The completely redesigned Qualys Web Application Firewall (WAF) 2.0 provides greater confidence in application security through increased customization, one-click virtual patching ability, simplified controls and stronger security rules. Available now with these and other improvements, WAF 2.0 helps customers fend off hackers’ increasingly common, aggressive and destructive web app attacks.
A decade ago, cross-site request forgery (CSRF, often pronounced “c-surf”) was considered to be a sleeping giant, preparing to wake and inflict havoc on the Worldwide Web. But the doomsday scenario never materialized and you don’t even seem to hear much about it anymore. In this blog post, part 1 of 2, I will explore this idea and try to understand why the CSRF giant never awoke. First we’ll cover the overall threat landscape, trends, and some notable CSRF exploits throughout the years, including one from personal experience.