[Owasp-appsensor-project] Interesting article - sounds like appsensor

Colin Watson colin.watson at owasp.org
Thu Jun 17 03:27:52 EDT 2010

Hello Simon!

Sorry I didn't have time to speak further at the end (we'll have to
get a pub lined up next time).

Do you think this proposed new detector:


might cover what's needed, or perhaps when we add the text, give this
as a good example?


On 17 June 2010 08:17, Bennetts, Simon <Simon.Bennetts at sage.com> wrote:
> Re the 'mini honeypots': that would be me then :)
> Been lurking on this list for a while, but not had a chance to contribute anything.
> Looking at the list of detection points I'd like to propose another one.
> As I mentioned in the Newcastle talk I put hidden fields in some forms which look like potential vulnerabilities.
> For example you could have "admin" set to "false".
> Of course these sort of fields are really 'hacker traps' - they can never be changed by any normal user actions.
> If they are changed then its a very good indication that someone is trying to attack your app.
> I realise that you could class these in the existing ACE* set, but personally I think its work having a specific new point, if only to promote the idea of putting such 'traps' in for hackers.
> And thanks for the talks Conlin, both very interesting.
> Cheers,
> Simon
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> Sent: 16 June 2010 17:49
> To: Michael Coates
> Cc: owasp-appsensor-project
> Subject: Re: [Owasp-appsensor-project] Interesting article - sounds like        appsensor
> No don't know him.
> The AppSensor talk at OWASP Leeds/North in Newcastle, UK went down
> very well this evening.  Lots of interest.  One guy already using mini
> honeypots in their apps (checking for modification to otherwise
> useless hidden fields).
> Colin
> On 16 June 2010 19:15, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:
>> Actually it does.  I'd like to introduce the AppSensor project to Dave
>> Aitel.  Does anyone know him and would be willing to pass along this info or
>> introduce us?
>> Michael Coates
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