OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Risk

The OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Risks for 2010 are:

  • A1: Injection
  • A2: Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
  • A3: Broken Authentication and Session Management
  • A4: Insecure Direct Object References
  • A5: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
  • A6: Security Misconfiguration
  • A7: Insecure Cryptographic Storage
  • A8: Failure to Restrict URL Access
  • A9: Insufficient Transport Layer Protection
  • A10: Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards

In the course of your work, how often have you entered them? Is your web application designed with security in mind from the beginning? Or security is an after thought, after failing penetration tests from external security consultants? For more details on the top 10 web application risk, read here.

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