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10 Most Common Web Security Vulnerabilities

Apr 17, 2018 / by Guest Author - Originally written by Gergely Karman at TopTal posted in Hacking Threats, Security Breach, Security, Application Security, common web vulnerabilities, web apps

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*This article was originally written by Gergely Karman at TopTal

For all too many companies, it’s not until after a security breach has occurred that web security best practices become a priority. During my years working as an IT Security professional, I have seen time and time again how obscure the world of web development security issues can be to so many of my fellow programmers.

An effective approach to web security threats must, by definition, be proactive and defensive. Toward that end, this post is aimed at sparking a security mindset, hopefully injecting the reader with a healthy dose of paranoia.

In particular, this guide focuses on 10 common and significant web security pitfalls to be aware of, including recommendations on how they can be mitigated. The focus is on the Top 10 Web Vulnerabilities identified by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), an international, non-profit organization whose goal is to improve software security across the globe.

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What Exactly is OWASP?

Mar 21, 2017 / by Sung Cho posted in Business, Independent App Developer, Security

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OWASP is among the longest running security projects, with collaborators in nations across the globe, and an open-source community actively dedicated to improving digital security. But what exactly is OWASP? If you’re in the technology business long enough, it’s hard not to hear about the loosely organized group. The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), which is now buoyed by the OWASP Foundation and a Board, has played a vital role in Internet life for two decades. Here’s how it works.

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