Tag: Vulnerability

A Simple Coding Error Put Millions of Smartphone Users at Risk: What You Need to Know

As many as 180 million smartphone users are at risk of having texts and calls hijacked by hackers – all due to a simple coding error in at least 685 different mobile apps. A warning was released by the cybersecurity firm Appthority late last week. According to Appthority, the vulnerability (known as Eavesdropper) could let

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keys to avoiding data security breaches

Keys to Avoiding Data Security Breaches

Data security breaches and exploits continuously make headlines as online organizations and applications are under constant attack by cyber criminals. The number of data breaches are increasing drastically year to year putting millions of people at risk of identity theft and fraud. A consequential data breach has the power to wreck company assets while taking

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White Box vs Black Box

White Box vs. Black Box Testing Tools: How Would You Treat Your Symptoms?

When I feel ill, I take a trip to my doctor. A�At first, the doctor will run some tests to see if there is anything visible that can help indicate what treatment should be given. (Disclaimer: the writer of this post is in no way or manner a medical doctor). The Black Box approach The

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Code Analysis Tools

Static Code Analysis Tools – The AppSec Checklist

YouA�have finally decided to fight cybercrime and protect your application. Great. But picking correctlyA�from the wide range of static code analysis tools available on today’s market has become aA�challenging task. Besides beingA�ineffective in locating application layer vulnerabilities, picking the wrong solution can lead to developer disengagement, which is the worst thing that can happen to

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All You Wanted To Know About Online Banking Security

Gone are the days when people frequented their banks to get their errands done. With more and more banking activities being performed online via web and mobile applications, the security risks are rising exponentially. But are banks and financial institutions doing enough to safeguard our privacy and financial assets? What are the risks and what

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What You Need to Know – Instagram Hacked

What was stolen?   An independent security researcher was able to hack Instagram servers and gain access to basically all of Instagram’s secret material.A� Wesley Weinberg, was able to put his hands on everything from Instagram’s source code through credentials to email servers, SSL certificates and personal data of employees and users. As part of

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Pakistani Ethical Hacker Reveals How He Exposed Android Vulnerabilities

Hackers are often viewed as modern-day pirates. While mostly true due to the security hazards they create, ethical hackers actually are very helpful in actually improving security standards. Most of these security experts perform these actions simply for the benefit of the community. Rafay Baloch is one such ethical hacker.   Baloch, also known as

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This Week in AppSec: December 23–29, 2013

Christmas week did not exactly bring out the best in some this year – especially when it came to breaches and vulnerabilities. Between Target’s mess of 40M customer records breached, Snapchat’s security fail, Samsung’s vulnerability and Dogecoin’s first hack on Christmas Day, the last full week of 2013 was not Application Security’s best. Let’s take

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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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