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The Challenge of Securing REST APIs

August 29, 2015 16:000 comments
The Challenge of Securing REST APIs

  In-brief: RESTful application program interfaces (APIs) are a key ingredient to building powerful, scalable web-based applications. But they can also open the door to web-based attacks, while also baffling traditional penetration testing tools and processes. In this article, Barracuda’s Neeraj Khandelwal explains why.

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Hard Coded Password Sinks Fleet of DSL Routers

August 27, 2015 11:580 comments
A flaw in a common DSL router affects devices from a wide range of vendors.

In-brief: A hard coded firmware password could provide remote hackers with access to a wide range of home broadband routers, underscoring the risk posed by shared hardware and software, according to an alert from Carnegie Mellon University’s CERT this week. 

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Report: Era of Automobile Hacking has just begun

August 24, 2015 09:580 comments
Report: Era of Automobile Hacking has just begun

  In-brief:Caught between nifty new wireless features and ossified attitudes, automakers are just beginning to wake up to the security problems in vehicles. Strap on your seatbelt. 

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Plug and Pray? Virta Labs Using Power Analysis to Spot IoT Compromises

August 17, 2015 12:330 comments
A new startup, Virta Labs, says its PowerGuard device can detect malicious software infections by studying power consumption - an approach with applications on the Internet of Things.

In-brief: A start-up, Virta Laboratories, says that its new PowerGuard technology can spot malicious software infections on any device by studying changes in how it consumes electricity. The technology has big implications for managing risk on the Internet of Things. 

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