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Security weaknesses in airport internet kiosks

September 21, 2010  |  Written by admin  |   Data Loss, Hacking   |   4 Comments

Hi everyone, When asked about information security and defense in depth many people only think about technical controls, they will talk about technical controls such as Firewalls, IDS/IPS devices, network segregation and so on but physical security is a critical step often overlooked by many information security professionals. No matter how well you segregate your network, how you harden your systems or what authentication methods you have implemented if physical security controls fail or don’t … Read more >

New Website!

September 8, 2009  |  Written by admin  |   Application Security   |   Leave a comment

Hi everyone, Welcome to the new and improved Security Ninja website! I think you might have already noticed but there is something a little bit different about the Security Ninja website, you certainly don’t need to be a ninja to spot it! I’m very happy to say that the Security Ninja website is now a Realex Payments website and we’ll continue to deliver the technical content you are used to seeing here. Security is one … Read more >

Heartlands data breach, its a big one!

August 18, 2009  |  Written by admin  |   Application Security, Data Loss, PCI DSS   |   Leave a comment

Hi, I was in the middle of writing up a blog post pulling together information about the Heartlands data breach after I read earlier that three people have been indicted for the Heartland hack until I came across Rich Mogull’s excellent blog post. No point in me re-inventing the wheel after he had done such a great job! Some of the current highlights from the breach information are: The hacker behind the Heartland breach is … Read more >

Epicenter conference embraces security

August 11, 2009  |  Written by admin  |   Application Security, Hacking   |   Leave a comment

Hi everyone, I announced a while back on this blog that I was going to be speaking at the Epicenter conference in Dublin this August. I’m happy that I can now tell you more about my presentations at this conference. I will be presenting twice on the 26th August covering the Security Risks of Web 2.0 and The Principles of Secure Development. Both presentations can be seen individually and both will deliver valuable web application … Read more >

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