Items Tagged with "Application Security"
February 21, 2013 Added by:Rohit Sethi
On February 15, the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) came out with its 2013 list of candidates for the Top 10 web application security flaws. The challenge is that while the Top 10 details security flaws, these flaws don’t map cleanly to requirements.
February 15, 2013 Added by:Rohit Sethi
The latest Rails security flaw is example of a common anti-pattern. The issue in each case is an abuse of extensibility. At first glance the idea is clever: allow for run-time execution of new code or binding of server-side variables without changing your compiled code, thereby greatly enhancing extensibility.
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 24, 2013 Added by:David Navetta
The guidelines separately address app developers, app platform providers, mobile ad networks, operating system providers, and mobile carriers. A coalition of advertising and marketing industry groups recently responded, criticizing the guidelines...
January 22, 2013 Added by:Ben Kepes
As we move into the cloud-dominated world, the issue of integration is more prominent as enterprises realize how many different systems are being used throughout their organizations. While one of the best things about cloud is the democratization of technology, this is also one of the most problematic areas...
January 16, 2013 Added by:Brandon Knight
Mobile devices continue to pick up steam on becoming the primary device that many people use for email, web browsing, social media and even shopping. As we continue installing app after app which we then put our personal information in to the question is how secure are these apps?
January 10, 2013 Added by:Matt Neely
During a recent visit to a client site, I took part in a discussion where the Development Department and the Security Department were arguing over which group was responsible for the security of web applications. Security felt it was the responsibility of the developers, and the developers felt it was the responsibility of security. I commonly see this debate taking place inside organizations, s...
December 21, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn
Chrome users have almost no way of evaluating the trustworthiness of Chrome extension publishers because Google doesn’t have any reputation ranking system, nor does it review applications and extensions before they’re published...
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:Ben Kepes
The cloud brings a level of agility that allows organization to be more nimble than before. Cloud powers workers in disparate geographies to collaborate on projects. Cloud enables the mobile provisioning of mass information in new ways. Cloud makes insights into vast stores of data more readily obtained...
November 11, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
Whether you agree with that or not, my proposal is that with the right tools it can be done. More than just the right tools, with tools that appropriately match the use-case of the functional tester... so I've started collecting a list of things functional testers would require to add in the security...
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 25, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon
The that firewalls do not provide value had its first incarnation in de-perimeterization. The idea is that because network security is so hard we should give up and focus on securing the endpoints and data that travels between them. In reality we have to defend four separate domains...
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 20, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
We can't expect the OWASP community to continue forward as a collection of application-security focused professionals without developer outreach, education, and more outreach. Application (and software) security isn't about security people at all, it's about developers...
September 18, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle
Looks like Windows 8 is capped at a 16 character limit for compatibility with existing Microsoft Accounts. With the decrease of the character set, by limiting special characters for compatibility with Microsoft’s other services, the passwords are less secure than before...