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.

What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #30

Hackers breach major Canadian based control system technology supplier Hackers have within the last few days managed to hack a major Calgary based technology company, Telvent Canada, known to be major suppliers of control systems for electrical grids, public water systems, public transport functions and most of Canada’s oil and pipelines. Insiders say the hacking

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #29

More than half of all companies experienced a security breach in the past year and a half More than half of all companies in the world experienced some kind of security breach in the past 18 months; worrying statistic, given the level of damage a security breach can do to a company. The statement comes

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #28

Web hosting company GoDaddy hacked GoDaddy, the web hosting service provider was hacked on Monday by a supporter of Anonymous, a self-proclaimed group of rogue hackers. The attack also affected many of GoDaddy’s customers. The attack caused GoDaddy and many of the company’s 10.5 million customer’s web sites to go down for several hours on

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #27

Could a lack of web application security be affecting your businesses share price? It has been noted that in larger corporations the linkage of the brand to a string of negative security issues can seriously affect the share price for the worse.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol#26

Microsoft vulnerable to VPN attack Microsoft’s MS-CHAP v2 (Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol version 2) which is used to authenticate users in PPTP-based (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) VPNs has been shown to be vulnerable to hacks according to reports from the recent Defcon conference.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #25

WikiLeaks crippled by DDoS attacks A group who call themselves AntiLeaks has claimed responsibility for the crippling hack on the famous site WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange.  WikiLinks claimed that that their servers were attacked by 10 Gbps of false traffic per second. The attack was also reported to be a sustained one lasting

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol#23

Top security expert notes hackers aiming for cross-platform vulnerabilities An increasing amount of hackers are aiming to use cross-platform malware to attack both Microsoft and Apple application vulnerabilities. Hackers tend to favor third party applications that run on both Macs and Windows such as Adobe PDF, Adobe Flash, Java as well as others.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #22

Game publisher Ubisoft in hot water due to serious security threat Ubisoft is a household name synonymous with fantastic, exciting games and also with a zero tolerance approach to game piracy. The company has been plagued with problems recently after the Uplay network has been absolutely overloaded with issues; outages, technical issues and now security!

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What’s Hot in Application Security Vol #21

DARPA funded hacking device ready for release The Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA) has just finished funding a new device called The Power Pwn. The new device which is cunningly concealed as a regular power strip is anything but! The new device is actually a Hacking tool for launching remotely-activated WI-Fi, Bluetooth and Ethernet

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