Title: Vulnerabilities in e-governments

Authors: Vebjorn Moen, Andre N. Klingsheim, Kent Inge Fagerland Simonsen, Kjell Jorgen Hole

Addresses: University of Bergen, Bergen 5020, Norway. ' University of Bergen, Bergen 5020, Norway. ' University of Bergen, Bergen 5020, Norway. ' University of Bergen, Bergen 5020, Norway

Abstract: This paper shows that more than 80% of the e-governments in the world are vulnerable to common web-application attacks such as Cross Site Scripting and Structured Query Language (SQL) injection. Industrialised countries were found to be more vulnerable than under-developed countries (90% versus 50%). This paper also describes some malicious data mining possibilities on the Norwegian e-government and how information can be combined and used to create other practical attacks.

Keywords: vulnerabilities; web application attacks; e-government; electronic government; SQL injection; cross site scripting; privacy; electronic security; e-security; malicious data mining; Norway; denial of service; DoS attacks.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESDF.2007.013595

International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 2007 Vol.1 No.1, pp.89 - 100

Available online: 09 May 2007 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article