OWASP - Open Web Application Security Project

OWASP is an open-source community project turned non-profit organization that provides unbiased and practical, cost-effective information about computer and Internet applications.

 

It helps organizations develop, purchase, and maintain software applications that can be trusted and knowledge-based documentation for Web application security. Some projects include: A guide to define security requirements to build secure Web applications; Developing an industry standard testing framework for Web application security;  VulnXML - A standard data exchange format to allow commercial, open source and research tools to communicate and interoperate; Web Scarab - An open source enterprise-level Web application scanner; Developing a component-based approach to filtering malicious input and output to a Web application; and Web Maven - An intentionally insecure Internet bank users can download and learn from. All project software and documentation is released under the GNU GPL, and the project is staffed entirely of volunteers.

 

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