This week Defcon and Black Hat are taking place in Las Vegas, so get set for a storm of security product announcements and paranoia inducing security disclosures.
One of the first announcements to cross our desk is an update to Fortinet's Web application firewall (WAF): FortiWeb 4.0. The company announced an appliance version of FortiWeb as well. Both are available now.Continue
Data security company Imperva released research today that says Web applications are probed or attacked 27 times an hour, or once every two minutes. At the peak of attacks, some Web applications see probes or attacks 25,000 times an hour, or seven times per second. The research gives concrete numbers to what security researchers, governments and enterprises have known for a while - their networks are persistently under attack. Continue
Hoop is a new tool from Apache Hadoop contributor and enterprise support company Cloudera. Hoop provides access to the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) over HTTP via a REST API. It can be used to exchange data between Hadoop clusters running different versions the platform, or to access data behind a firewall.
Hoop is a complete rewrite of Hadoop HDFS Proxy. Cloudera claims it offers the following advantages over Proxy:Continue
The most well-known trick criminal hackers have in their bag is the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. To create a DDoS attack, hackers use a botnet to send mass amounts of traffic at a website server, bringing the site down. Recent attacks targeted CIA's public website, Wordpress and credit card companies.Continue
Many of you are familiar with the packet capture tools Ethereal, Netscout's Snifffer or Wireshark. All of these are very useful for debugging network-related problems. The problem is that you have to run one of these tools on a computer with special drivers to enable the capture, and sharing the reports isn't always easy, especially on mobile devices. What if you could put the captures up in the cloud? Enter the idea behind CloudShark from QA Cafe.Continue
The flexibility and autonomy of web working can boost productivity and morale, but letting company information out of the secure perimeter of corporate headquarters also opens organizations up to a whole host of security concerns, according to a recent article from MIT’s Technology Review. The piece lists several potential vulnerabilities, including:Continue