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Password Safety: A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing a Good Password

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Password guesses on a notepad. First two are bad passwords and the third one is a more complex password.

Password security is the most basic and ubiquitous form of cybersecurity. Every single account created online has a password attached to it. They predate the internet by hundreds of years and to this day, they remain the most reliable form of user authentication. So why does everybody choose such terrible passwords? What Makes a Password … Read more

What are the Best Computer Forensic Analysis Tools?

Author(s):

Julia Sowells, ,

Fingerprint on blue background, digitally connected, computer forensic analysis tools

 6 Best Computer Forensic Analysis Tools Computer forensics is of much relevance in today’s world. Though forensic analysis refers to searching and analyzing information to aid the process of finding evidence for a trial, computer forensic analysis is specially focused on detecting malware. A computer forensic analysis tools help detect unknown, malicious threats across devices … Read more

What is the difference between firewall hardware and firewall software?

Author(s):

Sydney Brackins, Executive Coordinator, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Firewall Hardware and Firewall Software appearing as a cage in front of a blurred out man typing on his computer.

Firewall safety is essential to the security of your computer. Firewalls appear in both a hardware and software format. Both formats provide a different set of benefits to the safety of a network. However, using them in conjunction with one another is the smartest route to take. This article will give a brief explanation on … Read more

What is a Firewall and How Does it Work?

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Cords plugging into a system firewall

Firewalls have essentially been around since the beginning of the internet. A firewall is a network device designed to protect your system by monitoring and controlling information traffic based on a preset list of rules to ensure security. Firewalls establish a barrier of protection between a trusted network and a foreign network. They are one … Read more

What is the Difference Between a White Hat Hacker and Black Hat Hacker?

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Black Hat Hacker staring at computer screen wearing hoodie as the room is illuminated by green light. White Hat Hacker conceptual.

Movies are probably to blame for the majority of the public not understanding what a hacker actually does. We all conjure a very specific set of tropes in our brains whenever we hear about hacking. A man in a hoodie, typing late into the night as the green glow of binary code illuminates his Doritos-dust … Read more

How to Keep your PC From Getting a Virus

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

A magnifying glass lays over a PC screen as blue spiked viruses float out of the PC screen.

Stop Replacing your PC Once Every Three Years. It is no secret that PC has a bad reputation. In addition to being viewed as the model that is more likely to receive a virus, PCs are seemingly built to break. According to most companies, when your computer slows down, or behaves unusually, it is simply time … Read more