Category: Application security

Application security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Google Pledges $1 Million to Secure Open Source Program

October 4, 2021

Via: Security Week

The pilot program financially rewards developers who help improve the security of critical open source projects and is meant to complement existing vulnerability management programs. Committed to boost the security of the open source ecosystem, the Internet search giant recently […]

Application security, Security

SaaS security is becoming a primary concern for businesses

September 27, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

One of the frequently touted advantages of using software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions is their maintenance-free and supposedly inherently secure nature. These services are maintained by their providers and users do not have to worry about configuring, troubleshooting, and updating them. Things […]

Application security, Security

SaaS subscriptions bouncing back as enterprises seek innovation

September 24, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Enterprises worldwide continue to migrate from proprietary, licensed software to software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscriptions as they seek innovation, better user experience and lower cost, according to a report published by Information Services Group (ISG). The report on the global market finds […]

Application security, Security

SaaS applications investment growing despite underutilization of app licenses by employees

September 23, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Business investment in SaaS applications continues to climb despite widespread underutilization of app licenses by employees. According to Productiv’s report, on average only 45% of company apps are being used on a regular basis. The data also shows 56% of […]

Application security, Security

Creepy data collection and sharing remain common on popular apps

September 22, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

In a recent Mozilla review of the privacy features of 21 popular video call apps, only two were singled out for outstanding features (Signal and Threema). Meanwhile, three products were slapped with a dreaded “*Privacy Not Included” warning label (Facebook […]

Application security, Security

Frictionless Protection of Applications In A Cloud Motion World

September 21, 2021

Via: Radware Blog

The increase in cloud adoption is driving the need for agile application security. According to Radware’s The State of Web Application and API Protection report, 70% of web applications now run in cloud environments, while 76% of organizations have accelerated […]

Application security, Security

Facebook Announces Encrypted WhatsApp Backups

September 13, 2021

Via: Security Week

While a user can easily turn on WhatsApp on any new device, given that accounts are phone number-based, conversation history isn’t available unless a backup was created on the previous device. Users can set time intervals for the creation of […]

Application security, Cloud security, Security

Organizations struggling to develop cloud applications that meet security requirements

September 9, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

According to a Security Compass research, in mid-sized to large enterprises, 50% of the software applications being developed are cloud based, and another 30% are expected to migrate to the cloud within the next two years. However, ensuring a secure […]

Application security, Security

7 Ways to Defend Mobile Apps, APIs from Cyberattacks

September 2, 2021

Via: Threat Post

There are two essential elements driving progress in today’s digital-first economy: Mobile applications and the application programming interfaces (APIs) that allow those applications to communicate and exchange data with each other. The growth in these two technologies has exposed users […]

Application security, Mobile, Mobile security, Security

Beware! New Android Malware Hacks Thousands of Facebook Accounts

August 9, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

A new Android trojan has been found to compromise Facebook accounts of over 10,000 users in at least 144 countries since March 2021 via fraudulent apps distributed through Google Play Store and other third-party app marketplaces. Dubbed “FlyTrap,” the previously […]