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Improve mobile app security by turning it into code
Monday, May 8, 2017 by Jeff Williams
Why is application security such a pain? One of the hard problems with application security is that there are a zillion different ways that things can go wrong. Far more than any one person can be expert in. It's unfair to think that a software developer, who is already supposed to be expert in all the latest software languages, frameworks and best practices, should als...
Webscale launches new WAF to thwart attacks on eCommerce sites
Thursday, March 2, 2017 by Richard Harris
Webscale has announced the launch of their Cloud Web Application Firewall (WAF), the first of a new line of a-la-carte solutions designed to address the pain points many businesses face with regards to the security, availability and performance of their critical web applications. While the market is flush with WAF solutions that combat malicious attacks at the edge of a...
Friday, February 17, 2017 by Richard Harris
80 percent of web apps have security flaws
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 by Richard Harris
Data collected by Contrast Labs has revealed that sensitive data exposures, which include missing and weak encryption, are the top vulnerability plaguing 69 percent of web applications and accounting for 26 percent of all vulnerabilities. Their research has also found that 80 percent of tested software applications had at least one vulnerability, with an average of 45 v...
Introducing a web security ACL to block based on device fingerprints
Friday, February 3, 2017 by Richard Harris
Distil Networks, Inc., a bot detection and mitigation company, has announced a web application security Access Control List (ACL) platformA to block based on device fingerprints, providing a more effective way for website defenders to manage and apply whitelists and blacklists across their online applications."A key piece of feedback we got from our Bot Defense Council ...