OWASP Top Ten 2010 Category A3 - Broken Authentication and Session Management
A category in the Common Weakness Enumeration published by The MITRE Corporation.
Categories in the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) group entries based on some common characteristic or attribute.
Weaknesses in this category are related to the A3 category in the OWASP Top Ten 2010.
When an actor claims to have a given identity, the product does not prove or insufficiently proves that the claim is correct.
The product does not implement sufficient measures to prevent multiple failed authentication attempts within a short time frame, making it more susceptible to brute fo...
The product does not perform any authentication for functionality that requires a provable user identity or consumes a significant amount of resources.
The product contains hard-coded credentials, such as a password or cryptographic key, which it uses for its own inbound authentication, outbound communication to exter...
Deprecated or Obsolete
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