Jeremiah Grossman

The term “best practices” is high on the list of overused and nearly meaningless phrases that get thrown around in the security field. It forms the basis for regulations such as HIPAA and PCI DSS and yet if you asked a random sample of 10 security people what the phrase meant, you’d likely get 10 different answers. But what if there aren’t actually any best practices?

Dennis Fisher talks with Jeremiah Grossman about his days cobbling together old x8s machines, designing Web sites in the heyday of the spinning GIF, becoming Yahoo’s first hacker and then founding WhiteHat Security.

The hack of blog news network Gawker dominated the headlines this week, leaving behind a trail of spammy Tweets and stolen passwords across the Internet. But Gawker was just one of a handful of data breaches in a week that saw the continuation of the Wikileaks saga and a massive patch release from Microsoft. To get the full rundown, read on for the week in security.

At next week’s Black Hat security conference, researcher Jeremiah Grossman  plans to detail
critical weaknesses that are enabled by default in major browsers–IE, Safari, Firefox and Chrome– and include vulnerabilities that have yet to be
purged by the respective browser makers despite months and years of notice. Read the full article. [The Register]

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