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    Short for Open Web Application Security Project, an open source community project set up to develop software tools and knowledge-based documentation for Web application security. Some of the project s work includes:

    • A guide to define security requirements to build secure Web applications.
    • Developing an industry standard testing framework for Web application security.
    • VulnXML – A standard data exhange format to allow commercial, open source and research tools to communicate and interoperate.
    • Web Scarab – An open source enterprise-level Web application scanner.
    • Developing a component-based approach to filtering malicious input and output to a Web application.
    • Web Maven – An intentionally insecure Internet bank users can download and learn from.

    All of the project s software and documentation is released under the GNU GPL, and the project is staffed entirely of volunteers.