Front and Back

by Kazeem Olalekan   Last month I posted something about best practice with respect to site encryption. That sorts out the front door. If you wanted to protect your house from buglers, would you lock the front door and leave the back door open? I hope not. That is no way to do security. This is not a tutorial about how email can be intercepted (you will have to write to NSA or GCHQ for that). If your web form is going to transmit sensitive information you have so diligently collected over a secure socket, via email, then it is prudent Read more


The padlock in my browser

When you call some website, you may see a padlock like that pictured below:     It means the website you are browsing is encrypted. When the padlock is green, it generally means all the items on the website is encrypted. In some cases the padlock may appear but it is not green. This usually implies that some errors are present. It may simply mean the certificate (I will touch on this elsewhere as a troubleshooting piece) does not match the browser address or that some items on the page are simply not encrypted. Different browsers offer different ways of Read more