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Crawling Ajax-driven Web 2.0 Applications  19 January 2007  Print E-mail
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Source: Net-Security - LogError - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Latest News HNS is running an article about how the crawling of web applications. Its objective is to collect all possible resources from the server in order to automate vulnerability detection on each of these resources. A resource that is overlooked during this discovery phase can mean a failure to detect some vulnerabilities. The introduction of Ajax throws up new challenges for the crawling engine and new ways of handling the crawling process are required as a result of these challenges. The objective of this paper is to use a practical approach to address this issue using rbNarcissus, Watir and Ruby.

 
Web Security Trends Report: 2007 Forecast  08 January 2007  Print E-mail
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Latest News The Web Security Trends Report focuses on dynamic code obfuscation as a method to hide malicious code, a trend that is growing in popularity among hackers as a means of bypassing traditional signature-based solutions in order to propagate malware. The report also describes recent specific incidents of sophisticated hacker attacks that take advantage of Web 2.0 technologies to embed malicious code in high-traffic web sites. In addition, the report includes a review of web security threats that emerged this year and the outlook for security trends in 2007.

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Q&A with Amichai Shulman on the Critical AJAX Vulnerability  05 January 2007  Print E-mail
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Latest News Recently, the Imperva Application Defense Center announced the discovery of a critical vulnerability in DWR (Direct Web Reporting), a key underlying technology in the AJAX web application development framework. To discuss this vulnerability and its implications HNS talked with Amichai Shulman, the co-founder and CTO of Imperva, where he heads the ADC.

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DieHard - a new software that prevents crashes and attacks  03 January 2007  Print E-mail
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Latest News Today’s computers have more than 2,000 times as much memory as the machines of yesteryear, yet programmers are still writing code as if memory is in short supply. Not only does this make programs crash annoyingly, but it also can make users vulnerable to hacker attacks, says computer scientist Emery Berger from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. With such problems in mind, Berger created a new program that prevents crashing and makes users safer, he says.

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Top Viruses, Worms and Malware in 2006  24 December 2006  Print E-mail
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Latest News HNS is running an article with a list of those malicious codes which, although they may not have caused serious epidemics, have stood out in one way or another.

 
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