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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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Analysis of Drupal Security Vulnerabilities

Drupal is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) and content management framework (CMF) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. It is used as a back-end system for at least 2.1% of all websites worldwide ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites including whitehouse.gov and data.gov.uk. It is also used for knowledge management and business collaboration.

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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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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #20

Yahoo left red-faced after SQL injection vulnerability reveals nearly half a million passwords! A hacking group who name themselves ‘DD3Ds Company’ have, within the last few days leaked 453,492 yahoo text passwords for Yahoo accounts. DD3Ds Company now claim that they attained the passwords by means of SQL injection against a poorly secured Yahoo subdomain. Security

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #19

Cyber Attacks on ATM and online banking are at an all time high Cyber Attacks which are aimed at online banking applications are at an all time high, according to several security experts. Unsurprisingly, almost one third of all attacks were aimed at banks which reside in the Gulf, where the banks are swelling with oil

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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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