Java Chief Architect Mark Reinhold posts…

Create a secure, private forum in which trusted members of the OpenJDK Community can receive reports of vulnerabilities in OpenJDK code bases, review them, collaborate on fixing them, and coordinate the release of such fixes. Ensure that information flows efficiently, in both directions, between this forum and Oracle’s internal security teams. Encourage the forum to be used for other OpenJDK security-related discussions as needed.

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Start of a pentesting methodology by bugcrowd.com.  So many areas to test but there is a lot included in the graphic.

 

You understand the value of security penetration testing for your software applications and it’s been successful identifying important vulnerabilities.  You do the obvious thing, order more pentesting but in successive tests the arrival rate of new application vulnerabilities soon exceeds your technical teams ability to remediate them.  Management and technical teams security vulnerability epiphany soon turns to malaise as security becomes increasingly marginalized in favor of progressing against more tangible objectives – customer facing software features.  What happened?  Could this have played out differently?

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In a recent blog post, Security Economics of the Internet of Things on Schneier on Security, security expert and cryptologist Bruce Schneier describes economics related to securing IoT devices.  The post was written due to unprecedented DDOS attacks against investigative security journalist Brian Krebs and his web site krebsonsecurity.com.

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