Surviving the Week 11/9/12, NBC and Coca Cola hacked this week

Couple of Major hacks this week – NBC and Coca Cola

A number of NBC sites were hacked this week. There is no official news on what attacks has been used. Test your application with NTOSpider to find possible vulnerabilities to avoid downtime -
NBC Hack – http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/4/3598998/nbc-snl-hacked
Coca Cola Hack – http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/81739

Barnes & Noble Customers File Lawsuits After Breach

Another instance of lawsuits after hacking incident. Victims of a PIN pad tampering incident, which compromised customer information at dozens of Barnes & Noble stores, have filed three class-action lawsuits against the nation’s largest book retailer.
http://www.scmagazine.com/barnes-noble-customers-file-lawsuits-after-breach/article/267227/

Experts Find DOM XSS Flaw in “+1” Button of Google Plus

Security researchers from Minded Security have identified a DOM-based cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the +1 button of the Google Plus social network. Test your application with NTOSpider to find possible security vulnerabilities.
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Experts-Find-DOM-XSS-Flaw-in-1-Button-of-Google-Plus-Video-304533.shtml

Singaporeans Get Hard Token Baked Into Credit Card

Standard Chartered Bank’s local outfit teamed with MasterCard to offer account-holders a credit card that is also a one-time-password-generating hard token. MasterCard calls the device a ‘Display Card’ and says it includes “an embedded LCD display and touch-sensitive buttons”.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/08/hard_token_in_credit_card/

About Dan Kuykendall

Dan Kuykendall is the founder and co-CEO at the premier application security solutions provider NT OBJECTives, Inc. Throughout his career, Dan has helped develop advanced dynamic application security testing software, a fundamental aspect to NT OBJECTives’ reputation as a leader in comprehensive web application scanning. Dan has also worked for McAfee’s Foundstone and Fortis, where he founded the U.S. Information Security team. Connect with Dan on Google+

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