Tag: Application Security

Tales From the Road: The Fortifying Abilities of an In-Depth Web Application Security Assessment

Internal app assessments, while helpful, won’t reveal all of the vulnerabilities weakening your security. Web applications, or web apps, are a common and useful way for companies to interact with both employees and customers. Without adequate assessment, however, security risks thrive, leaving the door open for bad actors to manipulate the systems and cause serious… Read more »

Is This Thing On? Privacy and Your Smartphone Sensors

Smartphone Snooping Without Microphone Access Can your smartphone sensors still enable apps to eavesdrop on your conversations even after the app has been denied microphone access? It does seem possible. We dug into this question based on two research papers, “AccEar: Accelerometer Acoustic Eavesdropping with Unconstrained Vocabulary”, and “Side Eye: Characterizing the Limits of POV… Read more »

Tales From the Road: The Best Defense Against Injection Attacks is to Protect Your Legacy App

How DirectDefense accessed sensitive financial and personal data through injection vulnerabilities The best defense against injection attacks is to secure legacy applications by leveraging an app security assessment. Got a legacy app? Then listen up: Legacy applications can be particularly susceptible to injection attacks and organizations should take immediate action to remediate this vulnerability before… Read more »