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An Overview of Popular Web Frameworks (and stacks)

Sunday 12th July 2020. Reading time: 6 min Tags: web development

Frameworks allow you to get started more quickly. Instead of building completely from scratch, you make use of existing code, libraries, layouts, etc to get your project up-and-running faster.

In this article we'll explore popular frameworks including Django, React, Spring.

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OWASP Top 10: Intro

Monday 15th June 2020. Reading time: 4 min Tags: security, web development

Founded in 2001 by Mark Curphey, the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is an online community of security researchers and experts that produce standards and best practices.

In 2003, OWASP published its first "Top 10" document, detailing some of the most critical web application security risks facing organisations. Since 2003, OWASP has updated its Top 10 every 3 years and has become a leading industry framework for securing web apps.

In this series of articles we'll cover each of the OWASP Top 10 security risks along with examples of how these attacks might look.

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How Safe is Zoom?

Saturday 6th June 2020. Reading time: 19 min Tags: security, privacy, video conferencing

With many of us working from home since COVID-19, the use of video conferencing has surged. One particular platform, Zoom, has seen a notable rise in popularity. But it's also received media attention for its privacy and security concerns. So just how safe is Zoom?

Historically, Zoom has had a number of security and privacy issues - which we'll come to. However, moving forward, the company does appear to be taking things a bit more seriously...

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