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  • 1.  OCR

    Posted 26 days ago
    Edited by Jose Yero 26 days ago
    Hi guys.

    Does WAF have the option to target OCR based attacks?

  • 2.  RE: OCR

    Posted 20 days ago

    Hi Jose,

    Thanks for posting.

    I touched base with one of our awesome engineers on this one. (Kudos @Edwin Groothuis!)

    The WAF gateway protects for programming based attacks (SQL Injections for example), for HTML based form data (XSS for example), for exploits and attacks (CVE's for example), but it does not inspect for the purpose of the content submitted ("Buy my penny stock" and "Click here for ..."). As such it does not do OCR on images uploaded to see if it contains that kind of text neither.

    I hope this answers your question!


    Sarah Lamont
    Digital Community Manager