March 19, 2013 Added by:Rafal Los
It's time to retire the "castle" analogy when it comes to talking about how real Information Security should behave. I still hear it used a lot, and if you walked around the show floor at RSA 2013 you noticed there is still a tremendous amount of focus and vendor push around 'keeping the bad guys out.'
February 01, 2013 Added by:Infosec Island
The recent attacks against the New York Times allegedly carried out by the Chinese military highlight the importance of layered security to protect sensitive systems and data.
January 29, 2013 Added by:Infosec Island
Researchers at Rapid7 have uncovered that roughly 40-50 million network-enabled devices are at risk due to vulnerabilities in the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) protocol.
January 24, 2013 Added by:Fergal Glynn
It used to be that you could call for more secure software from individual vendors – and Microsoft heeded that call with its push for trustworthy computing in 2002 – but today we’re more dependent on software and more interconnected than ever. We rise and fall by the security of our associates...
January 09, 2013 Added by:Don Eijndhoven
I recently had a very interesting conversation with Dave Hyman of Checkmarx, who asked me how I saw the future of cyber security (or information security, take your pick). Now, as I’m sure you´ll agree with me, that’s a fairly abstract question that can go a lot of ways. My friends will confirm that I enjoy waxing philosophical discussions like that, but given what Checkmarx does with code se...
December 15, 2012 Added by:Tripwire Inc
Did the title of this post get your attention? We are doomed! The sky is falling! All of your computers are infected! We are just one security breach away from complete human extinction! The security software industry is guilty of overhyping cyber threats to sell their products, second only to Hollywood...
November 13, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
It's human nature, and just the way we are wired... I know I can feel some of that on myself when I hear that phrase. I guess I would change it to be slightly more effective (or harder to dismiss) by adding "at this time" at the end of the sentence - although I doubt it would make too much of a different...
October 17, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn
By now, our readers have undoubtedly seen the buzz about a serious security vulnerability in Oracle Java, with corresponding exploit code making its way around in the form of active, in-the-wild attack campaigns, as well as penetration testing tools...
September 27, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano
As more online retailers introduce mobile e-commerce applications, criminal hackers are taking notice. Existing mobile operating systems are under attack and, like standard PC operating systems, they sometimes fail to provide the necessary security to support a payment application...
September 26, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
Enterprises seem to have a love-hate relationship with Java. It's a client we aren't thrilled with, but when it comes to cross-platform use there aren't really any other alternatives. If you look around you'll find that many of the security platforms are written in what? Java...
September 24, 2012
Attackers take advantage of any externally facing web application. If you think about a web application is not mission because it’s not touching data and if there is a SQL Injection vulnerability that exists in there attackers can use that to gain a foothold inside the network...
September 06, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle
A recently released article explains in detail how to crack MS-CHAPv2 communication used in many PPTP based VPNs with a 100% success rate. But that is not all, the protocol is also used in WPA2 enterprise environments for connecting to Radius authentication servers. Ouch...
August 23, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke
Behind nearly every vulnerability is poorly written software. The 7 Qualities of Highly Secure Software highlights qualities that are essential to stop insecure code. This is a highly valuable book that can be of significant use to every stakeholder, from those in the boardroom to the head of application development...
August 21, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia
Those who have labeled COBOL ‘a dying language’ should reconsider. With COBOL supporting the majority of the world’s businesses, it is impossible to dispute its viability in the enterprise. It remains a cornerstone of business-critical applications and has successfully navigated through each computing generation...
August 15, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
What if 25% of your bugs actually ARE discovered by your customers? There is a collision of a few things here that makes this matter a lot less simple than we'd like, and a lot less convenient if you think you have a solution to the problem, but in the end it is a problem...
August 03, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle
I mentioned recently that we would take a closer look at Metasploitable 2.0, the purposefully vulnerable Linux virtual machine used for learning security tactics and techniques. In this intro, we will quickly cover obtaining Metasploitable 2.0 and scanning it for open ports and services...
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