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Top Ten Web Hacks of 2012

 

Had a press release ping onto my screen  saying that the number and creativity of Web hacks constantly increases, and the damage from these attacks rises exponentially, costing companies and consumers millions every year.

Keeping up with these attacks can be hard work for any computer security professional.
Accordingly, website security solutions specialist WhiteHat Security, with the help of an open community and a selected panel of industry experts, has compiled a list of the top ten latest web hacking techniques from 2012 to help highlight these new attacks.

And the winners are:

CRIME (1, 2, 3 4).

Pwning via SSRF (memcached, php-fastcgi, etc) (2, 3, 4, 5).

Chrome addon hacking (2, 3, 4, 5).

Bruteforce of PHPSESSID.

Blended Threats and JavaScript.

Cross-Site Port Attacks.

Permanent backdooring of HTML5 client-side application.

CAPTCHA Re-Riding Attack.

XSS: Gaining access to HttpOnly Cookie in 2012.

Attacking OData: HTTP Verb Tunneling, Navigation Properties for Additional Data Access, System Query Options ($select).

Don't say you hadn't been warned.

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