Category: CommunityCommunity tagged "security"

Many in the security, web hosting, and web development communities are in favor of implementing SSL encryption on as many sites as possible. Even for sites that at first glance don’t have any strong reason to encrypt data or validate their identity, there are advantages to implementing SSL: it promotes user trust, it helps — […]

HTTPSSecuritySSLSystem Administration
Dec 1, 2015, 4:59 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (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

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.

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

The economic impact of cybercrime is enormous and grows greater every year. As ever more of our economy moves online, combatting cybercrime has become a significant concern for web hosting companies, internet giants like Google and Twitter, and the government. CISA (Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act) is intended to go some way toward fighting the criminals, […]

CISASecuritySystem Administration
Nov 3, 2015, 4:04 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

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