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Code Injection Attacks on HTML5-based Mobile Apps

Knowing that JavaScript is subject to code injection attacks, we have conducted a systematic study on HTML5-based mobile apps, trying to evaluate whether it is safe to rely on the web technologies for mobile app development. Our discoveries are quite surprising.


Exclusive essay 'Time-wars' by Mark Fisher

Leading radical blogger and professor ‘cultural analysis’ Mark Fisher (aka k-punk) is one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Incubate DIY-conference in Tilburg (The Netherlands). He is the author of the acclaimed ‘Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?’ and publishes in New Statesman, Frieze and The Wire. Daily he posts his comments on twitter as kpunk99. In his work he refers to an autonomist framework, incorporating elements from workerism, post-marxism and anarchism.


Measuring the impact of Google Analytics

Google Analytics (GA) is one of the most pervasive web analytics tools available on the Internet. Just how pervasive is it? 65% of the top 10k sites, 63.9% of the top 100k, and 50.5% of the top million use Google Analytics. In practical terms, this means that you're basically either on a website that is using Google Analytics or your next click will likely land you on one that does.


HTML5 Security Cheatsheet

This is the new home of the H5SC or HTML5 Security Cheatsheet. Here you will find three things:

  • A collection of HTML5 related XSS attack vectors
  • A set of useful files for XSS testing
  • A set of formerly hidden features useful for XSS testing


The Fall of Hacker Groups

The earlier, bigger part of hacking history often had congregations as protagonists. From CCC in the early 80s to TESO in the 2000s, through LoD, MoD, cDc, L0pht, and the many other sung and unsung teams of hacker heroes, our culture was created, shaped, and immortalized by their articles, tools, and actions.

This article discusses why recently we do not see many hacker groups anymore, and why the ones we do, such as Anonymous and its satellite efforts, do not succeed in having the same cultural impact as their forefathers.

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