Tracking Users Via the Browser Cache

An interesting new twist on things, rather than using cookies to store information you can use perpetually cached files. So clearing your cache and cookies isn’t enough, could be a privacy issue you say, indeed it could.. Clearing cookies may not be enough as you may think. Your browser’s cache is a valuable store of […]

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LAPSE Sourcecode Analysis for JAVA J2EE Web Applications

LAPSE stands for a Lightweight Analysis for Program Security in Eclipse. LAPSE is designed to help with the task of auditing Java J2EE applications for common types of security vulnerabilities found in Web applications. LAPSE was developed by Benjamin Livshits as part of the Griffin Software Security Project. LAPSE targets the following Web application vulnerabilities: […]

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The Top 5 Causes of Data Loss

An interesting enough article, but if you work in infosec you could probably guess the topics anyway. In a key step to help businesses better understand and protect themselves against the risks of fraud, Visa USA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced the five leading causes of data breaches and offered immediate, specific prevention […]

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Odysseus Proxy

Odysseus Proxy for MITM Attacks Testing Security of Web Applications.

Odysseus is a proxy server, which acts as a man-in-the-middle during an HTTP session. A typical HTTP proxy will relay packets to and from a client browser and a web server. Odysseus will intercept an HTTP session’s data in either direction and give the user the ability to alter the data before transmission. For example, […]

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A Politically Tight Situation? Blame a HACKER!

It has happened quite a few times lately, politically tight situations, mistakes, data or information leaks and whoops damn…er…let’s blame it on hackers! Case 1: California Highway Patrol officials have opened a criminal investigation into “multiple” breaches and illegal downloads by outside hackers into the computers of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office, after an embarrassing private […]

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Mozilla Hires Ex-Microsoft Security Strategist Window Snyder

Looks like Mozilla is toughening it’s stance on security, people have been putting it down lately, especially those from the Microsoft camp as there have been a few flaws. But well, it’s still not part of the operating system, the flaws are generally fixed within a couple of days and the patching system is simple […]

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Download pwdump 1.4.2 and fgdump 1.3.4 – Windows Password Dumping

New versions of the ultracool tools pwdump (1.4.2) and fgdump (1.3.4) have been released. Both versions provide some feature upgrades as well as bug fixes. Folks with really old versions of either program should definitely look at upgrading, since there are numerous performance improvements and full multithreading capabilities in both packages. If you don’t know..what […]

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zCodec Video Codec is a TROJAN

For those that didn’t see, there is a new all singing all dancing ‘light-weight’ Codec in town that is actually a trojan. Indeed it’s not the first time we’ve seen this kind of thing. The zCodec software actually messes with your DNS settings. Users looking for the latest and greatest video software may not just […]

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Facebook Privacy Fears

Ah Facebook again, security problems again? Not this time, but privacy fears with the new stalker-esque features for tracking changes to people’s pages. Millions of people have flocked to social networking sites to post information about themselves and share it with friends. Now Facebook, one of the most popular, is facing a user backlash over […]

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FindBugs – Find Bugs in Java Programs

FindBugs looks for bugs in Java programs. It is based on the concept of bug patterns. A bug pattern is a code idiom that is often an error. Bug patterns arise for a variety of reasons: Difficult language features Misunderstood API methods Misunderstood invariants when code is modified during maintenance Garden variety mistakes: typos, use […]

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