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What Can We Learn from Ebay Hack Attack?

Category: Web Security Readings - Last Updated: Thu, 22 May 2014 - by Robert Abela

ebay just confirmed that one of its services has been hacked and malicious hackers managed to get their hands on a database that contain sensitive user information such as usernames and passwords. Could such attack have been avoided? This article explains what happened and highlights a number of web security best practices to avoid having your websites and web applications hacked. Read More

Don't Waste Your Testing Team's Talents - Automate the Repetitive

Category: Web Security Readings - Last Updated: Mon, 22 May 2017 - by Irit Arkin

Many companies shy away from automated testing: it cannot replace manual testing, they reason, and so why invest so much in it? This view can be defended for user interface testing, but it falls short of the reality of web security testing, or better web vulnerability scanning. Read more and learn how an automated web vulnerability scanner can help you get the best out of your web testing and security teams Read More

PCI Compliance - The Good, The Bad, and The Insecure

Category: Web Security Readings - Last Updated: Mon, 22 May 2017 - by Alex Baker

In this first part of a two part article about PCI compliance and web application security, the author looks into the history of compliance, rules and regulations and explores the common shortcomings of such rules. The author also explains why there are such shortcomings and explains that by being compliant, does not necessarily mean having secure web applications. Read More

Top 10 Mistakes when Performing a Web Vulnerability Assessment

Category: Web Security Readings - Last Updated: Mon, 22 May 2017 - by Robert Abela

In Information Technology there are numerous mistakes, oversights, and blunders that are repeated consistently day after day. But given what there is to lose when it comes to web application security, why not learn from the mistakes of others so you don’t get burned? This blog post lists the top 10 mistakes typical web application security experts do and that you need to be aware of when seeking out the real business risks in your web vulnerability assessments: Read More

14 Years of SQL Injection and still the most dangerous vulnerability

Category: Web Security Readings - Last Updated: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 - by Netsparker Security Team
14 Years of SQL Injection and still the most dangerous vulnerability

This is the first of a two part article about SQL Injection vulnerability. In this first part of this web security article, Alex Baker looks into the history of SQL Injection to tries to determine why after 14 years since its discovery, SQL Injection is still the most widely exploited web application vulnerability these days. Read More

Getting developers on board to transition from part of the problem to part of the process

Category: Web Security Readings - Last Updated: Mon, 22 May 2017 - by Robert Abela

Are your web application developers key players in the web application security equation? They are often the unsung heroes who help prevent many security problems from ever occurring, or closing down web vulnerabilities once identified. Yet in the real world they are often portrayed as a large part of the security problem. It doesn’t have to be that way. Read More

Oakland University uses Netsparker to Protect its Web Applications from Hacker Attacks

Category: Web Security Readings - Last Updated: Mon, 22 May 2017 - by Ferruh Mavituna

Netsparker Case Study | In this case study Oakland University's security staff explain how Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner helped them identify web vulnerabilities in the always changing custom web applications. They also explain how important it is for them to have an easy to use web vulnerability scanner such as Netsparker to help all the team increase the visibility into the security of web applications. Read More

Should you pay for a Web Application Security Scanner?

Category: Web Security Readings - Last Updated: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - by Robert Abela

If you ask 10 web security specialists which is their favorite web vulnerability scanner, most probably you will get 30 different answers. Digging deeper you will also find that while some prefer to use free tools, several others prefer to rely on a commercial web vulnerability scanning solution. This web security blog post highlights the differences between free web security tools and commercial web application security scanners. Read More

Web Application Security Testing should be part of QA Testing

Category: Web Security Readings - Last Updated: Mon, 22 May 2017 - by Robert Abela

Web vulnerability scanning should form part of the normal QA process when developing web applications to ensure that a business develops and releases secure web applications. Unless project managers start classifying security vulnerabilities and other web application security issues as normal functionality bugs, web developers will keep on developing vulnerable web applications. Read More


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