Hacking Web Applications
Web application security is a branch of information security dealing distinctively with safety measures of websites & web applications. Web application safekeeping draws on the principles of application security but applies to internet and web systems. A web application is a client–server program which the client runs in a web browser. Common web applications include webmail, online retail sales etc.
Websites are mainly expected to be referred as web applications are those which have similar functionality to a desktop software application. To improve the security of web applications, a freely-accessible community called the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is been established to harmonize worldwide efforts. Major organizations and government have also dedicated resources to develop strategies intended at risk management from the web applications. To make certain a level of guarantee of web application safety measures, some organizations have developed checklists to assess overall web application security before final launch.