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ADC Hacker Intelligence Initiative

The Imperva Hacker Intelligence Initiative goes inside the cyber-underground and provides analysis of the trending hacking techniques and interesting attack campaigns.

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Dissecting a Hacktivist Attack


The fundamental tenet of Web 2.0, user-generated content, is also the Achilles Heel from a security standpoint. Why? Allowing the upload of user-generated content to the website can be extremely dangerous as the server which is usually considered by other users and the application itself as "trusted" now hosts content that can be generated by a malicious source.

Tags: Hacktivist, Web Application Attacks, Hacking, Lulzsec, Remote File Inclusion, RFI, Passwords


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Enterprise Password Worst Practices


In 2009, Imperva published a report on 32 million breached passwords entitled "Consumer Password Worst Practices." Since then, successive breaches have highlighted consumers' inability to make sufficient password choices. Enterprises can no longer rely on employees, partners or consumers when it comes to password security. Instead, responsibility rests on enterprises to put in place proper password security policies and procedures as a part of a comprehensive data security discipline. Passwords should be viewed by security teams as highly valuable data - even if PCI or other security mandates don't apply. This paper guides enterprises to rectify poor password management practices.

Tags: Data Security, Passwords, Trends, Password Worst Practices

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