Prevent a Cross-Site Request Forgery with a CSRF token.
While Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) continues to be a common attack on applications, organizations can easily prevent it with a CSRF token.
In a CSRF attack, a user logs into a secure web application and then visits another malicious site where CSRF attack code is hosted. This code uses the victim’s authenticated credentials to forge a request for the authenticated site, which has no way of knowing the difference. A CSRF attack is easy to set up and difficult to detect, and may be used to steal personal details or perform financial transactions.
The good news is that a CSRF attack can easily be prevented by using a CSRF token. This common application security measure appends an unpredictable challenge in the form of a CSRF token to each request in order to ensure the validity of the source. The server application must verify that each sensitive HTTP request contains the right CSRF token.
When you want to prevent CSRF attacks with a CSRF token, CA Veracode provides cloud security applications and services that enable you to embed security into every aspect of the software development lifecycle as well as applications in production.
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CA Veracode’s technology for CSRF token security
Adding code that requires a CSRF token is a simple fix to stop cross-site request forgeries, but you must first know which applications are vulnerable and where.
CA Veracode can help you to discover and continuously monitor your web applications, identifying which applications require .
CA Veracode Web Application Scanning combines web application perimeter monitoring with static and dynamic analysis to discover, inventory and protects your external web applications – even the ones you don’t know about. This cloud-based service performs a lightweight scan on thousands of sites in parallel to find critical vulnerabilities like CSRF or a SQL injection .net attack. CA Veracode’s solution also can perform a deep scan on your most critical applications. Flaws and vulnerabilities are provided in a report that prioritizes issues based on their severity and risk, so your team knows exactly where to start with remediation.