Tag : Malware


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 #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 #27

Sep 04, 2012 By asaphs | Could a lack of web application security be affecting your businesses share price?
It has been noted that in larger corporations the linkage of the brand to a string of negative security issues can seriously affect the share price for the worse.

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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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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 #14

Jun 04, 2012 By Administrator | 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 division have raised concerns in granting an international service license to China Mobile, making it easier for China to spy on the U.S. or steal intellectual property from U.S. companies.

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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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