Tag : Data Security Breach

What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #19

Jul 09, 2012 By Administrator | 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 money and where small amounts of money missing from accounts are likely to go un-noticed.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #16

Jun 18, 2012 By Administrator | 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 the rights to abuse the weakness using an underground forum.

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Coding Security Into Applications – Secure SDLC

Jun 04, 2012 By Administrator | 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 of the task at hand.

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Flame Burns Right Through Windows Application Security

May 30, 2012 By Administrator | 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 campaign to delete classified information from computers throughout the Middle East.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol#13

May 21, 2012 By Administrator | 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#12

May 14, 2012 By Administrator | 90% of all Custom Built Web Application are Wide Open for Attacks!
An astounding 86% of custom built websites are said to have vulnerabilities, said a report issued last week by an American IT company. Nearly 90% of all custom designed web applications tested found positive SQL Injection leaks.

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What’s Hot in Application Security Vol #11

May 09, 2012 By Administrator | 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 minds of IT directors for years as they ponder; how do we migrate data out of the corporate data centers to the cloud?

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3 Most Common Phishing Scams

May 03, 2012 By Administrator | A recent report by the Securities and Exchange Commission (www.sec.gov), indicates that phishing is on the rise. In fact, phishing is the kind of cybercrime an average user is most likely to encounter on a day-to-day basis. Phishing attacks rely on human vulnerabilities, making them more difficult to defend against when compared to viruses, for example. Although modern browsers and security suites incorporate anti-phishing technologies, it still pays to be aware of the most common phishing scams.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol#10

Apr 30, 2012 By Administrator | What’s Wrong with the Public Sector?
They’re failing OWASP Top 10!  
OWAP Top 10- the bible of web applicaiton vulnerabilties, the benchmark vulnerabilities by which most organizations should by going by; who’s their worst pupil? The Public Sector.

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