4 reasons we must redefine Web application security

Wednesday, 11 March 2009, 8:09 AM EST

Web application security is almost always about the application (I know, duh! but bear with me) and therefore about the developer and secure coding. Most of the programmatic errors that lead to vulnerabilities and subsequently exploitation can be traced to a lack of secure coding practices, particularly around the validation of user input (which should never, ever be trusted). Whether it’s XSS (Cross Site Scripting) or SQL Injection, the root of the problem is that malicious data or code is submitted to an application and not properly ferreted out by sanitization routines written by developers, for whatever reason.

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