The world of information security is ever-evolving as further innovation and development continue to drive the market forward. Web applications are no exception, but as they grow more complex with the addition of new features and supporting technology, so do their attack surfaces. Sometimes, it can feel like the latest risk to your web application is seemingly around the corner, and really, that might be true—it’s become more important than ever to maintain a good security posture.
When conducting a web application penetration test, cross-site scripting (XSS) is one of the most common vulnerabilities identified by testers—it stems from an application’s lack of sanitization when certain characters are rendered from user-controlled input.
The Importance of the DMARC Record - Protecting Your Domain Against Spoofing Attacks These days, it has never been easier to establish an online presence, and having your own domain is a key component of that. However, with great domain ownership comes great responsibility, as do the problems that can follow your presence. As such, when managing individual DNS records, all users should stay up to date on the latest trends with regards to safeguarding their domain’s reputation, as well as all the persistent problems that come with online communication. Spoofing is one of those age-old issues when using e-mail as a contact protocol, and when it comes to spoofing protection, Sender Policy Framework (SPF) and Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM) are usually identified as a consistent “best practice” standard. However, they themselves are not enough to prevent modern spoofing techniques, even if both of these DNS records are both useful in their own way.