Secure Coding Best Practices Checklist

I have been dealing with programmers and programs for a long time as a penetration tester and as a developer. I have been conducting many audits of web and mobile applications with different architectures. I made this checklist for developers to ensure the strict minimum of a “secure” code. I would like to share with…

What you Should Know as a User about GDPR?

I am sure you received plenty of emails about the new regulation in the European Union called GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation. It is now recognised as law across the EU under 2016/679. The European Union is a leader in privacy and data protection of its citizens, and it pushes big companies to comply…

Nidhal Guessoum: Islam, Science and The Next Phase Of Debates

The debate of Islam and Science involves multiple disciplines and multiple thinkers from different schools of thoughts. It is perceived from various angles from the perennialist philosophy with Sayyed Hossein Nasr to secular modernism with Pervez Hoodbhoy, to Islamic ethical science with Muhammad Abdus Salam, universalist science and the Islamization of knowledge with Ismail R….

How DDos can be used to make money?

I have been investigating the impact of the Memcached DDos Attacks which are largely used today against servers, especially after taking down Github by 1.7 Tbps DDos Attack which is the largest DDos Attack ever. Hackers use vulnerable Memcached servers to lunch a DDos attack to take down servers by sending forged UDP packets on…

Irregular Thoughts on Deep Web

I have been reading many articles that tackeled the topic of deep web especially in Arabic. And I noticed that it became a “fancy” topic to attract people’s curiosity. However, they lack the sound technical understanding of the matter. I know some of you would think that I should write this post in Arabic since…

Please, Linux is NOT an operating system!

“The system as a whole is basically the GNU system, with Linux added. When you’re talking about this combination, please call it “GNU/Linux”.” Richard Stallman I am writing this post because I see in almost everywhere people talking about Linux as an operating system. Linux is NOT an operating system. One day my rommate told…