CHAPTER 7

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Application Threats

If only it were as simple as configuring a few application-level options to completely secure your application. This is clearly not the case because there are many attack vectors that a malicious user will attempt to take in order to compromise your application. Typically, these attacks involve passing malicious values or strings to an otherwise valid component of an application, such as a form or the URL. The malicious user then relies on the fact that the developer did not take enough precautions to ensure that the malicious code is properly neutralized. If that is the case, then the attack is successful, and the ...

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