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Mysql security risk?

July 03, 2009 from: hackyourself.net

Michael McLaughlin discusses why using 'IDENTIFIED BY password' in MySQL is the new default behavior and why you should leave it that way.

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Mozilla’s Content Security Policy

July 01, 2009 from: Rsnake's blog at ha.ckers.org

Some of you who have been following my blog over the last 3+ years may recall me talking about Content Restrictions - a way for websites to tell the browser to raise their security on pages where the site knows the content is user submitted and therefore potentially dangerous.

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Securing Apache

June 26, 2009

This is chapter 2 of Ivan Ristic's book on Apache Security. This chapter covers installation and configuration options often overlooked by admins, resulting in an insecure web server deployment

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SQL Injection, eye of the storm

June 23, 2009 from: Jeremiah Grossman's Blog

In 2008 SQL Injection became the leading method of malware distribution, infecting millions of Web pages and foisting browser-based exploits upon unsuspecting visitors. The ramifications to online businesses include data loss, PCI fines, d...

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Legalize It (Hacking GOV and MIL website)

June 23, 2009 from: Jeremiah Grossman's Blog

I’d wager fewer than ten percent of United States .GOV and .MIL websites are professionally tested for custom Web application vulnerabilities. The reasons why are probably the same as in the private sector. Those responsible don’t know or don’t want to know that problems exist.

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Clickjacking 2017

June 23, 2009 from: Jeremiah Grossman's Blog

The future: Long standing Web application security scourges such SQL Injection (SQLi), Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), and Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) are finally under control. Remaining buffer overflow issues are considered fossilized evidence of a prior era. Cyber criminals out of necessity have evolved their attack portfolios to include Cli...

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Real-World website vulnerability disclosure & patch timeline

June 23, 2009 from: Jeremiah Grossman's Blog

Protecting large trafficked and high valued websites can be an interesting InfoSec job to say the least. One thing you quickly learn is that you are under constant attack by essentially everyone with every technique they got and all the time.

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8 reasons why website vulnerabilities are not fixed

June 23, 2009 from: Jeremiah Grossman's Blog

I list from Jeremiah Grossman about potentially why so many web application vulnerabilities never get fixed...

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Software Security grew to nearly 500M in 2008

June 23, 2009 from: Jeremiah Grossman's Blog

Gary McGraw (Cigital) published his Software Security annual revenue numbers for 2008. By combining software security tools, Software-as-a-Service providers, and professional services it comes really close to a half billion dollars.

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Website threats and their capabilities

June 23, 2009 from: Jeremiah Grossman's Blog

Vulnerabilities don’t exploit themselves. Someone or something (“threat”) uses an attack vector ( to exploit a vulnerability in an asset, bypassing a control, and causes a technical or business impact.

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Disagree with the Concept or Implementation?

June 23, 2009 from: Jeremiah Grossman's Blog

Web Application Firewalls, Professional Certifications, Website Trust Logos, and Compliance Regulations are contentious topics that spark spirited debates by those for and against their existence.

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Slowloris HTTP DoS

June 19, 2009 from: Rsnake's blog at ha.ckers.org

Robert "RSnake" Hansen discusses a denial of service (DoS) attack against some popular web servers (Apache specifically). His proof of concept code (a working exploit against Apache web servers) takes advantage of connection delays requested by the client

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CWE Top 25 Breakdown - Part 1 of 4

June 11, 2009 from: hackyourself.net

This week, we’ll take a look at the recently published CWE Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors. Since the Top 25 are broken into three main categories, it makes sense to address the list in three separate segments. But first, let’s review what the CWE Top 25 is and its importance.

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Some Free Web App Security Testing Tools & Resources

June 11, 2009 from: hackyourself.net

We went over some of these tools at the latest North Carolina OWASP Meeting, so I thought I’d make this list available here. Enjoy!

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CWE Top 25 Breakdown - Part 3 of 4

June 07, 2009 from: hackyourself.net

Last week we discussed the first 9 (top 9) in the CWE Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors. This week, we’ll discuss the second 8 on the list, which have been grouped into a category called “Risky Resource Management”.

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CWE Top 25 Breakdown - Part 2 of 4

June 07, 2009 from: hackyourself.net

Last week we introduced the CWE Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors in Part 1 of a 4 part series. This week we will discuss the first nine, which have been categorized in a group called “Insecure Interaction Between Components”. Being the first nine, they are also the top 9, or the top most prevalent errors on the list. As me...

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Using Denial of Service for Hacking

June 04, 2009 from: Rsnake's blog at ha.ckers.org

In his web application security blog (http://ha.ckers.org) Robert Hansen (Rsnake) discusses using Denial of Service attacks in new ways against web applications

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Internet Explorer 8 and NoScript View Source Bugs

June 04, 2009 from: Rsnake's blog at ha.ckers.org

Robert "RSnake" Hansen discusses some bugs he discovered in IE8's Anti-XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) module, as well as NoSCRIPT.

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Should I be worried about my web applications?

June 01, 2009 from: hackyourself.net

An interesting article published earlier this week on Information Week’s website here called “Web Applications: Achilles’ Heel Of Corporate Security” discusses the tremendous rise in web-application breaches and attacks th...

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Does PCI Compliance Work?

June 01, 2009 from: hackyourself.net

Given the presence of yet another very high-profile data breach from a supposedly PCI-compliant organization, many have begun to question the purpose and usefulness of PCI DSS and other similar regulations. There is a valid argument here, but let’s consider the purpose for these regulations. PCI and all others are meant to be a baseline set of due diligence operations taken by or...

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