OWASP Application Security Tutorials

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Application security encompasses measures taken throughout the application’s life-cycle to prevent exceptions in the security policy of an application or the underlying system through flaws in the design, development, deployment, upgrade, or maintenance of the application.  Applications only control the use of resources granted to them, and not which resources are granted to them. They, in turn, determine the use of these resources by users of the application through application security. Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) updates on the latest threats which impair web based applications. This aids developers, security testers and architects to focus on better design and …

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Creating Charts With Microsoft Chart Controls

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There is no shortage of charting controls for the Microsoft .NET framework and while many do a great job, they may be overkill and costly to any project. If you’re not familiar with the Microsoft Chart Controls then you may find that you’re in for a pleasant surprise for two reasons; They are free Quickly render charts Quick Walkthrough My purpose here is simple and to the point. I want to demonstrate just how easy it is to return a chart to the end user. In this case I will be using an XML data source rather than a database …

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Security Development Lifecycle: SQL Injection Attacks

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In an earlier post titled Security Development Lifecycle: Introduction I begun introducing what the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) represents and as I continue this series I will focus on the SDL model that Microsoft has so graciously provided to the community. Introduction In part 2 of this series I want to focus of SQL Injection and for those of you just getting started it is important to understand what a SQL Injection attack is. Here is what Microsoft has stated: SQL injection is an attack in which malicious code is inserted into strings that are later passed to an instance …

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Ten Most Critical Web Application Security Risks

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I thought it was time to sit down and begin writing a series of articles on the subject of application security for a number of reasons. First, because security should and must be foremost in everyone’s mind and second I have decided to return to school to obtain a Master’s Degree in CyberSecurity. I can think of no better reasons to both educate myself and other surrounding to topic of security. Introduction If you’re not familiar with The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) then I strongly urge you to take time to visit them. The amount of information you …

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Poor Man Backup Using Robocopy, 7Zip and DropBox

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Rather than talking about how important data backups are I thought I would take the time to show you how you can use tools that are free or low cost to automate backups using Dropbox. If you don’t have a Dropbox account then I strongly urge you to grab on and why not since it free for the first 2Gb. By using Dropbox you can access your data from any device that has internet connectivity. However the purpose of this article is to show you just how easy it is to perform backups. Tools Robocopy: is a command-line directory replication …

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QuickPick Is A Launchpad Clone Of OSX Lion

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In the event you have not heard of the LaunchPad to be released within OSX Lion it is a nice feature that bring the iPad style of accessing your application to your MacBook. Apple says, “Launchpad gives you instant access to your apps — iPad style. Just click the Launchpad icon in your Dock. Your open windows fade away, replaced by an elegant, full-screen display of all the apps on your Mac. It takes just a swipe to see multiple pages of apps, and you can arrange them any way you like by dragging icons to different locations or by …

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