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How Attackers Could Hijack Your Android Camera to Spy on You

This blog was co-authored by Pedro Umbelino, Senior Security Researcher, Checkmarx. In today’s digitally-connected society, smartphones have become an extension of us. Advanced camera and video capabilities in particular are playing a massive role in this, as users are able to quickly take out their phones and capture any moment in real-time with the simple

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Combating the Continuous Development of Vulnerable Software

Most people in our industry know what the acronym CVE means. For those that may not, CVE stands for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures. According to their website, CVE was launched in 1999 as a list of common identifiers for publicly-known cybersecurity vulnerabilities found in commercial and open source software and / or firmware. What makes

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Breaking Down the OWASP API Security Top 10 (Part 1)

As a result of a broadening threat landscape and the ever-increasing usage of APIs, the OWASP API Security Top 10 Project was launched. From the start, the project was designed to help organizations, developers, and application security teams become more aware of the risks associated with APIs. This past September, the OWASP API Security Top

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The Hacker vs. Struts 2 Game – It Appears it has No Ending

If you’re active in the cybersecurity industry, you have likely heard the buzz about Struts 2 Java framework in 2017. In short, hackers were able to exploit a vulnerable application based on Struts 2 and stole hundreds of millions of PII records. The vulnerability (CVE-2017-5638) made a lot of noise, but like almost any critical

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NFC False Tag Vulnerability – CVE-2019-9295

Introduction Security Aspects of Android Android is a privilege-separated operating system, in which each application runs with a distinct system identity (Linux user ID and group ID). Parts of the system are also separated into distinct identities. Linux isolates applications from each other and from the system. Additional finer- grained security features are provided through

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The Open Source Cookbook: Prepping Your Kitchen

Over the course of this adventure into the culinary world of software development, we have drawn comparisons between open source software and cookie recipes, and equated open source risks to spoiled ingredients. When cooking, it’s imperative that we prep our kitchen properly, stocking the tools and equipment, getting our timing and steps in order, soliciting

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Kotlin Guide: Why We Need Mobile Application Secure Coding Practices

October is the annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), which is promoted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS). According to the NICCS, “Held every October, NCSAM is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to

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Becoming Optimus Prime Within Your AppSec Initiatives

When I was a child, I didn’t dream of becoming a legendary football player or a rock star. My dream was to become a Transformer: specifically Optimus Prime. I am sure some of you in the audience shared the same dream. As you can probably guess, unfortunately, this dream did not come true. But what

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Vulnerable Software – The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Concerning the latest data breaches on record, this past May was rather noteworthy. A host of organizations from around the world announced in fact, that they had experienced a data breach.  From online retailers, travel booking sites, and high-tech startups, to social sharing sites, healthcare billing firms, and even title insurance companies, the long list

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AppSec Is Dead But Software Security is Alive & Well

AppSec Is Dead, but Software Security Is Alive & Well

Everyone agrees that an enterprise’s application ecosystem must be protected, especially when data breaches are reported with alarming frequency and the average total cost of a breach comes in at $3.62 million. However, defeating increasingly severe threats requires a holistic approach to security, one that places an emphasis on managing not only application vulnerabilities but all

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