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toolsmith: NOWASP Mutillidae

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Prerequisites
XAMPP is most convenient
NOWASP can be configured to run on Linux, Mac, and Windows

Introduction
I’m writing this month’s column fresh on the heels of presenting OWASP Top 10 Tools and Tactics for a SANS @Night event at the SANFIRE 2012 conference in Washington, DC. A quick shout out to my fellow Internet Storm Center handlers who I met there, along with all the excellent folks I met while attending the event. During the presentation I used Damn Vulnerable Web Application (DVWA) as a vulnerable test bed against which I demonstrated a number of web application assessment tools. Having been a longtime OWASP Webgoat user for such purposes, I had recently learned of DVWA from a great article on the PenTest Laboratory site entitled 10 Vulnerable Web Applications You Can Play With. As one who likens himself to a dog or a crow with AADD ("Look! Squirrel! Shiny object!), I literally read the article only enough to learn about DVWA and run down that rabbit hole never to look …