Nieuwsuur

Vulnerability of municipality web applications

DongIT demonstrated the vulnerability of municipality web applications at the TYPO3gem workshop on security. Examples were given based on the associated municipalities of TYPO3gem. The demonstration showed how a hacker could take over a DigiD-session from any logged-in visitor. During October 2011, vulnerabilities were published with the subject 'Lektober' on Webwereld. Vulnerabilities were published on a daily base to show the public how vulnerable government websites truly are. DongIT had the honor to be the first to be published.

As a result, Nieuwsuur, a Dutch quality and educational television program, made a news item about security problems within governmental websites. Nieuwsuur visited DongIT to interview Wouter van Dongen on his findings. Find the news item below.