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OWASP ZAP – Zed Attack Proxy – Web Application Penetration Testing

The Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is an easy to use integrated penetration testing tool for finding vulnerabilities in web applications. It is designed to be used by people with a wide range of security experience and as such is ideal for developers and functional testers who a new to penetration testing. ZAP provides automated scanners […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Web Hacking

inspathx – Tool For Finding Path Disclosure Vulnerabilities

inspathx is a tool that uses local source tree to make requests to the URL and searches for path inclusion (Full Path Disclosure) error messages. It’s a very common problem in PHP web applications that crops up a lot. PHP Web application developers sometimes fail to add safety checks against authentications, file inclusion etc and […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Web Hacking

PayPal Patches Critical Security Vulnerabilities

PayPal in the news again for a series of fairly high-profile vulnerabilities discovered by the same guy that found the XSS bugs in Google Calendar and Twitter (Nir Goldshlager). I’m glad people are looking at PayPal as I’m sure the volume of monetary transactions that pass through their site on a daily basis is huge. […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Privacy, Web Hacking

skipfish – Automated Web Application Security Reconnaissance Tool

The safety of the Internet is of paramount importance to Google, and helping web developers build secure, reliable web applications is an important part of the equation. To advance this goal, Google has released projects such as ratproxy, a passive security assessment tool. The latest is they have announced a new tool called skipfish – […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Web Hacking

Groundspeed 1.1 – Web Application Security Add-on For Firefox

Groundspeed is an open-source Firefox extension for web application security testers presented at the OWASP AppSec DC 2009. It allows you to manipulate the web application’s user interface to eliminate annoying limitations and client-side controls that interfere with the web application penetration test. What can I do with Groundspeed? Groundspeed allows you to modify the […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Networking Hacking, Web Hacking

Web Application Security Consortium (WASC) 2008 Statistics Published

The Web Application Security Consortium (WASC) is pleased to announce the WASC Web Application Security Statistics Project 2008. This initiative is a collaborative industry wide effort to pool together sanitized website vulnerability data and to gain a better understanding about the web application vulnerability landscape. We ascertain which classes of attacks are the most prevalent […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Web Hacking

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