How many times have we thrown a vulnerability over to the development team assuming they understand what the issue is? How many times have we sat with the development team to show them what we do? This isn't a point of showing how to attack to build up the next generation of security people. Instead, it is focused on showing the development team how at attacker looks at their application so they better understand the issue identified. Let's walk through a really simple scenario You have an … [Read more...] about Client vs. Server Validation
It was just released that Daily Motion suffered a hack attack resulting in a large number of usernames and email addresses being released. Rather than focusing on the number of records received (the wow factor), I want to highlight what most places are just glancing over: Password Storage. According to the report, only a small portion of the accounts had a password associated with it. That is in the millions, and you might be thinking this is bad. It is actually the highlight of the story. … [Read more...] about The 1 thing you need to know about the Daily Motion hack
Passwords, while a simple concept, are one of the most complex issues in security. A majority of user authenticated systems rely on a password to verify the end user. Over the years we have seen many different recommendations for strong passwords. I have talked about this subject many times. The complexity, while difficult to define, has gotten more difficult over time. At first, it was 8 characters with upper, lower case characters and a number or special character. The focus has … [Read more...] about Disabling Paste for Passwords?