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Halloween is in the books and Thanksgiving is soon to be upon us. Tis the holiday season indeed. Since our last roundup, we learned a few important things. One. Thou shall not use free hosting or bad things will happen. Two. Don’t forget security in the Internet of Things era. Not a good idea. And […]

Nov 23, 2015, 9:39 amBy: Ben Ustick (0) Comments

Whenever we introduce interactive elements to our websites, whether as a simple form or a full blown web app, the risk of security vulnerabilities comes along for the ride. The complex moving parts of an interactive site — client-side JavaScript; server-side PHP, Python, or other scripting languages; and a database — increases the chances we’ll […]

DevelopersSecurityWeb Apps
Nov 20, 2015, 5:08 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

I’ve often written on this blog that employees are the first line of defense against attack and that they should be treated accordingly. But the sad truth is that a significant proportion of security incidents are the result of insider threats. Insiders have access to sensitive data more easily than external threat actors, and — […]

Enterprise ITSecuritySystem Administration
Nov 17, 2015, 12:19 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

It’s no secret that Google has big plans for the future of the mobile web. And really, why shouldn’t it? Even a brief look at the numbers is enough to make it clear that smartphones and tablets are the future of Internet browsing – possibly even of general computing. To that end, the company’s launched […]

Nov 12, 2015, 3:48 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

In a new twist on an old problem, online criminals have been found leveraging SQL injection vulnerabilities to insert UDFs into MySQL servers. The UDFs are used to install malware which allows attackers to use the typically large amounts of bandwidth available on database servers to launch distributed denial of service attacks.

Nov 6, 2015, 2:26 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments


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