Month: October 2013

Facebook Removes Privacy Settings (or Why it’s hard to hide information on the Internet)

A few weeks ago Facebook announced the removal of a “Search” setting. That’s their marketing term for a privacy setting. The setting in question allowed a user to prevent his or her Facebook profile from being discovered via Facebook’s search function. Now before you go look for it, you should know that most of us …

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Professionally Evil Perspective Podcast – Methodology Continues with Discovery

James and I recorded the next episode of the Professionally Evil Perspective podcast this morning.  In it we get back to walking through the methodology that we use during a web application penetration test.  We had covered recon and mapping, so in this episode we go through the third step; discovery! James and I discuss …

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Web App Pre-Flight

I think that it is because of my background in software development that I am passionate about integrating security testing with the SDLC (Software/Systems Development Life Cycle).  Or perhaps it’s just that watching development teams push untested code to production grates on my nerves worse than nails on a chalkboard.  Whatever the case, security testing …

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Security Tubthumping

I have a friend who is an alcoholic. A few weeks ago after 5 years of sobriety, she stumbled and had a relapse. It doesn’t make her a bad person, just a fighter. She starts everyday with a reminder of where she’s been, and where she’s going. And in the last 5 years she has …

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