AuthorsV. Moen, A. Klingsheim, K. Simonsen and K. Hole
TitleVulnerabilities in E-Governments
Afilliation, Communication Systems
Project(s)Simula UiB
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
JournalInternational Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics
PublisherInderScience Publishers
Keywordscross site scripting, e-government, Electronic government, electronic security, Privacy, SQL injection, vulnerabilities, web application attacks

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 SQL injection. Industrialized countries were found to be more vulnerable than under-developed countries (90% vs. 50%). The 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.

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