[OWASP-BLR] FW: Application Security

jatinder pal singh jatin_libra at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 11 06:09:41 EDT 2006


Hi Cherian,
Thanks for sharing that article. It was an interesting one no doubt.
My 2 cents on this topic.
Ok agreed that webScarab has some impressive functions and Burp is really 
helpul as a proxy to intercept data also That article also talks of tools 
like AppScan which have hardly ever pushed any of the apps i've pen-tested.
AppScan in particular just throws up false positives upon false positives.
I work as a pen-tester for a bank and we've tried various tools to automate 
our pen-test process and i've realied at the end of the day you need an 
experienced pen-tester.

Regards
Jatinder


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> > There are of course tools available for automated SQL and XSS testing 
>but
> > then my exp with these tools has been far from satisfactory.
> > Anyways you can contact me on jatin.libra at gmail.com if u want links to 
>these
> > tools but I would suggest you to hire any of the professional 
>Pen-Testers
> > out here to get ur apps tested manually.
> > There are no shortcuts to Pen-Testing.
>
>if you are looking for tools I'd suggest you take a look at this
>http://www.iese.fraunhofer.de/download/Security-Checker-Tools-for-Web-Applications.pdf
>    this was posted on securityfocus
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>With regards
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>Cherian Thomas,
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