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Two Netflix security engineers released an open source attack detection tool for Web applications that responds with tactics aiming to frustrate hackers.
Researchers are in the midst of rolling out a secure new platform for building web applications that can protect confidential data from being stolen in the event that attackers gain full access to the servers.
Developers are configuring GUIs as mechanisms for access control and exposing enterprises to privilege escalation and information disclosure vulnerabilities.
A researcher reported a cross-site request forgery vulnerability to eBay in August, and despite repeated communication from the online auction that the code has been repaired, the site remains vulnerable to exploit.
The United States is no longer the most obese country in the world (thanks to Mexico), but it still ranks No.1 as the globally preeminent source of Web-based attacks, according to the Imperva Web Application Attack Report.
A widespread Ruby on Rails exploit has surfaced that builds a botnets of compromised servers via IRC. Developers are urged to apply a five-month-old patch for the bug.
Loose security protecting voice mailboxes at mobile carrier AT&T provided a key element necessary to successfully hack the Google Enterprise Apps account of tech firm CloudFlare, according to an account of the hack posted by CEO Matthew Prince.
A security compromise at Linode, the New Jersey-based Linux cloud provider, has warned customers that hackers breached a Web-based customer service portal used by the company and emptied the Bitcoin accounts of eight Linode customers. One Linode customer reports the theft of Bitcoins totalling around $14,000.
The whistle-blower Web site Wikileaks has published what it claims are the first of millions of internal e-mails taken from the Texas based strategic intelligence firm Stratfor.