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F5 Friday: If Only the Odds of a Security Breach were the Same as Being Hit by Lightning

#v11 AJAX, JSON and an ever increasing web application spread increase the odds of succumbing to a breach. BIG-IP ASM v11 reduces those odds, making it more likely you’ll win at the security table When we use analogy often enough it becomes... Read more
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How To Limit URI Length Without Recompiling Apache

Use network-side scripting, of course! While just about every developer and information security professional knows that a buffer-overflow exploit can result in the execution of malicious code not many truly grok the “why”. Fortunately, it’s not... Read more
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Defeating Attacks Easier Than Detecting Them

Defeating modern attacks – even distributed ones – isn’t the problem. The problem is detecting them in the first place. Last week researchers claimed they’ve discovered a way to exploit a basic security flaw that’s used in software that’s in... Read more
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Web Application Security at the Edge is More Efficient Than In the Application

If one of the drivers for moving to cloud-based applications is reducing costs, you should think twice about the placement of application security solutions. There’s almost no way to avoid an argument on this subject so I won’t tiptoe around it:... Read more
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Rip and Replace Won’t Solve Twitter’s (Or Your) Security Problems

The “replace” in “rip and replace” essentially means getting rid of old security problems and replacing them with new ones. Twittergate is (thankfully) behind us but it’s almost assuredly going to be the case that we’ll be rehashing this one for... Read more
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The Gluten-free Application Network

If you haven’t got your (applications’) health, then you haven’t got anything If you happen to be unlucky enough to suffer from Celiac disease - gluten intolerance (wheat, barley, oats, rye) - then you know how important it is to keep gluten out... Read more
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Ruby developers ignore security risks, claim X-JSON header ‘nothing serious’

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905 US (Spanish-born) philosopher (1863 - 1952) This oft repeated quote needs to be tweaked just a bit to be more applicable to... Read more
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Would you risk $31,000 for milliseconds of application response time?

Keep in mind that the time it takes a human being to blink is an average of 300 – 400 milliseconds. I just got back from Houston where I helped present on F5’s integration with web application security vendor White Hat, a.k.a. virtual patching.... Read more
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