Dangers of Social Engineering | Cybersecurity Basics

Consider this – whenever you think of the term “hacking” or hear about different cyber-attacks, the first image that may pop in your mind is probably a guy in a black hoodie, sitting in a dark room, typing away in his laptop. Well, that is not how it works in the real world. This is where social engineering comes into the picture. Social engineering is nothing new though, it dates back to the infamous Trojan Horse that leads to the fall of Troy, but is often overlooked due to lack of awareness.

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SQL Injection & Prevention | CyberSecurity Basics

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SQL stands for Structured Query Language. To understand what SQL Injection is, it is important to understand how information on the web is stored. A database is used to store data such that it is easy to access and manage data efficiently. There are two kinds of databases – Relational and Non-Relational. Relational database stores data in the form of rows and columns while non-relational database store data mainly in four fashions – Key-value, Graph, Column, and Document.

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Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Attacks | Cybersecurity Basics

XSS, an acronym derived from Cross ‘X’ Site Scripting, refers to the injection of malicious scripts into a legitimate website or web application. It is similar to other web attacks such as SQL injection, however, it is more devastating since an XSS attack does not target the application concerned rather it puts the users of the application at risk.

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