Legit Security Blog

Modern AppSec Requires Extending Beyond SCA and SAST

Once upon a time in Application Security, times were simpler. Not long ago security and development teams could simply scan their code for vulnerabilities and feel confident that their next software release would be secure. But no longer.

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Novel Pipeline Vulnerability Discovered; Rust  Found Vulnerable

The Legit Security Research Team discovered a new class of software supply chain vulnerabilities that leverages artifact poisoning and attacks the...

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Top Software Supply Chain Security Solution Approaches: Pros and Cons

What are different solution approaches to software supply chain security and what are the Pros and Cons for your organization? What is the modern...

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Critical and Time Sensitive OpenSSL Vulnerability - The Race Between Attackers and Defenders

Update: On November 1st the OpenSSL project maintainers released their fix for the vulnerabilities. There were two vulnerabilities discovered. After...

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Toyota Customer Data Leaked Due To Software Supply Chain Attack

On Oct 7th, Toyota announced a possible data leakage incident stemming from a code repository in their software supply chain. The compromised data...

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Integrating Security into DevOps: A Step-By-Step Guide

If you haven’t already been integrating security into DevOps, we've provided this 4-step guide to help smooth the transition as well as describe the...

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Introducing Legitify: A Better Way To Secure GitHub

We’re pleased to announce the launch of Legitify – an open-source security tool for GitHub users to automatically discover and remediate insecure...

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Software Supply Chain Attack Leads to Trojanized Comm100 Installer

On the 29th of September, it was revealed that the installer for the widely used Comm100 Live Chat application included malicious trojan malware. The...

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GitHub Codespaces Security Best Practices

When GitHub released Codespaces last year it was touted as their best release since GitHub Actions. If you’re using Codespaces or thinking about it,...

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Software Supply Chain Risks: What Every CISO Needs to Know

As software technology evolves, it’s being continuously integrated into nearly every aspect of business processes. And while this has given many...

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Why You Can Still Get Hacked Even After Signing Your Software Artifacts

Malicious actors are poisoning your artifacts in an attempt to infect your software supply chain so that you deploy those compromised (i.e. poisoned)...

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New Software Supply Chain Attack Installs Trojans on Adobe's Magento E-Commerce Platform

A popular vendor of Magento-Wordpress plug-ins/integrations with over 200,000 downloads, has been hacked. This recent attack is a reminder that...

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8 Best Practices in Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management to Stay Safe

In this blog post, we'll discuss how every business faces four different types of threats to their software supply chains. Use these 8 best practices...

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Attackers Can Bypass GitHub Required Reviewers to Submit Malicious Code

Code reviews are an essential security guardrail, but GitHub’s required code reviewers' settings might be giving you a false sense of security – they...

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Google & Apache Found Vulnerable to GitHub Environment Injection

In this blog post, we'll discuss a new type of GitHub Actions workflow vulnerability we called "GitHub Environment Injection". We've found a couple of

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10 Agile Software Development Security Concerns You Need to Know

Agile software development is a type of methodology that centers around the core principle of flexibility. Agile development methods recognize that a...

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LastPass Software Supply Chain Attack: What Happened and Tips to Protect Against Similar Attacks

LastPass, one of the world's largest password managers with 25 million users, disclosed that an unauthorized party had gained access to portions of...

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5 Things You Need to Know About Application Security in DevOps

Application Security (AppSec) is the process of identifying, testing, and fixing security flaws in an application. It’s not so much about a singular...

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Breaking News: How a Massive Malware Attack Almost Occurred on GitHub

Earlier today, Stephen Lacy published a Twitter post about a massive attack attempt on GitHub. This attack attempt is a huge deal, but fortunately it...

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How to Secure Your Software Supply Chain in 10 Steps

A software supply chain is the list of components, libraries, and tools used to build a software application. Software vendors often create products...

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A Complete Guide to the Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

Development teams already work in a very methodical repeating process – the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) – and a huge opportunity exists to...

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Secure SDLC: The Best Advice for Securing Your Code and Application Data in 2022 and Beyond

The principles of data security are pretty simple, although organizations have a tendency to short cut them in their SDLCs. Data security is defined...

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Securing GitHub: How to Keep Your Code and Pipelines Safe from Hackers

GitHub is one of the most widely used software development platforms. You’d be hard-pressed to find a developer or a business that has never used or...

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The Open Source Community And Its Critical Role in Software Supply Chain Security

As we head to the Open Source Summit conference next week, we wanted to discuss our contributions to the open source community, why we invest so much...

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A 10-Step Application Security Risk Assessment Checklist

An application security risk assessment is a process of identifying, assessing, and managing the potential risks to an application. Not only does...

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GitHub Security Best Practices Your Team Should Be Following

GitHub can be configured to be fairly robust against security breaches. It has various security features and settings that enhance the safety of its...

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How to Use DevOps Security Tools to Protect Your Business

DevOps is a practice used to deliver software and services faster. As more businesses adopt DevOps, they are also adopting DevOps security tools to...

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Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About DevOps and Security

DevOps isn’t a new concept. It was first coined around 2009 by Patrick Debois as a way to describe not only technology and standards, but also an...

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What Are Immutable Tags And Can They Protect You From Supply Chain Attacks?

Artifacts, such as container images, are referenced during the development lifecycle using tags – a readable short name (usually a version like...

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Vulnerable GitHub Actions Workflows Part 2: Actions That Open the Door to CI/CD Pipeline Attacks

In this blog post, we’ll explore a bug we’ve found in a popular third-party action and how in some cases it could lead to your SDLC pipeline being...

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Re-thinking Application Security for DevSecOps and Scale

Application Security (AppSec) has been around for decades, but it has fallen behind application development advancements like DevOps and cloud. How...

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Latest GitHub OAuth Tokens Attack Explained and How to Protect Yourself

On Friday April 15, GitHub Security announced it had detected the compromise of OAuth access tokens issued to Heroku and Travis-CI integrations to...

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What is an SBOM? SBOM explained in 5 minutes

SBOM stands for Software Bill Of Materials: a nested description of software artifact components and metadata. This information can also include...

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A Cautionary Tale: The Untold Story of the GitLab CVE Backdoor (CVE-2022-1162)

On April 1st, GitLab announced Critical Security Release CVE-2022-1162, disclosing a very bizarre vulnerability and illustrating some important...

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Vulnerable GitHub Actions Workflows Part 1: Privilege Escalation Inside Your CI/CD Pipeline

At Legit Security, we’re focused on preventing software supply chain attacks and securing the SDLC for our customers and the broader cybersecurity...

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Detecting Secrets in Your Source Code

Exposed secrets in source code pose a risk to you, your team and your entire organization. But what are secrets exactly? How do they become exposed?...

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Announcing Legit Security: The Story Behind Our Mission

I'm excited to share that Legit Security is officially launching out of stealth mode. While in stealth, we’ve been incredibly busy acquiring our...

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What Is SLSA? SLSA Explained In 5 Minutes

You’ve probably heard that software supply chain attacks are increasing rapidly and that the damage can be devastating. Both business and security...

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History Repeats Itself: The Recurring Pattern of Supply Chain Security

For many business executives, familiarity with “software supply chain security” started around December 2020 when global news headlines covered the...

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Software Supply Chain Security: How To Get Started?

In response to a rapid increase in software supply chain attacks, Security Professionals and Software Development Leaders are increasingly motivated...

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