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Protecting passwords in web applications

Protecting passwords in web applications

What is the safest way to store passwords in a system? There are 3 simple ways to store passwords, Clear text, Encrypted, Hashing Clear Text If someone enters their password as "dog1" then the password will be stored in the database as "dog1". Storing the password in this format means anyone with access to the database, server, backups, employees, developers or potentially attackers while the data is in transit (man-in-the-middle attacks between application and database) can "see" the password. The below... Read full article

Overcoming the challenges of the mobile web

Overcoming the challenges of the mobile web

Mobile web development is not easy. Despite its often simplistic look and feel, there are some major challenges and design hurdles to overcome when building a mobile web site. Should you add responsive styles to a desktop website to achieve a mobile friendly version or should you build a completely separate customised mobile version? Or should you not even bother, mobile browsers are getting pretty powerful, right? Should the content be the same, or cut down? What about functionality, how do you deliver a fully functional desktop site on a screen that’s up to 10... Read full article

LightMedia help publish NHS surgeon mortality rates

LightMedia help publish NHS surgeon mortality rates

"Transparency is about patient outcomes, not process targets.” Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt As part of LightMedia Communication’s ongoing relationship with the NHS we are pleased to support the publication online of the latest surgeon mortality rates across a number of different disciplines. These include: Adult cardiac surgery Head and neck surgery Interventional cardiology Lung Cancer Upper gastro-intestinal surgery (to be published in December 2014) Urological surgery LightMedia who have been... Read full article

PowerPoint e-learning courses in seconds!

PowerPoint e-learning courses in seconds!

ClickClass™ 2014 is our totally new cloud based e-learning authoring tool that allows you to create your own courses in seconds by simply uploading a PowerPoint presentation. Visit www.clickclass.co.uk to give it ago. This rapid authoring system allows you to create engaging, collaborative e-learning courses with no technical knowledge or specialist software. New features include: Host your own discussions around your course material Add interactive tests to engage your participants Slide notes are automatically imported, or add your own Include... Read full article

Why Wordpress is not always the best CMS option!

Why Wordpress is not always the best CMS option!

For a site to be easily updateable, easy to use and scalable, it needs to run on top of a robust Content Management System. This is the software in the site that allows you to add/edit and remove content from the site in real time – usually via a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor. There are many available, some proprietary and some open source. This article explains why we have chosen to develop a proprietary CMS that we are very proud of. What is open source? Open source means a product or piece of software that does not belong to one single... Read full article

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