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ALSO CALLED: Web-based Application Security, Internet Application Security, Internet Applications Security
DEFINITION: JavaScript hijacking is a technique that an attacker can use to masquerade as a valid user and read sensitive data from a vulnerable Web application, particularly one using Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML). Nearly all major Ajax applications have been found vulnerable.JavaScript hijacking allows a hacker to gain access to data through a loophole in which an interactive Web site on a given domain  … 
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Web Application Security Reports
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Protect Your Web Applications from the OWASP Top 10
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Applications, mobile devices, cloud computing, and web APIs unlock tremendous business opportunities—however, they also open your systems up to a broader set of unknown users. In this resource, you'll learn the basics of securing your web applications from the OWASP Top 10.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2012


Authentication Strategy: Balancing Security and Convenience
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores advanced authentication methods to mitigate new and emerging threats.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2014

CA Technologies.

Best Practices for Avoiding Application Security Vulnerabilities
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EGUIDE: Can security impact application performance? This expert eGuide examines common application security vulnerabilities that might be slowing you down, as well as the common vulnerabilities enterprises face
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 13 May 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Cloud-Based Application Security Practices: Prevent a Breach
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide reveals the 3 key best practices for preventing cloud-app security breaches and patching vulnerabilities. Learn how to use such technologies as encryption, sandboxing, and log monitoring to ensure data protection.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Work Smarter, Not Harder, to Secure Your Applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This paper features Maverick research from Gartner analyst, Joseph Feiman: Stop Protecting Your Apps: It's Time for Apps to Protect Themselves.
Posted: 18 May 2015 | Published: 01 May 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Is Your DNS Software Exposing Your Enterprise to DDoS Attacks?
sponsored by Nominum, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of updating DNS for service providers and divulges best practices for choosing and operating DNS software.
Posted: 15 May 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

Nominum, Inc.

Protection from the Inside: Application Security Methodologies Compared
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, the SANS Institute captures the relative capabilities and efficiencies of RASP and WAF technologies using a representative product in each category. Learn how your defense-in-depth strategy could benefit from the additional visibility of runtime protection.
Posted: 15 May 2015 | Published: 16 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Securing Cloud Computing: How to Evaluate Providers
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the state of security in the cloud. Continue reading to reveal a 21 questions-to-ask checklist of leading security practices for protecting sensitive data in the cloud.
Posted: 14 May 2015 | Published: 17 Dec 2014

IntraLinks, Inc

Next Generation Cloud Security
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
DATA SHEET: In this data sheet, you will learn how to fill in the gaps cloud perimeter security leaves vulnerable and strengthen your identity and access management (IAM) strategy.
Posted: 13 May 2015 | Published: 10 Dec 2014

Symantec Corporation

Cloud Identity Access: Bridging the Gap between IT and Users
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
RESOURCE: Organizations are struggling to secure rogue cloud apps as users work remotely on a myriad of devices. This infographic presents the challenges of securing cloud apps data and offers insights into facilitating harmony between users and IT.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 25 Mar 2015

Symantec Corporation

2015 Cyberthreat Defense Report
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: In this report, discover what security professionals had to say about mobile security, endpoint security, and other important trends in the cybersecurity landscape.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 12 May 2015


Enhance Application Availability & Accelerate Response Times
sponsored by Array Networks
CASE STUDY: This case study discusses how one solution can do wonders to improve application performance in your enterprise.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 20 Jan 2015

Array Networks

Protect People, Processes and Technology from Web Application Threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Securing externally facing applications is an important step toward safeguarding your critical assets. Find out why.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Nov 2013


Protecting Your APIs Against Attack and Hijack with CA Layer 7
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers 5 best practices to help thwart API threats, which require different strategies than traditional Web infrastructures.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

CA Technologies.

A Computer Weekly buyer's guide to testing and code quality
sponsored by
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Find out why agile software development is outstripping traditional testing practices, how to keep code in good shape during agile development and how to optimise the performance and security of web-based business applications in this 12 page guide.
Posted: 19 May 2014 | Published: 19 May 2014

Be a Web App Security Superhero
sponsored by
EBOOK: To secure Web applications today means tuning protections using the latest in Web Application Firewalls, Runtime Application Self Protection and other more.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 07 Apr 2015

What to Look for in Web Application Firewall Products
sponsored by
EBOOK: In this buyer's guide, experts explain how a WAF works, describe the features that different WAFs possess, and reveal how to weight these factors in selecting the right WAF to protect your enterprise's sensitive data.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 2014

HP Fortify on Demand
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
DATA SHEET: Access this data sheet to discover an on-demand solution that tests the security of software quickly, accurately, and affordably.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Securing Enterprise Networks with a Sharp Eye and a Clear Plan
sponsored by
EBOOK: Enterprise networks are increasing in size and complexity, creating a larger attack surface for hackers. This TechGuide walks you through gaining visibility into your network and devising an effective security strategy.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

Accelerate Delivery of Web Applications with this Tool
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Watch this brief video for an overview of a software product that acts as a web application server -- providing a framework and middleware for Java-based web applications
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 27 Jun 2014


Cloud Security Designed for Amazon Web Services (AWS)
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a brief overview of an Amazon Web Services security solution that relies on security pros to customize its offered features to efficiently and effectively defend your assets in the cloud.
Posted: 19 May 2014 | Published: 19 May 2014

Trend Micro

Tolly Test Report: IBM Security Web Gateway Appliance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the features and benefits of a security Web gateway appliance that successfully blocks potential Web application threats.
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2013


Web Application Firewalls Are Worth the Investment for Enterprises
sponsored by Imperva
ANALYST REPORT: This resource explains how Web application firewalls help security leaders to better protect Web applications in their organizations.
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014


Discovering Vulnerable Web Applications
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how large enterprises can effectively discover, catalog and scan web applications to control vulnerabilities as part of their organization's overall vulnerability management program.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012


How to Leverage Free Tools to Secure Web Apps
sponsored by Imperva
EGUIDE: Expert Michael Cobb sheds light on the true benefits of a zero-cost, open source Web application security scanning tool.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

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WEB APPLICATION SECURITY DEFINITION (continued): …  can run JavaScript hosted on a different domain. For example, in a Web-based e-mail application that uses Ajax, an attacker can log in as the legitimate user. All of the contents of the e-mail inbox and address book then become available to the hacker. In addition, the hacker may send bogus e-mail messages in the name of the victim.Ajax is a method of building interactive Web applications by combining several programming tools including JavaScript, which can cause a linked-to page to appear (or fail to appear) in a pop-up, hide the status bar, change text in the status bar, change text or graphics … 
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