A Florida personal injury lawyer has filed a Federal lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard on behalf of rock and roll icon Ernest Evans, better known as Chubby Checker, over an app developed for webOS that "adversely affects Chubby Checker's brand and value and if allowed to continue, will cause serious damage to the Plaintiff's goodwill and will tarnish his image that he has worked to maintain over the last 50 years." That app, called the "Chubby Checker," allows users to enter a man's shoe size to estimate the size of his penis. Evans' attorney is seeking half a billion dollars in damages.
Adobe released security updates for Flash Player and Shockwave Player on Tuesday in order to address a total of 19 vulnerabilities affecting the two products.
New stand-alone versions of Flash Player 11 were released for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The Flash Player plug-ins bundled with Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 10 will be automatically updated through the update mechanisms of the two browsers.
Neglecting security during a development can be a big mistake, argues Norman Begg of password management specialist my1login
This article first appeared in issue 235 of .net magazine – the world's best-selling magazine for web designers and developers.
In the 1990s, client-server was king. The processing power of PCs and the increasing speed of networks led to more and more desktop applications, often plugging into backend middleware and corporate data sources. But those applications, and the PCs they ran on, were vulnerable to viruses and other attacks. When applications were poorly designed, they could leave sensitive data exposed.
There is no doubt that in 2013 we will continue to see mobile application risk increasing. As enterprises continue to allow personal devices into the corporate environment, we will see the quantity of mobile applications growing while the understanding of the risks associated with these applications will decrease.