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Application Security: Countering The Professionals

"Security threats and attackers are turning professional. Network managers still need to stop the script-kiddies from defacing their websites, but it is becoming increasingly important to stop the professionals who want to steal valuable information. The new attackers search for vulnerabilities in the application and exploit these weaknesses. Attackers are bypassing die traditional network- layer firewall and IDS defenses; their exploits appear as legitimate traffic to the network layer defense, but hiding in the application layer are deadly attacks. "

Article Link: http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/674569/application_security_countering_the_professionals/
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