Hackers are developing new software that will help hide browser attack code from some types of security software. The software, called VoMM (eVade o’ Matic Module), uses a variety of techniques to mix up known exploit code so as to make it unrecognizable to some types of antivirus software. Using these techniques, VoMM “can create […]
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What Tools can be used for Secure Coding?
There are a variety of tools to ensure code safety, mostly based on source code auditing and static analysis. The options available really depend on the language being used with some tools focusing on many languages such as Yasca – Multi-Language Static Analysis Toolset or specialist tools focusing on a single language like Brakeman – Static Analysis Rails Security Scanner.
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Now for once, this is a really neat use of technology, someone using their brains and a suitable tech to solve a problem that is very apparent. PERL may be frowned upon by some as being old or outdated, but seriously for parsing data, pattern matching and trawling, it’s still excellent and you can get […]
Continuing with the series of tools I’ve been posting on source code auditing and application security, here is PMD a Java Source Code Scanner. PMD scans Java source code and looks for potential problems like: Possible bugs – empty try/catch/finally/switch statements Dead code – unused local variables, parameters and private methods Suboptimal code – wasteful […]
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: […]
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 […]