web security

  • Infographic: How major tech companies are encrypting your data

    Posted November 20, 2013 - 7:44 pm

    Some are using industry-standard protocols more than others
  • Black Hat: Ad networks lay path to million-strong browser botnet

    Posted July 29, 2013 - 5:01 am

    Long ago, we surrendered our privacy to the web. But research presented at this week’s Black Hat Briefings in Las Vegas suggests that structural problems in the way the web works means we may have also surrendered our security, as well.
  • Auto-hacks turn web security from walled garden to leaky submarine

    Posted July 25, 2011 - 1:08 pm

    Web server technology has become homogeneous enough that hackers can write generic scripts to attack flaws they know many webmasters just don't bother to fix. Better hacker productivity means it's not possible to get away with that any more.
  • How to search Google for your next hacking victim

    Posted June 29, 2011 - 4:10 pm

    You'll be shocked to hear that many sites expose in their URLs or public files data hackers can use to find a security hole that matches their tools, and waltz right in to the most secret data.
  • McAfee's website full of security holes, researcher says

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 5:04 pm

    The McAfee.com website is full of security mistakes that could lead to cross-site scripting and other attacks, researchers said in a post on the Full Disclosure site on Monday. The holes with the site were found by the YGN Ethical Hacker Group, and reported to McAfee on Feb. 10, YGN says, before they were publicly disclosed to the security/hacking mailing list.
  • Rogue Websites exploit flaw to track your Web history

    Posted December 3, 2010 - 5:44 pm

    Be careful the next time you visit some of the Web's most popular porn, news, and torrent sites as they could be peeking at your browser history without your consent. Researchers at University of California, San Diego have discovered that 485 of the 50,000 most popular Websites in the world are exploiting a flaw that lets them read your browser's Web history. The offending sites include YouPorn.com, Gamesfreak.com, Newsmax.com, and TwinCities.com, according to the researchers.
  • Cisco buying ScanSafe for $183 million

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 2:30 pm

    Cisco has announced plans to buy privately held ScanSafe, a maker of software-as-a-service (SaaS) Web security services for enterprises and small-to-midsize businesses, for $183 million.
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