Tag Archive | "Security"


16 June 2006 | 4,484 views

CLR and SQL Server 2005

Microsoft has taken a bit of a leap with the integration of .net into SQL Server, and a lot of developers(Myself included) are worrying about what security implications this could have. DevX.com have taken an in-depth look into the guts of it, and spilled them onto a page for us all to look at. CAS [...]

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12 June 2006 | 5,439 views

Academic Papers on Web Application Security

I found a useful resource containing a whole list of academic papers on web-application security. This list represents an attempt to collect academic papers on the subject of Web application security sorted by the year of publication. Hacking web applications has become a big thing in the last 5 years, just look at the number [...]

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01 June 2006 | 3,887 views

My SQL2005 Diary – Part 2

So over a month down the line, our SQL2005 upgrade project should now be in the workable prototype stage. But as with all things that “should” be(More security in IE, Great Britain ruling the world and my kitchen being fitted), it’s not, it’s not even close. On top of this our company is currently undergoing [...]

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25 May 2006 | 7,229 views

Carders Scamming Spammers!

Sounds complicated, it’s almost a tongue-twister. It turns out the carders (people using stolen credit card details fraudulently) have worked out how to get money out of the spammers (spamming being massive nowdays) Fraudsters who deal in stolen credit card data have devised a means to extract money from sponsors of junk mail campaigns. Carders [...]

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19 May 2006 | 10,441 views

Paros Proxy 3.2.12 Released – MITM HTTP and HTTPS Proxy

Paros 3.2.12 is released. This version is a maintenance release which fix a potental 100% cpu consumption issue. All users are recommended to upgrade to this version. The changes are: – Use newest external library for HTTP handling. – Enable/disable spider to POST forms in options panel to avoid generating unwanted traffic (default to enable). [...]

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18 May 2006 | 11,216 views

Sprajax – An Open Source AJAX Security Scanner

Denim Group Ltd. announced today the public release of Sprajax, an open source web application security scanner developed to assess the security of AJAX-enabled web applications. Sprajax is the first web security scanner developed specifically to scan AJAX web applications for security vulnerabilities. Denim Group, an IT consultancy specializing in web application security, recognized that [...]

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04 May 2006 | 4,529 views

AV Firms Say Windows Vista Security Claims are Bullsh*t

It seems the faith in Microsoft from the security industry is at an all time low, not surprising really with the amount of flaws that have been coming out in both the OS and the crapware forced upon its users like Internet Explorer Exploder. Anti-virus firms at Infosec say they expect Vista and IE7 to [...]

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02 May 2006 | 4,416 views

Microsoft Shelves Support for RSA SecurID in Vista

Switchback? For the worst? Aww Microsoft would never compromise our security for the sake of convenience or their profit line right? Microsoft has shelved plans to include native support for RSA’s SecurID tokens in Windows Vista, even though the company has been trialling the technology for almost two years. In February 2004, Microsoft chairman Bill [...]

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28 April 2006 | 20,728 views

Paros Proxy 3.2.11 Released – MITM HTTP and HTTPS Proxy

Paros 3.2.11 has been released. This version is a maintenance release with a useful feature requested by various users. All users are recommended to upgrade to this version. One of my favourite proxy options, along side the Burp Proxy (evolved into Burp Suite). Paros labels itself as MITM Proxy + Spider + Scanner plus anything [...]

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12 April 2006 | 21,703 views

Paros Proxy 3.2.10 Released – MITM HTTP and HTTPS Proxy

One of my favourite proxy options, along side the Burp Proxy (evolved into Burp Suite). I’ll definately talk more about the Burp Suite later as it’s excellent for testing anything web-based. Paros labels itself as MITM Proxy + Spider + Scanner plus anything else you want it to be, it is a pretty neat piece [...]

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