Static Analysis: Analyzing the Options

Posted by on April 5, 2015 · Comments Off on Static Analysis: Analyzing the Options
Filed under: Development, Security, Testing 

When it comes to automated testing for applications there are two main types: Dynamic and Static. Dynamic scanning is where the scanner is analyzing the application in a running state. This method doesn't have access to the source code or the binary itself, but is able to see how things function during runtime. Static ...

A Pen Test is Coming!!

Posted by on October 18, 2014 · Comments Off on A Pen Test is Coming!!
Filed under: Development, Security, Testing 

You have been working hard to create the greatest app in the world.  Ok, so maybe it is just a simple business application, but it is still important to you.  You have put countless hours of hard work into creating this master piece.  It looks awesome, and does everything that the business has asked for.  ...

Future of ViewStateMac: What We Know

Posted by on December 12, 2013 · Comments Off on Future of ViewStateMac: What We Know
Filed under: Development, Security, Testing 

The .Net Web Development and Tools Blog just recently posted some extra information about ASP.Net December 2013 Security Updates (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2013/12/10/asp-net-december-2013-security-updates.aspx). The most interesting thing to me was a note near the bottom of the page that states that the next version of ASP.Net will FORBID setting ViewStateMac=false. That is right.. They will ...

ViewStateUserKey: ViewStateMac Relationship

Posted by on November 26, 2013 · Comments Off on ViewStateUserKey: ViewStateMac Relationship
Filed under: Development, Security, Testing 

I apologize for the delay as I recently spoke about this at the SANS Pen Test Summit in Washington D.C. but haven't had a chance to put it into a blog. While I was doing some research for my presentation on hacking ASP.Net applications I came across something very interesting that sort of blew ...

AntiSQLi: The New Black Magic

Posted by on July 3, 2013 · Comments Off on AntiSQLi: The New Black Magic
Filed under: Development, Security 

As a Principal Security Consultant, I see too many sites that still have SQL Injection vulnerabilities.  As a developer, I have spent years writing code and having a security background, I often wonder why we still have so many out there.  Of course, we have issues like legacy code, which no one wants to touch.  ...

Your Passwords Were Stolen: What’s Your Plan?

Posted by on May 29, 2013 · Comments Off on Your Passwords Were Stolen: What’s Your Plan?
Filed under: Development, Security 

If you have been glancing at many news stories this year, you have certainly seen the large number of data breaches that have occurred. Even just today, we are seeing reports that Drupal.org suffered from a breach (https://drupal.org/news/130529SecurityUpdate) that shows unauthorized access to hashed passwords, usernames, and email addresses. Note that this ...

ViewState: Still Mis-understood

Posted by on April 22, 2013 · Comments Off on ViewState: Still Mis-understood
Filed under: Development, Security 

Here we are in 2013 and we are still having discussions about what ViewState is and how it works.  For you MVC guys and gals, you are probably even wondering who is still using it.  Although I do find it interesting that we have ViewState in Webforms but not in MVC even though MVC has ...

Hidden Treasures: Not So Hidden

Posted by on April 5, 2013 · Comments Off on Hidden Treasures: Not So Hidden
Filed under: Development, Security, Testing 

For years now, I have run into developers that believe that just because a request can’t be seen, it is not vulnerable to flaws.  Wait, what are we talking about here?   What do you mean by a request that can’t be seen?  There are a few different ways that the user would not see a ...

Brute Force: An Inside Job

Posted by on March 20, 2013 · Comments Off on Brute Force: An Inside Job
Filed under: Development, Security, Testing 

As a developer, we are told all the time to protect against brute force attacks on the login screen by using a mechanism like account lockouts.  We even see this on our operating systems, when we attempt multiple incorrect logins, we get locked out.   Of course, as times have changed, so have some of the ...

Developers, Security, Business – Lets All Work Together

Posted by on January 10, 2013 · Comments Off on Developers, Security, Business – Lets All Work Together
Filed under: Development, Security 

A few years ago, my neighbors ran into an issue with each other. Unfortunately for one neighbor, the other neighbor was on the board for the HOA. The first neighbor decided to put up a fence, got the proper approvals and started work on it. They were building the fence them selves ...

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