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Preparing the Cyber-Cops of Tomorrow: Interview with Giovanni Vigna

Each year, hundreds of hackers gather in computer labs around the world. Their goal? Like any other hackers, their goal is to manually exploit application and network level flaws in servers across the globe. If it sounds malicious, it’s just because it mimics real world vulnerability exploitations that happen every day. In fact, this specific

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Cryptolocker – Nasty Ransomware Wrecking Havoc Worldwide

If you own a PC running Windows, you are vulnerable to Cryptolocker. This Trojan entered the spotlight in late 2013 and is not showing any signs of slowing down. It’s very important to understand and be aware of this fast-spreading ransomware, which has already earned its operators lots of money. The dreaded Trojan initially spread only via emails.

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Application Security News – December 9 – 15, 2013

In this week’s AppSec digest, NSA agents spy on World of Warcraft Orcs, Facebook acts like a Nosy Nancy, Gmail auto-downloads all your advertise – I mean images, and CryptoLocker copycats emerge. Get informed about the latest news in security and start your week out fresh.

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Balloon Pop 2 Taken Off Android Play Store – WhatsApp Snooping Exposed

Mobile malware has come a long way in recent years. The latest exploit was exposed this week when the popular “Balloon Pop 2”, played and enjoyed by thousands of Android users, was found to contain a malicious code that enabled eavesdropping on WhatsApp conversations. Google has taken the game off its Play Store app market.

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Hacker’s Paradise – New Virus Transfers Stolen Data Using Inaudible Sounds

Air-Gap Jumping Communication. Networkless hacking. Sci-fi movie themes are now turning into reality. German researchers Michael Hanspach and Michael Goetz have created what can potentially become the driving force behind the next-gen malware. Security experts be warned – offline computing is not going to be safe for long. 

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Obamacare Website Compromised; Security Issues Surface

The Obamacare website has now joined the ever-growing list of compromised portals. Reports of bad user-experience and rumors of security breaches have been making the rounds for weeks, but the newly launched national healthcare website (healthcare.gov) has now apparently fallen prey to a typical Cross-Site Scripting attack. 

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #40

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

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #35

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

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