A security researcher walked through some of the methods used by Flashback malware to highlight the different types of Java vulnerabilities developers are exploiting. What exactly is Flashback?
Flashback is a form of malware designed to grab passwords and other information from users through their Web browser and other applications such as Skype. A user typically mistakes it for a legitimate browser plug-in while visiting a malicious Web site. At that point, the software inst
The program will we use is my Caesar Cipher app. Just click here to download it and here to view and/or download the source code. How to Encrypt and Decrypt This program uses the Caesar Cipher algorithm, which we discussed last month. As a review, this cipher works by shifting each letter by 0 to 25 times. So, if we wanted to encrypt "ABC" with a shift of 1, then we would shift all the letters one to the right, yielding "BCD". Here is how you would use the app to do that: If
Writing code during web development, especially the ones containing redundant code causes frustration among programmers, since it takes up too much of their valuable time. But coders who are new and haven’t yet developed expertise in coding web solutions will certainly seek for simple solutions that help them code in the most efficient manner possible, while providing them with features and tools that streamlines their workflow. Fortunately, there are many different IDE’s and
My excellent colleague Java evangelist Daniel Abrams wrote me an e-mail in response to my description yesterday of how to create JConsole plugins: "I did not know that the visual library can be used outside of NetBeans. Do you need a special build of the library? Do I need to build it myself or is there a standalone version that I can download?" This is a good question and the answer is illustrative of how interwoven NetBeans IDE is with the NetBeans Platform. Look in your Ne
Abstract. Many applications in the enterprise world feature thick Java clients. Testing the security of such applications is considered practically more difficult than a similar browser-based client because inspecting, intercepting and altering application data is easy in the browser. With DOM inspection tools like Firebug and WebKit Web Inspector, and HTTP proxy tools such as WebScarab, Fiddler and Burp, assessing the trust boundary between the client and server has become m