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by Richard Brain of ProCheckUp at Search Security

Preventing and detecting security vulnerabilities in Web applications

As Web applications become the regular locus of online business, so too are they becoming the frequent targets of attackers. Unfortunately, many Web applications are fraught with vulnerabilities, a fair number of which result from an insufficient focus on security during the development process. Whi ...

by Richard Brain of ProCheckUp at Search Security

Ask the Experts - Richard Brain Advises

SearchSecurity QUESTION POSED ON: 25 April 2009 Should "offensive" worms be used to propagate patches? Is it safe to use code that acts like malware in order to defeat malware? In my opinion, an 'offensive' worm should never be used to spread patches. It is a dubious practice and can create all sor ...

by Richard Brain of ProCheckUp at Search Security

Ask the Experts - Richard Brain - How effective are password hack tools?

SearchSecurity QUESTION POSED ON: 19 May 2009 How effective are current password hack tools, and what can be done to enable secure user authentication and defend against them? Password hack tools have continually improved in the past few years. In late 2008, for example, a Russian firm used paralle ...