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Seven Deadliest Web Application Attacks by Mike Shema

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Choose the following recommendations that work for you, ignore the others. Unfortunately, some of the points turn conveniences into obstacles. No single point will block all attacks. In any case, all these practices have counterexamples that show its ineffectiveness.

  • Keep the browser and its plug-ins up-to-date. Nothing prevents malware from using a zero-day exploit (an attack against a vulnerability that is not known to the software vendor or otherwise publicly known). Many examples of malware have targeted vulnerabilities from one month to one year old. Those are the patches that could have and should have been applied to prevent a site from compromising the browser.
  • Don't click “Remember Me” links. Anyone with physical ...

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