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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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Taking Action to Secure Web Applications
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EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide from explores the vulnerabilities of web applications and explores steps you should take to keep them safe.
Posted: 03 May 2013 | Published: 03 May 2013

PCI Council issues mobile application rules for software developers
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EGUIDE: The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council has demanded the development of mobile applications that include comprehensive security controls. This expert resource will help you understand what the new guidelines call for in terms of security controls, the history behind these standards, and further developments.
Posted: 25 Apr 2013 | Published: 25 Apr 2013

Smart cards: security risks
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Information Security Thesis series assess the new features introduced in Java Card 3 Connected Edition smart card specification and their associated security risks.
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 | Published: 17 Apr 2013

New SaaS Identity Access Management Tools Emerge, Outdo Legacy IAM
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EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide explains the necessary evolution of identity and access management (IAM) tools and details the difference of IAM for cloud-based applications vs. on-premise applications.
Posted: 26 Mar 2013 | Published: 26 Mar 2013

Web-Facing Applications: Mitigating Likely Web Application Threats
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EGUIDE: In this expert E-Guide, learn how the increased use of business-centric Web applications has spawned alarming new information security threats. Also inside, uncover tips, tricks, and best practices for making your Web apps more secure – read on to get started.
Posted: 11 Feb 2013 | Published: 11 Feb 2013

Web Application Firewalls: Patching, SDLC Key for Security, Compliance
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EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, discover how web application firewalls (WAFs), combined with a strong software development lifecycle (SDLC), are playing an essential role in web application security and compliance. See how you can achieve a strategic, defense-in-depth approach to enterprise security by reading on now.
Posted: 11 Feb 2013 | Published: 11 Feb 2013

E-Guide: Configure Outbound Firewall Rules for Data Protection
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EGUIDE: A new form of firewall was recently developed in order to withstand more sophisticated threats. Consult this expert E-guide to learn more about the value of application firewalls and how they can benefit the security of your business.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Published: 24 Aug 2012

Protect Identities in the Cloud Secure access to SaaS applications made easier
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WHITE PAPER: This informative paper examines how your organization can best manage and protect your SaaS applications, discussing common management problems and an advanced security solution that can help secure all aspects of web traffic.
Posted: 02 Aug 2013 | Published: 02 Aug 2013

Intel Security

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
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WHITE PAPER: This report reveals the latest information about today's top security vulnerabilities and threats – from targeted attacks and exploits to spam and phishing – to help you keep your organization safe. View now to learn more!
Posted: 23 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Symantec Corporation

College Board Case Study: Quality Software is Secure Software
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WEBCAST: In this informative webcast, learn about the application security tool that West Virginia University uses to identify vulnerabilities in web applications, reducing the risk of a data breach and keeping sensitive student data safe.
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 | Premiered: Jul 22, 2013


Driving Effective Application Security in the Enterprise: An End-to-End Approach to Addressing One of the Biggest Threats to a Business
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WEBCAST: This crucial webcast examines how you can protect existing and developing applications and provides some best practices for ensuring end-to-end application security.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Premiered: Jul 19, 2013


Creating the Ultimate Security Platform
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper outlines the latest nature of attacks and vulnerabilities in the security landscape and details the capabilities and solutions that must be leveraged to maintain secure operations.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013


Web App Design at the Core of Coding Weaknesses, Attacks, Says Expert
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EGUIDE: This e-guide from outlines how to address web app design flaws and fight these weaknesses once and for all.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 2013

Thawte Inc.

Bring Your Own Security to the Cloud
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VIDEO: Watch this video to learn how the bring-your-own-security (BYOS) model allows you to have authorization and authentication for cloud-hosted services against your own active directory, not the hosts.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Premiered: 12 Jun 2013


SSL Certificate Management: Avoiding Common Mistakes
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EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide from explores the common mistakes inherent to SSL certificate management and provides advice on how to avoid them. View now to learn more!
Posted: 09 May 2013 | Published: 09 May 2013

GeoTrust, Inc.

Revolutionary architecture, evolutionary deployment
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Check out this resource to learn about how rethinking your firewall for context-aware protection can help you achieve breakthrough security while protecting existing security investments. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 08 Apr 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013


SSL Certificate Management: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
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EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide explores the most common SSL certificate management mistakes that can set the stage for a Web application exploit, and offers key advice for avoiding these errors – read on to learn more now.
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 | Published: 12 Feb 2013

Thawte Inc.

Web App Design at the Core of Coding Weaknesses, Attacks, Says Expert
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores how Web application design flaws become weaknesses in the final product, and why developers need to rethink their coding practices in order to fix glitches and prevent vulnerabilities. Read on to learn more now.
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 | Published: 08 Feb 2013

Symantec Corporation

The Urgent Need to rethink Security Using the Cloud
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WHITE PAPER: This informative resource describes the many benefits that accompany the shift to a cloud-based security strategy. Discover how you can simplify, centralize, and enhance everything from endpoint security to compliance. Reduce web app vulnerabilities and manage threats with ease -- read on to learn more.
Posted: 18 Jan 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2012


IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This 3-minute video explains the benefits of a network intrusion prevention system (IPS) and how one can help you reduce your exposure of risk while simultaneously cutting down your liability. View now to learn more.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Premiered: 08 Mar 2011


ISM December 2012
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JOURNAL ARTICLE: In this month's issue, Information Security magazine contributor and award-winning technology journalist, Robert Lemos, explores this rapidly expanding market and shows you exactly how to profit from Zero-day exploits.
Posted: 07 Dec 2012 | Published: 07 Dec 2012

Prioritizing WAN Application Delivery Go Beyond WAN QoS
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EGUIDE: This E-Guide from describes why Quality of Service (QoS) is not the cure-all it used to be and explores how to go beyond the constraints of WAN QoS to safeguard and deliver the applications in your enterprise.
Posted: 04 Dec 2012 | Published: 04 Dec 2012

Talari Networks

The Benefits of Next-Generation Virtual ADCs
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EGUIDE: Discover why next-generation and virtual application delivery controllers (ADCs) can help you conquer many of the networking and security challenges of enterprise mobility and cloud computing.
Posted: 27 Nov 2012 | Published: 27 Nov 2012

Citrix Systems, Inc.

The Top 10 Reports for Managing Vulnerabilities
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WHITE PAPER: Observing the complete lifecycle of vulnerability management begins with asset discovery. Learn more about the key steps for successful management with this informative resource. How can you improve your security?
Posted: 30 Jul 2012 | Published: 30 Jul 2012


Web Application Security: How to Minimize the Risk of Attacks
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WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper outlines the importance of Web application security. With over 55 percent of vulnerabilities in 2010 resulting in attacks, a solution is necessary. Learn more about the different types of Web application vulnerabilities as well as how to detect vulnerabilities more efficiently.
Posted: 26 Jul 2012 | Published: 26 Jul 2012

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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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