Publication Date

Fall 2009

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science


Mark Stamp

Subject Areas

Engineering, Computer.; Information Technology.; Computer Science.


Over the past decade, the popularity of the Internet has been on the rise. The Internet is being used by its clients to access both static and dynamic data residing on remote servers. In the client-server interaction, the client asks the server to provide information, and, in addition, the server may also request that clients provide information such as in "web forms." Therefore, the Internet is being used for many different purposes which also include the web servers collecting the information from the clients. Consequently, attacks on the web servers have been increasing over the years. Due to the fact that web servers are now able to produce dynamic web pages based on the received requests, the web servers are now more vulnerable to attack than ever before.