Wilsonhut

Deal with it or don't

SHED Security

I coined this phrase a while back, but it is high time that it gets documented somewhere so that when the money starts rolling in, I get my cut.

SHED security is the term used for a common type of weak security in an application.  You get it – shed vs. some other type of secure structure.  But SHED is an acronym for Show/Hide Enable/Disable.  So this method of security is only about the UI.  Hide/Disable a field, and the user can’t edit that property on the object.  BAM! Secure!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: