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SANS ISC: HTTP Header Usage Statistics HTTP Header Usage Statistics


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This is a continuation of work started by Brough Davis as part of his software security project for his Masters in Information Security Engineering. The main goal of this project is to find how many sites use security relevant headers, like for example the X-XSS-Protection or X-Frame-Options headers.

Below you will find a table/histogram showing how many times we found each header (security relevant or not). We access the index page of each site using a "head" request. The list of sites is derived from Alexa's Top 1 Million sites. We try to poll as many sites as possible each day.

As we collect more data, we will plot changes over time.



All Headers Active In The Past Month
Header Popularity
Set-Cookie
X-Cache
Date
Connection
Content-Type
X-Amz-Cf-Pop
Via
X-Amz-Cf-Id
Vary
Server
Cache-Control
Content-Length
ETag
X-Frame-Options
X-Content-Type-Options
Strict-Transport-Security
Age
Expires
Last-Modified
X-Cache-Lookup
Accept-Ranges
Link
X-XSS-Protection
X-Powered-By
Content-Security-Policy
Referrer-Policy
Pragma
Access-Control-Allow-Origin
X-Xss-Protection
X-Edge-Origin-Shield-Skipped
X-Download-Options
X-Request-Id
Content-Language
Access-Control-Allow-Headers
Access-Control-Allow-Methods
X-Amz-Version-Id
X-UA-Compatible
X-Permitted-Cross-Domain-Policies
Content-Security-Policy-Report-Only
X-Dns-Prefetch-Control
X-Envoy-Upstream-Service-Time
X-Varnish
X-Cache-Hits
X-Amz-Request-Id
X-Amz-Id-2
X-DNS-Prefetch-Control
Access-Control-Allow-Credentials
P3P
Expect-CT
X-Runtime
Accept-CH
X-Served-By
X-Cacheable
X-Meli-Trace-Bu
X-Meli-Trace-Site
X-Request-Device-Id
X-Meli-Trace-Platform
X-D2id
X-Element-Page-Cache
X-Content-Type
X-Dispatcher
X-Vhost
Permissions-Policy
X-Navigation-Version
X-Generator
Feature-Policy
X-AspNet-Version
Status
Accept-Ch
X-Drupal-Cache
Accept-Ch-Lifetime
Server-Timing
Access-Control-Max-Age
Report-To
X-Proxy-Cache
X-Drupal-Dynamic-Cache
CF-Cache-Status
CF-RAY
X-Server
NEL
X-Backend
Access-Control-Expose-Headers
X-Content-Security-Policy
Cache-Tag
X-Amz-Server-Side-Encryption
X-Amzn-Trace-Id
Alt-Svc
X-Varnish-Cache
X-Amz-Replication-Status
Xkey
X-WebKit-CSP
X-AspNetMvc-Version
X-Amz-Rid
X-T
X-Cacheable-TTL
Content-Encoding
X-ProcessESI
X-RemovedCookies
X-Timer
Xet-Cookie
Accept-CH-Lifetime
X-Proxy-Build
Selected-Fe
X-Timing-Wait
Front
X-Cache-Status
Apigw-Requestid
X-Page-Speed
X-Hl-Ver
X-Request-Processing-Time
X-Request-Received
X-Backend-Server
X-ProxyCache-Status
X-BYPASS-REASON
X-ProxyCache-Key
CloudFront-Viewer-Country
AMP-Access-Control-Allow-Source-Origin
SPRequestDuration
SPIisLatency
SPRequestGuid
X-MS-InvokeApp
Request-Id
X-AH-Environment
X-SharePointHealthScore
X-Robots-Tag
X-Correlation-Id
MicrosoftSharePointTeamServices
X-Device
X-Clientip
We-Hiring
Expect-Staple
Countrycode
Mail-Subject
X-SRCache-Fetch-Status
X-SRCache-Store-Status
X-SRCache-Key
X-Oneagent-Js-Injection
X-Ruxit-Js-Agent
X-Adblock-Key
Grace
X-Mly-Id
Critical-Ch
X-Host
X-Viewer-Country
X-Age
X-Rq
X-Mod-Pagespeed
X-NODE
X-Amz-Apigw-Id
X-Amzn-RequestId
Surrogate-Control
X-URL
Expect-Ct
X-Cache-FS-Status
X-Via
X-Vc
X-Api-Version
Cloudfront-Viewer-Country
X-Iinfo
X-VC
X-CDN
X-Aspnet-Version
X-Ws-Request-Id
Timing-Allow-Origin
Cf-Edge-Cache
X-Node
X-LiteSpeed-Cache
X-Turbo-Charged-By
X-Redirect
Request-Context
Protected
X-Azure-Ref
Cf-Apo-Via
Fastly-Restarts
EagleId
X-Server-Powered-By
X-Server-Id
X-Readtime
X-User
X-Provided-By
X-Cache-Time
X-Cache-Group
X-Cdn
X-Ruxit-JS-Agent
X-OneAgent-JS-Injection
X-Pantheon-Styx-Hostname
X-Styx-Req-Id
X-Cache-TTL
Content-Location
X-Redis-Cache
Edge-Cache-Tag