CSRF Vulnerability Allows Attackers To See Sensitive Data of Grammarly’s Customers

In the early days of the internet privacy was easier to maintain. If a website prompted you to enter your real name when registering, you had two choices. Either you would leave instantly, or you would provide a fake name, if access to the website was important to you. Generally, you were careful about when and where you used your real name online. Websites were lacking javascript, and every personal homepage had at least one colourful gif of a dancing animal. The Personal Data Problem on the Internet Now, if you try to register on one of the most popular sites on the internet with a fake name, you get instantly banned (see 'Facebook real-name policy controversy'). Messenger apps on your phone upload your whole address book to servers abroad. Many websites ask you for your name, email address, age and gender just to show you an article about a topic of interest. Not much of the internet we used to know is left. While this is shocking, the hard truth is, we are used to it. In our contemporary world, we sacrifice privacy for comfort and usability. Why even bother providing a fake name or using throwaway email addresses, when you...
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Tripwire University 2017: EMEA Edition

Foundational controls help IT organisations focus on setting basic and effective security priorities. According to the Center for Internet Security (CIS), applying just their first five critical controls can reduce your risk of cyberattack by nearly 85%. So, when it comes to foundational controls, how does your organisation compare? Join Tripwire and other security experts … Read More The post Tripwire University 2017: EMEA Edition appeared first on The State of Security.
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