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AngularJS security series part 1: Angular $http service

Welcome to the first part in our AngularJS Security Series. Here, we’ll discuss the various solutions to write more secure applications. Our goal is simple: to help developers better understand Angular and embrace the practice of writing more secure code.

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Moving beyond ‘moving left’: The case for developer enablement

We’re currently seeing a recalibration of the developer’s role in software security. We are about to see a new wave of what I call developer enablement.

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AngularJS is secure by default, right? Not so fast.

AngularJS is one of those wonderful frameworks that seems to hide so many of JavaScript’s warts. While Angular adds much-needed features to the language, it also creates a handful of new problems for developers. Due to this, I’ve teamed up with Lewis Ardern to pose a simple question with a not-so-simple answer:

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Pseudorandom number generation means pseudosecurity

In 2014 an exploit was discovered in Firefox for Android that allowed malicious applications access to sensitive user data. The cause? An unfortunately predictable PRNG called Math.random().

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Proper use of Java SecureRandom

Java SecureRandom updates as of April 2016 There have been several changes to Java’s SecureRandom API since creating this post back in 2009. According to Oracle, the following interesting changes have been made:

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What’s the difference? OAuth 1.0 vs OAuth 2.0

What’s the difference between OAuth 1.0 and OAuth 2.0? And which version of OAuth is right for you? Hint: It’s not necessarily the latest one.

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Understanding Python pickling and how to use it securely

In Python, you can use pickle to serialize (deserialize) an object structure into (from) a byte stream. Here are best practices for secure Python pickling.

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