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‘Microsoft’s Working Towards Establishing a Long-term Community Connection’

“Microsoft is open to openness,” says Vijay Rajagopalan, principal architect in Microsoft’s interoperability team. The LINUX For You team caught up with him to find out the truth behind this assertion, and to…

File uploads

Secure Upload Methods in PHP

Here’s how to deal with file upload attacks against sites developed in PHP, and how to write more secure code to prevent these attacks. In most Web applications, developers provide upload file functionality…

Locked up!

Securing Apache, Part 4: Cross-site Tracing (XST) & Cross-site History Manipulation (XSHM)

This series of articles addresses the Web security concerns of information security experts, systems administrators and all those who want to jump-start their careers in this domain. This time we will delve deeper…

The AIA Web application

App Inventor: Develop Android Apps in a Jiffy

Here’s introducing Google’s new App Inventor service (the beta version) to design graphic applications for the Android platform. The Android in question is 1.5 Cupcake, running on an Openmoko FreeRunner GTA02, though you…

BackTrack 4

BackTrack 4: A One-Stop Shop for Security Analysis and Learning

Computer security analysts have plenty of tools available nowadays to evaluate the security of corporate networks, servers and applications. These include Linux distributions specialising in security assessment, system recovery and digital forensic investigations….

Security measures

Securing Apache, Part 2: XSS Injections

In the previous article in this series, we started our journey to a secured Apache by dissecting its internals. We then looked at various attacks against Web applications via injection flaws, beginning with…

Lock it up!

Securing Apache, Part 1: The Basics

Targeted at readers with Web security concerns, information security experts, systems administrators and all those who want to jump-start their careers in Web security, this series of articles intends to cover the strengthening…

Automate Testing Web Apps with WebTest

Automate Testing Web Apps with WebTest

WebTest lets developers write XML-based test suites so quickly, it’s almost fun! Virtually everyone uses a browser every time the computer is switched on — the browser has become an integral part of…

Scan it!

Website Vulnerabilities and Nikto

Nikto is an open source Web server vulnerability scanner that performs comprehensive tests for over 6,100 potentially dangerous files/CGIs, checks for outdated versions of over 950 servers, and for version-specific problems on over…

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