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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #18

What are the Top Flaws in Web Applications? When it comes to security, web applications are consistently the most vulnerable to penetration. Here are some of the top flaws in web applications:

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #17

PayPal to Grant Money for Reported Vulnerabilities Asking hackers to report security breaches they find without being rewarded doesn’t seem to work. There has to be some kind of an incentive. EBay, Amazon, Sony and now PayPal will provide security researchers who discover vulnerabilities in its website with money prizes. This encourages hackers to search

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #16

WHMCS still vulnerable after latest string of attacks WHMCS is a UK supplier of technical support and customer service is yet again the victim of a Ddos attack, due to its inability to mend an already known SQL Injection vulnerability. The embarrassment continued for the company in the days following where a hacker was auctioning

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #15

5 of the most famous hacks, ever!  Hacking has pretty much been a concept which has been around since as long as the internet has. Sometimes the criminals go after governments to make political statements, like the recent hacks seen against the Chinese Government, sometimes it’s all about an online cyber war, as was seen

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Coding Security Into Applications – Secure SDLC

We wanted to share with you an excellent article written by Richard Janezic from midsizeinsider.com that covers the alarming state of application security, and how many of the current security vulnerabilities can be prevented by dedicating more thought into developing a secure coding methodology utilizing technologies that are available in the marketplace and considerably reduce the complexity

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What’s HOT In Application Security Vol #14

Are Chinese Hackers threatening the US economy using malware? According to a McClatchy-Tribune report this month “Chinese attempts to collect U.S. technological and economic information will continue at a high level and will represent a growing and persistent threat to U.S. economic security.” The FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department’s national security

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Flame Burns Right Through Windows Application Security

This week the cyber warfare stakes in the Middle East were raised a few notches when a Kaspersky Lab (Link) anti-virus expert discovered the Flame virus, which many have dubbed the most advanced and sophisticated cyber weapon ever unleashed. The Flame espionage worm, a previously unknown piece of malware was at the heart of a

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Top 5 Apps to Keep Your Android Secure

Securing your data in an increasingly insecure world is no easy task. Backing up computer data,installing software that protects you from identity theft are just a few things we do to secure our data.  Think about it. Why wouldn’t you want to protect your Android Phone? It’s not only if you physically lose your phone

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol#13

The High Price of Web Application Security  What is the true cost of web application security? One CISO might say ‘My entire security solution cost me $40,000’, another might quote a higher price but many companies will simply answer ‘What is the cost of no application security?’

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