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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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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 #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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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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What’s Hot in Application Security Vol #11

Is fear in the Cloud misplaced? Who’s afraid of the big bad cloud? Everyone apparently! Corporations, Public Companies; the list is endless. Cloud Security is synonymous with problems. When we consider Cloud Security we think about application security and guarding sensitive data. Cloud Security has been one of the things on the front of the

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #8

Would you Trade your freedom for Application Security? OWASP’s Dan Greer recently gave the keynote speech at the “Application Security Matters’ conference where he delved into the problems and issues arising from the inconsistencies in application security. There are many things which contribute to lousy application security- not taking the necessary steps to protect your

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol#6

Application Security- Not Sufficient! A study was recently conducted among 800 It executives which found that there is a huge difference between the perception of Security from the viewpoint of the developer and security professionals. Security professionals view the applications in a far more optimistic light- stating that they are secure enough, whilst developers say

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