Browsing Category: Web Security

[img_assist|nid=4814|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Dennis Fisher talks with Gary McGraw of Cigital about the release of the BSIMM2 model, the continued maturing of software security programs and the similarities between computer security and cargo cult science.

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[img_assist|nid=4819|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]The FBI’s top anti-cyber crime official today said the
agency is planning a law enforcement action against so-called “money
mules,” individuals willingly or unwittingly roped into helping
organized computer crooks launder money stolen through online banking
fraud. Read the full article. [KrebsonSecurity]

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[img_assist|nid=4802|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Mozilla has expanded its Plugin Check utility to support multiple web browsers.According to Mozilla, a new cross-browser Plugin Check page now works with Firefox, Safari 4, Chrome 4, Opera 10.5 and Internet Explorer 7 and 8 for the most popular plugins (but since IE requires specific code to be written for each plugin, it will take a little longer to get to full coverage).

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[img_assist|nid=4795|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]A now-closed Facebook exploit took advantage of cross site scripting to inject malicious code into Yelp. Normally such an attack wouldn’t have particularly broad implications for Facebook users, but Yelp is one of the three sites that have been deemed fit for Facebook’s highly controversial Instant Personalization feature. Read the full article. [TechCrunch]

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[img_assist|nid=4769|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]In the past few days a number of websites created using WordPress have been hacked. While the attack initially appeared to be limited to web sites hosted by American ISP DreamHost, it has since become apparent that blogs hosted at GoDaddy, Bluehost and Media Temple have also been affected. Read the full article. [The H Security]

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