Jun 10, 2019

7 Reasons Why Mobile App Security Testing Is Crucial For Enterprises

To stay away from and diminish security breaks, we need to uncover shield vulnerabilities in all parts of our condition. We need to check the fringe (firewalls, switches, balancers, etc.) through framework organizations, mastermind division to web organizations, flexible and static mobile apps

We need to find shield openings of the web application before aggressors by making security testing a bit of the structure and improvement of the mobile application. We can in like manner discover vulnerabilities through versatile application security testing.

Why we need mobile application security testing?

1. Stay away from future attacks by estimating the acts of aggressors and imagining their moves

You haven't the faintest idea and can't ensure whether software engineers will or won't hack into your convenient web application, ambush your backend structures, and take your data. In any case, you can imagine possible future circumstances and reasonably related perils. You can make sense of the acts of software engineers to uncover absconds in the code and fix them before developers abuse them.

A penetration test is a kind of shield testing proposed thus. In a penetration test, analyzers use refined instruments and moved to learn of IT to figure the direction of an aggressor who enters the client's condition to get information or possibly get to higher assents without genuine endorsement.

2. Running live with the new flexible application without excess pressure

Preceding the association of another adaptable application to an IT circumstance, the compact application encounters required particular and customer affirmation testing's to ensure its course of action with the specific and business necessities. These affirmation testing's certification that this compact application satisfies the end-customers and can be maintained by IT gatherings.

Over social event specific and customer essentials, these flexible apps need to meet operational necessities, keeping the age condition as-is and not exhibiting security threats.

Experienced programming authorities and execution testing experts recommend us to grasp the philosophy from the thoroughly considered Design, Build, Go-live, to routine RUN and Support works out.

3. Change the building, for instance, orchestrate, fragments of the versatile application if significant

Through convenient security testing, you may discover security vulnerabilities that may later incite genuine security breaks after the flexible applications goes live.

Thinking about deformities in the source code, strike vectors, bottlenecks, and security openings before uncovering the flexible application, you can change the designing, the arrangement and the code of the application. Fixing issues at this stage are more affordable than keeping an eye on them later on when you find that the building of the application is defective or when a break happens. The cost at these stages will cover specific issues just as legal, PR, and anything are possible from that point.

4. Untouchable merchants are new to huge business IT condition and express endeavor safety efforts and compliances

Essentially every compact application uses some web benefits that continue running on the backend. Adaptable application security testing isn't simply attempting the source code yet likewise the direct of the application at the endpoint: how it works with limit, supports, singular data, how to verify the correspondence between the convenient application, its backend systems, and the web organization.

Exactly when software engineers need to spill data, they don't need to hack the compact application in light of the way that hacking web organizations are adequate.

Thusly, it is essentially progressively basic to perform adaptable application security testing if it is made by a pariah convenient application headway association. An external programming vender does not know or can't know all security techniques and standards. Adaptable application creators from a pariah, lacking foundation with enormous business IT structure, are not prepared to fittingly execute application security essentials to fulfill attempt necessities.

False security is considerably more horrendous than an unsteady application. If we expect and acknowledge an irregular condition of security, protection, and reliability, anyway when in doubt the security level is low, we may send fragile data genuinely to attackers. If we understand that the security isn't set, we don't send this data through this inconsistent channel.

5. Know the capacities and experience of the application progression association that fabricates your convenient applications

Security and application improvement are two unmistakable locales, and you don't anticipate that flexible application architects should be security experts. Fashioners' fundamental scope of capacities is in the frontend coding and User Experience (UX). They are set up to guarantee the application contains the required features and business functionalities. Originators are based on the User Interface (UI) to make their application easy to collaborate and fantastic to look at, less on the security side.

Nevertheless, you have to ensure that the end-movement of the versatile application has wellbeing endeavors arranged into it. In case the dealer doesn't have the security scope of capacities in-house, they should unite as one with associations that have security as one of their inside abilities.

Application security is a tidiness thing that each flexible application progression workplaces need and grasp in their applications. Unfortunately, relatively few do this since application security isn't poor. If the business doesn't show security as a need, security won't be completed or executed a tad.

By testing the security of the adaptable application, you can get to the capacities of the vendor.

(Examine this article to get some answers concerning the best 5 flexible application security issues you need to consider while making compact applications.)

6. Test the responsiveness of your undertaking IT gathering

By getting adaptable application security testing as a segment of a convenient application headway process and a compact assignment, you can test the responsiveness of your undertaking security gathering. We can check the period of the response, idea of the response, and the reaction accuracy.

If the security bunch doesn't properly react, by then, there is something erroneously in the process which ought to be tended to. On the other hand, if the assistance is re-appropriated, we can test the idea of this organization.

