Auditing Web Site Authentication, Part Two

    Date06 May 2003
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Inadequate user security is a problem that Web developers must address. Perhaps it is lack of standards. Perhaps it is a lack of auditing. This is the second part of an article addressing both of those issues by establishing a standard . . . Inadequate user security is a problem that Web developers must address. Perhaps it is lack of standards. Perhaps it is a lack of auditing. This is the second part of an article addressing both of those issues by establishing a standard audit procedure by which to measure your own security. Test this list of questions against your own Web site's authentication scheme and see how it stands. The first article focused on issues surrounding usernames and passwords. This article will explore issues surrounding user privacy, session authentication, user security, and cookies.

    Whenever users log in, set personal information, answer secret questions, etc., always be sure to use SSL for the connection. Further, make sure that you specify a unique realm for all SSL pages to be sure that the information is not revealed when browsing to non-encrypted pages.

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