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Today is the day warriors of the internet. Today we fight back, we take control this is our stand and we will not back down.

For those of you who do not know, today marks the blackout day for the internet. a bunch of sites are going black including our very own FischFail Inc site. Many of the websites have already started, for us however we start in fifteen minutes.

SOPA, is a bill trying to get passed that will block websites that contain links to copyrighted material. EVEN IF YOU OWN IT!

PIPA gives your ISP and other copyright holders means to block certain websites. If your ISP has money with one search engine they may block Google for the hell of it. DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN!

STAND UP AND FIGHT!

See you in 12 hours!

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Hello to all the FischFail readers out there!

It seems somewhat lonely these days here at the blog.

Everyone’s either been sick or having brain farts.

Or maybe life’s stressing the hell out of most of us.

Specifically talking about me, Stresses is not exactly the word I am looking for but will do.

These Classes I am taking are somewhat demanding and has taken a serious toll on my social life.

I guess it all work and no play make me a dull boy.

Hell I haven’t wrote a blog in forever… I have all the author’s breathing down my neck.

I would like to apologize for my absence and I will try my best to keep up.

Now on the other hand I have been reading a lot about Astronomy, it is an amazing subject.

Firewalls and VPN’s mmmm kind of boring since the teacher sucks at it and struggles to find things to keep us busy in class.

Internet web application hacking is a fun class in my book, since Mr. Fail and I both have the same teacher and we both agree he is an awesome teacher.  One of the best I have had in a very long time.

All these classes are seriously kicking my ass guys, I work full time and have computers still waiting to be repaired, and these customers keep calling me like phuckin bill collectors for Christ sake.  All I know is bitches betta have my money.

On a side note, I would like to thank Luzob, one or our prestige authors here at FischFailInc for keeping the blog alive in eve of our absences. Thanks bro!

MoonPie


So here is my first of many Security articles to come although these will not be super technical, I do hope
that the readers will have a better understanding of security on the internet.
Why am I writing these articles since there are so many of them out there now as
it is? Of course I am in college studying for my Bachelors in Information Technology and Security that’s why.

Now on to the good stuff!

Today I am going to talk a bit about Web Applications and how secure they are. What are Web Applications?
We use them every day but most users don’t realize it. Users would only consider these as just websites. The days of static websites are gone and in with the ever growing popular web apps are in.

Want examples of Web Applications:

The question is do you the user who uses these websites know if the information you input such as login,
passwords, registration info, credit card numbers and other private information is safe and secure?

These are just not websites but Web Applications that allow user input. How do these Web Apps protect out private
and sensitive information? I do my banking online all the time and rely on my banks web app to protect my info.

 

Most people look for SSL Technology, certificates and Versign logos on the web pages to ensure the
customer that their information is secure. In fact, it is while in transit. The
problem is once it reaches the servers how do we know as users that are information is being kept safe.  This may
leave you pondering now on just how safe is our information that is residing on
a server that may or may not become compromised by hackers due to vulnerabilities
in the web apps. It takes a lot of trust by us, users, to still buy online and pay your bills online.

There are many ways to bypass security on servers once your information has reached its destination. Some are
as easy as inputting a command in the web app. This is due to poorly developed web apps with security flaws in the code. Broken authentication, broken access controls, SQL injections, Cross-site scripting and information leakage are just
examples of vulnerabilities web developers manage to forget to protect our information against.

That’s it for now readers; I hope this was not too technical? I also hope you have gained a better understanding
of web application security. For more information on vulnerabilities just click the links I have provided in this article.

MoonPie