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CSRF Vulnerabilities and Defensive Techniques

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Executive Summary

Web applications are now part of day to day life due to their user friendly environment as well as advancement of technology to provide internet facilities, but these web applications brought lot of threats with them and these threats are continuously growing, one of the threat is Cross Site Request Forgery(CSRF). CSRF attack is immerged as serious threat to web applications which based on the vulnerabilities present in the normal request response pattern of HTTP protocol. It is difficult to detect and hence, it is present in most of the existing web applications. CSRF attack occurs when a malicious web site causes a user's web browser to perform an unwanted action on a trusted site. It is listed in OWASP's top ten Web Application attacks list.

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