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Software Architecture with Shortest Time-to-Market Consideration

Survival of the Fastest Today, everything is getting faster. With social media and our smartphones, we expect immediate responses to our messages. When searching for the answer to a question, the internet can deliver it in seconds. Even Amazon’s one- or two-day delivery is no longer fast enough, and we can now get what we

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Checkmarx Research: Solidity and Smart Contracts from a Security Standpoint

This research was provided by Paulo Silva and Guillaume Lopes, who are members of the Checkmarx Security Research Team. Quoting the official documentation, Solidity “is a contract-oriented, high-level language for implementing smart contracts.” It was proposed back in 2014 by Gavin Wood and developed by several people, most of them being core contributors to the

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Breaking Down the OWASP API Security Top 10 (Part 2)

Due to the widespread usage of APIs, and the fact that attackers realize APIs are a new attack frontier, the OWASP API Security Top 10 Project was launched. From the beginning, the project was designed to help organizations, developers, and application security teams become increasingly aware of the risks associated with APIs. This past December,

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2019 – Checkmarx Research Roundup

Discovering vulnerabilities like the ones mentioned below is why the Checkmarx Security Research team performs investigations. This type of research activity is part of their ongoing efforts to drive the necessary changes in software security practices among vendors that manufacture consumer-based technologies, while bringing more security awareness amid the consumers who purchase and use them.

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Twas the Night of the Go-Live

Twas the night of the Go-Live, and all through the team, We were nervous as ever, at least it would seem. We thought we had done, everything that was right, We were hoping it’s quick, then we’d call it a night.   We had the right tools, at least we thought so, We fired up

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Raising Your Software Security Programs to the “STAR” Level

In sporting events, movies, and TV entertainment, we often have STAR athletes and STAR actors/actresses. When going to school, most students strive for an A* (STAR) grade on their assignments, tests, and assessments. In this same context, is there a way for organizations to achieve something similar concerning their software security programs? At Checkmarx, we

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Injection Vulnerabilities – 20 Years and Counting

Injection vulnerabilities are one of the oldest exploitable software defects, which unfortunately are still prevalent today. Doing a simple search on cve.mitre.org com for the term injection returns with over 10,852 injection-related vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software since the year 2000, and the number of injection vulnerabilities continues to grow daily. The earliest

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Why I Hate Software Upgrades

Well, to be honest, I don’t hate them. However, upgrading software, any software, isn’t always a simple task. To start with, organizations often need to write up a statement of work (SOW) designed to explain the entire upgrade process, taking into account all the things that might (and probably will…let’s face it) go wrong. Plan

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How Attackers Could Hijack Your Android Camera to Spy on You

This blog was co-authored by Pedro Umbelino, Senior Security Researcher, Checkmarx. In today’s digitally-connected society, smartphones have become an extension of us. Advanced camera and video capabilities in particular are playing a massive role in this, as users are able to quickly take out their phones and capture any moment in real-time with the simple

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Combating the Continuous Development of Vulnerable Software

Most people in our industry know what the acronym CVE means. For those that may not, CVE stands for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures. According to their website, CVE was launched in 1999 as a list of common identifiers for publicly-known cybersecurity vulnerabilities found in commercial and open source software and / or firmware. What makes

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