Posts by Sharon Solomon:

Buffer Overflow

Buffer Overflow: The Mother of All Vulnerabilities

Dec 28, 2015 By Sharon Solomon | The Buffer Overflow vulnerability has been around for almost 3 decades and it’s still going strong. Hackers all around the world continue to name it as their default tactic due to the huge number of susceptible web applications. But what steps are organizations (devs) taking to combat this vulnerability? What role does secure coding play in eliminating this threat? This article also includes an ethical hacker’s Buffer Overflow POC along with a brief Q&A.

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Internet of Things (IoT): Hack My Hospital

Dec 16, 2015 By Sharon Solomon | Hospitals and medical clinics were once places where patients were sheltered from the outer world and had the privacy they required for recovering safely. But with the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution in full swing and online health monitoring devices in abundance, the risks involving data leakage and privacy violation are rising exponentially. How safe is today’s healthcare ecosystem? Not very much, as the following article will show you.

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Cloud Application Security

All You Wanted To Know About Cloud Security

Dec 09, 2015 By Sharon Solomon | The IT world is advancing at an astonishing pace. Just a few years ago data was stored physically on databases and software was managed manually. But today more and more organizations are gravitating towards cloud based solutions for their computing needs. While being extremely convenient, cheap and hassle-free, insecure programming can lead to a plethora of vulnerabilities and loopholes that can spell disaster if exploited maliciously.

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Web Application Firewalls

Web Application Firewalls (WAFs): Ethical Hacker Exposes His Secrets

Nov 18, 2015 By Sharon Solomon | In an age where cybercrime is escalating exponentially, picking the right security solution has become extremely crucial. Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) are highly regarded by many leading InfoSec experts, but Pakistani ethical hacker and AppSec expert Rafay Baloch thinks otherwise. To make matters more interesting, he also has the required expertise and POCs to back up his claims.  

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Secure iOS App Development

40 Tips You Must Know About Secure iOS App Development

Nov 10, 2015 By Sharon Solomon | The iPhone is arguably the most desired smartphone on the planet today, thanks to its shiny metallic hardware and user-friendly iOS 9 mobile platform. Despite Google leading the numbers-game with its open-source Android mobile platform, iOS is often considered to be the safer of the two due to Apple’s stricter security policy and its willingness to sacrifice customizability for the cause. But even this platform has its fair share of vulnerabilities and potential security loopholes that need to be addressed by the developers.

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Internet of Things (IoT) - Hack My Home

Internet of Things (IoT) – Hack My Home

Nov 02, 2015 By Sharon Solomon | Once a luxury reserved exclusively for the uber-technical or super-rich, the Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon is invading our private dwellings at an astonishing pace. This revolution has basically connected all commonly used home appliances to the internet. Tech giants worldwide are investing a lot of resources in creating their own Internet of Things (IoT) eco-systems. Unfortunately a lot of this is happening in an unprotected manner, putting millions of people and homes at risk.

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Web Browser Security

All You Wanted To Know About Web Browser Security

Oct 21, 2015 By Sharon Solomon | The web browser has come a long way since its invention in late 1990. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Microsoft Explorer/Edge have now taken the world by storm with their evolving user-friendly features. They have boosted productivity significantly thanks to their seamless integration with leading third-party applications and plug-ins. Unfortunately, web browser security is an aspect that is overlooked more often than not.

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Android Development

Top 5 Secure Android Development Tips

Sep 01, 2015 By Sharon Solomon | Over 50% of US smartphone users are now actively using Android devices and the security aspect of Google’s mobile platform is under constant scrutiny. With new vulnerabilities and hacking POCs making the news on almost a daily basis, safety concerns are rising. So what lies ahead for this customizable and user-friendly, albeit vulnerable, mobile operating system? How can secure Android development minimize the risks? Let’s find out.  

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Application Security

Eye Of The Hacker: Analyzing Today’s Top Application Security Solutions

Aug 20, 2015 By Sharon Solomon | Rafay Baloch takes no prisoners when it comes to exposing vulnerabilities. An ethical hacker since the young age of 14, Baloch is now known within InfoSec circles as a seasoned security expert. His ever-growing list of “victims” includes leading platforms such as Android, Google, PayPal and Nokia, with the former earning him worldwide acclaim.

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