25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors

25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors

25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors

1. Failure to Preserve Web Page Structure ('Cross-site Scripting')
The 2010 CWE/SANS list of most-dangerous programming errors ranks "widespread and critical programming errors that can lead to serious software vulnerabilities. They are often easy to find, and easy to exploit. They will frequently allow attackers to completely take over the software, steal data, or prevent the software from working at all." See also: How to Stop SQL Injections.
Senior Writer and author of the Know It All blog

Ed Cone has worked as a contributing editor at Wired, a staff writer at Forbes, a senior writer for Ziff Davis with Baseline and Interactive Week, and as a freelancer based in Paris and then North Carolina for a wide variety of magazines and papers including the International Herald Tribune, Texas Monthly, and Playboy. He writes an opinion column in his hometown paper, the Greensboro News & Record, and publishes the semi-popular EdCone.com weblog. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Lisa, two kids, and a dog.
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