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Dennis Fisher talks with Jeremiah Grossman of WhiteHat Security about his RSA Conference talk on the coming change in the security industry regarding guarantees, security insurance and how it will all affect customers.
Google security engineers have criticized the security and privacy of WhiteHat Security’s Aviator browser, after finding a remote code execution vulnerability within hours of Aviator’s release as open source.
Dennis Fisher talks with Jeremiah Grossman, the new interim CEO of WhiteHat Security, about taking on the new role, how things have changed since he was CEO 10 years ago and what the biggest challenges will be.
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?
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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