Tag Archives | web-application-security




Web Services Attack Frequency Increasing

As we’ve reported a few times recently, more and more attacks being aimed at Web Services such as Orkut, MySpace, Ebay and others. As more people turn to web applications for everyday tasks like e-mail, friendship and payments, cyber criminals are following them in search of bank account details and other valuable data, security researchers […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Networking Hacking Tools, Web Hacking

Oedipus – Open Source Web Application Security Analysis

Oedipus is an open source web application security analysis and testing suite written in Ruby by Penetration Testers for Penetration Testers. It is capable of parsing different types of log files off-line and identifying security vulnerabilities. Using the analyzed information, Oedipus can dynamically test web sites for application and web server vulnerabilities. Oedipus can be […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Web Hacking

Academic Papers on Web Application Security

I found a useful resource containing a whole list of academic papers on web-application security. This list represents an attempt to collect academic papers on the subject of Web application security sorted by the year of publication. Hacking web applications has become a big thing in the last 5 years, just look at the number […]

Topic: Web Hacking

Security Researchers Afraid to Reveal Vulnerabilities

Well it happened a while back, remember? The French researcher Guillaume Tena who got in trouble for breaching French copywrite laws by decompiling some software. Now people are generally starting to worry about disclosing vulnerabilities through any channels, does there need to be some kind of anonymous PGP key based system for vulnerability disclosure? So […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Legal Issues

Paros Proxy 3.2.12 Released – MITM HTTP and HTTPS Proxy

Paros 3.2.12 is released. This version is a maintenance release which fix a potental 100% cpu consumption issue. All users are recommended to upgrade to this version. The changes are: – Use newest external library for HTTP handling. – Enable/disable spider to POST forms in options panel to avoid generating unwanted traffic (default to enable). […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Web Hacking

Sprajax – An Open Source AJAX Security Scanner

Denim Group Ltd. announced today the public release of Sprajax, an open source web application security scanner developed to assess the security of AJAX-enabled web applications. Sprajax is the first web security scanner developed specifically to scan AJAX web applications for security vulnerabilities. Denim Group, an IT consultancy specializing in web application security, recognized that […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Web Hacking

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