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Shifting to DevSecOps, with Software Security Testing Built In

Shifting to DevSecOps, with Software Security Testing Built In

Many organizations today are in the process of transitioning to a DevOps-centric approach, but don’t want to leave security behind. In order to build security in from the beginning of their software development process, it’s essential to enhance your security posture by integrating application security testing solutions into the software development life cycle at your

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Software Security Predictions: What to Watch for in 2019

Software Security Predictions: What to Watch for in 2019

Security breaches regularly made headlines in 2018, while advancements in DevOps, application security testing tools, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud adoption, and the Internet of Things raced forward. 2019 promises to be another busy year in technology and digital transformation, but what will that look like for software security? Here are our software security predictions

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Android WebView: Are Secure Coding Practices Being Followed?

Android WebView: Are Secure Coding Practices Being Followed?

WebViews are very common on the Android applications. There are clear WebView security best practices, but are they being implemented? With our previous blog post in mind, Android WebView: Secure Coding Practices, we wanted to understand how security best practices in WebViews are being implemented in the wild. Are the apps with WebViews, currently available on

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9 Key Players for a Winning Security Team

9 Key Players for a Winning Security Team

Basketball legend Michael Jordan once said, “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” When it comes to something as important as your company’s security, you can’t afford to rely on anything less than a championship security team. What does a championship security team mean for your organization? You may have hired the best

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NFCdrip: Data Exfiltration Research in Near Field Communication

NFCdrip: Data Exfiltration Research in Near Field Communication

Near-field communication (NFC) is a set of protocols that enables two electronic devices to establish communication by bringing them very close together. Usually the devices must be within less than 4cm. Contactless payment systems use NFC devices, including smartphones, and are similar to those used in credit cards and electronic ticket smartcards. Social networking and

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Get Freebies by Abusing the Android InApp Billing API

Get Freebies by Abusing the Android InApp Billing API

Security researchers started talking about vulnerabilities in the Android InApp Billing API years ago, but we found it worthwhile to take another look to see how it has improved (or not) and verify the best way to build security into the application. The Android InApp Billing API is a powerful part of the Android framework that allows

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Don’t Get Phished – 7 Tips to Avoid This Common Cyber Attack

Don’t Get Phished – 7 Tips to Avoid This Common Cyber Attack

Phishing is the most common type of cyber-attack that impacts organizations both large and small. These attacks may take many forms, but they all share a common goal – getting you to share sensitive information such as login credentials, credit card information, or bank account details. Unfortunately, some of the more common ways we might

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AppSec Is Dead But Software Security is Alive & Well

AppSec Is Dead, but Software Security Is Alive & Well

Everyone agrees that an enterprise’s application ecosystem must be protected, especially when data breaches are reported with alarming frequency and the average total cost of a breach comes in at $3.62 million. However, defeating increasingly severe threats requires a holistic approach to security, one that places an emphasis on managing not only application vulnerabilities but all

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Smart Bulb Offers Light, Color, Music, and... Data Exfiltration?

Smart Bulb Offers Light, Color, Music, and… Data Exfiltration?

Smart bulbs are widely known as a successful offering in home automation and IoT products, as they are internet-capable light bulbs that allow home users to customize the colors, schedule on and off times, and control them remotely. Some even play music and could improve your sleep. Any device that can wireless connect with phone

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Navigation Apps: Leading the Way? Or Following You?

Navigation Apps: Leading the Way? Or Following You?

In the United States alone, 84% of adults are using navigation applications, according to a recent Gallup poll. Whether they’re downloading it in an app store or the navigation capability is already built into the car, these navigation tools are taking us to the grocery store, to our grandparents’ house, to job interviews, and everywhere

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