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OWASP NEWS April 2009

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3/18 http://www.gdssecurity.com/l/b/2009/03/17/source-boston-iis7-slides-posted/
Brian Holyfield of Gotham Digital Science posted his slides from SOURCE Boston on IIS7 Security
3/19 http://blogs.msdn.com/sdl/archive/2009/03/19/why-the-new-sdl-threat-modeling-approach-works.aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/sdl/archive/2009/03/30/speaker-to-suits.aspx
Adam Shostack of the Microsoft SDL Blog posts about Threat-modeling and what he refers to as "boundary objects"
3/22 http://securityninja.co.uk/blog/?p=244
The Security Ninja posts some information on the recent release of the OWASP Security Spending Benchmarks Project
3/23 http://www.communities.hp.com/securitysoftware/blogs/spilabs/archive/2009/03/20/exposing-flash-application-vulnerabilities-with-swfscan.aspx
The HP Application Security Center releases SWFScan, a free, new Windows-based tool to help developers find and fix security vulnerabilities in applications developed with the Adobe Flash Platform
3/23 http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2009/03/web_fraud_20_data_search_tools.html?wprss=securityfix
Brian Krebs from the Washington Post demonstrates some very scary Web 2.0 websites where thieves can purchase personal data such as social security numbers, mother's maiden names, and other info for rock-bottom prices
3/24 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/24/hackersblog_quits/
John Leyden of The Register reports that the HackersBlog Romanian group responsible for the high-profile SQL injection attacks has disbanded
3/24 http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/article/0,289142,sid14_gci1351731,00.html
SearchSecurity Editor, Robert Westervelt, points to a survey that show that more companies seek third-party web app code review
3/25 http://www.thespanner.co.uk/2009/03/25/xss-rays/
Gareth Heyes releases a new tool, XSS Rays, that he built for Microsoft.
3/27 http://1raindrop.typepad.com/1_raindrop/2009/03/the-he-got-game-rule.html
Gunnar Peterson posts on his blog about a book that he feels should influence the security community beyond application developers and application security professionals
3/30 http://www.cigital.com/justiceleague/2009/03/30/maturity-models-vs-top-10-lists/
John Steven argues that Top N lists and Maturity Models are good for tracking industry success, but maybe not organizational success
3/31 http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2009/03/reducing-xss-by-way-of-automatic.html
The Google Online Security Blog announces a templating system that can reduce XSS by way of Auto Context-Aware Escaping
4/1 http://www.suspekt.org/2009/04/01/the-month-of-java-bugs/
Look for the Month of Java Bugs for May 2009!
4/2 http://www.securitybalance.com/2009/04/mq-one-of-the-blind-spots/
Augusto Paes de Barros from the Security Balance blog posts about message queue security
4/3 http://i8jesus.com/?p=37
Arshan Dabirsiaghi posts on his blog about Browser scheme/slash quirks
4/3 http://www.greebo.net/2009/04/04/owasp-eu-2009-coming-soon/
Andrew van der Stock warns that OWASP EU 2009 is coming soon!
4/7 http://michael-coates.blogspot.com/2009/04/ssl-whos-to-blame.html
Michael Coates talks about SSL and who is to blame: webites, browsers, or users?
4/8 http://blog.portswigger.net/2009/04/using-burp-extender.html
PortSwigger adds some interesting information about using the Burp Extender
4/9 http://michael-coates.blogspot.com/2009/04/universities-web-app-security.html
Michael Coates asks the question, "[which] universities out there are offering classes which address web application security?"
4/9 http://blogs.msdn.com/sdl/archive/2009/04/09/improving-security-with-url-rewriting.aspx
Bryan Sullivan talks about improving web application security with URL Rewriting
4/12 http://aboulton.blogspot.com/2009/04/security-assessing-java-rmi-slides.html
Adam Boulton's OWASP presentation on Security Assessing Java RMI has been made available on his blog
4/12 http://shiflett.org/blog/2009/apr/a-rev-canonical-http-header
Chris Shiflett sugggets #revcanonical HTTP Header
4/16 http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1338343
http://www.cigital.com/justiceleague/2009/04/16/software-security-2008/
Gary McGraw uses statistics to show that Software Security has come of age
4/17 http://research.zscaler.com/2009/04/we-used-to-laugh-at-xss.html
Michael Sutton discusses history of XSS from Defcon 10 (2002) to the present day (Twitter worm)
4/17 http://jeremiahgrossman.blogspot.com/2009/04/software-security-grew-to-nearly-500m.html
Jeremiah uses McDonalds and Mortons as comparatives for black-box vs. white-box security testing
4/17 http://jeremiahgrossman.blogspot.com/2009/04/website-threats-and-their-capabilities.html
OWASP Catalyst announced
4/20 http://paco.to/?p=305
Paco lists 5 reasons for software certifications
4/20 http://www.greensheet.com/newswire.php?newswire_id=11693
Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced QualysGuard(R) PCI Connect which is the industry's first Software-as-as-Service (SaaS) ecosystem for PCI compliance connecting merchants to multiple partners and security solutions in order to document and meet all 12 requirements for PCI DSS
4/20 http://labs.securitycompass.com/index.php/2009/04/20/security-analysis-of-core-j2ee-design-patterns/
Rohit Sethi of SecurityCompass posts a blog post on a new Security Compass Labs blog about "Security Analysis of Core Java Enterprise Patterns"
4/22 http://plynt.com/blog/2009/04/how-frequently-should-an-appli/
The Plynt blog asks the question, "How frequently shoud Applications be Tested?"
4/24 http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Man_vs._Code
Mike Boberski of the OWASP ASVS Project posts a wiki article about using Notepad++ to syntax highlight PHP code
4/25 http://shreeraj.blogspot.com/2009/04/web2proxy-beta-web-20-application-proxy.html
Shreeraj Shah releases a new tool, Web2Proxy, which is a Web 2.0 Application Proxy, Profiling, and Fuzzing Tool
4/26 http://enablesecurity.com/2009/04/26/the-state-of-web-application-security-and-their-firewalls/
Wendel Guglielmetti Henrique from Trustwave and Sandro Gauchi of EnableSecurity spoke at TROOPERS09 in Munch about "The Truth of Web Application Firewalls: what the vendors do NOT want you to know"
4/27 http://tacticalwebappsec.blogspot.com/2009/04/scanner-and-waf-data-sharing.html
Ryan Barnett gives guidance on how best to make VA+WAF work together