Learning Guide

Five application security threats and how to counter them


New security threats emerge every day. In order to be secure, you must be able to identify the major threats and understand how to counter them. Here is a guide to the five most common and insidious threats to application security –- and what you can do about them.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
   Threats

  1. SQL injection
  2. Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
  3. Denial of Service
  4. Buffer Overflows
  5. Session Hijacking

   More Helpful Resources

  Threats


  1. SQL Injection
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  2. Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
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  3. Denial of Service
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  4. Buffer Overflows
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  5. Session Hijacking
    (Return to Table of Contents)

  More Useful Resources

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Expert advice on Web application threats

Do you have a question about Web application threats that you're having trouble getting answered? SearchAppSecurity.com expert Jeremiah Grossman can help. Read advice he has given or submit your own questions.


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This was first published in June 2006

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