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Demystifying MySQL Security for Web 2.0: Part 2

Access control exploits, user credential exposures and related security compromises are becoming increasingly common in Web 2.0 world ! Most of these issues pertain to broken or insufficient authentication controls and flawed credential management that allows attackers to compromise vulnerable applications by stealing or manipulating credentials such as passwords, keys, session cookies and/or impersonating another user through forged or guessed credentials.  Any such access control… Read more »

Demystifying MySQL Security for Web 2.0: Part 1

Web 2.0 applications are proliferating and it has become widely popular for delivering dynamic user-generated content, information collaboration, data mashups, social networking and Web services. Building security for Web 2.0 applications pose several daunting challenges to Web 2.0 developers as these applications are publicly accessible and it blindly opens door to several intentional/unintentional abuses and malicious practices including data interception and manipulation by… Read more »

Our blog is back ….in action !

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Finally, I had some time to play with WordPress 2.6.5…and did have success with importing those old stuff to new Sun MySQL database and the themes/customizations (the PHP scripts were too old so i ended up doing wild guess then hack)….to make it run on WordPress 2.6.5 –  it works ! Editing those messed up PHPs was an interesting experience…. Read more »

OpenSSL as Certificate Authority/SSL Test Kit: Quick Cheatsheet

I always had a love and hate interest with using OpenSSL ! But I should agree that it did help me many times…whenever I wanted to quickly test-drive my craziest ideas with PKI certificates. Couple of things I like about OpenSSL is its tools/utilities for testing as equivalent to a commerecial-grade CA and its FIPS-140 compliance. Also, I always get… Read more »