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The Game of Hacks

Posted on 8.03.2014

Application security firm Checkmark has launched a game for software developers and security pro's to test their app hacking skills, improve their code security konw-how and facilitate better security practices. 

Available for desktop, tablet and mobile, the "Game of Hacks"  presents vulnerable pieces of code to developers and challenges them to identify the application layer vulnerability - SQL injection, XSS, Log Forgery, Path traversal, Parameter Tampering, and many others in different programming languages including: C#, Groovy, Java, Java Script, ASP, C++, PHP and Ruby. The game even has a two player mode so developers can battle head-to-head. 

“We’ve been seeing a rise in hackers successfully exploiting vulnerabilities in applications’ codes - vulnerabilities that often exist from the early development stage of the software and remain undetected until it’s too late,” said Asaph Schulman, VP Marketing of Checkmarx. “We repeatedly hear security managers concerned about the secure coding knowledge of their development teams and are looking to provide more training. Game of Hacks was designed to sharpen developers' security acumen in a fun and interactive way so many of the most common security vulnerabilities can be avoided in the first place.”

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