Application
Security Trends

Traditional security is well past its expiration date.
Learn about the latest trends in AppSec in these posts,
from DevOps to SAST and everything in between.

Internet of Fails: Serious Vulnerability Found in Philips Smart TVs

Just a couple of decades ago, the Internet of Things (IoT) idea was restricted to sci-fi movies and novels. But the internet revolution has changed everything. Millions of new home appliances are going online on a daily basis, enabling hackers to spread malware, create botnets and harvest sensitive information worldwide.  

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Checkmarx Selected As Finalist For Red Herring Top 100 Europe Awards

We’re excited to announce that Checkmarx has been chosen as a Finalist for Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe award, a distinctive list that honors the year’s most promising private tech companies in Europe.   The Red Herring 100 Awards, first started in 1996, are one of the most prestigious events for start-ups across the world. Red Herring’s

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ATMs Raided With Ploutus as Windows XP Zero Day Approaches

Windows XP will be officially discontinued on 8 April, but the legend platform is far from becoming extinct. 95% of the world’s ATMs are still powered by the 12-year old operating system, opening the door for Ploutus attacks. More and more hackers are using SMS messages to steal money. As informed in our previous Windows

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BYOD 2.0: Securing the Internet of Things in Your Organization

In the latest Internet of Things news this week, researchers from Cal Poly successfully designed an app for Google Glass that could take a picture every ten seconds with the display off, “uploading the images to a remote server without giving the wearer any sign that his or her vision is being practically live-streamed to

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Bitcoin Crashing Due To Steep Rise in Cybercrime

The Bitcoin bandwagon has stalled. The value of the Cryptocurrency skyrocketed in 2013, but a downward trend is being witnessed this year. Investors and traders wishing to see Bitcoins in the mainstream e-commerce scene will probably have to wait a little longer. Besides the glaring lack of regulation and worrying price volatility, cybercriminal activity has

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3 Key Benefits of Automating Your Source Code Review

Automation has taken the business world by storm. We automate everything, from marketing to manufacturing and everything in between, and it often pays off: greater ROIs, higher productivity, less overworked employees. In application security, the same can be true. As web applications have become the essence of business in almost every industry, the risks have

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The Worrying Security State of CMS Platforms

The use of Content Management Systems (CMS) is on the rise. Over 20% of the top 10,000 websites today rely on CMS platforms, namely WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. But the quick setup and customizable functionality come at a price. Security issues are being exposed and exploited by cybercriminals. Checkmarx’s Research Lab studied the vulnerabilities in

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Mobile Friday: Backdoor Exposed in Samsung Smartphones

Smartphones are getting smarter and the risks involved in using them are also getting bigger. More and more security issues are popping up in today’s mobile phones. The latest high-profile vulnerability has been exposed in a wide range of mainstream Samsung devices, sold in millions all around the world. Replicant has published a proof-of-concept software

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Cridex Banking Trojan Still Alive and Kicking

The Cridex Banking Trojan is wreaking havoc in Europe, especially in Germany. Hackers are implementing the traditional phishing methodology to trick victims into compromising their banking information. The Cridex malware has now officially overtaken the ZeuS Trojan and its clones thanks to the recent activity spike. Six different URL schemes are being used to cover-up

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Windows XP Dying Maliciously, Zero-Day Attacks Imminent

Microsoft has announced that all official Windows XP support will be terminated on April 8, 2014. But despite the fact that zero-day is just around the corner, millions of businesses and individuals are still using the legacy platform, making them extremely vulnerable to hacking and malware attacks. The Windows XP platform’s ecosystem is officially going

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