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Google to Build Malware Resistant OS

July 09, 2009 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

According to Google's official Blog, Google plans to extend their Google Chrome browser (considered by most security professionals to be the most insecure browser out there) into a lightweight operating system designed to primarily interact with web-enabled technologies.

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Why vulnerable code should be fixed even after WAF mitigation

July 08, 2009 from: Jeremiah Grossman's Blog

Websites have vulnerabilities, vulnerabilities that are found by vulnerability assessment solutions, which are then communicated to Web Application Firewalls (WAF) for virtual patch mitigation. Given the extremely heightened activity of our adversaries, compliance requirements, volume of existing vulnerabilities, and money/time/human resource constraints this approach is becoming more common every...

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CWE Top 25 Part 2 of 2

July 08, 2009

This is a powerpoint presentation given to the Raleigh ISSA Chapter earlier this spring. The NC OWASP chapter was invited to give this presentation. This is part 2 of 2, covering the second 8 erorrs

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CWE TOP 25 Part 1 of 2

July 08, 2009

This is a powerpoint presentation given to the Raleigh ISSA Chapter earlier this spring. The NC OWASP chapter was invited to give this presentation. This is part 1 of 2, covering the first 9 errors on the list

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Federal Web sites knocked out by cyber attack

July 08, 2009 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

According to an article by the Assoiated Press, and subsequently the Washington Post, several Government agencies in the US and South Korea were under attack by roughly 60,000 infected PCs across the globe.

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Predictable Social Security Numbers

July 07, 2009 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

According to a story published by the Washington Post today, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found that your social security number could be determined just by knowing when and in what zip code you were born in.

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Cross Frame Scripting: Not Necessarily a Web Application Vulnerability

July 06, 2009 from: Writing Secure Software

Cross Frame Scripting (XFS) is a vulnerability that affects web applications that use frames in their web pages. Frames allow web pages to present the web content framed in different sections of the browser window...

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Security Threat Statistics Resources

July 06, 2009 from: Writing Secure Software

Some good links to Threat Statistics.

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Identity Theft and Phishing and How Affects Financial Institutions

July 06, 2009 from: Writing Secure Software

In the USA, online fraud has overtaken viruses as the greatest source of financial loss. Among on-line fraud threats, phishing represents a major threat for financial institutions and according to the Anti-Phishing group organization, 93.8% of all phishing attacks in 2007 are targeting financial institutions.

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Business Cases For Software Security Initaitives

July 06, 2009 from: Writing Secure Software

Building software security into the organization’s software engineering and information security practices is best accomplished by following software security maturity models (e.g. BSIMM or SAMM) as well as by adopting frameworks to build security in the SDLC. Software security frameworks integrate software security activities in the SDLC along with other organization information security pr...

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The Evolution Of Common Criteria

July 03, 2009 from: The Oracle Global Product Security Blog

Hi, my name is Adam O’Brien. I help guide Oracle products through Common Criteria evaluations. Common Criteria is a worldwide, government-backed scheme for testing the security of a product or system. Essentially, you state what security functions your product should be able to perform, then an independent lab evaluates if the product implements these functions reliably and robustly.

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April 2009 Critical Patch Update Released

July 03, 2009 from: The Oracle Global Product Security Blog

Are you running Oracle? Then you need to see this latest set of Critical Patches that could affect the security of your Oracle-backed applications

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SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Coding Errors

July 03, 2009 from: The Oracle Global Product Security Blog

Bruce Lowenthal, Director of the Oracle Security Alerts Group, discusses the SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors

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Training development staff in secure coding practices pays huge dividends

July 03, 2009 from: The Oracle Global Product Security Blog

I am often asked what it takes to write secure code. In my experience, developers generally cannot prevent introducing security flaws in their code if they don’t know what to watch out for. It is also my experience that people generally, and developers in particular, want to do the right thing - but they need to know what the right thing is.

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Cross-Site Request Forgery – A Significant Threat to Web Applications

July 03, 2009 from: The Oracle Global Product Security Blog

Hi, this is Shaomin Wang. I am a security analyst in Oracle’s Security Alerts Group. My primary responsibility is to evaluate the security vulnerabilities reported externally by security researchers on Oracle Fusion Middleware and to ensure timely resolution through the Critical Patch Update. Today, I am going to talk about a serious type of attack: Cross-Site Request Forgery.

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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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