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Web App Hacking (Hackers Handbook) Free Book
Page Length : 771
The focus of this book is highly practical. While we include sufficient back- ground and theory for you to understand the vulnerabilities that web applications contain, our primary concern is with the tasks and techniques that you need to master in order to break into them. Throughout the book, we spell out the specific steps that you need to take to detect each type of vulnerability, and how to exploit it to perform unauthorized actions. We also include a wealth of real-world examples, derived from the authors’ many years of experience, illustrating how different kinds of security flaw manifest themselves in today’s web applications. Security awareness is usually a two-edged sword. Just as application developers can benefit from understanding the methods used by attackers, hackers can gain from knowing how applications can effectively defend themselves. In addition to describing security vulnerabilities and attack techniques, we also describe in detail the countermeasures that applications can take to thwart an attacker. For those of you who perform penetration tests of web applications, this will enable you to provide high-quality remediation advice to the owners of the applications you compromise.