Tag : Web Application Security

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2,000+ Websites Vulnerable With Ruby on Rails Flaw

Nov 28, 2013 By Sarah Vonnegut | A new exploit, discovered by a white-hat hacker, puts users of over 2,000 Websites in danger of attack. Older versions of Ruby on Rails, a popular open source Web app, employ a defective session management system that could affect the users on the thousands of sites that use it. G.S. McNamara, a security researcher based in D.C., first found the vulnerability issue back in September. The exploit is an Insufficient Session Expiration weakness, and McNamara says it’s fairly common. It’s especially dangerous for shared computers with lots of daily user turnover, such as in libraries or internet cafes.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #30

Sep 30, 2012 By asaphs | Hackers breach major Canadian based control system technology supplier
Hackers have within the last few days managed to hack a major Calgary based technology company, Telvent Canada, known to be major suppliers of control systems for electrical grids, public water systems, public transport functions and most of Canada’s oil and pipelines. Insiders say the hacking was substantial enough to warrant the intervention of the Canadian spy service, the RCMP and the federal government’s special cyber response agency.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #29

Sep 18, 2012 By asaphs | More than half of all companies experienced a security breach in the past year and a half
More than half of all companies in the world experienced some kind of security breach in the past 18 months; worrying statistic, given the level of damage a security breach can do to a company. The statement comes from a report which was released last week dubbed the “Software Security Risk Report”.

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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 #18

Jul 02, 2012 By Administrator | What are the Top Flaws in Web Applications?
When it comes to security, web applications are consistently the most vulnerable to penetration. Here are some of the top flaws in web applications:

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