Category:OWASP Learn About Encoding Project
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The "OWASP Learn About Encoding Project" has not discovered anything new, but rather wants to emphasize the importance of input sanitize and output escaping. In the network there are often errors in the visualization of pages: you see question marks (?) where it should be accented letters, there are strange characters (i.e. A+tilde, A+umlauts) where this should be the "euro" character, and so way. Not only that: but there are communication channels that allow the exchange of characters not properly controlled: i.e. sms messages, chat messages, voip client, ecc.. often contain values are not consistent.
The use of proper Charset is essential for
- integrity of the data: if we take in input some characters, we want to "see" the same characters in output
- the prevention of the problem of Canonicalization: the knowledge of Charsets is the first thing to do
This is a project that aims to educate developers, systems analysts or anyone who writes code regarding the knowledge of proper use of Charset and Canonicalization. The project will seek to give a comprehensive response by crossing one another most scenarios highlighting the roles of key players (browser, operating system, database, etc. ..).
To achieve this goal we decided to create a tool in three different formats:
- web application
- swing application
- shell tool
Why do I have to understand about encoding?
Why do I have to understand about charset?
You can find here some wiki documents.
Detailed roadmap for future developments:
01/03/09 : Startup
01/03/09 - 31/03/09 : Project idea definition
01/04/09 - 15/04/09 : Proof of concept
16/04/09 - 30/04/09 : Project goal definition
01/07/09: Code Development
01/12/09 : Alpha release
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What does this OWASP project offer you?
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What does this OWASP project release offer you?
A Java security improvement
Content license:Creative Commons 3.0 BY-SA - Code license:GNU Lesser General Public License
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