OWASP Newsletter 3

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Using the same format as used in OWASP Newsletter 1 and OWASP Newsletter 2 this is the page that will be used for the next Newsletter



OWASP Projects that need your help

Featured Projects:

OWASP Java Project

The Category:OWASP Java Project's goal is to enable Java and J2EE developers to build secure applications efficiently. See the OWASP Java Project Roadmap for more information on our plans.

Some links from OWASP Java Table of Contents:

OWASP Live CD Project

The BETA Release of OWASP LiveCD ready for testing.

This distro is Beta Version 0.8 named "LabRat" and is part of the OWASP Autumn of Code sponsorship. The distro is focused on providing all of OWASP tools and documents on a bootable CD. The goal is to have a portable distro that can be used by professional penetration testers,security admins, Students, or anyone interested in computer security to perform work,training, or research. All you have to do is burn the .ISO to DVD or start under Vmware/Virtual PC and you will have a full Linux desktop environment loaded with OWASP tools and documents.

The distro can be downloaded from the PacketFocus website (http://packetfocus.com/hackos/AOC_Labrat-ALPHA-0008.iso) ((800mb)) After you download it just burn it to a DVD or use something like Vmware server to try it out. Vmware is a free download now (www.vmware.com)

Latest additions to the WIKI

New Pages

Updated pages

OWASP Community

Application Security News

  • Web Application Security Professionals Survey (Jan. 2007) - Jeremiah Grossman just released his survey with lots of very interresting data. Make sure you check out section '11) Top 3 web application security resources' which is a nice database of the most popular vulnerability assessment tools and knowledge resources (#1 was RSnake's Blog, and #2 was OWASP :) )
  • Don't take security advice from the devil you know! - He lies. Especially about security flaws. This article notes an increase in vulnerabilities found in open source packages and concludes that... "For the personal sites and the mom-and-pop stores that rely on the software, it certainly affects them," Martin said. "But larger companies likely aren't affected." Right.

OWASP references in the Media