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Jul042008

Google Ratproxy: A free Web Application Security Scanner

Google has released Ratproxy for free under an Apache 2.0 software license. Ratproxy is one of its internal tools used for testing the security of Web-based applications, which looks for a variety of coding problems in Web applications, such as errors that could allow a cross-site scripting attack or cause caching problems.

“We decided to make this tool freely available as open source because we feel it will be a valuable contribution to the information security community, helping advance the community’s understanding of security challenges associated with contemporary web technologies,” wrote Google’s Michal Zalewski on a company security blog.

Source:→ Yahoo News – PC Workd

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