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  • 96 percent of apps have security vulnerabilities

    20.02.2014

    Improvements in patch deployment and secure coding practices have made a slight impact on the incidence of vulnerabilities, according to a new Cenzic report.

  • Trends in web application security

    07.02.2014

    Despite web application vendors being more responsive and releasing security patches much faster than in 2012, new research revealed that it is still taking an average of over two weeks for critical vulnerabilities to be fixed.

  • Lack of skills hindering appsec programs

    05.02.2014

    An ongoing shortage of skills in application security is severely hampering the implementation of effective Appsec programs, according to SANS.

  • Defending against drive-by downloads

    03.02.2014

    In case you haven’t heard the term before, a drive-by download (DbD) is a class of cyber attack where you visit a booby-trapped web site and it automatically, and silently, downloads and executes malicious code on your computer.

  • GitHub sets up bug bounty program

    31.01.2014

    GitHub is the latest service to announce that they have started a security bug bounty program.




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Attackers use reflection techniques for larger DDoS attacks

Posted on 17 April 2014.  |  Instead of using a network of zombie computers, newer DDoS toolkits abuse Internet protocols that are available on open or vulnerable servers and devices. This approach can lead to the Internet becoming a ready-to-use botnet for malicious actors.


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