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A Fresh Approach to Building an Application Security Program

September 18, 2014 Added by:Rohit Sethi


All too often, we have seen organizations invest only in application security testing and education as the only two components of their application security programs. The net result is an expensive “patch and fix” approach that self optimizes only for the risks that scanners are able to catch.

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CERT Pudding and the War on Bad SSL

September 10, 2014 Added by:Tripwire Inc

SSL implementation problems exist in apps of all shapes, sizes and function, ranging from those with little sensitive data and few users to apps with millions of active users handling some of our most sensitive data, such as financial transactions and account login information.

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More Dot-Gov Sites Found Compromised

August 19, 2014 Added by:Malwarebytes

With the number of .gov sites we have seen that are insecure, it pays for users to be careful of potential risks they may encounter when visiting them.

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Is EMET Dead?

August 18, 2014 Added by:Tripwire Inc

Exploit mitigation techniques have come a long way.

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White House Website Includes Unique Non-Cookie Tracker, Conflicts With Privacy Policy

July 23, 2014 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

According to the researchers, over 5,000 sites include the canvas fingerprinting, with the vast majority from AddThis.

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Choosing the Right Entry Point for a Software Security Program

June 30, 2014 Added by:Rafal Los

The topic of software security, or AppSec, has once again cropped up recently in my travels and conversations so I thought it would be prudent to address that here on the blog.

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Software Security: An Imperative to Change

June 05, 2014 Added by:Rohit Sethi

Attention-grabbing exploits are becoming the norm. We hear about bugs like Heartbleed and IE 0days almost every week. Understandably the public is concerned about insecure technology. Yet for those of us who work in information security, this isn’t news at all. We have long known that insecure software is the root cause of most breaches.

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Quick and Easy Website Vulnerability Scans with OWASP-ZAP

June 05, 2014 Added by:Dan Dieterle

OWASP ZAP is a web application penetration testing tool that has some great features. It is a very easy to use scanner that allows you to do manual or automatic website security checks. In this tutorial we will learn how to use the automatic attack feature.

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Proactively Hardening Systems: Application and Version Hardening

May 20, 2014 Added by:Tripwire Inc

If configuration hardening settings are “conditional,” meaning they must find and keep that balance between security and productivity, hardening against known vulnerabilities in applications and versions is much more black-and-white.

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Heartbleed, Open Source and Open Sores

May 08, 2014 Added by:Tripwire Inc

Now that things are settling down after Heartbleed, I think about some of the conversations I’ve had about OpenSSL and open source software over the past couple of weeks.

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Heartbleed Should Give You Cardiac Arrest

April 09, 2014 Added by:Tripwire Inc

Estimates are over 66% of active websites on the internet may be vulnerable to this bug, found in OpenSSL, an open source cryptographic library used in the Apache web server and ignx when creating communications with users.

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Websites Must Use HSTS in Order to Be Secure

April 07, 2014 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

So why haven't more websites enabled HSTS? The biggest reason, we fear, is that web developers just don't know about it.

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Getting a Remote Shell on an Android Device using Metasploit

February 19, 2014 Added by:Dan Dieterle

In this post we will show you how to get a remote shell on an Android by using Metasploit in Kali Linux.

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Vertical Password Guessing Attacks Part II

February 19, 2014 Added by:Vince Kornacki

Attackers utilize a variety of tools to automate password guessing attacks, including Hydra, Nmap in conjunction with the http-form-brute script, and homegrown scripts. In this post, Vince explains how to conduct Vertical Password Guessing Attacks.

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Vulnerabilty Remediation Tips

January 29, 2014 Added by:Krishna Raja

Discovering vulnerabilities is often the main objective of security teams within large organizations. This is achieved through initiatives such as penetration testing and source code review. But as we know, this is only the first step towards a secure organization.

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How SAMM Addresses Outsourced Development

January 28, 2014 Added by:Nima Dezhkam

Despite SAMM’s comprehensive guidelines around establishing an organization-wide security program and integrating security into in-house software development life-cycle, it does not elaborate as much on third-party vendor security and outsourced software development.

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