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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The Week in Security: PWN2OWN, Double DDoSes, Malaysian Plane Crash Scams & Targeta��s Missed Alarms

This week in security was busy with a little bit of everything – breaches, hacking contests, cyber scams, hacktivism and more. Here’s the lowdown on all the biggest security stories of the week:A�

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Keeping Up With The Hackers, Part 2: a�?It Takes a Hacker to Catch Onea��

In our original Keeping Up With The Hackers post, AppSec expert Dave Ferguson graced our blog with a fantastic post speaking on the tools he uses to stay up-to-date with his hacking skills. For this post, we spoke with Malik Mesellem, another security expert with over 15 years of experience and a love of securing

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Mobile Friday: WhatsApp Alternatives Not Really Safe

WhatsApp now belongs to Facebook and the acquisition has raised some serious concerns regarding the privacy of the app’s users. Facebook is not really commenting on the issue, causing more and more people to look at alternate solutions. Unfortunately, the alternatives are not really secure. Compatible with Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, Blackberry and even the

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Loser Credentials: Stop The Insanity!

Therea��s a famous saying about how the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Nothing could be truer about the worlda��s relationship with passwords, and ita��s a reality that should hit the security world even harder. After all, as we recently learned, the Target hack affecting at

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Coming Soon: Chameleon, A WiFi Virus That Spreads Like Flu

The diversity in malware and virus attributes is huge. New techniques are being invented all the time. Just a few months ago Hacking with Inaudible Sounds was demonstrated. Now there is Chameleon, aA�contagiousA�virus that skips in between Wireless Access Points. Researchers at the University of Liverpool in the UK conducted a unique research trying to

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Crypto Flaws For All & The Weeks Other Security News

SSL encryption was the name of the security game this week, with major vulnerabilities a��now fixed a�� facing both iOS and WhatsApp users and Neiman Marcus released a new analysis of their recent breach a�� and apparently someone was NOT paying attention. Catch up on all last weeka��s stories before RSA USA takes over your

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Simplifying Password Security Through Sound: Google’s New Tech ‘Toy’

Passwords have taken on a bad name lately. In countless security breaches and incidents, theya��ve been too easy to crack, too difficult to remember, not encrypted enough, the right way, or at all. We each login to so many different sites on a daily basis, with each one supposed to have its own unique password

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Crowdfunding Kickstarter Gets Hacked & Other Security Stories This Week

This week, Kickstarter suffered its’ first major breach with minor consequences, Target’s back in the ring with new reports indicating missed warnings from analysts about the payment systems, the Syrian Electronic Army strikes again, this time hitting Forbes, Internet Explorer suffered critical zero-day exploits and more. Before the next week full of security scares rolls

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