Website Concepts

SHA stands for “secure hash algorithm”.  It is an algorithm that is used to generate SSL certificates. SSL Certificates are used by web browsers to verify the authenticity of a webserver. Traditionally most SSL certificates rely on the SHA-1 algorithm for validation. The SHA-1 algorithm was initially introduced 20 years ago and was appropriate for use by computers from that time. Modern computing has advanced to the point where...

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A recent study has found that search results from Microsoft's Bing lead to malware-infected sites at a rate five times higher than searches done on Google.  Put another way, if you use Google for searching the web you are five times less likely to run into a malware-infected site compared to using Bing. Microsoft, of course, has disputed the results of the study. ESG recommends using Google...

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