Dear Master Monks,
What techiques and tools do you employ when testing your wep applications for security?
I am currently researching techniques/tests for securing an application we are working on (which I think can be applied to any language, and not just Perl) and I think I have found the Top Ten most common methods of breaching security, as listed by the Open Web Application Security Project, namely:
- Unvalidated Input
- Broken Access Control
- Broken Authentication and Session Management
- Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Flaws
- Buffer Overflows
- Injection Flaws
- Improper Error Handling
- Insecure Storage
- Denial of Service
- Insecure Configuration Management
A few of my random thoughts:
There are a few techniques listed in An Introduction to Security Testing with Open Source Tools, but I am pretty sure most of you must have been involved with doing this at some stage, and could give me some pointers?
So, my parting question is, "Where do I start?"
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