[Owasp-topten] A1 / A2 Review from Sylvan

Endres, Raoul endresr at anz.com
Thu Feb 1 16:53:53 EST 2007

I think this comes down to bad choice of words...

Validation can help to determine attacks, so it is recommended in this

BUT - validation has a lot of other uses so should be encouraged always.

This should probably be reworded to something like "validation can help
detect attacks and is generally a good thing to implement"


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[mailto:owasp-topten-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Williams
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> I really don't like the statement that "validation is still
recommended in
> order to detect attacks". Validation should be used to determine
> that isn't what we expect, not to try to find attacks."

I'd be interested in people's thoughts on this.  Of course there are
usability reasons to validate, but let's put those aside for purposes of
this discussion.  I'm interested in validation for security reasons.

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