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What is an API

2016-05-05

Application Programming Interface


"In computer programming, an application programming interface (API) is a set of routine definitions, protocols, and tools for building software and applications.

Music Coalition with E2E

2016-05-03

Music Production and File Transfer


With the advent of file sharing and P2P transferring of just about any sort of files, the e-music producers didn't want to be left behind. With high speed internet lots of DJs and music producers started sending their raw tracks to people around the work to add an instrument or a new sound too. This has become a very common way of producing music and not having to limit your reach only to people who can come to your studio.

Top 5 Data Breaches in the World

2016-05-01

List of most Deadly Security Breaches in the World


Here is list of some of biggest names that have had security breaches.

1. Heartland Payment Systems, 2008-2009: 130 million records compromised Early 2009, New Jersey based payment-processor company. Exposing nearly 130 million Credit/Debit card costumers to hackers. Albert Gonzalez, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the breach.

Transfer Manager

2016-04-30

File Transfer Manager


What is a file transfer manager? It is a secure way of transferring files from one computer to another, when users have to transfer a large or small amount of secure data that shouldn't be hacked or fall into the hands of the wrong people.

A way to ensure this is through E2E or end to end Encryption, where only the person who is going to receive the file has a password to look at the actual content.

What is Encryption ?

2016-04-26

Encryption: Explained


In our previous blogs we have spoken about cyber hackers, passwords, security and encryption. But, today we will tell you what encryption is and how it works.

"Encryption is the most effective way to achieve data security. To read an encrypted file, you must have access to a secret key or password that enables you to decrypt it. Unencrypted data is called plain text; encrypted data is referred to as cipher text." - definition according to Webopedia

Hackers - Cyber Security

2016-04-24

Cyber Security (Hackers)


"In the computer security context, a hacker is someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer system or computer network. Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, challenge, enjoyment, or to evaluate those weaknesses to assist in removing them. The subculture that has evolved around hackers is often referred to as the computer underground"- Wikipedia.

Identity Theft

2016-04-22

Losing your Identity


Having your entire identity stolen is a very serious threat and many people might laugh about it and think this could not happen to them. But, it's so untrue. Normally, people fall victim to identity fraud all the time. Be very careful where and when you use your credit card or debit card.

Don't leave any trace of print outs paper stubs, dont share your passwords or any other information that can help people gain access to your account.

Password Strength

2016-04-20

Passwords: how to set a strong one.


Passwords are like the main door to a house, The last line of defense before getting breached. It is always good to have End to End encryption, like the kind we offer at get2clouds for better safety and security. But, with passwords tere are some common mistakes to avoid.

1. Too short

The longer the password the harder it is to hack, so always keep the length at a minimum of 8 to 10 characters; 10 to 12 is the sweet spot.

2. Too simple

Risks of Cloud Services, Real ?

2016-04-18

Truth or Myth of Security risks


A recent Survey indicates that 99% of firms who use a cloud service have never been breached.

As hackers and phishers are getting smarter and more competent, customers are getting more comfortable with not paying attention to cloud security. This is why it is important to have a good encryption service to help make all your transfers secure.

Even though the cloud is secure right now, we are unaware of the next attack so it's always better to be safe than sorry.

Security, Encryption Humor

2016-04-16

The Lighter Side of Encryption!!


When we hear these words "Encryption" and "Data Security". Most often we hear sighs of how dry and boring this is. Although, these are IMPORTANT, we at NOS apps decided something in life we need is to take a step back, and have a good laugh. So we compiled a list of the 5 best Encryption and Security jokes on the internet.