Don’t trust Google Links

By Martijn Korse / 17th December 2017

Phishing campaigns are lucrative and probably will continue to be so for a while longer: they are cheap to launch and it only takes a few recipients that click on your malicious link to be successful. But awareness about the dangers of clicking on links is slowly rising. So if you’re a bad guy, how…

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User Friendly vs Secure

By Martijn Korse / 24th November 2017

Security is sometimes compared to healthy food. Quite a nice analogy: we all know we should eat healthy but we don’t always do it. The same is true for security: even though we know security measures are important, we sometimes favour a situation that is less secure. For various reasons.

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Reproducible Builds

Reproducible Builds

By Martijn Korse / 12th October 2017

Last September a lot of users got infected with malware when they downloaded the CCleaner update. Hackers had been able to hide the Floxif Trojan inside the installer of the update. CCleaner is a utility program used to clean potentially unwanted files and invalid Windows Registry entries from a computer. This is a chart from…

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Personal Data in URLs

By Martijn Korse / 23rd August 2017

Parameters in the url (GET parameters) are used to pass information to the destination on the target server. Quite often I see cases where these GET parameters are used to transmit personal data. For example, a company sends out a newsletter to their clients with a link to their website where they want to personalize…

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Don’t trust Google Links

Phishing campaigns are lucrative and probably will continue to be so for a while longer: they are cheap to launch and it only takes a few recipients that click on your malicious link to be successful. But awareness about the dangers of clicking on links is slowly rising. So if you’re a bad guy, how…

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User Friendly vs Secure

Security is sometimes compared to healthy food. Quite a nice analogy: we all know we should eat healthy but we don’t always do it. The same is true for security: even though we know security measures are important, we sometimes favour a situation that is less secure. For various reasons.

Read More...
Reproducible Builds

Reproducible Builds

Last September a lot of users got infected with malware when they downloaded the CCleaner update. Hackers had been able to hide the Floxif Trojan inside the installer of the update. CCleaner is a utility program used to clean potentially unwanted files and invalid Windows Registry entries from a computer. This is a chart from…

Read More...

Personal Data in URLs

Parameters in the url (GET parameters) are used to pass information to the destination on the target server. Quite often I see cases where these GET parameters are used to transmit personal data. For example, a company sends out a newsletter to their clients with a link to their website where they want to personalize…

Read More...