Today at Black Hat, Checkmarx launched Game of Hacks, a challenging game for software developers and security professionals to test their application hacking skills, improve their code security know-how and facilitate better security practices in hope of reducing the amount of vulnerabilities in their applications.
More often than not, computer security competitions come in the form of Capture The Flag (CTF) contests, and the emphasis is on breaking systems.
A team of researchers from Columbia University has downloaded and decompiled over 880,000 applications found on Google Play, and has discovered - among other things - that app developers often embed their secret authentication keys in the apps, which can lead to attackers stealing server resources or user data available through services such as Amazon Web Services or Facebook.
A new initiative by computer security experts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks to bring widely recognized systems and software engineering principles to bear on the problem of information system security.
Quotium announced the release of Seeker Enterprise 3.0, whose innovative technology correlates application behavior with simulated hacker's attacks to pinpoint vulnerable code.
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