Web Application Security

Web application developers have to be mindful of security vulnerabilities when they develop their Web applications (e.g., online banking).

  • Select a Web-based attack, summarize the type of attack, and provide a recent example in the news (within the last three years) of an attack like this having occurred. What best practices would you follow to prevent this type of attack?  Are there any Internet resources that you could recommend that would help developers with best coding practices? Share these resources with your classmates and provide links to any useful resources you find.
  • After reading a few of your classmates’ postings, reply to the ones from which you learned something new or to which you have something to add. Remember to get in early and post often.

Additional post option: Is it feasible to test a Web application for all known vulnerabilities? What is a plausible solution?