7. Fulfill outrageous industry security rules and agree to rules

Security Testing is essential for significantly secure ICT conditions. It is basic for the ISO 27001 affirmation, HIPAA, FIPS 140-2, OWASP logic, and for some circumstance directed by cybersecurity law.

Security testing has been an essential bit of an item application headway cycle, and there is no reason security should not be a required bit of a convenient application improvement cycle.

Jun 3, 2019

Two More Alternatives To Twitter and Facebook For Conservatives

Back in April we wrote about an alternative to Twitter and Facebook for people who value free speech and don't want to worry about getting banned for their political beliefs. In that article we named Gab.com as that alternative.

Well, having spent some time there over the last month or so, we realized two things about Gab:

  1. It is legit full of racists. I'm talking real racists too, not the bullcrap label that Democrats put on all conservatives in general. I'm talking the real deal here.
  2. The community there is very small, so those racists stand out quite a bit more than they would otherwise.
Needless to say, it wasn't the alternative we were looking for really.

Since then we discovered two more alternatives. One of them seems really promising!

Telegram

The first one is called Telegram

From their page:



I heard about them from the folks over at Infowars after they got completely de-platformed by Instagram and Facebook. If you didn't hear about that, our political site Mainwashed did a video about it below:



Paul Joseph Watson, a regular on Infowars, claimed he received 3000 followers overnight on Telegram.


Other than the guys at Infowars, I really haven't heard much more about it though. If you've used it, please let us know what you think in the comments!

Parler

The other alternative to Facebook and Twitter for conservatives we heard about is called Parler! The CEO of Parler was recently featured on the Laura Ingraham show:



In fact, The Hill also reported about it saying that President Trump's campaign team was checking it out as a viable alternative to Twitter.

From the piece:
President Trump's 2020 campaign manager is reportedly scouting a social media site aimed at a conservative audience for a potential new platform for the Trump campaign. 
Politico reported Tuesday that Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale is considering creating an account for Trump on the social media platform Parler, which has attracted right-wing activists banned from other social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
The very next day after these two reports we noticed a mass exodus from Twitter to Parler. A huge group of people we follow with our Mainwashed account have made the move to Parler.

We did setup an account over there for Mainwashed, and even became verified! In fact, after our first day we had over 1,000 followers!


It looks like you can gain lots of followers the old fashioned way (that you used to be able to do on Twitter) by mass following like-minded users, and having them follow you back. So far there doesn't appear to be a limit to that. Not sure if that's a good or bad thing, I'll leave that up to you to judge.

Never the less, the community at Parler is booming and vibrant. It is very active and to us it looks very promising!

I even put out a poll on my person Twitter account seeing which one of these Twitter and Facebook alternatives was the best one:



As you can see, after over 1300 votes, Parler was the clear winner at 71%!

What do you think about these platforms? Have you tried any of them? Let us know what you think in the comments!

May 27, 2019

Anatomy of an IoT Attack



Connected devices are increasingly being used for cyber attacks. They often lack critical device protections and organizations fail to segment their networks in order to reduce the attack surface.


May 24, 2019

Ransomware - Anatomy of an Attack



See how an effective ransomware attack comes together. This is why today's enterprises require effective security. Via Cisco.


May 22, 2019

Worth the upgrade - Ubuntu 19.04 First Impressions



Here we are again with another Ubuntu release in the form of 19.04 'Disco Dingo'. Apart from making me a proud Aussie, what else does this distro have to entice users to upgrade?


May 13, 2019

Google Cloud's High-Speed Network (Infographic)

Have you ever wondered what's under the hood of Google's High Speed Cloud Network? Well the wait is over, because Google has released a pretty interesting infographic showing us all how it works.

Via Google's Cloud Team's Email:

When your data and users live across oceans, you need more than a fast ship to connect them. Google Cloud's high-speed network has points of presence in over 35 countries, with environmentally friendly solutions that offer you the speed and bandwidth you need.
Click image for full size PDF version


Pretty impressive isn't it? Let us know what you think about it in the comments!

Apr 29, 2019

How to Deleted Online Social Media Accounts No Longer In Use

Protecting your identity online is essential for your brand, reputation and credit worthiness, far more important than updating your Instagram and Facebook every day. Several times a year the news will cover a serious data breach of information being held by major banks, insurance companies and/or social media platforms. Once the data is taken, it can be misused or even lead to identity theft. Deleting your old social media accounts is a vital step to help ensure some measure of identity protection. It is imperative that you keep your online access to your current accounts safe and protected and delete any old accounts.

Here is a guide that will help you delete your old accounts on the most popular social media sites.

Facebook 

Moving onto the biggest social network platform of all time, Facebook, with over a billion users, keeps things simple and makes it incredibly easy for you to deactivate your account.

