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.

Joomla’s Security State- WordPress is not alone

Two months ago Checkmarx has published a research revealing the security state of WordPress’s 50 top plugins. Another CMS joins the list and this time it’s Joomla- as simple vulnerability was exploited to infect thousands of websites with malware. The sites were hacked to serve up the prevalent Blackhole exploit kit, which in turn infected users’ systems

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Home is where the heart is. and the hacker too.

Thomas Hatley, an ordinary citizen from Oregon was surprised to receive a weird phone call by a complete stranger who hacked his smart home while speaking. The stranger- David Bryan, Security Researcher at Trustwave, managed to hack into Thomas’s “smart” house through an automation system that allows a remote control of electrical devices, originally meant

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[video] Carjackers in action

Who would have imagined that vehicles are starting to require the same protection as laptop computers? Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, sponsored by the Pentagon’s research facility demonstrate in a short video how easily a car can be hacked in real time and how they gain full control over the vehicle’s computer.   View full article

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Cybercrimes % > eCommerce %

eCommerce grew by 16% while Cybercrime grew by 23%. This finding, by Martec shows the growth of cyber attacks in comparison to eCommerce in 2012.  Despite this growth, says the report, which questioned 100 leading UK retailers, retailers aren’t taking fraud as seriously as they should, and as a result smaller retailers have paid seven

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