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Vulnerabilities in financial mobile apps put consumers and businesses at risk

Security hubris. It’s the phrase we use to refer to our feeling of confidence grounded on assumptions we all have (but may not be aware of or care to admit) about cybersecurity—and, at times, privacy. It rears its ugly head when (1) we share the common notion that programmers know how to code securely; (2) we cherry-pick perceived-as-easier security and privacy practices over difficult and … [Read more...]

Explained: SQL injection

Even though SQL injection is a type of attack that is relatively easy to prevent, it is one of the most common web hacking techniques. So, what’s it all about? The basics SQL is short for Structured Query Language and usually pronounced as “sequel.” SQL is a standard language used to query and change the content of databases. It was originally designed to perform business analyses. But with the … [Read more...]