Application Security

Cyberattack and cybersecurity terms related to application security

Cookie challenge

Cookie Challenge, also known as Cookie Validation, is a type of web challenge that is used in DDoS mitigation to filter out attackers from legitimate clients.

Cookie poisoning

Cookie poisoning, also known as session hijacking, is a type of cyber attack in which a bad actor hijacks, forges, alters or manipulates a http cookie to gain unauthorized access to a user's account, open a new account in the user's name or steal the user's information for purposes such as identity theft.

Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF)

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) is an attack that forces an end user to execute unwanted actions on a web application in which they’re currently authenticated.

Cross-site scripting (XSS)

Not to be confused with XML Stylesheets (same acronym), cross-site scripting, also known as XSS, is a web security vulnerability that allows an attacker to compromise the interactions that users have with a vulnerable application.

Cross-Site Tracing (XST)

Cross-site tracing (XST) is a sophisticated form of cross-site scripting (XSS) that can bypass security countermeasures already put in place to protect against XSS.

Data Breach

A data breach, also known as a data spill or data leak, is an incident that involves the unauthorized or illegal viewing, access, or retrieval of data by an individual, application or service.

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