Month: October 2013

Facebook Removes Privacy Settings (or Why it’s hard to hide information on the Internet)

A few weeks ago Facebook announced the removal of a “Search” setting. That’s their marketing term for a privacy setting. The setting in question allowed a user to prevent his or her Facebook profile from being discovered via Facebook’s search function. Now before you go look for it, you should know that most of us …

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Tactical Burp Suite Webinar

We have decided to try something new here at Secure Ideas.  We have a long history (as long as the company actually) of doing webcasts and presentations around the country.  (And we plan on continuing those!)  But we thought maybe we could start doing some of our own.  So we have recently signed up with …

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Professionally Evil Perspective Podcast – Methodology Continues with Discovery

James and I recorded the next episode of the Professionally Evil Perspective podcast this morning.  In it we get back to walking through the methodology that we use during a web application penetration test.  We had covered recon and mapping, so in this episode we go through the third step; discovery! James and I discuss …

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Web App Pre-Flight

I think that it is because of my background in software development that I am passionate about integrating security testing with the SDLC (Software/Systems Development Life Cycle).  Or perhaps it’s just that watching development teams push untested code to production grates on my nerves worse than nails on a chalkboard.  Whatever the case, security testing …

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