23 Oct 2019

Chance that flaws will ever be dealt with diminishes the longer they stick around

A new report by Veracode highlights the risk of growing security debt for applications as a result of developers prioritizing fixes for new security flaws over resolving older problems. 83% of applications contain at least one vulnerability when they are scanned for the first time, with the most common issues

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11 Oct 2019

AppSec ‘Spaghetti on the Wall’ Tool Strategy Undermining Security

In order to mitigate application security risk, organizations often use a ‘spaghetti on the wall’ approach, meaning that they use lots of different tools and hope for the best, a new Radware report indicates. The most common AppSec solutions are Web Application Firewalls (WAFs, used by 75% of firms), cloud WAF services

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26 Apr 2019

Hacker Finds He Can Remotely Kill Car Engines After Breaking Into GPS Tracking Apps

Default passwords are a security hazard in general, and when they affect applications used by firms to keep track of vehicles and perform remote actions like starting or shutting off engines, they can even put people’s lives at risk. A hacker using the moniker L&M claims that this applies to

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22 Apr 2019

Hacker Breaks Into French Government’s New Secure Messaging App

Last week, an independent security researcher managed to get access to a brand new encrypted messaging application used by French government officials. The application is available for download on the Google Play Store, but normally only people with an official government email address can use it. Despite reports claiming that

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17 Apr 2019

Almost a Quarter of Orgs Don’t Run Security Checks on Products

New research by Outpost 24 exposes serious shortcomings in application security practices. Almost one-fourth (23%) of organizations do not test the security of applications before launching them. Moreover, 31% of firms have tried to gain a competitive advantage by launching one or more applications despite being aware that the product(s)

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