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Securing Saved-password Applications

By Alex Smolen on

The password is both a ubiquitous and brittle security mechanism. With the emergence of new security trends like post-quantum cryptography and IoT-botnet attacks, it’s easy to overlook attacks that exploit guessable, reused, or coerced passwords. But the wherewithal among users to use strong passwords and keep them safe is rare. Despite decades of practice, managing […]

Clever Badges & Our Commitment to Security

By Alex Smolen on

Clever Badges makes it easy for K-2 students to log into applications. As with any new feature, we wanted to understand and address any potential security risks before we launched Clever Badges to our users. If we built Clever Badges without thinking deeply about security, it would have been easy to introduce a vulnerability and […]

Clever Shellshock Recommendations

By wpengine on

CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169, also known as “Shellshock”, are high impact vulnerabilities affecting the Born Again Shell (BASH). The vulnerability allows an attacker to trick Bash into running arbitrary commands which could result in unauthorized disclosure of information, unauthorized modification and disruption of service. Because this is such a big threat, and because at Clever we […]