Tag: Vulnerability

Checkmarx: Challenging The Application Security Field

This article originally appeared in Israeli publication The Marker. Read it in Hebrew here.  By Jonathan Raveh In a world where security breaches can cause enormous daily losses of up to millions of dollars, companies have started to develop a deeper understanding of what it takes to protect and secure the digital side of their

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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 #38

Hacking Group ‘Anonymous’ attacks Syrian Government websites In Response To Syrian Internal Internet Blackout In response to a Syrian government move which has closed all fax, phone and Internet lines coming out of the troubled country, the hacking group ‘Anonymous’ started last Friday to attack and shut down government and affiliated pro-Syrian websites.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #20

Yahoo left red-faced after SQL injection vulnerability reveals nearly half a million passwords! A hacking group who name themselves ‘DD3Ds Company’ have, within the last few days leaked 453,492 yahoo text passwords for Yahoo accounts. DD3Ds Company now claim that they attained the passwords by means of SQL injection against a poorly secured Yahoo subdomain. Security

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #17

PayPal to Grant Money for Reported Vulnerabilities Asking hackers to report security breaches they find without being rewarded doesn’t seem to work. There has to be some kind of an incentive. EBay, Amazon, Sony and now PayPal will provide security researchers who discover vulnerabilities in its website with money prizes. This encourages hackers to search

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #16

WHMCS still vulnerable after latest string of attacks WHMCS is a UK supplier of technical support and customer service is yet again the victim of a Ddos attack, due to its inability to mend an already known SQL Injection vulnerability. The embarrassment continued for the company in the days following where a hacker was auctioning

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Coding Security Into Applications – Secure SDLC

We wanted to share with you an excellent article written by Richard Janezic from midsizeinsider.com that covers the alarming state of application security, and how many of the current security vulnerabilities can be prevented by dedicating more thought into developing a secure coding methodology utilizing technologies that are available in the marketplace and considerably reduce the complexity

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Flame Burns Right Through Windows Application Security

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

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Top 5 Apps to Keep Your Android Secure

Securing your data in an increasingly insecure world is no easy task. Backing up computer data,installing software that protects you from identity theft are just a few things we do to secure our data.  Think about it. Why wouldn’t you want to protect your Android Phone? It’s not only if you physically lose your phone

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