Hacking Juice Shop, the DevSecOps Way

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Every DevSecOps engineer will recommend you to start using security tests. I personally just blogged about it recently¬†– if you’re not familiar with the concept, I’ll highly encourage you to read it first. It’s sound right, but there is one important question: Can we find real exploits using security tests? Can we pwn a web application by scanning it for security issues?

The best way to find out is to take a real broken web application, scan it with various security tests and look for exploits we can use. Today victim is OWASP Juice Shop, a very famous vulnerable web application, written using NodeJS and Angular. Let’s try to hack it, the DevSecOps way!

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Want to Write Good Code? Start Using Security Tests

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I like to write code. I’m doing it a lot, both¬†professionally and for fun. Still, writing a good code is a challenge. Writing a code that is working, maintainable and secure is very hard to achieve. This is why we need automation – to spot the issues we missed. Tools like unit tests, code coverage or security tests can help detect various issues and help us write a better code.

Let’s take an example. I’ve created a small sample app using .NET core, my favorite language. I also created one container so we have something to play with.

Now it’s time to ask – does this code has security issues? Can I publish it to production?

You can try to answer this question by reading the code, or read along and learn what tools you can start using today to spot these issues. Continue reading “Want to Write Good Code? Start Using Security Tests”