Date Added: May 2013
The rapid and tremendous growth of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has increased access to web applications. This increased access has paved the way for disadvantageous security and vulnerable threats in the form of attacks in web applications. Various detection and prevention techniques have been proposed by researchers in the field of web applications and technologies development. Through relevant literature and existing research, this paper presents a viewpoint of different web application vulnerabilities and security threats and also outlines some open research issues in accordance to the state-of-the-art.