The OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Risks for 2010

By | October 12, 2011

The OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Risks for 2010 are:

You can download the pdf version here.

Welcome to the OWASP Top 10 2010! This significant update presents a more concise,risk focused list of the Top 10 Most Critical Web Application Security Risks. The OWASP Top 10 has always been about risk, but this update makes this much more clear than previous editions. It also provides additional information on how to assess these risks for your applications. For each item in the top 10, this release discusses the general likelihood and consequence factors that are used to categorize the typical severity of the risk. It then presents guidance on how to verify whether you have problems in this area, how to avoid them, some example flaws, and pointers to links with more information. The primary aim of the OWASP Top 10 is to educate developers, designers, architects, managers, and organizations about the consequences of the most important web application security weaknesses. The Top 10 provides basic techniques to protect against these high risk problem areas –and also provides guidance on where to go from here.

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