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September 11, 2014
Experts say the latest security breach of the Healthcare.gov website was caused by lacking security process maturity, downplaying the importance of website security testing.
June 25, 2014
NTP amplification had led to several recent massive DDoS attacks. Despite the good news, researchers say many other DDoS techniques remain unfixed.
March 19, 2014
Security vendor Imperva says thousands of enterprise Web servers are exposed to an easy-to-exploit PHP flaw despite a patch long being available.
January 29, 2014
Data from Arbor Networks shows an increase in DNS amplification attacks and application-layer DDoS attacks.
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A Web application firewall (WAF) is a firewall that monitors, filters or blocks the HTTP traffic to and from a Web application. Continue Reading
A DNS amplification attack is a reflection-based distributed denial of service (DDos) attack. The attacker spoofs look-up requests to DNS servers to hide the source of the exploit and direct the response to the target. Through various techniques, ... Continue Reading
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Continuing with Windows Server 2003 after its end-of-life date is a problem waiting to happen. Michael Cobb offers pointers on an upgrade. Continue Reading
Rob Shapland explains how to achieve SSL certificate security and select the certificate that will best ensure the trust of your organization's users. Continue Reading
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Denial-of-service attacks may be impossible to prevent, but that doesn't mean there aren't ways to protect Web applications from them. Continue Reading
Man-in-the-middle attack defense requires careful, layered security. Michael Cobb reviews the tactics enterprises should employ to stay secure. Continue Reading
Application security expert Michael Cobb discusses the risks of Web browser extensions and what enterprises can do to counter browser plug-in threats. Continue Reading
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With Apache Web servers becoming ever more popular with attackers, organizations should follow Apache security best practices to avoid compromise. Continue Reading
Expert Nick Lewis details how misconfigured DNS resolvers can be used for DDoS DNS attacks and how organizations can secure them. Continue Reading
Expert Brad Casey discusses why effective brute-force SSH attack prevention means improving network monitoring instead of closing TCP port 22. Continue Reading