The Results are in – Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report

The numbers are in… and cybercrime had quite an active 2013 according to Verizon’s 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) – one of the information security industry’s most prominent studies compiled from over 50 contributing organizations. This year’s report includes an array of security issues, from denial of service (DOS) attacks to web application attacks […]

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Key Web Application Security Metrics

How’s your web application security program measuring up today? If you’re like many people, you’re simply going through the motions of periodic vulnerability scans and problem resolution. It’s a vicious cycle that may or may not be delivering the results you’re looking for. Given all the time, effort, and money you put into web security […]

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Danger: Open Ports – Trojan is as Trojan does

Open ports are the doorways to your secure perimeter. Behind open ports, there are applications and services listening for inbound packets, waiting for connections from the outside, in order to perform their jobs. Security best practices imply the use of a firewall system that controls which ports are opened or closed on Internet-facing servers. Additionally, […]

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The Aftermath of the Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed bug, a security flaw in the popular OpenSSL library used for data encryption, has taken the web security world by storm, and the victim toll has started to rise. The first reported victims include the Canada Revenue Agency (with 900 social security numbers stolen) and Mumsnet, a popular UK website with over 1.5 […]

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Elaborate Ways to Exploit XSS: XSS Proxies

In his book “Web Application Vulnerabilities: Detect, Exploit, Prevent”, Steve Palmer describes XSS Proxies as cross-site scripting exploitation tools that allow attackers to temporarily take control over the victim’s browser. XSS Proxy functions as a web server which takes commands from the attacker via a web browser, delivering malicious JavaScript payloads to and retrieving information […]

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CSRF and XSS – Brothers in Arms

What is CSRF (XSRF)? Cross-Site Request Forgery is a type of web attack which exploits the trust of a website in the user’s browser. In essence, the attacker manipulates the victim’s browser to send requests in the user’s name to websites that have been visited or are currently open, without the victim knowing what is […]

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Elaborate Ways to Exploit XSS: Flash Parameter Injection

Common Cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks rely on the injection of malicious code (usually JavaScript) in HTML pages, HTML headers or page DOM. There are, however, ways of injecting malicious code in less likely, very popular and innocent-looking places, such as Flash objects. The use of Flash objects has dramatically increased over the last years, with […]

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Persistent Cross-Site Scripting

Persistent XSS (or Stored XSS) attack is one of the three major categories of XSS attacks, the others being Non-Persistent (or Reflected) XSS and DOM-based XSS.  In general, XSS attacks are based on the victim’s trust in a legitimate, but vulnerable, website or web application. XSS vulnerabilities are the most common type of input validation […]

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