Cross-site scripting attacks up 160%

Each quarter, FireHost reports on the Superfecta – a group of four cyberattacks that are the most dangerous – and warns that both Cross-Site Scripting and SQL …

Tumblr worm proliferated due to XSS flaw

Yesterday’s worm rampage that left many a Tumblr site “defaced” with a message by Internet troll group GNAA was the result of improper input sanitation. …

Coverity Security Library released on GitHub

Coverity announced the creation of the Coverity Security Library, an open source project available through GitHub and Maven to help developers easily fix cross-site scripting …

Analysis of 15 million cyber attacks

A new web application attack report by FireHost offers an impression of the current internet security climate and provides statistical analysis of 15 million cyber attacks …

Web apps experience 2,700+ attacks per year

The median annual attack incidents on the 50 Web applications observed was 274 times a year, with one target experiencing more than 2,700 attack incidents. According to a new …

Sharp rise in SQL injections

FireHost revealed the latest statistical analysis of attacks successfully blocked by its servers. During the period of April to June 2012, web applications, databases and …

Radical reduction in online vulnerabilities

WhiteHat Security reviewed serious vulnerabilities in websites during 2011, examining the severity and duration of the most critical vulnerabilities from 7,000 websites across …

Web app security scanner Netsparker 2.1 released

Netsparker can crawl, attack and identify vulnerabilities in all custom web applications regardless of the platform and the technology it’s built on, just like an actual …