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Understanding Transport Layer Security / Secure Socket Layer

Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 / Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 3.0, is the mechanism to provide private, secured and reliable communication over the internet. It is the most widely ...
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Java 7 Update 21 Security Improvements in Detail

Oracle released three updates to Java yesterday. It is important to note that they contain several security related changes. The majority of those changes have been announced since ...
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Penetration Testing Shouldn’t be a Waste of Time

In a recent post on “Debunking Myths: Penetration Testing is a Waste of Time”, Rohit Sethi looks at some of the disadvantages of the passive and irresponsible way that application ...
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Weaknesses in Java Pseudo Random Number Generators (PRNGs)

This will be a sum up of a Paper written by Kai Michaelis, Jörg Schwenk and me, which was  presented at the Cryptographers’ Track at RSA Conference 2013. You can get the slides ...
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Yes Small Companies Can – and Should – Build Secure Software

‘For large software companies or major corporations such as banks or health care firms with large custom software bases, investing in software security can prove to be valuable ...
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Cryptography Using JCA – Services In Providers

The Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) is an extensible framework that enables you to use perform cryptographic operations. JCA also promotes implementation independence (program ...
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Peer reviews for security are a waste of time?

At this year’s RSA conference, one of the panel’s questioned whether software security is a waste of time. A panellist, John Viega, said a few things that I agreed with, and a lot ...
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Add RememberMe Authentication With Spring Security

I mentioned in my post Add Social Login to Jiwhiz Blog that the RememberMe function was not working with Spring Social Security. Well, it is because the application is not authenticating ...
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Your Password Is No Longer Secret, Part 1

Of course, the title is a trick. Your password is still secret, for now. To be sure that it will remain so, try to answer the following questions to yourself:How strong are your passwords? How ...
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Appsec at RSA 2013

This was my second time at the RSA conference on IT security. Like last year, I focused on the appsec track, starting with a half-day mini-course on how to write secure applications ...
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