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6 Steps to Finding Honey in the OWASP

6 Steps to Finding Honey in the OWASPThe most famous project of the Open Web Application Security Project is getting an update. Here's what you need to know, and how you can get involved.

What is it about web applications that makes them so precarious? There are three primary answers. First, since most web applications are configured or coded specifically for the organization they serve, they are more unique than commercial off-the-shelf software, which is often rigorously tested to a wide marketplace. Because of this uniqueness, developers must pay extra attention to each application to find and eliminate security problems.

Second, most web applications are available to the entire Internet, which means anyone, at any time, can poke and pry to try to break them. There are nearly 4 billion people on the Internet, and most of them primarily use the web, says Internet Web Statistics. That doesn't count enormous numbers of bots trawling the web every day. According to...(continued)

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