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David Lindner, Director, Application Security

David is an experienced Application Security Professional with over 18 years of experience in the computer security industry. During this time, David has worked within multiple disciplines in the security field, from application development, network architecture design and support, IT security and consulting, security training, and application security. Over the past 10 years, David has specialized in all things related to mobile applications and securing them. David has supported many​ different clients including financial, government, automobile, healthcare, and retail. In his spare time, David is seen on the golf course or honing his mobile testing skills by participating in numerous bug bounties.

Using Contrast to prevent the Weblogic Remote Code Execution (RCE) Deserialization Vulnerability - CVE-2019-2725

On April 17, 2019, Oracle released a Critical Patch Advisory with 254 patches. One of the vulnerabilities addressed was for CVE-2019-2725. The vulnerability associated with CVE-2019-2725 allows any anonymous attacker with internet access to submit a..

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Privilege Escalation in Popular Blogging Platform

Ghost is a popular open source blogging platform written in Node.js. It is downloaded around 8,500 times a week according to npm.

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3 Key Takeaways from Locomocosec

I had the pleasure of attending this year’s Locomocosec on the beautiful island of Kaua’i. The conference was in its second year and was a 3-day single-track conference focused primarily on product security. There was a perfect mix of companies..

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Using Contrast to Prevent Bootstrap-sass RubyGem Remote Code Execution (RCE)

On March 26, 2019, malicious attackers uploaded a vulnerable version, 3.2.0.3, of the widely used bootstrap-sass Ruby gem. This gem has been downloaded an astonishing number of times - exactly 27,991,888 times, according to RubyGems. User dgb posted..
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