AppCheck news & events

8 Tips to Improve IT Security for SMEs

When we think of cyber-attacks our minds often flash to larger corporations and massive data leaks for millions of customers, but these are just the ones we see reported in the news. In fact the Verizon 2019 Data Breach Report found that 43% of breaches involved small business victims.

Cyber-attacks are on the rise and for most SMEs trying to get your head around them and protect your business can be a daunting and difficult task. We have complied a list of 8 steps to help prevent breaches including practical advice on what to do should a breach occur.

read more

AppCheck vs OWASP Top 10

Every few years the OWASP community come together to review the ten most critical web application security risks by analysing vulnerability data spanning hundreds of organisations and over 100,000 real world applications.
These vulnerabilities are assessed using a number of factors such as detectability, exploitability and potential impact to create the final list.
So let’s take a look at what’s included and why AppCheck incorporates these vulnerabilities into it’s standard scan templates, reporting, dashboards and more…

Read more

New feature announcement: Subdomain takeover audit

AppCheck has released a new detection module available to all customers to scan for subdomain takeover vulnerabilities. 

Read more

Scan & Secure WordPress with AppCheck

WordPress is the worlds leading Content Management System (CMS) accounting for approximately 27% of all websites on the Internet. As such, WordPress is a common target for malicious attackers and malware authors aiming to propagate malicious software by compromising websites.

Almost all studies into the most commonly compromised CMS based websites list WordPress as the biggest offender, with one study citing 78% of CMS hacks attributed to WordPress.

Read more

AppCheck & The GDPR

There is no doubt that the GDPR is serious business. AppCheck has noticed a significant shift in focus by company executives, taking a much more active interest in security matters since the GDPR, and specifically the fines were introduced. Naturally, with that comes a never-ending list of vendors claiming to solve the GDPR problem. In truth, no one product or service can achieve compliance, rather the GDPR requires a strategy that includes a thorough understanding of your responsibilities, exposure and requirements to demonstrate compliance with the six principals of the GDPR.

Read more

Detect Rogue JavaScript Crypto-Miners with AppCheck

Browser based Crypto-Mining malware has made a dramatic resurgence in 2018 hitting the headlines on several occasions over the past month. Most recently, two major campaigns affecting thousands were reported by The Register with those affected ranging from YouTube to the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office.

Read more

Hacks, Trends and That GDPR Thing with AppCheck

With the door closed on another year within the ever-expanding cyber security industry, we can look back on some significant moments in 2017 and look forward to a very exciting year for AppCheck in 2018.

Read more

Critical Joomla 3.7 SQL Injection Vulnerability Patched

On the 17th of May 2017, the Joomla team issued a patch for a high severity security flaw that could allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary SQL queries on the target system. A malicious attacker could exploit this flaw to read, create, modify and delete data stored within the database. It is also possible to gain administrator control of the Joomla CMS and execute PHP code on the affected server by exploiting this flaw.

Read more

Hunting HTML 5 PostMessage Vulnerabilities

AppCheck partnered with Sec-1 Ltd to undertake a research project investigating the security challenges posed by next generation web applications. The project included an investigation of Cross-Origin communication mechanisms provided via HTML5 including postMessage and CORS.

One of the key findings from the research shows that vulnerabilities introduced through an insecure postMessage implementation are frequently missed by security scanners and consultants performing manual review.

Read more

Detecting Delayed Execution Vulnerabilities

AppCheck Sentinel is an external monitoring system designed to detect Out-of-Band events such as DNS Lookups and HTTP requests. Its’ function in Web Application scanning is to aid the detection of vulnerabilities that cannot be identified through the use of conventional scanning techniques.

Read more

HTML 5 Security

In this video series we discuss the common security flaws encountered in HTML5 enabled websites. Our focus is around Cross-Origin communication through postMessage and CORS.

Read more