Five application security threats and how to counter them

New 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 applications -– and what you can do about 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. The following links and articles will provide you with crucial information on application exploits and countermeasures. Are there other topics you'd like to see learning guides on? Send me an e-mail and let me know what they are. -- Jennette Mullaney, Assistant Editor.

Threats

SQL Injection

Cross-Site Scripting Attacks

Denial of Service

Buffer Overflows

Session Hijacking

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Expert advice on Web application threats

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This was last published in June 2006

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