any account. What if a user can have multiple keys that would need to be provided or multiple doors to be unlocked to get into an account. One of the common practices that financial institutions are using is having multiple security questions answered before a user is allowed to access the account. Unfortunately, in a situation like the ‘HeartBleed Bug’, hackers can access the various questions as well if they have been exposed in the web server cache. A robust solution to any attack […]
April 16, 2014

PTA/PTO in the cloud

What is the PTA in a cloud? What is the “cloud” anyway? These days almost all data is stored permanently on a private and secure place that can be accessed via the internet. Typically, the remote server that a user is accessing via the web interface is the “the cloud”. Data in the “cloud” does not mean anyone can see it – only the authorized users would be able to access the data. Data could be your PTA’s documents, forms or whatever you might want to store on the cloud. A PTA/PTO deals with secure and private data and financials year after year, as they build the student directory and run half a dozen fundraisers each year. Keeping your PTA/O information on a private and secure place on the internet, that is not google-able is the best time saver and collaborative tool. Instead of sending emails loaded with attachments to […]
April 15, 2014

Why SSL?

The internet community is buzzing about the “Heartbleed Bug” and “OpenSSL”. At the heart of the “HeartBleed Bug” is SSL, the secure socket layer. So what is SSL and what role does it play in our internet transactions? The Sockets in the “Secure Sockets Layer” refers to a protocol used by any “client” to communicate with a “server”. A “client” is any web browser, email client or program initiating the transaction. The “server” is the program that fulfills the request of the client. When the internet started getting used in the early nineties outside the “geek” circles, software programs for banking, e-commerce and a multitude other purposes started getting built and used. However, software researchers needed to find a way to stop sensitive data being transferred transparently over the internet so that it could not be stolen by unscrupulous parties. Due to this need to protect credit card numbers, banking […]