Tag : Cloud Security

Cloud Application Security

All You Wanted To Know About Cloud Security

Dec 09, 2015 By Sharon Solomon | The IT world is advancing at an astonishing pace. Just a few years ago data was stored physically on databases and software was managed manually. But today more and more organizations are gravitating towards cloud based solutions for their computing needs. While being extremely convenient, cheap and hassle-free, insecure programming can lead to a plethora of vulnerabilities and loopholes that can spell disaster if exploited maliciously.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #40

Jan 14, 2013 By asaphs | Shape Security: Getting Down to the Root of Hacking
When treating an illness, it is generally more effective to treat the source of the problem rather than the symptoms. Shape Security is trying to do the same in the field of website security. While all other products are geared towards a faster, cheaper, and better way of preventing and stopping attackers, Sumit Agarwal, co-founder and vice president of Shape claims that they are “striking at the core mechanics of how those things work and making them harder to do in the future” by focusing on cutting edge attackers and crimeware ecosystem. Basically, it won’t be “offensive security” but defensive security, making it harder and more costly to do any damage.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #39

Dec 13, 2012 By asaphs |
2013 Threat Predictions
This past week, one of the frontrunners in high-performance network security announced their predictions for the top threats of 2013. The following are highlights of the top 3. 1. Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) – Generally known to target specific classified information by using various methods and vectors, this coming year they are predicted to target high-powered civilians such as CEOs, celebrities, and politicians. This prediction will be hard to verify since the attacker could easily remove the malware undetected and those who become aware will probably keep it hidden from the media anyway. The targeted information is likely to be used for criminal activities such as blackmail. 2. Two Factor Authentication – It seems as if one password is not enough to be secure these days. Anyone could easily download a program which can crack an alpha-numeric password no problem. Next year, we’ll likely see more web-based logins that will require a password plus a secondary password which will be either sent via SMS or a stand-alone security token. 3. Targeting Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications – M2M communications allow wireless and wired machines to communicate with other devices which can solve many human error problems. However, the security of these systems is still questionable. Hacking into M2Ms has not been seen yet, but this is likely to happen next year unless there is improvement in their security. For more information visit http://www.equities.com/news/headline-story?dt=2012-12-10&val=807181&cat=goods.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #37

Nov 20, 2012 By asaphs | Hacktivists reach a new level of cyber terror in Israel
Since the outbreak of hostilities between Gaza and Israel, several Israeli companies as well as those doing business with them have absorbed quite a few cyber attacks. According to various sources, 44 million attacks have been prevented since rockets began falling.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #36

Nov 13, 2012 By asaphs | EU Official hacked at an Internet Security Conference
A European Union Official has come out in a statement which declared that her staff was hacked when they attended an internet Security conference last month in Azerbaijan. EC Vice President Neelie Kroes, released a statement about the ironic hack in her blog last week, where she went into further detail to explain the scope of what happened and how her and her employees computers were compromised at a meeting of the Internet Governance Forum in Baku.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #35

Nov 09, 2012 By asaphs | Securities and Exchanges Commission leaves sensitive data vulnerable to hackers 
Staff of the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) have left highly sensitive information from exchanges open to hacking and other cyber attacks because they miserably and negligently failed to secure their data  and devices to the required standards. This statement came after inside information was leaked to the News Agency Reuters.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #34

Oct 30, 2012 By asaphs | Foreign Hacker Steals 387,000 Credit Card Numbers From South Carolina’s Department of Revenue
A foreign hacker has managed to steal nearly 400,000 credit and debit card numbers as well as 3.6 million Social Security numbers from the South Carolina’s Department of Revenue. While most of the stolen credit card details were encrypted, 16,000 had no encryption whatsoever.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #33

Oct 22, 2012 By asaphs | Muslim Hacker Group Attack US National weather Service
A Hacking group from Kosovo calling themselves the Hackers Security group have released sensitive hacked data from the US National weather service. The stolen information included, files from the web server and other sensitive data that could be used for a later attack.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol#26

Aug 27, 2012 By asaphs | Microsoft vulnerable to VPN attack
Microsoft’s MS-CHAP v2 (Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol version 2) which is used to authenticate users in PPTP-based (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) VPNs has been shown to be vulnerable to hacks according to reports from the recent Defcon conference.

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