Fundamentals Of Web Applications Security .

Fundamentals Of Web Applications Security .

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Over the past ten years, we have heard much about the security of web applications, and the threats that can come from using them. For better or worse, modern businesses have become increasingly dependent on the use of web applications developed agile; from complex infrastructure systems to IoT devices. Attacks on web applications provide intruders with ample opportunities such as: -Access to a company's internal resources and sensitive information; -The opportunity to disrupt the functioning of an application or bypass business logic; -Financial gains for the attacker, and losses, both financial and reputational, for the owner of web applications. Users of web applications are at risk, because if an attack is successful, the intruder can steal credentials, perform actions on websites on behalf of users, and infect a system with…
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How to Make Form Submissions Secure on an API Website .

How to Make Form Submissions Secure on an API Website .

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Implementing forms on a Vue.js website? Having a readonly website is a piece of cake. Easy to develop using headless CMS, easy to maintain, and zero worries about security. But, what if you want to have a contact form on your site? Where are you going to store the form submissions? How are you going to protect it from bots and other forms of misuse? When we start talking about forms and processing data that people submit, we need to handle three important parts: Form definition Which fields do we want to display and in which order Form submissions storage Where are we going to store data of submitted forms Form security How are we going to protect the form from robots and evil people When collecting data from website…
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The Power of Web Components

The Power of Web Components

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Background Ever since the first animated DHTML cursor trails and “Site of the Week” badges graced the web, re-usable code has been a temptation for web developers. And ever since those heady days, integrating third-party UI into your site has been, well, a semi-brittle headache. Using other people’s clever code has required buckets of boilerplate JavaScript or CSS conflicts involving the dreaded !important. Things are a bit better in the world of React and other modern frameworks, but it’s a bit of a tall order to require the overhead of a full framework just to re-use a widget. HTML5 introduced a few new elements like <video> and <input type="date">, which added some much-needed common UI widgets to the web platform. But adding new standard elements for every sufficiently common web…
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Understanding Asynchronous JavaScript — the Event Loop

Understanding Asynchronous JavaScript — the Event Loop

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Learn How Asynchronous JavaScript Works JavaScript is a single-threaded programming language which means only one thing can happen at a time. That is, the JavaScript engine can only process one statement at a time in a single thread. While the single-threaded languages simplify writing code because you don’t have to worry about the concurrency issues, this also means you can’t perform long operations such as network access without blocking the main thread. Imagine requesting some data from an API. Depending upon the situation the server might take some time to process the request while blocking the main thread making the web page unresponsive. That’s where asynchronous JavaScript comes into play. Using asynchronous JavaScript (such as callbacks, promises, and async/await), you can perform long network requests without blocking the main thread.…
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How Blockchain Development Is Changing The Future Of Social Media Marketing?

How Blockchain Development Is Changing The Future Of Social Media Marketing?

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The world around us is rapidly shifting towards a truly digital economy. And, Blockchain technology is a great thing nowadays gaining the attention of the maximum people around the world. In fact, it is the next big technological disruption after the Internet. Due to this fact, Blockchain development is going to have a major impact on both economic and digital spheres. Blockchain development is already affecting many industries, and it is likely that social media networks will first feel the ramifications of the disruption of block chains. Almost all the companies(startups as well as existing) used to build their brands on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are about to realize that all that investment of time may have been in vain. As blockchain development technology changes the platforms that…
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Introducing reCAPTCHA v3: the new way to stop bots

Introducing reCAPTCHA v3: the new way to stop bots

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Today,Google annouced via their blog for webmaster : we’re excited to introduce reCAPTCHA v3, our newest API that helps you detect abusive traffic on your website without user interaction. Instead of showing a CAPTCHA challenge, reCAPTCHA v3 returns a score so you can choose the most appropriate action for your website. A Frictionless User Experience Over the last decade, reCAPTCHA has continuously evolved its technology. In reCAPTCHA v1, every user was asked to pass a challenge by reading distorted text and typing into a box. To improve both user experience and security, we introduced reCAPTCHA v2 and began to use many other signals to determine whether a request came from a human or bot. This enabled reCAPTCHA challenges to move from a dominant to a secondary role in detecting abuse,…
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Around 62 percent of all Internet sites will run an unsupported PHP version in 10 weeks.

Around 62 percent of all Internet sites will run an unsupported PHP version in 10 weeks.

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According to statistics from W3Techs, roughly 78.9 percent of all Internet sites today run on PHP. But on December 31, 2018, security support for PHP 5.6.x will officially cease, marking the end of all support for any version of the ancient PHP 5.x branch. This means that starting with next year, around 62 percent of all Internet sites still running a PHP 5.x version will stop receiving security updates for their server and website's underlying technology, exposing hundreds of millions of websites, if not more, to serious security risks. If a hacker finds a vulnerability in PHP after the New Year, lots of sites and users would be at risk. "This is a huge problem for the PHP ecosystem," Scott Arciszewski, Chief Development Officer at Paragon Initiative Enterprise, told ZDNet…
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Twilio acquires email API platform SendGrid for $2 billion in stock

Twilio acquires email API platform SendGrid for $2 billion in stock

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Twilio, the ubiquitous communications platform, today announced its plan to acquire the API-centric email platform SendGrid for about $2 billion in an all-stock transaction. That’s Twilio’s largest acquisition to date, but also one that makes a lot of sense given that both companies aim to make building communications platforms easier for developers. “The two companies share the same vision, the same model, and the same values,” said Twilio co-founder and CEO Jeff Lawson in today’s announcement. “We believe this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring together the two leading developer-focused communications platforms to create the unquestioned platform of choice for all companies looking to transform their customer engagement.” SendGrid will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Twilio and its common stock will be converted into Twilio stock. The companies expect…
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