Once you go into the "settings" tab from the down arrow in your browser, select your Facebook information and then select delete your account and information". When you are in this menu you will go to delete your account and must add the password to confirm.

Foursquare 

Foursquare hit the internet over a decade ago to let friends know where you are and figuring out where they are. In order to delete your Foursquare account, you will have to access the platform from your computer. Move onto the "privacy" settings tab where you have to scroll to the end of the page and find an option to delete your account. When you select this option you will go to a page where you need to confirm whether you want to delete your account or not.

Google 

Google is the undisputed search engine leader with one of the most interconnected ecosystems. By creating one account for Google you are able to access a plethora of different applications and websites without having to create separate accounts. In order to delete your Google+ or Gmail account, you will need to delete your entire Google account.

Go to "Google account settings" and choose "delete account and services". There you will see the "delete products" option, where you can access all of your Google applications. You need to sign in to all of the websites first before you can delete your account.

Instagram 

Facebook's younger brother is possibly the most used social media platform by Millennials, according to Hootsuite. Thanks to its focus on visual communication, it is the go-to place in order to find talented artists.

Deleting your account is very simple and takes little time to properly accomplish. While you can manage your privacy settings using the mobile app, you must go through an internet browser in order to delete your account. Simply go to the "delete your account page", and there you will have to provide a reason for deleting your account. Once you provide the reason, you will provide your password and then select the option to permanently delete the account.

Linked In 

LinkedIn is the social network for professionals looking for new opportunities to connect with other professionals and grow their business and careers. If you are on the platform, the profile should be complete and up-to-date. If you are no longer using the platform, delete the account. At the top right corner of any page of LinkedIn, you will first have to access the "privacy and settings" tab. From there, choose the "account" tab and then select closing your LinkedIn account. You will have to give your feedback and verify your account before you can delete it. From there you will see a post telling you of the consequences of deleting your account and then the final page which will be for confirmation.

MySpace 

This social media platform has been bought and sold several times since its glory days (2005 to 2009). In 2016 their database was breached and leaked to a dark market website. To delete your MySpace account, you will first have to login to the account that you want to delete. From there, select the "gear" icon and choose the "account" tab. There, you will see an option to delete your account. Before you can delete your account you will have to provide a reason after which you will receive an email for confirmation. Open the email and follow its instructions.

Pinterest 

Pinterest is a web-based pinboard or bulletin board, a place to bookmark images found online. To delete your Pinterest account you will first have to go to the triple dot icon on the website and select the "edit settings" option. From there you will have to go down to the "account" page and select "deactivate account". From there you will click "yes" to receive an email, which you need to open and follow in order to permanently delete your account.

Snapchat 

Snapchat is a service that, for a short time, rivaled Facebook and was the go-to social media app for many people. As is the case with Instagram, you cannot delete your account from the mobile app; you must delete it from a proper browser.

From the website browser, go to "delete your account" and enter your username and password. Your account does not delete instantly and it takes about 30 days to remove all of the information.

Twitter 

Regardless of how famous your really are, everyone has a Twitter handle. Many people follow and get their news from the tweets of everyone from legitimate newsmakers and media organizations to raving fans of our favorite sport teams. Deleting your Twitter account is incredibly easy. It takes at least 30 days for all of your tweets to get deleted. Select "settings and privacy" from the form on the menu and go into the account tab. From there you will have to deactivate your account and enter your password to confirm the action.

Tumblr 

Tumblr probably has one of the most bustling communities on the internet, which is also why it is very easy for anyone to delete their account. While you are able to delete your account, the content other people have reposted will remain available on the site. To delete your account, click on the person-shaped icon on the website, and go to "settings". There select "delete account", entering your email and password to confirm the process. Tumblr also states that it takes them a few days to properly wipe all of your content.

Whatsapp 

Whatsapp is a free messaging app to send Voice over IP (VoIP), images, video calls and documents using a mobile device. To delete your account, simply open your Whatsapp and go to the "settings" menu. From there, select account and go to "Delete my account", after which you will have to enter your phone number in international code and tap "delete".

YouTube 

YouTube is second only to Facebook as a social media platform, owned by Alphabet, the owner the parent company of Google. A well-managed channel can help to improve website ratings. A channel not in use should be deleted. Deleting your channel from the largest video-sharing platform on the internet is quite simple. You will first have to sign into your YouTube account and go to your advanced settings. From there, choose "delete channel" and then opt for "delete channel permanently". This will launch a prompt where you can confirm if you want to delete your channel or would still like to keep it.

Final Words of Advice 

According to industry experts and a recent article in Consumer Reports, it is a best practice to reduce the risk of having your personal and professional data being misused or stolen by keep your current accounts secure and deleting accounts no longer in use.



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