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Our insights into the latest in web apps, cyber security, experiences implementing the latest technologies, and a few other things that we hope you will find interesting.

Checklist for supporting legacy systems and applications

Mark Hall - 03 July 2019
The chances are, if your organisation has been in existence for a few years, you will have some legacy systems or applications running somewhere on your network. Although best practice says that you should look to upgrade, migrate or replace older…

How we implemented Multi-Factor authentication (MFA) to our systems

Mark Hall - 23 May 2019
For any organisation, the protection of their data and online assets is increasingly important and implementing effective deterrents is essential. Too often organisations only increase their security measures after they have been the victim of a…

The state of SSL in 2018

Tim Collingwood - 02 November 2018
You have probably heard of Secure Sockets Layer or SSL as it’s known in its acronymic form. SSL is essentially what allows websites or web applications to be served on https:// rather than http://. SSL actually has an updated replacement, Transport…

Applications should do more to help users create stronger passwords

Tim Collingwood - 13 August 2018
According to reports compiled by SplashData the password ‘123456’ held the top spot for the worst password for 2015, 2016, and 2017. The runner up in the worst password stakes for all three years was ‘password’.

The fact that people…

Did you know your web application was attacked?

Tim Collingwood - 26 July 2018
If you have a web application it’s highly likely that at some point somebody will have tried to hack it. Whether a hacker has simply attempted to login with a made-up username and password or tried an advanced Cross Site Scripting (XSS) attack, an…