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Checkmarx Tipped For Elite Status In TheMarker 2014 Predictions

Jan 03, 2014 By Sharon Solomon | Checkmarx has wrapped up 2013 with another glowing acknowledgement. After being ranked as the second fastest growing Security Company in Deloitte’s 2013 EMEA Fast 500 rankings, comes recognition from StartIsrael. The TheMarker sponsored entrepreneurship giant has placed Checkmarx in the Top-10 list of Israeli startups to look out for in 2014.
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Top 3 Android Security Tips

Jan 02, 2014 By Sharon Solomon | Android  is enjoying an exponential growth. It’s estimated that Android Smartphone shipments exceeded the 1 billion mark in 2013. But this open-source platform has numerous security issues. Users are advised to step up their security awareness. The Android mobile platform made its entry into the smartphone market in late 2008. Despite lagging behind iOS and Windows Mobile for a couple of years, it is now the leading platform worldwide (over 80% market share in Q3 of 2013). Frequently changing passwords, using Android in-built security features and installing anti-virus programs are very useful and always recommended. But for extensive protection you can and should do more. Lets take a closer look.
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Start Your Weekend Early With Seriously, AppSec?!

Jan 02, 2014 By Sarah Vonnegut | In case you missed it last week, start 2014 off with a laugh, courtesy of our new Tumblr, Seriously, AppSec?! We’ll be adding new ones all the time, so check back for fresh AppSec reactions.
A few reader favorites:
 
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And The Winner of AppSecTip 2014 is….

Jan 01, 2014 By Sarah Vonnegut | Our #AppSecTip survey was a smashing success, thanks to the many amazing security pros who added their best pieces of AppSec advice! After two months of voting and some very close calls, we have finally arrived at the big announcement. So who takes the awesome AR Drone prize home?
Drum roll, please……
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Virtual Reality, Meet Hard Reality: The World of Warcraft Crackdown & What It Could Mean For Cybercrime in China

Dec 31, 2013 By Sarah Vonnegut | Last week in the Zhejiang province of China, 10 men were sentenced to prison terms of up to two years for accessing over 11,500 World of Warcraft accounts. The men didn’t hack into the accounts, but instead bought the login details for the accounts on the black market, then sold each player’s gear and accumulated gold to other gamers within the game.
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Rough 2014 Predicted For Two-Step Verification

Dec 30, 2013 By Sharon Solomon | Two-Step Security is the latest weapon in the battle against cybercrime. More and more major websites are adopting the Double Verification technique to deter hackers from stealing personal data and information. But there is bad news – this method will be rendered ineffective or even useless in 2014.
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This Week in AppSec: December 23–29, 2013

Dec 29, 2013 By Sarah Vonnegut | Christmas week did not exactly bring out the best in some this year – especially when it came to breaches and vulnerabilities. Between Target’s mess of 40M customer records breached, Snapchat’s security fail, Samsung’s vulnerability and Dogecoin’s first hack on Christmas Day, the last full week of 2013 was not Application Security’s best. Let’s take a look, shall we?
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Israeli Banks Hacked. Millions Of Customers In Danger

Dec 27, 2013 By Sharon Solomon | Three Israeli banks recently received an anonymous message, claiming that more than 3 million of their customer’s account details have been stolen. But gone are the days of unmarked bills. The hacker is expecting a huge Bitcoin payoff by next week. The clock is now ticking. The involved banks are Israel Discount Bank, First International Bank of Israel and Bank Yahav for Government Employees Ltd. Needless to say, the news has created lots of unrest in the land of milk and honey.
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The Grinch Who Stole Christmas – And 30 Million Dogecoins

Dec 26, 2013 By Sarah Vonnegut | Hundreds of owners of the cryptocurrency Dogecoin awoke on Christmas to a not-so-cheery discovery: their digital wallets had been cleared out. Someone has stolen at least 30 million Dogecoin from Dogewallet.com, one of the largest sites being used to hold Dogecoins. The discovery came after Dogecoin forum users began posting complaints that their funds were disappearing without their authorization. The attack apparently targeted the site themselves, the hacker modifying the sites’ receiving page to ensure transactions came straight to the thief’s’ account. The site has since been shut down and the site’s owners are now investigating the digital robbery.
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Smile, Your Webcam Has Been Hacked

Dec 25, 2013 By Sharon Solomon | There was a time when hacking involved only stolen data and information. But intruders are always looking for new ways to invade your privacy. The latest trend in the hacking circles involves the enabling of Apple’s MacBook iSight camera while the indicator light is still off, capturing stills without the victim’s knowledge.
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