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The History of JavaScript [INFOGRAPHIC]

Brendan Eich, a Netscape Communications Corporation programmer, created JavaScript in September 1995. It took Eich only 10 days to develop the scripting language, then known as Mocha.Let’s step back to look at this complex JavaScript history. Why Put the Java in JavaScript? When Eich created JavaScript in 1995, he created it for Netscape Navigator and

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How Secure Are the Browser Extensions You Create?

How Secure Are the Browser Extensions You Create?

Extensions have become a must-have on every user’s browser. Since most users are not aware of the power of browser extensions, the responsibility for creating secure browser extensions belongs to you, the developer. Browser vendors also share some responsibility, and are starting to understand how important the security of browser extensions are—for example, Google recently

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Diving Deep into Regular Expression Denial of Service (ReDoS) in Go

Diving Deep into Regular Expression Denial of Service (ReDoS) in Go

Go Programming Language (also known as Golang) is an open source programming language created by Google. Go is compiled, is statically typed as in C (with garbage collection), with limited structural typing, memory safety features and CSP-style concurrent features. In this blog post, we’ll recap Go’s security posture facing Regular Expression Denial of Service (ReDoS) attacks.

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Secure JavaScript Applications

The Only Way to Build Effective and Secure JavaScript Applications

JavaScript is everywhere. It runs on your smartphone, personal computer and even on your server. That much power comes with a lot of responsibility. Keeping JavaScript code clean and secure is the only responsible way to write JavaScript. Given the vast proliferation of JavaScript, there is a myriad of ways to write poor code as everyday hackers target

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Ultimate Guide to CSRF

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding & Preventing CSRF

We hear about SQL injection and Cross-Site Scripting constantly – but there are eight other high-risk vulnerabilities we need to be aware of, just in the OWASP Top Ten. One of those eight is yet another one to keep your eyes out for: Cross-Site Request Forgery, normally shortened as CSRF or XSRF.     CSRF

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The Worst PhoneGap Security Issues And How To Avoid Them

  Mobile devices have exploded in our modern world. And with the explosion have come implications. Business can be conducted anywhere now, and high-value documents and data can easily be read and shared on the go. While this may be great for productivity levels and greater flexibility, security risks only seem to increase as more

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Game of Hacks: Promoting Secure Coding Practices

Application security has become a huge challenge for IT companies worldwide. More and more exploits, causing widespread financial and technical damage, are being reported on almost a daily basis. While primarily taking these security issues head-on, Checkmarx is also providing an interactive solution to promote secure coding standards within organizations.  

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eBay Data Breach: A Big Wake-Up Call for e-Commerce Giants

eBay, the world’s largest and most used eCommerce platform, has suffered a major security breach. More than 100 million users have been affected in what has become this year’s biggest cybercrime so far. It’s still not clear how the intruders gained access to the eBay databases, but this is definitely the right time to bolster

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